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Tuesday 27 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former travel consultant appeared at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court today charged with 46 counts of forgery and knowingly dealing with forged documents in relation to visa applications.
Tuesday 27 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The election petition filed against Samiu Vaipulu the Vava’u No.15 People’s Representative to Parliament for alleged bribery and corrupt practices during the 2014 General Election campaign was adjourned today to February 10.
Monday 26 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The volcanic eruption between the islands of Hunga-Ha’apai and Hunga-Tonga appears to be over, leaving behind a tiny island of volcanic ash, a third expedition to the area has reported.
Sunday 25 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The surrender by the Speaker, Lord Tu’ivakano of his right to appoint the chairmen of the eight Parliamentary Standing Committees, and the approval by the House of Semisi Sika to be the Chairman of the Whole House Committee, were two controversial decisions that parliament approved in its first formal session of the Tongan Legislative Assembly on Thursday, 22 January. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
Saturday 24 January 2015
London, United Kingdom
Hon Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, in order to preserve the dignity of democracy in Tonga, you may have the right to choose your son as your own PA but for the rest of your political career, you do not have the moral right to preach about democracy in Tonga or anywhere else anymore. Your action has crippled democracy in the Kingdom, sadly for a very long time. - Senolita Swan.
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Friday 23 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two young Tongan archers Lualala Tatafu (13) and Lusitania Tatafu (16) have won Gold and Silver medals at the 72nd Archery New Zealand National Championships 2015, held earlier this month in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Friday 23 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today’s sentencing of Lord Tu’ilakepa on firearm and ammunition charges was adjourned to Thursday February 5, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court to allow time for a probation report.
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Friday 23 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first cruise ship to visit Tonga this year, MS Silver Whisper docked at Vuna Wharf in Nuku’alofa with over 600 passengers and crew today Friday, January 23.
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Friday 23 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sporting powerhouses New Zealand and Australia have been added as participating nations at this year’s 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea July 4-18. Tonga has submitted entries for 18 sports, but the teams have yet to be announced.
Thursday 22 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Minister of Justice, Clive Edwards, who was awarded $14,500 in damages and costs by a Magistrate in a 2011 defamation case against the Kele’a newspaper and its editors, has filed a written submission to the court seeking to review an appeal against the award and submitting that Mateni Tapuelueulu’s position as a parliamentarian is questionable because the defamation award had not been paid before the election.
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Thursday 22 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The revelation that Tonga’s new Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva has appointed his son as his personal assistant, caused an uproar in parliament yesterday, 21 January. The PM defended his choice admitting that his health is not good and he believed that only his son could do what he said.
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Wednesday 21 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A lack of motivation and attention provided at home was one of the main reasons for school failure and widespread laziness among Tongan youth, believes a prominent youth leader, Vanessa Heleta.
Wednesday 21 January 2015
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Tonga has avoided winning the wooden spoon after defeating American Samoa 2 – 0 yesterday in its last game of the 2015 Under-17 Oceania Federation Championship (OFC) cup in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
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Tuesday 20 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two cruise ships are expected to dock into Nuku’alofa on February 24 with a total of 3,500 passengers and crew. They are among the 16 cruise ships arrivals expected for 2015.
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Tuesday 20 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The European Union today committed a $2.3 million pa’anga grant to boost the restoration of the power network damaged by Tropical Cyclone Ian in Ha’apai over a year ago.
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Tuesday 20 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Election petitions filed against two elected Vava’u People’s Representatives to Parliament for alleged bribery are coming up at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Tuesday 20 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The current session of the Legislative Assembly is expected to continue at 2:00pm on Wednesday 21 January after the reply to the address by King Tupou VI is delivered.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’iha’ateiho’s case for possession of a .22 semi-automatic pistol without a licence four-years ago was given a final adjournment to 27 February, after it was set for counsel to make their sentencing submissions today.
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Monday 19 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva was sworn in this morning as the Prime Minister of Tonga during the first sitting of the Legislative Assembly 2015-18 session, at Parliament House.
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Monday 19 January 2015
Pago Pago, American Samoa
The Tonga U17’s continue to be outclassed at the Under-17 Oceania Football Championship (OFC) in American Samoa. The team suffered their worst defeat yesterday at the hands of Tahiti, losing 13 – 0.
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