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  • Tuesday 2 June 2020 11:43pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : Thousands of protesters gathered in Auckland CBD yesterday 1 June, to show their solidarity with protests in the United States against police brutality. Among the protests were Samoan and Tongan flag wavers. The protesters attempted to reach the United States Consulate which was closed off by New Zealand police.
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  • Tuesday 2 June 2020 7:27pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Statistics show a major decrease in international visitors to Tonga between January to March, in comparison to 2019, as CoViD-19 started to spread worldwide and in the months before Tonga closed its border.
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  • Tuesday 2 June 2020 6:40pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 45-year-old mother of eight was found guilty today on two charges of possession of 0.18 grams of methamphetamine and bribery of a police officer, when she was arrested at Lapaha in 2018. Meth was found hidden in a diaper at her home.
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  • Tuesday 2 June 2020 5:29pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 38-year-old man was arrested with 26.76 grams of methamphetamine at his home in Fo’ui on May 26.
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  • Tuesday 2 June 2020 5:27pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Around eighty Tongan students studying in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Australia under the Australia Awards Scholarships have had to adjust their normal study routine to cope with CoViD-19 restrictions.
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  • Monday 1 June 2020 7:01pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two 16-year-olds who pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a young girl under the age of 15 years and simple indecent assault received non-custodial sentences, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 29. “In the ordinary case, a custodial sentence would be warranted in order to reflect the Court's denunciation of this alarmingly prevalent type of offending, to protect young girls in society and effect adequate deterrence,” the Lord Chief Justice said.
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  • Monday 1 June 2020 6:37pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A parliamentary briefing to inform Tonga’s civil society organizations about the national budget and its process was held on 29 May at the Tanoa Hotel, Nuku’alofa.
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  • Sunday 31 May 2020 9:34pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The refusal by Government to reveal the identities of three companies that had won $12 million pa’anga worth of road construction contracts, to construct 2100 kilometres of tar-sealed roads throughout Tonga, has snarled the Budget debate in the Tongan parliament for three days 26-28 May.
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  • Friday 29 May 2020 6:55pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's CoViD-19 restrictions have been extended from today 8:00pm tonight 29 May until 11 June, the Tongan Government announced today. The restrictions have eased further with a shorter night time curfew from 11:00pm to 5:00am. Borders remain closed up to June 12.
  • Friday 29 May 2020 6:39pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Sinela Fifita (45) who was convicted of stabbing Neiafutahi Bloomfield multiple times at Fatai five-years ago, received a fully suspended sentence at the Supreme Court.
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