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Wednesday 24 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Oscar Taione (31) a fireman recruit died on Friday morning, May 19 after collapsing during a training run at Pelehake. A post mortem is expected to be held sometime this week to determine the cause of death.
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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Toutai ‘Ofanoa was awarded the Baton of Honour during a graduation ceremony for Tonga Police Lola Koloamatangi Recruit Wing 44 on 18 May, at the Police Headquarters in Longolongo. He was one of 29 young men and women who joined Tonga Police ranks.
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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Queen Nanasipau'u will travel to Hawaii in early August with a group of Kanokupolu dancers who have been invited to perform at the Asia Pacific Dance Festival in Honolulu.
Tuesday 23 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application for leave for judicial review filed by Nanise Fifita, former CEO of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission against Government regarding the termination of her employment contract, has been granted by the Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 23 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The PACER Plus Trade Agreement will be signed by 14 Pacific Island countries including Australia and New Zealand on Wednesday, June 14 in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
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Tuesday 23 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gale warning remains in force or Tongatapu, Ha’apai and ‘Eua, while a strong wind warning is in force for Niuas and Vava’u land areas today Tuesday, May 23. In Nuku’alofa, schools were closed due to heavy rain and strong winds.
Tuesday 23 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan youth suicide prevention must be inclusive of the family, according to new research that shows that Tongan youth in New Zealand have to navigate their way between two or more ethnic identities. This tension contributes to feelings of alienation and disconnect.
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Monday 22 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 58-year-old man is reported to be in a stable condition at Vaiola Hospital after being shot at a bush allotment in Kolovai on Sunday, May 21.
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Monday 22 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were arrested at a home in Kolomotu’a last week in possession of methamphetamine or "ice", during a search warrant executed by Tonga Police.
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Monday 22 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-old man was arrested with 45 packs of cannabis and one pack of cannabis seeds during a police search warrant at a home in Ha'akame on Friday, May 19.
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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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