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Monday 2 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China is relatively young. Our diplomatic relationship was formalized 16 years ago on November 2, 1998. By Pesi Fonua.
Friday 27 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s very low economic growth rate means that employment, particularly for young people, cannot be realised, and new investment is needed in order to create new opportunities, the World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, Axel van Trotsenburg said in Nuku‘alofa yesterday, February 26.
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Friday 27 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Eminence Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi returned to Tonga on February 26 and continues his normal duties as Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tonga and Niue, after what he described as a ‘humbling experience’ in Rome.
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Friday 27 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Island states are calling for a greater mutual recognition of qualifications between Pacific countries and Australia and New Zealand in the hope that it would boost labour mobility.
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Thursday 26 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku’alofa recorded 31mm of rain - its second highest rainfall recorded in 24-hours for the month, which caused all Government Primary Schools in Tongatapu to cancel classes today.
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Thursday 26 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Henan Martial Arts Group from Shaolin, China will tour Tonga next week 2 -5 March.
Thursday 26 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Electricity tariffs are to be cut from March 1 in tariff reductions annouced by Tonga Power Ltd.today February 26.
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Thursday 26 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one-off public holiday on Monday, March 2 this year will be held to honour the appointment of Tonga’s first Cardinal, His Eminence Soane Patita Paini Mafi (53).
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Thursday 26 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I have in possession the latest “Hon. Prime Minister’s Letter to Acting Attorney General,” Mr. ‘Āminiasi Kefu. In all seriousness, this is an egregious misuse of Executive power, breaching the “separation of powers” in our Constitution. - Sione A. Mokofisi.
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Thursday 26 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The importance of the independence of the judiciary was stated by Tonga’s Chief Justice Paulsen yesterday, when he directed that sentencing documents in the case of Lord Tu’ilakepa should be released.
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Thursday 26 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga High School students turned out in orange yesterday, 25 February, as part of the “Unite to end violence against women and girls” campaign sponsored by UN Women and Tonga’s Talitha Project.
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Wednesday 25 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga government review has stated that Tonga has fallen behind in three Millennium Development Goals: poverty eradication, gender equality and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which are at a “crisis level”.
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Wednesday 25 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new water supply system was handed over today to the Matangiake community in Tongatapu by the Government of Japan.
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Wednesday 25 February 2015
Minnesota, United States
You folks at MTO do a fantastic job! I was wondering if you might be able to do a story about the Tongatapu to Vava’u Fibre Optic Cable project’s progress? - Daniel
Wednesday 25 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s government will meet today with World Bank officials in Parliament.
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Tuesday 24 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 2000 visitors arrived in Nuku’alofa on board two cruise ships today much to the delight of tourist operators and handicraft vendors, who were at the wharf to sell their products and services.
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Tuesday 24 February 2015
Apia, Samoa
Regional experts meeting in Apia, Samoa, have recognised the vital role of local agriculture in food security and resilience to climate change.
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Tuesday 24 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Fijian nationals have been arrested by police for an attempted robbery at a Chinese shop in Pahu on Friday night, February 20.
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Monday 23 February 2015

Falun, Sweden
Makeleta Piukala Stephan has become Tonga’s first representative to compete at the World Skiing Championships in Falun, Sweden.
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Monday 23 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The window of a Tonga Police car was smashed allegedly by students who threw rocks when police arrived to break up two large groups of students who were about to fight at the bus station on Saturday, February 21.
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