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Friday 15 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s 26 members of parliament will elect Tonga’s new Prime Minister on Monday, 18 December.
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Thursday 14 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dozens of handsome grooms and beautiful brides wearing traditional Tongan and western attire tied the knot today, during what is a busy month for weddings before Christmas. So far 83 marriages have been registered this month.
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Thursday 14 December 2017

Shenzhen, China
China wants to share its development experiences with other countries, with a belief that everybody in the world shares the same future, Pacific Island journalists learned this week when they visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. By Linny Folau.
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Thursday 14 December 2017

Beijing, China
Senior Pacific Islands Journalists are on an Invitation Program to China from December 11-15, aimed to deepen their understanding of policies, developments and technological advancements made in China over recent years.
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Suva, Fiji
Over US$100M in micro loans has been handed out to tens of thousands of low-Income women across the Pacific Islands, including Tonga, by the South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since its launch in 2000. Last Friday, 8 December, it gave out its US$100 millionth loan to entrepreneur Vilisi Tabua, a fish dealer at the Suva Public Market in Fiji.
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Wednesday 13 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Legal action against Tonga for withdrawing from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games has been given full support by members of the Pacific Games Council (PGC) General Assembly at a meeting held last Sunday 10 December, in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The PGC has instructed its legal counsel in Tonga to proceed with an action for damages, which may amount to millions.
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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has stepped up its efforts to curb domestic violence with a new ‘Access to Justice Project’ legal centre launched last Friday, 8 December, that will provide free legal advice and support to survivors, as complaints of domestic violence continue to rise. It is the first in the Pacific Islands.
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Monday 11 December 2017

Nadi, Fiji
Tonga will host the 2018 Miss Pacific Islands pageant, which is usually held around the first week of December.
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Saturday 9 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A massive mural of the Tongan Lupe (pigeon), painted by five artists over the last four days, graces a wall at the back of the Tanoa Hotel, visible from Tupoulahi Road at Fasi.
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Saturday 9 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A donation of $5100 pa’anga was made to the Alonga Adult Disabled Centre, at Pea on December 8. Tongan artist Uili Lousi collaborated with the New Zealand High Commissioner HE Sarah Walsh in this initiative and presented the cheque to Lavinia Satini, the center’s coordinator with residents present. The amount was raised from the sales of artwork by Lousi.
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Friday 8 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-five students from five secondary schools in Tongatapu completed Kaliloa, a Tonga Youth Leadership Program on December 8, at the Police Headquarters in Longolongo.
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Friday 8 December 2017

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Finetu’ui Moala won Gold for Tonga in judo in the men's 100kg division at the Pacific Mini Games 2017, in Vanuatu on December 8.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three of five waste management trucks to be used in Vava'u and Ha'apai were handed over on December 7, to the Waste Authority Ltd from the Government of Japan in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 7 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One nomination for a Prime Minister designate was received by Office of the Interim Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Lord Tangi on December 5.
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Wednesday 6 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 200 graduates from two Government tertiary institutes received their certificates and diplomas from HM Queen Nanasipau'u on December 6 during a Combined Awards Ceremony, at Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Wednesday 6 December 2017

Suva, Fiji
The Tonga Under 20s rugby team scored a last minute try to force a draw against Fiji 26 – 26 in the final of the Oceania Rugby U20 Trophy on Saturday 2 December in Suva, Fiji. To the dismay of Tongan fans, the game did not go to extra-time after the draw, with the Fiji U20s being declared winners of the Trophy as a result of scoring more tries in accordance to the competition rules.
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Tuesday 5 December 2017

Lichfield, UK
Countries in Oceania are ranked among the most expensive broadband services in the world according to a worldwide ranking compiled by a UK survey. Tonga was not ranked among the 13 Oceania countries surveyed due to limited information available.
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Tuesday 5 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old man was reported to have committed suicide on Saturday December 2, at a home in Kolomotu’a.
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Monday 4 December 2017
Manila, Philippines
Pacific tuna is under threat from the world’s largest fishing nations including China, Japan and South Korea, warned Fiji’s Fisheries Minister, at the 14th Tuna Commission Meeting in Manila, which began on December 3.
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Monday 4 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is hosting a meeting of the Pacific Network Operators Group (PacNOG) in Nuku’alofa this week, looking at ICT issues in the Pacific Islands including internet security and the Cloud, and holding workshops for skills and capacity development.
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