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Monday 28 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paula ‘Eukaliti (23) who filed a claim against former employer Puloka Construction Ltd. won $19,962.50 compensation in the Supreme Court, after the middle and index fingers of his right hand were severed above the second joints, during a work accident in 2014.
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Saturday 26 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The present government of Tonga will continue as a Caretaker Government until elections take place, King Tupou VI proclaimed today.
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Friday 25 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Tupou VI has dissolved the Tonga Legislative Assembly today with an instrument of dissolution Gazetted late this afternoon and posted on the Crown Law website. The king is commanding that a new election be held no later than 16 November 2017.
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Friday 25 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No official reports of the dissolution of Tonga's Parliament had been issued by 5:00pm this afternoon, following hours of speculation that Tonga's King was dissolving the Parliament and would call a new election, a year ahead of schedule.
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Thursday 24 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Leadership training for 92 Tongan Police officers and staff has focused on accountability, authority and responsibility. Tonga's Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said yesterday he expected to see a shift in police attitude when exercising their power.
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Thursday 24 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Violence, intimidation, control and isolation are being used against women in Tonga by some husbands who are seeking to gain "coercive control". Examples of some of the coercive control situations and real cases in Tonga included a man beating up his wife causing injuries to prevent her from going to an event, locking her up in a room when he leaves the house, calling her "ugly and stupid" or threatening her via text messaging.
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Thursday 24 August 2017

Sacramento-California, USA
A Californian court has scheduled a murder trial for two young men of Tongan descent, Tevita Kaihea (21) and Charlie Hola (21), both of Sacramento. The pair have been held in custody since 2015 when they were allegedly involved in a brawl that resulted in the shooting death of a 25-year-old college student Roman Gonzalez in the parking lot of a local college campus. The trial date is set for November 27.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Testing kits that can detect HIV and Syphilis infections using finger prick blood or serum will be piloted in Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati, Palau and Vanuatu, over the next three months starting in September.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Serial armed robber and prisoner escapee, Viliami Kupu (22), has received a sentence of four years of imprisonment for the armed robbery of a store in January this year. Kupu got another suspended sentence of 6 ½ years of imprisonment for the armed robbery and assault of an 58-year-old grandmother in November last year.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are still looking for two civil defence sirens that were stolen from a pole in Kolovai earlier this month. A suspect has been arrested in Lapaha.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Provo, Utah,USA
Motekiai Taukolo Langi is set to debut for the Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars this weekend 27 August against the Portland State Vikings in Provo City, Utah.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ordinary Tongan passports are in short supply due to unexpected increase in demand, which is causing delays in issuing some passports. Non-urgent applicants have been told the new stock is not expected until October.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 13-month-old baby girl is alleged to have drowned after being found in a bucket of water at a home in Ma’ufanga on Monday afternoon, August 21.
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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Any form of violence against women and girls is wrong and must not be tolerated,” said Rev Dr Tu’ipulotu Katoanga, at the opening of the second stage of the Male Advocacy Training on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls yesterday in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Line fishing and spear fishing enthusiasts competed in an Open Fishing Competition hosted by the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club on Saturday, 19 August, when a spear fisherman caught a 16.2kg Tuna, the heaviest fish, while a kayaking fisherman snatched the top line-fishing prize with an 8.6kg Mahi Mahi.
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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Bretton, United Kingdom
Former 'Ikale Tahi prop, Viliami Ma'asi, is the new coach of an English Rugby Club, the Peterborough Lions. The Peterborough Lions compete in the Midlands Premier tournament, a fifth-division professional league in the English Rugby Union competition system.
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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A statistical report released by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E) has revealed that 22 Tongan immigrants/visitors were deported from the United States in 2016. The number is a significant increase from 2015 when ICE recorded 16 deportations to Tonga.
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Tuesday 22 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Petroleum prices were approved last Wednesday, 16 August 2017, by the Tonga Competent Authority. The wholesale/retail price of Petrol and Kerosene decreased while the price of Diesel increased.
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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical supplies, plough tractors, water storage tanks and educational material and toys for children, donated to Tonga by the local government of Dongguan, a city in the Guangdong Province of China, were received by Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister at a ceremony held yesterday in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 21 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four young Tongans have travelled to Noumea, New Caledonia, to learn how to produce a short film, as part of the Wake Up campaign to engage youth in combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The group were one of five selected in the Pacific region.
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