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Thursday 24 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Senior Police Officer has been suspended from duty today after reports that he crashed a police car into the entrance gate at the Queen Salote Wharf, early Saturday morning November 19.
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Thursday 24 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Burning waste and particularly the burning of tyres is against the law, and creates a serious health hazard, warns Malakai Sika, CEO of the Waste Authority Ltd., which runs the Tapuhia Landfill site on Tongatapu.
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Thursday 24 November 2016
Suva, Fiji
In the Pacific, non-communicable diseases account for around 70% of all deaths, in Fiji that number is 80%, and the tragedy is that most of these deaths are preventable, Dr Tim Martyn of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation in Fiji told delegates from Small Island States, meeting in Suva. Delegates looked at a Global Action Plan to respond to the food and nutrition challenges. People are eating food they can afford and that “is what is making them sick,” he said.
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Wednesday 23 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21-year-old man from Pahu who is charged in relation to the brutal attack on a 58-year-old woman last week at Pahu, has been further detained in custody to appear at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court on Friday, December 2. The Tongan national has been charged with assault with a weapon, housebreaking and theft. More charges may follow.
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Wednesday 23 November 2016

Suva, Fiji
A tourism destination brand ‘South Pacific Islands’ was launched in Asia’s largest professional travel show, the China International Travel Mart (CITM) in Shanghai, China this month by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) aimed at attracting Asian tourists to the region.
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Wednesday 23 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-year-old boy died at Prince Ngu Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, November 22 after being hit by a vehicle on Maiva Road in Hihifo, Vava’u. It is alleged that the boy had been left unattended in a parked vehicle before the accident.
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Tuesday 22 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first solar powered Tuk Tuk assembled in Tonga was launched by HRH Crown Princess Sinaitakala Tuku’aho at Hala Vuna, Nuku’alofa on 19 November 2016.
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Tuesday 22 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan officials burning a large haul of cannabis seized by Tonga Police last week in ‘Eua, used tyres as a base for the bonfire at Tapuhia Solid Waste in Vaini, Tongatapu today, Tuesday November 22.
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Tuesday 22 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A “hopeless” statement of claim filed by the Pacific International Commercial Bank Ltd (PICB) against the National Reserve Bank of Tonga (NRBT) was struck out by the Lord Chief Justice, who awarded the Reserve Bank indemnity costs in a Supreme Court civil ruling.
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Tuesday 22 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There’s an export market for Tongan Kava in Germany, but Tonga needs to produce more Kava to supply it, believes Owen Muller, a farmer from Nukunuku who launched a new “Kava Academy” at Matafonua on Friday.
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Monday 21 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-man from Kanokupolu who tried to run from Police after allegedly breaking into a Chinese Shop on Taufa’ahau Road at Pahu on Sunday night, November 20 was apprehended in a chase.
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Monday 21 November 2016

Vaini, Tongatapu, Tonga
An Eco-tourism project, Vai ko Felefonu (Felefonu Pool) in Vaini was officially launched by the Acting Prime Minister, Lord Ma’afu and his son Hon. Tevita ‘Unga last Friday, 18 November, after the area received a $70,000 make-over. The project has provided a landscaped space that can be used for the selling of handicrafts by women and youth interested in tourism activities.
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Monday 21 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty four cannabis plants were uprooted and seized during a Tonga Police Operation in ‘Ohonua, ‘Eua, of Friday, in addition to 458 cannabis plants that were initially seized last week.
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Monday 21 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fire gutted a Chinese shop on Vaha’akolo Road at Tofoa on Saturday night, 19 November. The Fire Service said the fire started from a back room where a stove and gas bottle was located and engulfed the building. There were no suspicious circumstances found.
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Saturday 19 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s reputation as the Friendly Islands is being threatened by criminal thugs –thought to be from the same group, who are attacking Tonga’s Chinese shopkeepers with a brutality that is breathtaking. Shop surveillance videos released to Matangi Tonga this week show extremely violent crimes. The videos record attacks – in one a gun is fired to the side of a woman shopkeeper – and another where a Pahu shopkeeper, hit by a suckerpunch to the face, falls backward suffering severe head injuries. He remains paralysed and fed on a tube.
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Friday 18 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Elizabeth Kite, Tonga’s first youth representative at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament (CYP) held in Canada last week, says the experience has been one of the most inspiring events in her life to date. She was inspired to see so many female politicians and how people regarded that as “normal”. She now aims to pursue a career in Tongan politics.
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Friday 18 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $35 million pa’anga Youth Employment Project financed by the World Bank to be handled by the Government of Tonga starting in July 2017, will see funds disbursed over four-years to address youth unemployment in Tonga where the problems of idle youth are enormous and related to youth related anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.
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Friday 18 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ben Kealy from Ireland is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer for Digicel Tonga starting on Friday, November 18 for a period up to two-years. Digicel Tonga also launched its ‘Get Gifted Christmas’ campaign this morning with the lighting of a Christmas tree is planned to be held tonight, at Digicel Square, CBD.
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Friday 18 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan nationals, including two former civil servants who pleaded guilty to charges in a Tongan passport forgery case were all sent to Hu’atolitoli Prison on Friday, November 18 after being sentenced at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 18 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21 year-old man from Pahu has been arrested and charged by Tonga Police following a brutal assault on a 58-year old woman at Pahu early Thursday morning, November 17.
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