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  • Tuesday 20 November 2018 9:25pm

    : Tonga is interested in upgrading its diplomatic presence in the Arabian Peninsula by establishing an embassy at Dubai, the United Arab Emirate, HE Saleh Ahmed Alsuwaidi the UAE ambassador to Tonga told a Press Conference at the Tanoa Hotel, Nuku’alofa on Thursday, 15 November.
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  • Tuesday 20 November 2018 7:10pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A stepfather was sentenced to 12 and a half years imprisonment for numerous offences that included serious indecent assault of his two young stepdaughters and raping one of them. The mother (42) who helped him commit some of these serious sexual offences was sentenced to seven years and three months imprisonment. The judge agreed that the offendings constituted a grave breach of trust and the sentence imposed should reflect it.
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  • Tuesday 20 November 2018 6:46pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Jamaica’s “Reggae Warriors” have successfully qualified for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup after defeating the United States 16 – 10. The historic win makes Jamaica the first Caribbean nation to qualify for a Rugby League world cup.
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  • Monday 19 November 2018 11:18pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s repayment of its $119 million pa'anga concessional loan from China that was scheduled to start this year, has been deferred for another five years.
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  • Monday 19 November 2018 6:15pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 23-year-old man who sustained multiple gunshot wounds after being shot in Kolonga on Saturday night, November 17 is reported to be in a stable condition at Vaiola Hospital.
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  • Monday 19 November 2018 6:10pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A complaint has been received by Tonga Police from a victim who alleged to have been assaulted by soldiers on November 4 in Vaini. At the same, His Majesty’s Armed Forces said they are investigating the alleged assault.
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  • Monday 19 November 2018 5:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 41-year-old man arrested in relation to the seizure of $460,000 pa’anga worth of methamphetamine in Kanokupolu on November 14, remains in custody, pending court later this week.
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Latest Comments

China switch brings Tonga closer to UN dream  - 2 comments
Boston Rob says:

I wonder how the Tongan missionaries are faring in converting Chinese to Christianity when Europeans have failed for hundreds of years.

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PM and Ministers pussyfoot around  - 4 comments
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Collective Will of the People!

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Opinion

  • Tuesday 20 November 2018 8:20pm


    Washington DC, USA
    : The Juliana v United States trial is about more than the environment; it will have far-reaching implications for intergenerational justice more broadly. Consider the issue of public debt. There have always been moral objections to one generation burdening the next with excessive debt, effectively limiting young people’s future liberty by impinging on their ability to form families, educate children, and create wealth. By Robert Dugger.
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  • Tuesday 20 November 2018 8:14pm


    Paris, France
    : Eradicating hunger, ending food insecurity, and ensuring sustainability are global priorities that call for collective action. We need to strengthen, not weaken, international cooperation. The international community needs to do three things to harness the benefits of trade in food and agriculture products. By Angel Gurría and José Graziano da Silva
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  • Monday 5 November 2018 5:33pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : November 2 is the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Kingdom of Tonga. It is of great significance to jointly celebrate this historic day. On October 26, 1998, His Majesty King Tupou VI, who was then Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence of Tonga visited China, and on behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, signed the Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with his counterpart in the Chinese Government. By H. E. Wang Baodong, Chinese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Tonga.
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