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Friday 22 May 2015
Tokyo, Japan
A Trade and Investment Promotion Forum Festa was officiated yesterday morning, 21 May by the President of the Republic of Palau, the co-Chair of the Seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM) at JETRO Tokyo, Japan.
Friday 22 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A crowd of people from various churches in Tonga led by some church leaders, today marched to the Palace Office in Nuku’alofa to present four petitions to King Tupou VI, in opposition to Tonga’s intention to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Friday 22 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new national sports institute is expected to start training young athletes in July this year, at the Tonga National Centre in Tofoa, Tongatapu.
Friday 22 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The way forward for us as a nation, is as equals. At Talitha Project, we strive for the equality of men and women as we believe that in God’s eyes we are all the same, in that we are His children. CEDAW’s purpose and establishment is reinforcement of that belief, and we will stand by it in full support. - Vanessa Heleta
Thursday 21 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a very short soft closing of the current session of Tonga’s Legislative Assembly King Tupou VI today extended his hope that work would continue to assist the socio-economic development of the country.
Wednesday 20 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Understanding the role of the Meteorological Service and communicating weather, climate and disaster response information in a manner communities understand, is the focus of a three day workshop that opened at the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) in Vaololoa this morning.
Wednesday 20 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three nobles will close the current sitting of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga tomorrow, Thursday May 21 before King Tupou VI opens it again on May 28.
Wednesday 20 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Oku ‘iai ‘a e hoha’a ‘a e Women and Children Crisis Centre ki he fakamatala fekau’aki mo e tohi tangi kuo tufaki holo ‘i Tonga ni ‘i he fanauako ke nau fakamo’oni ki ai ke fakaha ‘aki ‘enau ta’eloto ke fakamo’oni ‘a e Pule’anga Tonga ki he CEDAW. - ‘Ofa Guttenbeil, WCCC.
Wednesday 20 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I have been following the controversy of the Ratification of CEDAW and am surprised with the reaction, especially from those who don’t support it now because they did support it then. - Sesilia Loloa-Wolff
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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a surprise announcement today Tonga’s government revealed that it is shifting its Tourism Division away from the Ministry of Labour, Commerce, and Tourism and placing it under the Ministry of Infrastructure from June 1.
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Tuesday 19 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Waving pictures of Jesus and placards in opposition to the United Nation’s Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Tonga’s Catholic Women’s League today led a march to Parliament to present a petition.
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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva is visiting in Japan to attend the Seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) on May 21-23 in Iwaki City.
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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga U20’s squad ran in an impressive 8 tries to defeat Namibia 45 – 11 at the World U20 Rugby Trophy tournament last Saturday, May 16 in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Monday 18 May 2015
Nadi, Fiji
The President of Fiji, HE Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and the Special Representative to the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children, Ms Marta Santos Pais, sent a strong and unified message at the start of a three-day conference on ending violence against children today, saying “Violence against children is not inevitable, it can be prevented.”
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Monday 18 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A call for proposals for a European Development Fund grant of $162,000 (EUR) available for private sector and civil society projects in Tonga focused on trade, public finance management, energy and gender policies development, was launched on Thursday 14 May.
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Monday 18 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev. Sioeli Finau (63) from Nukunuku is the fisherman who remains missing since heading out to Malinoa Island, off Tongatapu on Monday, 11 May. Police are appealing to fishing boats to report any sightings of him and the missing 25ft boat.
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Monday 18 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first photovoltaic solar facility to introduce a stabilising capacitor and micro-grid control system was technically handed-over as the Nanyo Boeki Kaisha Ltd., Japanese-lead consortium of contractors and project consultants, signed an agreement with Tonga Power Ltd. to mark the completion of the project.
Monday 18 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The International Day of Families on 15 May was marked in Nuku‘alofa with a family fun walk led by Prince Taufa‘ahau Manumataongo and his mother Crown Princess Sinaitakala Tuku‘aho.
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Monday 18 May 2015

Kanokupolu, Tonga
A driver who decided to turn a rental car into a beach buggy on Kanokupolu Beach at the weekend found himself stuck in the sand and sloshed by the tide.
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Friday 15 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
El Nino has arrived in Tonga bringing cooler nights, the Ministry of Meteorology said in a statement yesterday, 14 May.
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