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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
Monday 17 April 2017
California, USA
A senior US police officer in California, Capt. Joe Duffy of the Douglas County Sherriff’s Department, has expressed his concern with the presence of deported criminals and gang members in Tonga.
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Friday 14 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If Pacific Islands Countries could improve the efficiency of their electric lighting, by replacing incandescent bulbs with new types of lights, it would reduce not only their Green House Gas emissions but also reduce the cost of electricity, and boost their economies, according to a report that was published this month by the Pacific Community (SPC).
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Friday 14 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Empowering the ta'ahine Tonga to go forward to be good leaders, good mothers "at home and in the whole world", is a mission of the Girl Guides in Tonga, says Chief Commissioner Halaevalu Palu, who has volunteered most of her time over the last decade to lead the movement here.
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Thursday 13 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of ANZ Bank that all debts owed by the Kingdom of Tonga to Lord Lasike to be paid directly to the bank.
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Thursday 13 April 2017

Apia, Samoa
A Tongan team of four young swimmers came first in the team relays at the Apolima Strait Crossing, a 22.3km open water swim from Upolu Island to Savaii in Samoa on 11 April.
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Thursday 13 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan, Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu has been selected for a UN job, becoming the new United Nations High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).
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Thursday 13 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 100 high level delegates and experts will meet in Nuku’alofa on April 24-28 for the Third Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministerial Meeting, to discuss the latest international and regional developments affecting the region in these sectors.
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Thursday 13 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Consumers will enjoy lower prices on petrol, diesel and kerosene starting next Tuesday, 18 April 2017.
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Thursday 13 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Junior tennis players representing Tonga are currently competing at the East Pacific Regional Championships at the Scarbro Tennis Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, which runs from 10-15 April. National Coach and Team Manager, Mr Iasinito Hausia said the junior team is ranked 10th out of 21 members in the Oceania Region.
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Thursday 13 April 2017

Cambridge-MA, USA
I frequently travel overseas, and invariably my foreign friends ask, with varying degrees of bewilderment: What in the world is going on in your country? Here is what I say. By Joseph S. Nye.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga faces a growing need to restrain public wage growth to decrease the share of wages in current spending, advises the Asian Development Bank’s Asian Development Outlook 2017.
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