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  • Friday 21 September 2018 11:10pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's Prime Minister told parliament yesterday, Thursday September 20, that he wanted to send all members to prison, including himself, because they did not take action on an Auditor General's annual report from 2012-13 that had been previously presented to parliament. He said that they would only do their prison time at the weekends in the morning, and members would take turns. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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  • Friday 21 September 2018 6:17pm


    Hong Kong
    : Seven Pacific Islands small to medium-sized fishing companies have boosted their businesses after attending Seafood Expo Asia, where they met buyers and won orders, under a new area of support from the Forum Fisheries Agency. Two buyers have placed orders, which surpassed the annual volume of the supplier.
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  • Friday 21 September 2018 5:59pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A woman driver sustained injuries when her car crashed into a wall at ‘Apifo’ou College on Vuna Road, at around 5:00pm this afternoon, September 21.
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  • Friday 21 September 2018 5:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 35-year-old Tonga Police Officer has been suspended after entering a house without permission in Pelehake on Monday, September 17.
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  • Friday 21 September 2018 11:10am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Mate Ma’a Tonga’s veteran captain Sika Manu will miss out on Tonga’s historic rugby league showdown with Australia, after being ruled out with a knee injury by his Super League club Hull FC in England.
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  • Thursday 20 September 2018 7:32pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : In just six-months from January to June this year, 293 domestic violence cases were referred to the Women and Children Crisis Centre in Nuku'alofa - surpassing the whole of 2017.
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  • Thursday 20 September 2018 7:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Australian Government last week offered scholarships to 37 Tongan citizens. Fifteen of the recipients will study in Australia while 22 will study in Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu.
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  • Thursday 20 September 2018 7:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Petrol and kerosene retail prices have decreased slightly for September to October starting on Tuesday, 18 September, while the price of diesel went up.
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  • Thursday 20 September 2018 1:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 29-man preliminary squad for a test against Australia was announced yesterday, 19 September, by Mate Ma’a Tonga coach Kristian Woolf. The team list includes newcomers Moeaki Fotuaika (Gold Coast Titans) and Scott Sorensen (Cronulla Sharks).
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Latest Comments

Parliament resumes after "longest break ever"  - 2 comments
fehoko.nahau5 says:

It is unfortunate that the Minister of Justice's "Bills" he says the Privy Council "blocked" in during the last Government regime, cannot be found on the Attorney General

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Parliament resumes after "longest break ever"  - 2 comments
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A humble suggestion: Is it possible for draft legislation to be made public so that more eligible voters (and others) can provide feedback on the draft legislation under consideration?

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Opinion

  • Thursday 20 September 2018 7:49pm


    Singapore
    : Emergency management efforts will struggle to keep pace with the havoc wrought by climate change, owing to a dangerous disconnect between knowledge and action, even as the scientific evidence piles up. Leaders in most countries consider the status quo to be politically safer. Even weather reports on television typically fail to mention climate change as an underlying cause of severe meteorological events. By Vinod Thomas
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  • Thursday 13 September 2018 11:08am


    Princeton, USA
    : Next month, a judge in Oregon will begin hearing a case brought against the United States government on behalf of 21 young people, supported by the non-profit organization Our Children’s Trust, who allege that the authorities’ active contributions to the climate crisis violate their constitutional rights. The government defendants have repeatedly tried – so far without success – to have the case thrown out or delayed, and the trial is currently scheduled to start on October 29. - Peter Singer.
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Sports

Pacific Islands

  • Tuesday 11 September 2018 8:43pm


    Canberra, Australia
    : In the context of an emerging Indo-Pacific solidarity - how does the Pacific maintain and strengthen its own strategic autonomy? How do we ensure our regional priorities are neither undermined through the breaking of our Pacific solidarity, nor appropriated by the narratives of others not of our region? These are key questions for the Forum Family, says Dame Meg Taylor in her keynote address to the 2018 State of the Pacific Conference, at the Australia National University in Canberra, on Monday, 8 September 2018.
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From our archives

  • Monday 15 September 2008 3:28pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A debate in parliament over the reinstatement of the Emergency Powers sparked off comments over what caused the events of 16/11 and a concern that a repeat is still possible. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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