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Thursday 23 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Typhoid can be spread by flies and especially in homes with pit latrines, warns Tonga’s Director of Health, Dr Siale 'Akauola, who said Tongans must practice better hygiene to avoid typhoid, after four cases were confirmed on Tongatapu this year.
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Thursday 23 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An ATM skimming fraud currently occurring in Tonga has affected a number of BSP Visa debit cards and ANZ International access card holders, warns the Association of Banks in Tonga in a public notice today. Between 16-20 March 2017, BSP and ANZ Tonga customers have had fraudulent overseas transactions made to their accounts.
Thursday 23 March 2017
Suva, Fiji
The depletion of water sources in places around the world by 2040, will affect up to 600 million children worldwide, warns a UNICEF report released on March 22 to mark World Water Day. The report focuses on how the wellbeing of children is threatened by lack of access to safe water and how a changing climate will worsen the situation in the future. Pacific Island countries face particular challenges.
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Thursday 23 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A nine-year-old boy remains in Vaiola Hospital with a fractured leg and bruises after being hit by a three-tonnes quarry truck on Taufa'ahau Road at Hoi on Monday, March 20.
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Thursday 23 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old under-age driver has been charged after his vehicle crashed into the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel fence on the waterfront on Saturday March 18.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Construction of Tonga’s new government office block, St George Palace at Pangai Si’i in the Nuku’alofa Central Business District is on schedule to be completed on 17 July for an opening in August this year.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Ministry of Health driver (54) has been arrested and charged in relation to the death of a 60-year-old male pedestrian whom he allegedly hit at Ha’ateiho on Monday, March 20.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 23-year-old man died on Monday afternoon, March 20 at Havelu when he was electrocuted while getting breadfruit using an iron rod, which swung and hit a power line.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old woman was arrested following a complaint on the radio that she had been assaulting her 68-year-old mother at a home in Ma’ufanga.
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Monday 20 March 2017

Suva, Fiji
Three Tongan students were recognised as high achievers among the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships students at the University of the South Pacific in Suva this month.
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Monday 20 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The yacht Sea Oak, allegedly the scene of a murder in Vava'u last year, which was seized in Pago Pago, American Samoa has been taken off the island and its whereabouts remain unknown.
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Monday 20 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government has committed AUD$750,000 to support the continuation of a Tonga Police Development Program (TPDP) for 2017-18.
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Sunday 19 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Junior Fa has won his first belt, the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association title, after defeating Daniel Tai by majority decision. Veteran boxer Daniel Tai proved to be a tough opponent, going the distance with Fa in an exhausting 10 rounds bout. The win extends Junior's undefeated record to 11 wins.
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Friday 17 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga A team to play against Junior Japan in its final and third match on Saturday, March 18 at the World Rugby Pacific Challenge 2017 was announced.
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Friday 17 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Customs seized more than $230,000 pa'anga worth of gold jewellery along with cash, a firearm and ammunition on Saturday, March 11 during an operation led by Tonga Customs at a business and home in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 17 March 2017

Bristol, United Kingdom
Bristol Rugby have signed 'Ikale Tahi prop forward, Sione Faletau (28), the UK club announced yesterday.
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Thursday 16 March 2017

Dallas, USA
The Dallas Cowboys have signed Stephen Paea on a one-year contract. Paea agreed to the contract last Friday as announced by the Dallas Cowboys.
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Thursday 16 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A plaque recognizing efforts to end domestic violence by the Women and Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) in Tonga was presented to staff on behalf of the United States Pacific Command and the Nevada National Guard on Thursday, March 16.
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Thursday 16 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A changeover from a Commissioner for Public Relations to an Ombudsman was a “coming of age” for Tonga, the kingdom's first Ombudsman ‘Aisea Taumoepeau SC, said yesterday at a function to mark the establishment of his office.
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Thursday 16 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal by the Mo'ui Fo'ou ‘ia Kalaisi Fellowship and two others made against a Land Court ruling last year ordering them to vacate a property belonging to the Tokaikolo 'ia Kalaisi Church at Ha’ateiho.
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