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  • Monday 20 May 2019 7:07pm

    : The head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson will visit Tonga this week, on 23 May.
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  • Monday 20 May 2019 6:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Increasing the number of voters in Tonga's elections is one of the main aims of a new NZD$1.5m three-year program signed under a Memorandum of Understanding between the New Zealand and Tonga Electoral Commissions, at the Electoral Office at Fasi today, 20 May.
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  • Monday 20 May 2019 5:47pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola has been reappointed as the Ministry of Health’s Chief Executive Officer for a period of four years starting last Thursday, 16 May.
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  • Monday 20 May 2019 5:46pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva was reported to be back at work on May 20 in Nuku'alofa, after returning from New Zealand.
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  • Monday 20 May 2019 5:27pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The cases against two Tongan Cabinet Ministers, one over a stolen cow and the other disobeying a Port Master’s direction in regards to his vessels, remain pending at the Fasi Magistrate's Court. One is adjourned to Chambers on May 29 and the other has a trial date set for July 3.
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  • Friday 17 May 2019 5:47pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva is expected to return to Tonga from New Zealand this weekend, after being away for five weeks for medical treatment.
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  • Friday 17 May 2019 5:20pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A hearing on an appeal by the Crown against a ruling by a Magistrate discharging four counts against former Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, namely for accepting bribes by a government servant was heard on May 17 at the Supreme Court.
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  • Friday 17 May 2019 5:05pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Drier weather has been forecast for most of Tonga up to July, except for Niuafo’ou, with the dry season starting on 1 May.
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Opinion

  • Friday 17 May 2019 7:20pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The proposed changes to the Constitution to take away the King's remaining powers and transfer it to the Prime Minister and his Cabinet is backwards and undemocratic. - 'Ana Tausinga
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  • Tuesday 14 May 2019 12:09pm


    Bangkok, Thailand
    : Having watched popular protests, from the color revolutions in the former Soviet Union to the Arab Spring, challenge their counterparts’ power, the world’s autocrats have been adopting legal measures aimed at incapacitating civic groups, including pro-democracy movements and human-rights NGOs. Among the most sweeping measures are those enabling officials to monitor and punish activists’ online activities. For activists, pushing back against draconian cyber laws and other forms of digital repression will not be easy, not least because it remains uncharted territory. By Janjira Sombatpoonsiri.
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Pacific Islands

  • Friday 10 May 2019 7:54pm


    Washington, USA
    : Thousands of communities across the North Pacific will benefit from significant upgrades to maritime infrastructure and improved connectivity following approval today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors of two grants for US$38.5 million and US$33.1 million for the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Marshall Islands, respectively.
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  • Wednesday 24 April 2019 10:17am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The second Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation to be held in Beijing, China, from 25-27 April 2019, offers a promising path for China-Tonga Joint Development. The meeting will welcome 37 heads of state or government, with over 5,000 participants from more than 150 countries. Tonga's delegation includes HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Semisi Sika and Minister for MEIDECC Hon. Poasi Tei. Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver the keynote speech at the opening and chair the leaders' round-table summit, with "Belt and Road Cooperation: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future" as its theme.
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