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Tonga's Dare to Dream Foundation offers hope for deportees and vulnerable youths  - 1 comment
Stephen Vete says:

Congratulations to all involved in organising, launching and sponsoring this wonderful humane, positive, heart warming and spiritually uplifting initiative.

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Opinion

  • Saturday 15 June 2019 3:23pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : It appears that while we don’t yet know the full version of the government’s economic vision for Tonga, we know at least one thing…it is not welcoming to outside ideas and investment. Investors will ask: why should I take the risk caused by Tonga’s Foreign Exchange Act and experience the currently obvious roadblocks to doing business in Tonga? Maybe somewhere else will be better? - Dean Bishoprick.
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  • Wednesday 12 June 2019 5:09pm


    Melbourne, Australia
    : There is no such thing as an own goal in rugby, but Rugby Australia, the game’s governing body in Australia, has done its very best to score one by terminating the contract of Israel Folau. In doing so, it has lost the services of a star fullback who has played 73 tests for Australia. ... But once we allow, as a ground for restricting someone’s freedom of speech or action, the claim that someone else has been offended by it, freedom is in grave danger of disappearing entirely. By Peter Singer
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Sports

  • Monday 10 June 2019 5:59pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Four local boxers representing Tonga are being put through their paces by high performance coach Asipeli Fine from Mascot, New South Wales, and China’s high-level boxing coach, Chen Ju, ahead of the Pacific Games held in Samoa next month.
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Pacific Islands

  • Tuesday 4 June 2019 1:42pm


    Wellington, New Zealand
    : The New Zealand Defence Force has taken part in a multi-national fisheries patrol that covered an area 22 times the size of New Zealand. The operation, from 19-31 May involved seven members of the Forum Fisheries Agency, including Tonga. Some 57 vessels were boarded by authorities during the operation in the exclusive economic zones.
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  • Friday 31 May 2019 2:51pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : In the Pacific islands, about four in every five children between two to 14 years experiences some form of violent discipline. Violence at school is also high. Yet the impact of violence against children affects their development and continues into adulthood and the next generation, UNICEF Pacific Representative Sheldon Yett told a regional programme in Fiji this week.
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