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Wednesday 26 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Third Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers Meeting was opened in Nuku'alofa on today, April 26, by Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala, who called on them to take action on energy efficiency, particularly in the transport sector in the region.
Tuesday 25 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of cheering students from secondary and middle schools from throughout Tonga gathered at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium today, April 25 for the start of the four-days 93rd Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition 2017, on a hot bright sunny day.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who was missing at sea since Saturday was located by the RNZAF Orion aircraft at around 3:00pm today, Tupouniua Veamatahau from Holonga was spotted waving from a life raft, floating 13km South East of 'Eua island.
Tuesday 25 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man in his 30s has been reported missing since Saturday, April 22 when he left on his small boat from Manuka on the eastern side of Tongatapu to ‘Eua.
Tuesday 25 April 2017
Portland, Maine, USA
A new study has found that 96 percent of women of childbearing age living in four Pacific Island countries who were sampled have elevated levels of mercury in their bodies.
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Friday 21 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2017 Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition will be held at Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium for four-days starting on April 25-28. Work had already begun at the stadium to put in an irrigation system to lift the field up to standard for the upcoming Pacific Games.
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Friday 21 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two key challenges that the Tongan government faces now are to manage carefully its wages bill and also its financing of the 2019 South Pacific Games related constructions. The World Bank also believes that Tonga should undergo an economic reform to shore up its revenue, “contain unproductive spending while boosting critical expenditures on health and education, and build up buffers against shocks.”
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Friday 21 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-day Vaini Day celebration this week started on Thursday, April 20 bringing together Vaini people from throughout Tonga and abroad.
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Friday 21 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Trade Ministers from fourteen Pacific Islands Forum Countries yesterday concluded their negotiation of over 7 years on the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus, PACER Plus, and plan to sign the agreement at a ceremony in Tonga on 16 June 2017.
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Thursday 20 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will host the Oceania Judo Championships for the first time over two days on 28 – 29 April at the ‘Atele Indoor Stadium. Around 131 athletes from 12 countries, including four from Tonga, have registered to take part in the competition and will look to improve their world ranking points.
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Thursday 20 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new classroom building for the Upper Room Primary School at Ha’ateiho was handed over by Japan’s Ambassador HE Mr Yukio Numata on Thursday, April 20 in Ha'ateiho.
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Thursday 20 April 2017
Apia, Samoa
Samoa is leading the Asia Pacific region in statistical data transparency becoming the first country in the area to launch a new National Summary Data Page (NSDP), a one-stop statistics shop for publishing essential macroeconomic data, critical for monitoring economic conditions and policies.
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Thursday 20 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's state owned enterprises are featured on an updated website of the Ministry of Public Enterprises, that was launched by Hon. Poasi Tei, the Minister of Public Enterprises and Tatafu Moeaki, the Asian Development Bank Representative this morning, 19 April at the Tonga Post Building.
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Thursday 20 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's MA60 aircraft remains in operation and continues to fly domestically to Vava’u weekly, since the controversial aircraft gifted by China resumed flights last year.
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Tuesday 18 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men were arrested by Tonga Police in different locations in Nuku’alofa for possession of cannabis over the Easter weekend.
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Tuesday 18 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old man has been arrested and charged in relation to 249 cannabis plants uprooted and seized during a search warrant executed by police at a bush allotment in Lokupo on 'Eua island on April 10.
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Tuesday 18 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty-seven people were arrested for drunk driving and drinking alcohol in public places mainly in central Nuku'alofa, during the Easter weekend from April 14-17.
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Tuesday 18 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The government of China has agreed to fund a $55 million sports complex at Tonga High School for the 2019 Pacific Games after signing an implementation agreement with the Tonga government last week. Preparatory works are scheduled for August 2017 with construction expected to start in October 2017 and be completed by May 2019.
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Tuesday 18 April 2017
London, United Kingdom
On April 22, scientists from around the world will mark Earth Day by participating in an unprecedented “March for Science.” The aim of the march will be to “celebrate and defend science at all levels – from local schools to federal agencies.” It is important to understand why the usually sedate community of scientists will take to the streets in a global demonstration of concern.
Monday 17 April 2017

Bangkok, Thailand
In 2015, an estimated 85,000 women died of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth across the Asia-Pacific region – 28% of the global total. Up to 90% of those deaths, which were concentrated in just 12 countries, could have been prevented. Papua New Guinea has

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