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  • Press Releases
    Sunday 1 May 2011 6:29pm

    Paris, France
    : On this 2011 World Press Freedom Day, May 3 we call on all governments to join forces with the United Nations to guarantee and to promote freedom of expression in print, on the airwaves, and online. - A Joint Message by UN Secretary-General, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNESCO Director-General.
  • Education
    Sunday 1 May 2011 5:33pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Twenty two Tongans students graduated from the Laidlaw Theological College, Auckland, New Zealand on 9 April 2011.
  • Visitors
    Saturday 30 April 2011 11:18pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton was celebrated in Tonga on Friday evening with a reception hosted by the British High Commissioner for Tonga, Mr Malcolm McLachlan and Dr Mary McLachlan at Consular House, in Nuku’alofa.
  • Visitors
    Saturday 30 April 2011 1:41pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : THE world’s largest solar powered boat, the MSRANOR Planetsolar was an impressive sight as it smoothly sailed into the Nuku’alofa harbour on April 29, during its first ever-solar boat expedition around the world.
  • Sports
    Saturday 30 April 2011 1:19pm

    Nukunuku, Tonga
    : Ten teams are competing in the Kingdom Cup Touch Rugby Tournament with the finals to be held on Saturday, April 30 at the Nukunuku Wesleyan Primary School ground.
  • Outer Islands
    Friday 29 April 2011 5:46pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A distressed yacht that was rescued in Ha’apai waters after sending out an emergency beacon on Tuesday morning was towed back to Nuku’alofa by the barge ‘Waimana’ and not by the TDS Voea Pangai, the police confirmed today.
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Friday 29 April 2011 10:52am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HM King George Tupou V is in London to attend the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton on Friday, April 29 at Westminster Abbey.
  • Law
    Friday 29 April 2011 10:26am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : THE British Government donated over $80,000 pa’anga worth of law books and computer equipment to the Supreme Court of Tonga in Nuku’alofa on Thursday, April 28.
  • Outer Islands
    Thursday 28 April 2011 9:36pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A team of New Zealand Defence doctors, dentists and nurses has provided medical and dental services to the people in Niuatoputapu as part of the United States-led humanitarian and disaster relief exercise, known as ‘Pacific Partnership 2011’.
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  • Press Releases
    Thursday 28 April 2011 7:20pm

    London, UK
    : The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) will meet in London on Thursday April 28. The Group will discuss Fiji, which is currently suspended from the Commonwealth. - CMAG.
  • Police and Crime
    Thursday 28 April 2011 1:10pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 19-year-old Haveluloto boy who was found dead on Good Friday, April 22, had taken his own life by hanging, police stated on April 27.
  • Outer Islands
    Thursday 28 April 2011 1:06pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 28ft vessel called the “Predator” was towed back to Nuku’alofa by the TDS Voea Pangai on April 26, after suffering engine problems and drifting near Kelefesia Island on April 25.
  • Press Releases
    Wednesday 27 April 2011 6:10pm

    Noumea, New Caledonia
    : A group of agricultural and Biosecurity experts, led by Dr. Andrew McGregor, reviewed the taro import protocols for the four major markets for Pacific Island taro (United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand) and found that exports could be expanded considerably if quarantine protocol regimes were reformed … - SPC.
  • Sports
    Wednesday 27 April 2011 4:35pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : I appreciate very much the development of the ‘Ikale Tahi ( Tonga National Rugby Union Team) for the 2011 IRB World Cup. This is not new, but I am certain that Tonga Rugby Football Union TRFU has done a great job. - Sione Petelo.
  • From the Courts
    Tuesday 26 April 2011 9:55pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tu’ilakepa a former Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly and a current member of parliament who faces charges of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunitions, had his case adjourned to May 17 for the start of a Preliminary Inquiry at the Magistrate’s Court.
  • Photo News
    Tuesday 26 April 2011 9:50pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : LIAHONA High School won the Tonga’s 88th Inter College Athletics Sports Competition, with a total of 63 medals including 30 gold, 20 silver and 13 bronze. ‘Apifo’ou College followed in second place with 61 medals including 22 gold, 20 silver and 19 bronze. 

 Tupou College came third with 47 medals including 19 gold, 16 silver and 12 bronze. 
 Tonga College came in fourth with 53 medals including 16 gold, 23 silver and 14 bronze. In fifth place was Tonga High School with 37 medals including 15 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze. The exciting three-day event concluded on April 23 with the finals at Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium. Liahona has won the Inter College Athletics Competition for two consecutive years.
  • From the Courts
    Tuesday 26 April 2011 9:48pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Chinese national Liu Lirong (45), residing in Nuku’alofa, was found guilty on seven charges of trafficking persons into Tonga, keeping a brothel and trading in prostitution, ruled Justice Robert Shuster today.
  • From the Courts
    Friday 22 April 2011 8:57pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A prolific housebreaker was sent to Hu’atolitoli Prison for two and a half years on April 21, for housebreaking and theft of traditional Tongan items worth $1,280 pa’anga from his employer in Nuku’alofa.
  • Photo News
    Thursday 21 April 2011 6:27pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : LIiahona High School was leading the medal tally with six gold medals at the end of the first day of Tonga’s 88th Inter College Athletics Competition on April 19.
  • Rugby
    Wednesday 20 April 2011 8:34pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The ‘Ikale Tahi Head Coach, ‘Isitolo Maka on April 20 named his Rugby World Cup squad of 50 players, from which the ‘Ikale Tahi Rugby World Cup team of 30 players will be announced on August 22.

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