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  • Monday 17 July 2017 11:03pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Petroleum prices have decreased starting today Monday, July 17 approved by the Tonga Competent Authority (TCA) for July to August.
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  • Monday 17 July 2017 11:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Natasha Finau, Miss Manaui Group was crowned the winner of the 2017-18 Miss Galaxy last Friday night, 14 July at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. The 1st runner up went to Miss Tonga Hawaii, Sarabi Avan Jogia.
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  • Monday 17 July 2017 1:48pm


    Princeton, USA
    : When Americans are asked what percentage of US government spending goes to foreign aid, the median answer is 25%. The correct answer is 1%. No wonder, then, that when President Donald Trump justifies cutting aid on the grounds that other countries need to step up because they are not paying their fair share, many people believe him. By Peter Singer.
  • Saturday 15 July 2017 2:18pm


    Oxford, United Kingdom
    : In recent years, the world has become increasingly preoccupied with the catastrophic potential of global warming and other human-induced environmental changes, and rightly so. But one of the most serious risks has been all but ignored: the threat to human health. ...Determined opponents will question the science and criticize those who claim that human health is being jeopardized by environmental disregard. But to these critics I pose a question of my own: “Are you willing to risk being wrong?" By Shaukat Aziz.
  • Friday 14 July 2017 10:29pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : This year’s budget is Tonga’s biggest ever of $595.8 million, more than its 2016-2017 national budget of $545.2 million.
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  • Friday 14 July 2017 10:13pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A judgment on a judicial review filed by the former General Manager of Tonga Broadcasting Commission Nanise Fifita against government, on the termination of her contract is expected to be released on Friday, July 21.
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  • Friday 14 July 2017 10:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Fifty-seven people were arrested and charged with drinking alcohol and being disorderly in public places, last weekend July 7-9, with the most arrested after the rugby match between Tonga’s 'Ikale Tahi and Flying Fijians.
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  • Thursday 13 July 2017 8:36pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Ten Miss Galaxy contestants showcased their spectacular "own creations" in the pageant’s first judging event last night, 12 July, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. Through their creative outfits, the contestants urged people to recycle material and ensure rubbish is thrown in bins or taken to the dumpsite to keep the country clean.
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  • Thursday 13 July 2017 8:31pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : King Tupou VI opened the Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show in Niuatoputapu on Wednesday, July 12 where the small population showcased abundant food crops, seafood, fish and fine woven handicrafts at Matangimale grounds. Photos by Milika Tolungamaka.
  • Thursday 13 July 2017 12:57pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : In the New Zealand High Court yesterday, two men of Tongan descent, Luigi Havea (26) and Panepasa Havea, were found guilty of the kidnapping and manslaughter of a 50-year-old Thai woman, Jindarat Prutsiriporn.
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  • Wednesday 12 July 2017 9:34pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga became a prospective member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in June.
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  • Wednesday 12 July 2017 6:18pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : “As Pacific islanders, we have been made custodians of our greatest assets – our people, our culture, our land and our oceans, by our forefathers. A duty we need to fulfill because if we are not careful, we will not only lose our home but we will lose the economic benefits that sustains our livelihoods,” said Christopher Cocker, CEO of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), at the Climate Action Pacific Partnership Event held last week in Suva, Fiji.
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  • Wednesday 12 July 2017 6:17pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : Dr Mahendra Reddy, Fiji’s former Minister for Education who was charged with bribery and undue influence would have his trial set for September 6 and 8.
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  • Tuesday 11 July 2017 7:26pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : The Tonga Under-19 Women’s Soccer team were defeated scoreless 4 – 0 by Fiji today in the opening game of the Oceania Federations Cup in Auckland, New Zealand.
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  • Tuesday 11 July 2017 7:21pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 25-year-old man who was arrested in relation to the death of a 51-year-old man, whom he allegedly assaulted on a road at Ma’ufanga early Saturday morning, July 8, has been charged with murder.
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  • Tuesday 11 July 2017 7:17pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tevita Hafoka (27) was sentenced to five-years and nine-months imprisonment after pleading guilty to manslaughter, when he stabbed a 23-year-old man with a small knife during a confrontation in Nuku’alofa on July 11, 2015.
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  • Tuesday 11 July 2017 5:19pm


    Vava'u, Tonga
    : The completion of a Solar Electrification project in Vava’u and Ha’apai, was celebrated on Monday with a ground-breaking ceremony in the village of Koloa in Vava’u. The project has seen the installation of solar powered water pumps and deep freezers in remote communities in Ha’apai and Vava’u. The project’s aim is to establish the use of renewable energy powered facilities.
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  • Tuesday 11 July 2017 2:50pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : 'Ikale Tahi coach, Toutai Kefu, this week reflected on Tonga’s game against Fiji on Saturday, and also opened-up about some of the challenges facing Tongan rugby. He hopes to take Tonga all the way into the World Cup with gifted and professional players. By Eleanor Gee.
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  • Monday 10 July 2017 11:32pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An evening of choral praise featuring 14 choirs and hundreds of singers filled the Queen Sālote Memorial Hall with an overflowing audience on Sunday evening for the annual One Tonga - Glorifying God in Song event.
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  • Monday 10 July 2017 10:09pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 25-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the death of a 51-year-old man, whom he is alleged to have assaulted on a road in Ma’ufanga early Saturday morning, July 8.
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