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  • Wednesday 28 October 2020 6:34pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Fifty solar street lights were donated to Tonga by China’s Dongguan Municipality, during a signing ceremony at Fa’onelua Convention Centre today.
  • Tuesday 27 October 2020 5:05pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A total of 234 people were issued with new traffic infringement notices and penalties in Tongatapu, mainly for speeding, in a two-weeks traffic operation by Tonga Police, between October 12-25.
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  • Tuesday 27 October 2020 4:53pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Sitela Fungavaka (76) was the passenger who died after the vehicle she was travelling in collided with another vehicle at Talafo’ou, on October 25.
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  • Tuesday 27 October 2020 4:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's declaration of a State of Emergency and the national CoViD-19 restrictions have been extended from 8:00pm 26 October to 8:00pm 23 November due to the ongoing spread of CoViD-19 worldwide.
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  • Tuesday 27 October 2020 3:59pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tongan government's services will close down for their annual Christmas holiday, for two weeks from Monday December 21, 2020, to resume on January 4, 2021.
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  • Monday 26 October 2020 5:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : All 141 passengers repatriated from Christchurch, New Zealand earlier this month have tested negative for CoViD-19 confirmed Ministry of Health CEO Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today. Another 230 repatriated passengers are expected to arrive later this week from Brisbane and Auckland.
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  • Monday 26 October 2020 5:32pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with reckless driving causing the death of a 76-year-old woman, after a collision at Talafo'ou on Sunday, October 25.
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  • Monday 26 October 2020 5:21pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An assault case was remitted back for trial at the Magistrate's Court, after the Lord Chief Justice quashed a decision by a Senior Magistrate to withdraw the charge. This was an appeal by the Crown in a case, Police vs Lose Hansen (respondent) who was charged with common assault.
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  • Monday 26 October 2020 12:38pm


    United Nations, NY
    : In what leading campaigners are describing as “a new chapter for nuclear disarmament”, the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will now come into force on 22 January 2021, after Honduras became the 50th Member State to ratify on Saturday. (Eight countries in the South Pacific have ratified the agreement and two have accessioned, but these do not include Tonga.)
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  • Monday 26 October 2020 11:15am


    Chicago, USA
    : Throughout US President Donald Trump's first term, there has been constant hand wringing over a "constitutional crisis" that never arrived. The irony is that an administration led by Joe Biden would almost certainly confront such a crisis, owing to Trump's transformation of the Supreme Court into a right-wing redoubt. A constitutional crisis, properly understood as a turning point that might lead to collapse or transformation of the system, has not occurred. But such a crisis does now appear increasingly likely. By Eric Posner.