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Sunday 21 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“We have the money let's get on with the games!” Lord Feleti Sevele told Tongan media on Friday, 19 May. He is challenging "what was the basis of government's withdrawal to host the games", when government had not yet prepared a budget for the games?
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Friday 19 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A "Let Girls be Girls!" campaign aimed to stop a growing trend of child marriage in Tonga, was launched on Friday, May 19. The campaign seeks to repeal Tonga's law on marriage and lift the legal age to 18-years and over. Currently the law allows children from the ages of 15-17 to marry with parental consent.
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Friday 19 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nanise Fifita has filed an application for judicial review against Government over her dismissal and termination of her renewed contract as CEO of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission on 1 May.
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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will be the first country in the Pacific region to have a network that can remotely read both water and electricity meters, to be installed at a cost of $8.94 million pa'anga..
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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
$55 million pa'anga in aid funds from China, as well as $2 million from Australia and $1.9 million from New Zealand to improve and build new sporting facilities in Tonga will be honoured, even though the government has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, and Papua New Guinea has pulled its support.
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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siotame Drew Havea of Kolomotu’a has recently received the Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award from the United States Peace Corps.
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Wednesday 17 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Cabinet has ordered the cancellation of Tonga’s hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games today as the contract was between government and the Pacific Games Council. They stated that the reason for cancelling the hosting of the Games in Tonga is based on an old IMF Report in 2013 where it is reported that Tonga’s deficit will widen considerably.
Wednesday 17 May 2017

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea has pulled its support for the hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga after Prime Minister, Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva announced the Kingdom’s withdrawal. PNG Sports and APEC Minister, Justin Tkatchenko told PNG Post Courier media that he was not surprised to hear that Tonga is pulling out of hosting the games.
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Wednesday 17 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In an action brought by a creditor who is seeking to recover $290,000 from a deregistered public enterprise, Tonga Investments Limited (TIL), Tonga’s Supreme Court ordered its restoration to the register of companies on 26 April 2017.
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Wednesday 17 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old boy is in Vaiola Hospital after he was shot on his upper right breast at a bush allotment in Taoa, Vava’u allegedly by an anonymous shooter, who has not been located.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forecasts of drier conditions in the second half of 2017 may lead to the development of an El Nino climate cycle according to the Department of Meteorology (MET). However, although there is a 50% chance of El Nino developing, the El Nino - South Oscillation (ENSO) remains neutral.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rosamond Bing is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, starting on Monday, May 15.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga has purchased the Vava’u Market from Pacific Property Ltd. for a total of $3.335 million pa'anga (CT inclusive), made out in a combination of cash payment and tax credits.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petroleum prices will increase starting tomorrow, 16 May 2017 as approved by the Tonga Competent Authority for May – June 2016. The retail prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene will increase by 5.60 seniti/litre, 3.64 seniti/litre and 4.54 seniti/litre respectively.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017
Utah, USA
Utah Police have arrested Sione Vaitai (26), of Tongan descent, who has been on the run from Police since Friday after he allegedly stabbed his Father and Sister with a kitchen knife at their home in Sandy City, Utah. The victims were taken to hospital in critical condition but are now stabilized.
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Monday 15 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva has, in an abrupt turnaround, said in a radio interview today that Tonga will not host the Pacific Games 2019. His statement comes just days after confirming last week that the games were on.
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Monday 15 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The International Family Day 2017 was marked on Monday, May 15 in Nuku’alofa with a display of colourful hand painted table mats, with the slogan "No Violence = Happy healthy families".
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Monday 15 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Vaka (28) is serving an accumulative sentence of 12-years imprisonment for a series of violent robberies in 2015-16 in Nuku'alofa. A Supreme Court judge who viewed "the callous, ruthless nature of the offending" said this was a deterrent sentence to protect people from being the victims of predatory criminal acts in their homes.
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Monday 15 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 74-year-old man is alleged to have committed suicide on Wednesday, May 10 at Longolongo.
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Sunday 14 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Public Service Tribunal has allowed the appeal of Busby Kautoke against the termination of his contract of employment by the Public Service Commission (PSC) on 18 April 2017.
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