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Sunday 1 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When 2000 cruise ship visitors unexpectedly found themselves in Nuku’alofa yesterday, Sunday February 1, it was a matter of doing as they say “when in Rome do as the Romans do”.
Saturday 31 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two gridiron players of Tongan heritage will feature in next week’s Super Bowl showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots on Sunday February 1 in Glendale, Arizona.
Saturday 31 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fanga‘uta lagoon will undergo Eco-management as part of a UN sponsored project to enhance and conserve ecosystems in Tonga.
Friday 30 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The hearing of an application to appoint a liquidator for the liquidation of the Pacific International Commercial Bank will be held on 24 April at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
Thursday 29 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application to appoint a liquidator for the liquidation of the Pacific International Commercial Bank will be mentioned at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on Friday, 30 January.
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Thursday 29 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s national electric company, Tonga Power Ltd has announced an 8.5% reduction in the electricity tariff. The new prices will be effective from this Sunday, February 1.
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Thursday 29 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fiji’s Foreign Minister, Hon Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, arrived in Tonga today for an official visit with Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva and Cabinet Ministers.
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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Women & Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) says that it has assisted more than 1,800 women and children in Tonga since its inception in 2009. The Nuku’alofa based centre says that there have been some dramatic cases of domestic disturbances, including incidents of child molesting.
Wednesday 28 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s former Deputy Prime Minister and current Vava’u No.15 People’s Representative to Parliament has denied allegations made against him by an unsuccessful candidate who filed an election petition with the Supreme Court, in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 27 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former travel consultant appeared at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court today charged with 46 counts of forgery and knowingly dealing with forged documents in relation to visa applications.
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Monday 26 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The volcanic eruption between the islands of Hunga-Ha’apai and Hunga-Tonga appears to be over, leaving behind a tiny island of volcanic ash, a third expedition to the area has reported.
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Sunday 25 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The surrender by the Speaker, Lord Tu’ivakano of his right to appoint the chairmen of the eight Parliamentary Standing Committees, and the approval by the House of Semisi Sika to be the Chairman of the Whole House Committee, were two controversial decisions that parliament approved in its first formal session of the Tongan Legislative Assembly on Thursday, 22 January. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Saturday 24 January 2015
London, United Kingdom
Hon Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, in order to preserve the dignity of democracy in Tonga, you may have the right to choose your son as your own PA but for the rest of your political career, you do not have the moral right to preach about democracy in Tonga or anywhere else anymore. Your action has crippled democracy in the Kingdom, sadly for a very long time. - Senolita Swan.
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Friday 23 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two young Tongan archers Lualala Tatafu (13) and Lusitania Tatafu (16) have won Gold and Silver medals at the 72nd Archery New Zealand National Championships 2015, held earlier this month in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Friday 23 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first cruise ship to visit Tonga this year, MS Silver Whisper docked at Vuna Wharf in Nuku’alofa with over 600 passengers and crew today Friday, January 23.
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Friday 23 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sporting powerhouses New Zealand and Australia have been added as participating nations at this year’s 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea July 4-18. Tonga has submitted entries for 18 sports, but the teams have yet to be announced.
Thursday 22 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Minister of Justice, Clive Edwards, who was awarded $14,500 in damages and costs by a Magistrate in a 2011 defamation case against the Kele’a newspaper and its editors, has filed a written submission to the court seeking to review an appeal against the award and submitting that Mateni Tapuelueulu’s position as a parliamentarian is questionable because the defamation award had not been paid before the election.
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Thursday 22 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The revelation that Tonga’s new Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva has appointed his son as his personal assistant, caused an uproar in parliament yesterday, 21 January. The PM defended his choice admitting that his health is not good and he believed that only his son could do what he said.
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Wednesday 21 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A lack of motivation and attention provided at home was one of the main reasons for school failure and widespread laziness among Tongan youth, believes a prominent youth leader, Vanessa Heleta.
Wednesday 21 January 2015
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Tonga has avoided winning the wooden spoon after defeating American Samoa 2 – 0 yesterday in its last game of the 2015 Under-17 Oceania Federation Championship (OFC) cup in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
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