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Saturday 10 June 2017
New York, USA
After 16 years of negotiations, 11 Pacific island nations will sign the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus) in Tonga on 14 June. By Daniel Gay. Inter-Regional Adviser on least developed countries, UN Committee for Development Policy Secretariat, New York.
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Saturday 10 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Cabinet has decided to annul the Host Contract that Tonga signed with the Pacific Games Council in 2013 and will amend the Pacific Games Organizing Act 2013 to put to parliament for repeal, the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told a Press Conference at noon yesterday, 9 June at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre.
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Saturday 10 June 2017

Vienna, Austria
British Prime Minister Theresa May has, of her own volition, stripped her Conservative Party of its governing parliamentary majority by calling an early election. If she stays on as prime minister, she will also strip British citizens of the political and economic rights conferred by membership in the European Union. But May’s habit of stripping away people’s rights and powers is not new: for years, she has been normalizing the practice of stripping certain Britons of their citizenship altogether, even at the risk of rendering them stateless “citizens of nowhere.”
Friday 9 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ma’ati Lino and Tevita Soakai are the two men who were arrested in possession of methamphetamine or "ice" at a home in Kolomotu’a on 17 May.
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Friday 9 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two policemen charged in relation to an armed robbery at a Chinese shop in Ma’ufanga on 20 May remain detained in custody.
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Friday 9 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An injunction filed by the former General Manager of Tonga Broadcasting Commission Nanise Fifita has been adjourned to be heard on Monday, June 12.
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Thursday 8 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi team for its up-coming test matches against Wales, the Flying Fijians, and Manu Samoa was released by the Tonga Rugby Union this afternoon, 8 June. The team gathers in Auckland next week. (List with names of teams.)
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Thursday 8 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan handicrafts were showcased by local artists to Crown Princess Sinaitakala Tuku’aho on Thursday, June 8 at a True Tonga Inc. meeting held at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel.
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Thursday 8 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A growing number of Tongans who have studied in Australia and returned to make a positive contribution to Tonga, gathered for a Tonga-Australia Alumni networking event on June 7 at Tanoa International Dateline Hotel.
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Thursday 8 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first contest in the Tonga Pacific Games 2019 could be a legal clash between the Tongan Government and the Pacific Games Council. The President of the Pacific Games Council PGC, Vidhya Lakhan said that "if we go to Samoa, you (Tonga) will still pay for the games - the ball is in Tonga’s court now, until the end of the month.”
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Thursday 8 June 2017
Montreal, Canada
“Biodiversity conservation is a pre-condition for achieving sustainable development,” says Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity on World Environment Day, 5 June. “We know that human health ultimately depends on the ecosystem products and services – fresh water, food and fuel sources – required for human wellbeing and productive livelihoods.”
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Wednesday 7 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of an application by the Public Service Association and ‘Akilisi Pohiva to recover further documents from defendants, Kingdom of Tonga and Tongasat, in an ongoing legal proceeding, in which they essentially claimed the unlawful payment of millions to Tongasat, for the use of orbital slots by a Chinese company.
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Wednesday 7 June 2017
Rome, Italy
Illegal fishing operators will now find it harder to offload and sell the fish they catch, under enhanced United Nations measures to stamp out llegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
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Wednesday 7 June 2017

Manila, Philippines
We live on a parched planet. Subterranean aquifers, which amount to the world’s reserve water tank, are also running dry. If this continues, the consequences could be dire. Depleted aquifers near coastlines are prone to contamination from saltwater, rendering land barren...Subterranean aquifers should be the reservoir of last resort. If we don’t protect them today, future generations will pay a steep – or even an existential – price. By Yasmin Siddiqi, Principal Water Resources Specialist at the Asian Development Bank.
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Wednesday 7 June 2017
Berkeley-California, USA
A distinguished academic, Patrick V. Kirch, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, who specializes in the ancient Pacific, urged Tonga's Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva to protect the Va'epopua Sia Heu Lupe mound complex from desecration two years ago. "These archaeological sites are a priceless legacy of the ancient Tongan past and deserve to be protected for future generations to appreciate," he says.
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Tuesday 6 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With one woman in the House, the Tongan Parliament suffered something of an identity crisis this morning as members tried to find an appropriate term to identify themselves in their letter responding to HM King Tupou VI’s opening speech of the 2017-2018 Parliamentary Session. They argued over an appropriate word to identify a woman member.
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Tuesday 6 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI unveiled a monument to his father, King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV, the founder of Tonga High School, on Monday June 5, concluding a five-day celebration of the government high school’s 70th Anniversary in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 6 June 2017
Apia, Samoa
“As we commemorate World Environment Day, connecting with nature, we focus our periscope on our Ocean. We must remember that our actions affect the ocean, even if we don’t live by the beach or eat fish. Reducing our carbon dioxide emissions will support ocean health – and the alternative is grim," said Mr Kosi Latu, Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), this World Environment Day.
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Tuesday 6 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Tupou VI will celebrate his 58th birthday in Vava’u in July this year, with various festivities.
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Tuesday 6 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a new community multi-purpose hall for the village of Haveluliku in eastern Tongatapu was officiated by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva on 31 May.
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