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  • Friday 6 May 2016 5:39pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An assault charge has been made against Lord Tu’iha’ateiho who was released on bail after being arrested Wednesday night for unlawful possession of ammunition (a bullet). Further charges have been laid.
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  • Friday 6 May 2016 4:56pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Vaka Fanua (20) was sentenced to three-years imprisonment after being convicted for reckless driving that caused the death of a minibus driver Tikisinale Kena on a road in Feletoa, Vava’u, on August 19, 2015.
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  • Friday 6 May 2016 4:45pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Samoa has committed to protecting children from all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse by ratifying two Optional Protocols of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) last week, UNICEF Pacific in Fiji reported.
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  • Friday 6 May 2016 9:56am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s preparations to host the 2019 Pacific Games is in uproar after the Prime Minister’s Office has called for the dismissal of Lord Sevele, the CEO and Chairman of Tonga’s Pacific Games Organizing Committee, and the demand may now lead to Tonga losing the Games. The Pacific Games Council has not approved the proposal and has issued a warning to Tonga.
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  • Thursday 5 May 2016 6:03pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tupou College will celebrate its 150th Anniversary on June 17-24 with events that are expected to bring together thousands of old boys from throughout Tonga and abroad.
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  • Thursday 5 May 2016 5:29pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Lord Tu’iha’ateiho has been charged with unlawful possession of ammunition (a bullet) following his arrest last night Wednesday, 4 May at his home in Ha’ateiho, and is being held in police custody during an investigation.
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  • Wednesday 4 May 2016 6:46pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A man who threatened and robbed a taxi driver of around $300 cash in Fangaloto, Tongatapu on Friday night 29 April is being sought by Tonga Police.
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  • Wednesday 4 May 2016 6:38pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The 2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga will have a state opening on Thursday, June 2 at Parliament House.
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  • Wednesday 4 May 2016 11:12am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Gregory Paul Reynolds (47), the Tonga Police confirmed yesterday, after receiving a pathologist’s report. The New Zealander who died while visiting Tonga has been buried at Telekava Cemetery in Nuku’alofa.
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  • Tuesday 3 May 2016 6:49pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Sour consumers are complaining that small bags of sugar are selling in Tonga for up to $50 per kilo - far exceeding the regulated price of $4 per kilo, during an ongoing sugar shortage that has continued for around two weeks now. By Linny Folau.
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Tonga sugar shortage goes sour  - 3 comments
BJ says:

'Oku ou fokotu'u atu mahalo na'a koha taimi eni ke fakakaukau a Tonga ke fokotu'u ha kautaha ngaaahi'anga suka etc ma'a Tonga ke tokoni ki he kakai.

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Tonga sugar shortage goes sour  - 3 comments
en123 says:

It shouldn't be surprising that sugar prices have spiked. The problem is the shortage and not the price the store charged. Once the shortage problem is solved then the price will come back.

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Opinion

  • Sunday 1 May 2016 3:06pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : While Tonga languishes in debt as a nation owing several hundred million dollars with a dead economy and extremely high unemployment especially with our youth, we volunteer to spend $100,000,000 TOP to host the South Pacific Games….Our leaders have turned us into a beggar nation, so deeply in debt that our grandchildren and great grandchildren’s future has been sold. Faka’ofa – Sione Masa.
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  • Wednesday 20 April 2016 10:05pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : I think the PM’s Office should remove its official Press Release of April 15th and apologize to Mrs Viola Ulakai for such a disrespectful and thoroughly un-democratic remark. – Rev Ma’afu Palu.
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Sports

  • Wednesday 4 May 2016 5:53pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tupou College has won the 92nd Tonga Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition held on April 26-29 at Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium in Nuku’alofa, official results released on 4 May by the Sports Committee, have confirmed.
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  • Wednesday 4 May 2016 2:47pm


    Doncaster, United Kingdom
    : Former ‘Ikale Tahi and Doncaster Knights flanker Latu Makaafi (33) is the second highest try scorer in the 2015-2016 season of the RFU Championship, England’s second division tournament. According to the end of season statistics, Latu scored 17 tries in 22 appearances for the Doncaster Knights and was only two tries away from top try scorer Paul Grant of Nottingham.
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From our archives

  • Sunday 30 March 2003 10:07am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The banning of the Taimi ‘o Tonga newspaper from Tonga is an unprecedented decision by government, the first time ever for government to restrain the distribution of a publication since the proclamation by Tupou I of the Tongan Constitution in 1875, granting the right for “Freedom of the Press in Tonga for ever”. Editor’s Comment From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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