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  • Sunday 17 December 2017 1:05pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Five road deaths recorded this year is the lowest number of fatalities in over a decade. Between January and November this year, Tonga Police recorded 262 car crashes with five road fatalities - a significant drop from 13 road deaths recorded last year. Car crashes are most commonly attributed to drivers losing control, speeding, drink driving, and failing to give way or stop, police stated in urging drivers to make smart decisions on the road this summer.
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  • Friday 15 December 2017 10:01pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Thirty-five girls from different schools attended a Camp Glow mission, aimed at empowerment, organised by the Talitha Project in partnership with the US Peace Corps from December 11-14.
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  • Friday 15 December 2017 9:54pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints has established a new stake in Tonga, the Nuku'alofa Tonga Capital Stake, opened with a ceremony on 19 November at the ‘Atele Indoor Stadium.
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  • Friday 15 December 2017 12:14pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s 26 members of parliament will elect Tonga’s new Prime Minister on Monday, 18 December.
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  • Friday 15 December 2017 11:51am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new economic agreement with the Government of China was signed by Tonga's caretaker government last Friday. The agreement implements the building of a $57.5 million pa’anga sporting complex at Tonga High School ($US24.8 million) and other aid projects.
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  • Thursday 14 December 2017 10:25pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Dozens of handsome grooms and beautiful brides wearing traditional Tongan and western attire tied the knot today, during what is a busy month for weddings before Christmas. So far 83 marriages have been registered this month.
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  • Thursday 14 December 2017 5:26pm


    Shenzhen, China
    : China wants to share its development experiences with other countries, with a belief that everybody in the world shares the same future, Pacific Island journalists learned this week when they visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. By Linny Folau.
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  • Thursday 14 December 2017 4:54pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A second nomination for the next Prime Minister of Tonga was submitted this afternoon. The name of the nominee will not be revealed until MPs cast their votes, on a date to be announced.
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  • Thursday 14 December 2017 1:21pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The completed upgrading of Teufaiva Stadium's field was marked with the cutting of ribbons by the New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Sarah Walsh and Tonga’s Caretaker PM Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva on 13 December 2017.
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Opinion

  • Wednesday 13 December 2017 9:41am


    Princeton, USA
    : A Saudi prince has been revealed to be the buyer of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi," for which he spent $450.3 million. Had he given the money to the poor, as the subject of the painting instructed another rich man, he could have restored eyesight to nine million people, or enabled 13 million families to grow 50% more food. - Peter Singer.
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  • Monday 11 December 2017 10:24am


    New York, USA
    : Globalization, which was supposed to benefit developed and developing countries alike, is now reviled almost everywhere, as the political backlash in Europe and the US in recent years has shown. The challenge is to minimize the risk that the backlash will intensify, and that starts by understanding – and avoiding – past mistakes.
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Sports

  • Friday 1 December 2017 1:31pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : The Tonga Under-20s team played against the Fiji Under-20s team on Saturday 25 November in the Fijian capital Suva. The score was level 15 – 15 to the disappointment of the home crowd as the Fiji U20s were highly favoured to beat Tonga.
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  • Thursday 30 November 2017 4:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Mate Ma'a Tonga, Tonga’s national Rugby League team were guests of honour at the Royal Palace Nuku’alofa, where they received medals conferred by the King and presented by Queen Nanasipau'u and the Princess Royal HRH Princess Pilolevu, yesterday evening, 29 November.
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Pacific Islands

  • Wednesday 6 December 2017 4:41pm


    Manila, Philippines
    : Different approaches towards managing a heavily depleted fish stock have emerged between two Pacific nations. At the 14th annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) currently being held in Manila, Philippines, the Solomon Islands and the Cooks Islands – home to the two biggest southern albacore fisheries - have separately voiced preferences for competing management systems for the tuna.
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  • Monday 27 November 2017 5:10pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The year of 2018 will usher in the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between China and Tonga. Guided by the spirit of the 19th National Congress of CPC, China will work with Tonga to seize the opportunity, increase high-level contacts, expand the exchanges and cooperation and break new ground in the China-Tonga strategic partnership featuring mutual respect and common development, to bring more benefits to the two peoples and make new contribution to the peace, stability and prosperity of the Pacific Island countries.
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  • Wednesday 22 November 2017 5:07pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Federal Pacific Insurance and Finance in Tonga co-hosted a cocktail function with the National Reserve Bank of Tonga on November 16, attended by the delegates of the 32nd South Pacific Governors Meeting. The Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Dr Sione Ngongo Kioa in thanking Federal Pacific for their hospitality for co-hosting the cocktail function, commented: “this is proof that partnerships between the public and private sectors are possible."
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