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  • Monday 29 November 2021 10:10pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A blaze engulfed a small house situated behind the Tufumahina Royal Residence on Saturday night, November 27. The main house at the front of the compound was not affected.
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  • Monday 29 November 2021 9:45pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Around 46,239 people (60%) of Tonga’s eligible population of 76,911 are now fully inoculated for COVID-19. while 73,295 (95%) have received their first doses of either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine by November 29, the Ministry of Health confirmed today.
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  • Monday 29 November 2021 9:37pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Ana Katokalala Siale (38) who is currently serving time in Hu'atolitoli Prison was sentenced to serve an additional six-months imprisonment for the housebreaking and theft of $10,650 pa'anga worth of Tongan handicrafts in 2020. She is currently serving two-years six-months imprisonment for two previous convictions of similar offences.
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  • Monday 29 November 2021 9:26pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two Tongans who studied online to complete a Master’s Degree in Disaster Management, under a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) program, received their certificates on November 24. Mafoa Penisoni focused on Seismology and Tevita ‘Aho focused on Flood Disaster.
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  • Sunday 28 November 2021 11:39am
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    Auckland, New Zealand
    : For years, WTO members have failed to forge an agreement to limit fishing subsidies, thereby allowing the continuation of ecologically devastating fishing operations that would otherwise be economically unviable. Now an agreement is within reach – if the political will is there to deliver it. The comprehensive draft now on the table combines measures to curb harmful subsidies with specific exceptions for developing countries. Governments have given their word that they will curb destructive fisheries subsidies. This week’s 12th Ministerial Conference in Geneva (30 Nov.-3 Dec.) will test the credibility of that pledge. By Helen Clark, et al.
  • Friday 26 November 2021 7:03pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Dux of Tupou College was awarded to Tofā Moe ‘Alo Taumoha’apai Moala during the all boys secondary school’s prize giving ceremony today.
  • Friday 26 November 2021 6:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : More than 300 students received certificates in a combined graduation ceremony for two Government Tertiary Institutes (TIST and TMPI) today at the Falemasiva Hall, in the Tailulu College compound, Tofoa. By Linny Folau.
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  • Friday 26 November 2021 6:40pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Fifteen young Tongan women, who are starting out in business, joined a local networking event last week in a program that connects them with other aspiring “Greenpreneurs” and business leaders in their communities and in the Pacific Islands.
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  • Thursday 25 November 2021 6:23pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga and other Pacific Islands will benefit from the new eligibility rules approved yesterday by the World Rugby Council that will allow international players like former All Blacks, Charles Piutau and former Wallaby Israel Folau to easily transfer from one union to another starting next year. By Eleanor Gee.
  • Thursday 25 November 2021 5:53pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The 49-year-old man who was arrested in Neiafu, after Police seized 254.72 grams of cocaine has been charged with possession of illicit drugs.
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