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  • Thursday 15 April 2021 7:32pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita was the first person vaccinated in the Tonga roll-out of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, receiving her first dose along with frontline workers, at Falemasiva Hall in Havelu, Tongatapu today. Acting CEO for Health Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa said it was “a day of hope.”
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  • Wednesday 14 April 2021 6:46pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : People who reside in Kolomotu‘a and Kolofo’ou districts, in Tongatapu, and are in the priority groups, can get their COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccinations at various venues next week, 19–23 April. The priority group includes those who are 45-years-old and over, those who are over 18-years-old with non-communicable diseases and / or with disabilities.
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  • Wednesday 14 April 2021 6:38pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita will be the first person vaccinated with the first dose of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine along with frontliners at Falemasiva Hall, Havelu, tomorrow 15 April.
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  • Wednesday 14 April 2021 6:26pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Simione Ikahihifo (55) was sentenced to seven-years and six-months imprisonment for dangerous driving causing the death of 'Aisea Kaifa (66) on Hihifo Road at Sia'atoutai in August 2020. The judge said that In 2015 Tonga increased its maximum sentence to 15 years imprisonment for drunk driving causing death, as a deterrent, so that lives might be saved.
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  • Wednesday 14 April 2021 6:16pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Amusia Mateni (42) was sentenced today to 3 years and six months imprisonment for possession of 8.08 grams of methamphetamine and interfering with evidence that was seized during an altercation with a police officer on a road in Ngele'ia. The judge noted that in the accused’s current state of involvement with methamphetamines with its resultant delusional dishonesty ...“his wife and children may be better off without him.”
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  • Wednesday 14 April 2021 11:45am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : 90-year old Peter Warner, died in Australia yesterday. The famous sailor reportedly drowned when his boat rolled at the dangerous Ballina Bar, off the coast of Byron Bay, NSW.
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  • Tuesday 13 April 2021 6:14pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : People aged 18-years-old and above in Tonga can now register with the Ministry of Health to receive the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.
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  • Tuesday 13 April 2021 5:07pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The trial against a current Cabinet Minister and People’s Representative to Parliament, ‘Akosita Lavulavu and her husband, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, also a former Cabinet Minister, started on April 12 at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court. The couple have pleaded not guilty to three joint counts of obtaining a total of over $500,000 pa'anga by false pretences.
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  • Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Integrating gender equality into Tongatapu Rugby Union was a key focus at a retreat held on Fafa Island from 9 to 11 April under the theme ‘Growing Yourself, To Growing Others, To Growing Rugby Union’.
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  • Monday 12 April 2021 6:08pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s State of Emergency and COVID-19 national restrictions have been renewed for another month from 8:00pm 12 April to 8:00pm 10 May, declared Prime Minister Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa today.
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  • Tuesday 13 April 2021 2:36pm

    New York, USA
    : The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine has been deployed against COVID-19 in at least 115 countries, some of them for several months now. But it was not until a few cases of a rare blood-clotting disorder — some fatal — emerged within the past month or so that many European nations began to rethink its use across all age groups. Public health experts, however, have expressed concern that publicity surrounding the rare vaccine-related reactions will fuel hesitancy. They continue to emphasize that the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine’s benefits far outweigh the risks. In many nations, it is the only vaccine available.
  • Thursday 8 April 2021 4:39pm

    New York, USA
    : New York Times reporting: How does a country deal with climate disasters when it is drowning in debt? Not very well, it turns out. Especially not when a global pandemic clobbers its economy. Take Belize, Fiji and Mozambique. Vastly different countries, they are among dozens of nations at the crossroads of two mounting global crises that are drawing the attention of international financial institutions: climate change and debt.

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  • Saturday 10 April 2021 4:38pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The following information is to correct any misinformation regarding the Ministry’s partnership with the Beijing Machinery Repair Company Limited.... Oku tuku atu ‘a e ngaahi fakamatala ko eni koe’uhi ke fakatonutonu ‘a e ngaahi fakamatala hala fekau’aki pea mo e fengaue’aki ‘a e Potungaue pea mo e Beijing Machinery Repair Company Limited.... Media Statement from the Tonga Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests (MAFF).
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  • Thursday 25 March 2021 1:49pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Bank South Pacific Tonga Limited made a net profit after income tax of $9.881 million pa'anga for the year ending 31 December 2020, the Directors declared in a key disclosure statement summary today. This compared to a profit of $11.155 million in 2019. Net Operating Income declined during the year 2020 under COVID-19 restrictions.
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