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Monday 23 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s discriminatory laws against women do not have to be changed before Tonga ratifies CEDAW - the international convention that is recognised globally as the most important human rights treaty for women. This week strong recommendations are being made to a parliamentary standing committee and then to Cabinet to sign the 33 year old convention, in what will be a landmark decision for Tonga’s international reputation and its women. by Mary Lyn Fonua.
Monday 23 February 2015

Las Vegas, USA
Tongan handicrafts were showcased at the Las Vegas Rugby Sevens competition two weeks ago, February 13-15 in a promotion organised by the Tongan Handicrafts and Cultural Tourism Support Programme (HCTSP).
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Friday 20 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have arrested a 59-year-old man from Vava’u for obtaining goods by false pretences after allegedly tricking people into giving them their products to be sold under his false company.
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Thursday 19 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Korean missionaries have improved the quality of life for Tonga’s most severely crippled people. The couple Rev. ‘Amanaki In-Kwon Kim (57) and his wife ‘Ofa Jeong-Seok Kim (53) run the Mango Tree Centre, a Nuku’alofa based rehabilitation centre that provides free physiotherapy and counselling to disabled people and their families in Tonga. By Finau Fonua
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Thursday 19 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s over all Public Debt at the end of January 2015 stood at $392.6 million pa‘anga or 48.4% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to financial statistics released by the Ministry of Finance this week.
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Thursday 19 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With below average rainfall expected over the next three-months, drought warnings remain in force for the whole of the Tonga group, and the public is advised to use water wisely and collect as much rainwater as possible during the current peak of the rainy season. However, the El Nino warning previously in force for Tonga has now been downgraded to an El Nino watch.
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Wednesday 18 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
During his final day in Tonga today, Hon Murray McCully travelled to Ha’apai to visit affected schools and infrastructure destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Ian last year.
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Wednesday 18 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Rotary Club of Nuku’alofa raised $8,000 pa’anga to fund its various projects, during a Valentine Charity Ball on February 14, at Kahana Lagoon Resort.
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Tuesday 17 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand will release about NZ$10.5 million in New Zealand aid grant to Tonga that has been withheld since 2013, the New Zealand Foreign Minister, Hon. Murray McCully announced in Nuku’alofa yesterday, 16 February, after the government had grounded its controversial MA60 aircraft.
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Tuesday 17 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In two important engagements in Rome, Tonga’s King Tupou VI addressed delegates at the opening of the 38th Session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), on Monday February 16, and later in the day had an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
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Tuesday 17 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men were arrested on Monday, February 16 for an armed robbery at a Chinese Shop on Tu’i Road in Neiafu, after they fled with more than $5,000 cash.
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Tuesday 17 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 38-year-old woman died on Saturday, February 14 at Vaiola Hospital after sustaining severe injuries from a road crash in Lapaha.
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Monday 16 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga will play Toa Samoa at Gold Coast Stadium on May 2. Fiji will play Papua New Guinea on the same night.
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Monday 16 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Eminence Cardinal Mafi (53) has become Tonga’s first cardinal following his appointment by Pope Francis during a consistory, on February 14 at St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
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Monday 16 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints (LDS) will be hosting a feature length film documentary tomorrow February 17 at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre.
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Monday 16 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand Foreign Minister, Hon Murray McCully is expected to arrive in Tonga today to visit Tonga’s newly elected government.
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Friday 13 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The capacity of Tonga’s inter-islands sea and air transport system has been reduced dramatically during the past weeks because government has tightened up on public transportation safety requirements.
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Friday 13 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is 18 months late in its preparations for the 2019 Pacific Games, the visiting Pacific Games Council President Vidhya Lakhan noted today in endorsing the 2019 Pacific Games Master Plan in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 13 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Commerce, Tourism & Labour has announced further cuts to fuel prices in addition to the cuts that occurred last month.
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Friday 13 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mo’ale Finau (55) was appointed the Governor of Ha’apai during a ceremony at an LDS Church in Hihifo on Thursday, February 12.
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