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American yacht sailing to Tonga  - 2 comments
CDB says:

Interested to see that Tongan Coast Guard forced a NZ yacht to leave Minerva Reef. The Zatara was permitted to stay.

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Opinion

  • Monday 10 August 2020 2:11pm


    London, United Kingdom
    : This week's dialogue on economic strategies by the Forum Economic Ministers' Meeting, 11-12 August, is critical to building back better, or differently, for the Pacific Forum Islands. By Amelia Kinahoi Siamomua. (Tonga’s candidate for the post of Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat).
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  • Monday 10 August 2020 11:30am


    Melbourne, Australia
    : Many ethicists conclude that fully informed volunteers should be allowed to sign up for a potentially dangerous trial that will reduce the time required to bring an effective vaccine to everyone who could be exposed to SARS-CoV-2. The alternative is that the virus will continue to impose much higher levels of risk on other people, especially health care workers, older people, and people with underlying health conditions that reduce their chances of surviving infection. We should praise the young and healthy volunteers for risking their safety in order to save others. By Peter Singer and Isaac Martinez
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Sports

  • Friday 17 July 2020 5:57pm


    Sydney, Australia
    : The Oceania Rugby Men’s XV Championships to be held in August in Papua New Guinea has been cancelled due to CoViD-19. Postponed fixtures include the Oceania Rugby Women’s Repechage qualification between Samoa and Tonga.
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Pacific Islands

  • Monday 10 August 2020 4:56pm


    Wellington, New Zealand
    : New Zealand and the Cook Islands are moving closer to the establishment of a travel bubble, to recommence quarantine-free travel between the two countries before the end of the year, and as soon as it can be safely achieved.
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  • Monday 10 August 2020 2:26pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : A new tropical cyclone outlook model will generate much earlier predictions for the number of tropical cyclones than current models used in Pacific Island countries, says the University of Newcastle in Australia. According to its current predictions, Tonga should expect one or two cyclones for the upcoming cyclone season (December – April).
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  • Thursday 30 July 2020 6:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Ko e ongo Talatupu‘a ‘o fekau‘aki pea mo e hala fononga ‘o ‘Aho‘eitu, ko e ‘uluaki Tu‘i Tonga ‘i he 950BC. Ko e konga ‘uluaki ‘eni ‘o e ngaahi fakamatala ne mau to‘o mai meihe fakatotolo na‘e fai ‘e Rev. Dr Siotame Havea pea pulusi he 2015 ‘i he tohi ko e – Tonga: Fonua ‘a Kainga.
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Sponsored Posts

  • Tuesday 4 August 2020 3:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The proposed establishment of the Confucius Institute at the Tonga Institute for Higher Education will contribute to development of the Tongan higher education system and promote economic, cultural and academic exchanges between Tonga and China, enhancing friendly cooperation and people-to-people understanding through Chinese language learning. - By Col. (Rtd.) Siamelie Latu.
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