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  • Thursday 12 May 2022 7:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : There were 941 active COVID-19 cases recorded in Tonga, at 10 May, with the majority (479) located on Tongatapu. Since Sunday, May 8, new cases have dropped to under 50 daily.
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  • Thursday 12 May 2022 6:32pm


    Wellington, New Zealand
    : New Zealand will fully reopen its border by the end of July, three months earlier than originally planned. Visitors from Pacific Islands Forum countries can apply for visas starting on Monday, 16 May.
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  • Thursday 12 May 2022 6:24pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three repatriation flights arrived in Tonga from Fiji, Australia and New Zealand on May 11-12, with 340 incoming passengers.
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  • Thursday 12 May 2022 6:20pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 38-year-old man was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for two counts of serious indecent assault of a child under the age of 12 years.
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  • Wednesday 11 May 2022 8:18pm
    'Help Tonga Switzerland'


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Distribution this week of truckloads of food supplies donated by 'Help Tonga Switzerland' has reached over 300 vulnerable and affected families on Tongatapu in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption and tsunamis.
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  • Wednesday 11 May 2022 7:47pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 69-year-old man was sentenced to five-years imprisonment for attempted rape of a 20-year-old woman on Tongatapu in 2021.
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  • Wednesday 11 May 2022 7:39pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Prolific thief Sione Katoa who is currently serving a prison sentence was sentenced to 11-months imprisonment for common assault, serious housebreaks and theft of high value electronic goods.
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  • Wednesday 11 May 2022 3:41pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's future management of catastrophes and national planning for disaster risks will be strengthened by improving national information systems and data collection, particularly disaster risk finance data. This is a focus for a Stakeholder and Surveyors Training Workshop this week, under a Tonga government project to assemble a comprehensive inventory of population and properties at risk.
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  • Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two men, aged in their 20s, were spared death penalties and, instead, sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, after bludgeoning to death the victim, Fanaafi Misifane (35), at Holonga in 2019. A third man was sentenced to eight-years for manslaughter. The death was a tragedy, said the judge. “Mr Misifane was killed on the ground where he lay. Sudden and savage he had no chance at all.”
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  • Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A third Member of Parliament, Tatafu Moeaki, will be unseated from the Legislative Assembly on 16 May. This was after the Speaker received the Supreme Court's certification that his election was void on Friday, 6 May.
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