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Saturday 11 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21-year-old female student at the St Joseph’s Business College suddenly died on November 1, after collapsing at the school compound in Fasi.
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Friday 10 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
What kind of government would Tongans like to have working for them following the 16 November election? It's evident that the new government, to be formed by the end of this year, has an enormous challenge ahead, because our elected leaders need to rescue Tonga from a “free-fall” situation that we have found ourselves in, after seven years under a reformed system that has not met the public's expectations. Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 9 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 23 United States Peace Corps volunteers were sworn-in today, at the Epworth Hall, Nuku'alofa, before they take up assignments teaching English in primary and secondary schools in Tongatapu and some of the outer islands.
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Law
Wednesday 8 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The "Law and Good Leadership" is this year's theme for Tonga Law Week, which runs until November 10 in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 8 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With a week left before Tongans head to the polls on Thursday November 16, there are 59,003 voters registered, after a supplementary electoral roll was published last week.
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Wednesday 8 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men were arrested last week, after Tonga Police executed search warrants and seized cannabis at separate properties in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 7 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi will face a power packed Barbarians team this weekend 10 November in Limerick, Ireland (11 November in Tonga). The Barbarians played the All Blacks last Saturday 7 November at Twickenham Stadium in England, losing 22 – 31 although the Barbarians were ahead 17 – 10 at halftime.
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Tuesday 7 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is disappointed with the United States Government's decision to dismiss Tonga's extradition request for American, Dean Jay Fletcher (54), who is wanted in Tonga on the charge of murdering his wife in July 2016, in Vava'u.
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Monday 6 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The process of forming Tonga's new government and choosing a Prime Minister following the November 16 General Election, will start on or before November 30, but the process may continue to mid-December.
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Friday 3 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six electrical Line Mechanics from Tongatapu and the outer islands will go to New Zealand for skills development, under an arrangement between Tonga Power Ltd. and Northpower Ltd. Since 2003, Northpower have recruited 34 line mechanics from Tonga.
Friday 3 November 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii
American, Dean Jay Fletcher (54) who is wanted in Tonga on the charge of brutally murdering his wife in July 2016 has been ordered released in Hawaii, after the United States District Court on November 1 ordered the dismissal of his extradition. The Tonga Government sought Fletcher's extraditon for the offenses of murder, manslughter, and inflicting grievous bodily harm. However, the US Secretary of State had "determined that Fletcher could not be guaranteed a fair trial in Tonga" because he did not have funds to defend himself.
Wednesday 1 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A police investigation is underway regarding allegations from the family of a 16-year-old student from New Zealand that he was assaulted by a police officer and badly bruised during an arrest for offences relating to disorderly behaviour on Sunday night, October 29. He was with a group of youths who were celebrating in Nuku'alofa after watching on television Tonga’s National Rugby League team Mate Ma’a Tonga defeat Scotland in a Rugby League World Cup match.
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Wednesday 1 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The owner of Super Cheap, a closed car dealer in Tokomololo has been charged with obtaining money, reportedly $7,500 pa’anga by false pretence from a client.
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Wednesday 1 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple was arrested with cannabis and methamphetamine at a home in Kolomotu’a on October 26. They are due in court on Friday, November 3.
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Tuesday 31 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A recent amendment to Tonga's Electoral Act in early September makes it possible for five life peers to stand as candidates for the Tongan Parliament when nobles elect their nine representatives on 16 November, the Electoral Commissioner, Pita Vuki told an Election Reporting Workshop this morning. Nobles and Life Peers are not subject to the same scrutiny given to the nominations for the People's Representatives.
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Tuesday 31 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen students from the Tonga Institute of Science and Technology (TIST), received scholarships from the Tonga Development Bank CEO, Leta Havea-Kami on Monday October 30.
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Monday 30 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongan women panelists from different sectors agreed that "integrity", "good moral character" and "following the rule of law" were basic qualities expected in public life and leadership positions. "If a government is not prepared to follow the law then we will go back to the jungle and that's not my expectation of a government or a candidate or an MP," said 'Alisi Taumoepeau.
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Monday 30 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An election reporting workshop for journalists, alongside media presentation training for women candidates in Tonga's 2017 general election, is being held from October 30 to November 3, in Nuku'alofa.
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Sunday 29 October 2017

Cairns, Australia
Mate Ma’a Tonga thrashed Scotland 50 - 4, scoring 9 tries. The big win is an excellent start for the Mate Ma’a Tonga in their opening game of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. Mate Ma’a Tonga will face Toa Samoa on Saturday, November 4.
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Friday 27 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
World Maritime Day was marked in Tonga today with a campaign for safety at sea. Ships and boats cruised on the Nuku’alofa waterfront urginf maritime stakeholders to be well-prepared, ready and safe at sea.
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