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  • Saturday 6 August 2022 6:40pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The United States does not ask any nation to choose between the United States and China, the United States Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy R. Sherman, said in Tonga this afternoon, while expressing disappointment that China had decided to cancel and suspend various relations with the US yesterday, including climate change talks. “For Tonga climate change is existential, and we understand that, and it's just terribly disappointing that the world's largest emitter right now, and a country who must be engaged, for us to reach 1.5 degrees Celsius, has now withdrawn from that discussion, that should be a big concern to all of us.” By Mary Lyn Fonua.
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  • Friday 5 August 2022 9:42pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : After flying into Tonga today, United States Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy R. Sherman, said the United States is looking forward to a new phase in its relationship.
 She is on Pacific trip aimed to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to the region.
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  • Thursday 4 August 2022 7:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, HE Wendy R. Sherman will arrive in Tonga on Friday, 5 August, during a Pacific trip to reflect the United States' commitment to the region. She is expected to meet King Tupou VI in Nuku'alofa.
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  • Thursday 4 August 2022 7:32pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameilku and Japan’s Defense Minister Kishi held a video teleconference on 29 July, and discussed various issues including enhancing bilateral defence cooperation and exchange.
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  • Thursday 4 August 2022 7:20pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two men who were acquitted of possessing 2.19 grams of methamphetamine but were found guilty on lesser counts received suspended sentences, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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  • Thursday 4 August 2022 7:14pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Police officers has this month made safety reinforcement visits to schools on Tongatapu, after several complaints from concerned parents revealed incidents of suspicious men attempts to lure young children into their vehicles.
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  • Thursday 4 August 2022 12:55am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Queen Nanasipau’u today presented a gift of a new truck to the evacuated people of Mango for transport, when they re-settle at Ta'anga in 'Eua.
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  • Thursday 4 August 2022 12:21am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Police Commissioner Shane McLennan in a virtual address supported the launching of a Pacific Regional Initiative and Support for Effective Counter Trafficking in Persons on 29 July in Suva.
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  • Thursday 4 August 2022 12:13am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Kaluseti Holani (22) was sentenced to four-years eight-months imprisonment for several offences, including causing serious bodily harm, when he discharged a firearm injuring two young men, at Afa in January this year. The Lord Chief Justice said the accused was fortunate not to have been charged with attempted murder. Even though a complaint had been filed to Mu'a police, the same rifle was used in this second incident. There were no attempts by the police to resolve the issues.
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  • Tuesday 2 August 2022 7:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Legislative Assembly of Tonga resumed sitting on 1 August with an agenda that includes deliberating on Government Public Bills.
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Opinion

  • Thursday 28 July 2022 8:15am


    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    : Today, over 5000 competitors from nations as far afield as Malaysia to Jamaica converge on Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games. The Games is perhaps the most visible aspect of the Commonwealth for many of our 2.5 billion citizens. Less visible, and appreciated, is the potential of the Commonwealth to bolster trade, business and investment between our 56 members. Tonga could win every year through the Commonwealth advantage. We must also work collectively to overcome perceived investment risks within some of our developing countries. - Lord Jonathan Marland of Odstock, Chair of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council.
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Sports

  • Tuesday 26 July 2022 7:58pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s National Netball Team Tala has come out of the Oceania Netball Qualifiers not only undefeated but momentus, as it will take Tonga to its first ever Netball World Cup 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa. "This victory is huge for us as a team and for our country. With everything that Tonga has been through this year with the volcanic eruption, tsunami and covid, it was a way to send hope and joy to our country." said captain Hulita Haukinima Veve.
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  • Monday 25 July 2022 5:15pm
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    Suva, Fiji
    : Although Mataliki, Tonga’s National Women Football Team lost their quarter-final game against Papua New Guinea, the game was reported to have been one of the tournament’s greatest. Papua New Guinea won 3-2 on penalties, after 3-3 at extra time in an insane game.
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  • Sunday 24 July 2022 10:24am
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    Brisbane, Australia
    : Tonga has qualified for their eighth consecutive Rugby World Cup after a dominant 44-22 win against Hong Kong in the Asia/Pacific Play-off at the Sunshine Coast Stadium. Tonga join Pool B of Rugby World Cup 2023 alongside Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and Romania
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  • Wednesday 3 August 2022 11:49pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Mr. ‘Alo-ki- hakau Maileseni was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Ports Authority Tonga on 1 August 2022, for a term of four years. The Chairman of the Transport Sector Board of Directors, Dr. Sione Ngongo Kioa and Board of Directors approved the appointment, which was endorsed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Public Enterprises, Hon. Poasi Mataele Tei.
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  • Thursday 28 July 2022 11:21am
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    Matatoa-Tofoa, Tonga
    : Tonga Power Ltd. is grateful for the emergency aid assets to support recovery of Tonga's distribution network, which were handed over by the Australian Government this week. This is in response to the requests for assistance after the electricity grid in the coastal areas of Tongatapu was heavily affected by the tsunami in January, during the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano.
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  • Thursday 14 July 2022 10:38pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Bank of South Pacific Tonga Limited celebrated seven years serving the Kingdom of Tonga, on Sunday 10 July 2022. To celebrate the occasion BSP presented Tonga Red Cross Society with a donation of $10,000 and other goods, while a donation of $2,500 was made to Community Leaders of Mango to support relocation to ‘Eua. This was in addition to the $50,000 donation made to the Government of Tonga earlier in the year to support tsunami reconstruction.
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  • Wednesday 13 July 2022 3:27pm
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    Canberra, Australia
    : The Pacific Islands Forum has long been an important dialogue for our region, and this week is an opportunity for leaders to continue our conversation about the sort of region we want to be. For more than half a century, this Forum has been gathering in the Pacific Way. Bringing many voices together from across our beautiful and diverse islands. And projecting a strong voice across the vast Pacific Ocean and around the world. - Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Anthony Albanese MP.
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