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  • Tuesday 12 October 2021 3:25pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A death penalty was seriously considered by Tonga's Lord Chief Justice, before he gave a life sentence yesterday, to the man who admitted the murder of prominent human rights activist Polikalepo “Poli” Kefu (41) in April this year. Lord Chief Justice Whitten QC, convicted ‘Inoke Silongo F. Tonga (27), a meth addict, of the murder at a beach in Tatakamotonga. He said the offending was “a heinous crime of extreme brutality and depravity.”
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  • Monday 11 October 2021 5:53pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Thirty young women entered the Fale Alea 'of Tonga, for a “practice parliament” to celebrate the International Day of the Girl today, October 11. This week, the participants will debate their views in a parliamentary setting.
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  • Saturday 9 October 2021 1:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : While candidates are campaigning for the November General Election, it is worth considering that to date, only three of the 22 legislations that were passed by the House during its 2021 session, have been enacted and assented by the King. Those three legislations included the appropriation acts, which are essential to keep government services running. The rest of the legislation, it has been pointed out, requires further work. By Pesi Fonua.
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  • Friday 8 October 2021 8:05pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Teachers from throughout Tongatapu today marked World Teachers' Day with a special program that started with a colouful parade in the Central Business District of Nuku'alofa.
  • Friday 8 October 2021 7:55pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A dramatic increase in drugs related arrests in Tonga along with large amounts of Class A drugs seized over the last three years, are shown in statistics presented by Tonga Police this week.
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  • Friday 8 October 2021 7:16pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Problematic students in Tonga, including absentees, have increased alarmingly in 2021 compared to 2020, Deputy CEO Ministry of Education, Kalafitoni Latu said during his presentation at the Tonga National Symposium on Illicit Drugs on October 6. “The students that are absent from school are more likely to be vulnerable to the illicit drug problem.” Many come from broken homes and we need to pay attention to these figures, he said.
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  • Thursday 7 October 2021 7:15pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Retired rugby league star, Manu Vatuvei (35) faces a lengthy prison sentence in New Zealand, after he pleaded guilty yesterday, to the importation of methamphetamine there.
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  • Thursday 7 October 2021 11:41am
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    New York, USA
    : New York Times reporting: When it comes to records of human history, do not overlook Earth’s only uninhabited continent. Researchers recently found soot preserved in Antarctic ice that they have linked to fires set in New Zealand by Māori settlers, the islands’ first human inhabitants. Finding evidence of conflagrations thousands of miles away is a dramatic example of early humanity’s environmental impact, the team suggests. These results were published Wednesday in ‘Nature’.
  • Wednesday 6 October 2021 10:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HM King Tupou VI today in Tonga's first National Symposium on Illicit Drugs said the problem of illicit drugs is a national issue that requires an urgent integrated national response. Educating everyone on the effects of illicit drugs was a priority. "Our government must allocate and prioritize finances towards this important endeavour as a matter of urgency," the king said.
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  • Wednesday 6 October 2021 10:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three Tongan nationals who are in Australia on working visas will appear in court on Wednesday in New South Wales mid-north coast, accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls at a park over the weekend.
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  • Tuesday 5 October 2021 9:50pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A suspended sentence imposed on Manavahetau Fua’eiki aka 'Isileli (43) for possession of methamphetamine and a bullet stands, ruled the Appeal Court on October 1.
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  • Tuesday 5 October 2021 7:29pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The repatriation flights from Australia and New Zealand planned to arrive in Tonga this month have been postponed due to COVID-19, confirmed a MEIDECC statement today.
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  • Monday 4 October 2021 7:22pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : There is no Commonwealth Vocational University registered in the Kingdom of Tonga, Dr ‘Opeti Pulotu, Chief Executive Officer of Tonga’s National Qualification and Accreditation Board confirmed today, 4 October, after a newspaper in Northern India published graduation claims by an individual.
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  • Monday 4 October 2021 7:06pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A former Governor of Vava’u, Lord Fulivai and his wife Lady Helen Fulivai who took personal loans and were paid large sums of money by an Auckland company director in exchange for promised land leases in Tonga, which they did not honour, have been ordered by the High Court of New Zealand to pay back over NZD$253,370.
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  • Monday 4 October 2021 5:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Leimoni Tito Siasau (49) who was sentenced to four-years imprisonment for serious indecent assault of a 33-year-old woman got his sentence reduced to two-years by the Appeal Court on October 1.
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  • Monday 4 October 2021 5:05pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : Life in Fiji is starting to return to normal as businesses re-open at 70 percent capacity starting from today but only for people who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. There are currently 12,828 active COVID-19 cases in Fiji. Since the COVID-19 outbreak that started in April 2021, there have been 51,132 cases and 631 deaths there.
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  • Monday 4 October 2021 5:03pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : People over the age of 18 years planning to travel on Air New Zealand international flights will need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 from 1 February 2022, or to provide a medical exemption.
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  • Friday 1 October 2021 11:14pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Breast cancer is like a journey over a rough sea in a strong wind, Hon. 'Amelia Tu'ipulotu told Tongan women today on the launch of Pink October, a month of breast cancer awareness. She urged women to be brave to proceed with examinations that are available at the hospital, urging them to seek treatment as soon as they become aware of changes in their breasts.
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  • Friday 1 October 2021 10:17pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Around $20,000 pa’anga will be offered in cash and prizes from Digicel Tonga to help raise awareness of women and men’s health in Tonga during October and November.
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  • Friday 1 October 2021 10:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Simione Ikahihifo (55) who was sentenced to serve seven and a half-years imprisonment for dangerous driving causing the death of 'Aisea Kaifa (66) in 2020, had his sentence reduced to five-years by the Appeal Court on October 1.
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