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Police hunt Tongan gunman after Sacramento shooting


Police today identified the suspect wanted in an early morning shooting that killed a 23-year-old Sacramento State alumna in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood over the weekend.

Michael Sione Green (photo above) has been identified as the man believed to have killed Sacramento resident Melquiesha Warren and injured another women after a small traffic accident in a parking lot near Sixth and Jessie streets around 2:10 a.m. Sunday, San Francisco police said.

via Police hunt Tongan gunman after Sacramento shooting – New Zealand Kaniva Pacific | New Zealand Kaniva Pacific.

Suspended Tonga top official convicted over fatal accident


A jury in Tonga has convicted a suspended Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Justice of causing the death of a woman while driving under the influence of alcohol.

via Suspended Tonga top official convicted over fatal accident.

Bank teller jailed for theft of over $18,000


Tevita Noa Finau, a former bank teller at the Westpac Bank of Tonga in ‘Eua, was sentenced to two-years imprisonment after pleading guilty to theft of over $18,000 pa’anga, on September 2.

via Bank teller jailed for theft of over $18,000 | Matangi Tonga.

Tonga Police seek “opportunist” hooded attacker


A hooded man who attacked a woman while she was walking to church early Sunday morning, near the Teufaiva Stadium in Nuku’alofa, is sought by the Tonga Police.

via Tonga Police seek “opportunist” hooded attacker | Matangi Tonga.

$225k compo following death of Halatau Naitoko – New Zealand Kaniva Pacific | New Zealand Kaniva Pacific


The New Zealand Police today announced they have agreed to a compensation package with the family of Halatau Naitoko who was tragically killed on Auckland’s north western motorway in January 2009.

via $225k compo following death of Halatau Naitoko – New Zealand Kaniva Pacific | New Zealand Kaniva Pacific.

Australia police seize huge cocaine haul in Pacific


Australian police said Friday they had seized 750 kilograms (1,650 pounds) of cocaine in Vanuatu following a multinational investigation into yachts trafficking drugs in the South Pacific.

Australian Federal Police, Australian Customs and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration said they had collaborated with South Pacific countries for several years to target criminal organisations using the region as a transit point.

via Australia police seize huge cocaine haul in Pacific | Fox News.

Three charged over Tonga 14-year-old’s death


Two people have been charged with manslaughter and another with being party to manslaughter in connection with the death of a 14-year-old girl in Tonga.The girl was admitted to Vaiola Hospital in the capital, Nuku’alofa, on Thursday with serious injuries and died the next morning.

via Three charged over Tonga 14-year-old’s death.

Tongan community reacts to kidnapping case


Five kidnappers who abducted two Chinese men in Tonga July 24 demanded $400,000 of ransom in order to release them from captivity, police statement says.

The victims, who are father and son were invited into a meeting at a residence in the village of ‘Umusi at Ma’ofanga, Tongatapu.

via Tongan community reacts to kidnapping case – New Zealand Kaniva Pacific | New Zealand Kaniva Pacific.

Boys boarding schools may have to close, suggests church leader


The escalation in student violence is a major crisis for the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, its General Secretary Rev. Dr Tevita Havea said today, and suggested that closing the rival boarding schools of ‘Atele and Toloa for ten years might be a way forward for the schools and the country.He was commenting on last week’s student attack on a house at Tofoa that has left a 22-year-man in a coma and a 15 year old with serious injuries, and 147 students, ex-students and a teacher charged with offences.

via Boys boarding schools may have to close, suggests church leader | Matangi Tonga.

Tonga teacher arrested in relation to school rivalry attack


A teacher has been arrested in relation to a school rivalry attack in Tonga’s capital which left a man in a critical condition, and saw dozens of students arrested.

Ex-Tonga College student, 22 year old Taniela Halahuni, remains in a critical condition in hospital following Friday’s attack from rival school Tupou College.

via Tonga teacher arrested in relation to school rivalry attack.