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Monday 4 January 2021

Tofoa, Tonga
At the current pace of repatriation it will take over a year to return home all of those abandoned abroad. We run the risk of slipping into the depths of economic and mental depression, and we may see the fragmentation of our society, both at home and abroad, if we don’t immediately grasp the advent of vaccines and start building the bridges. At Easter it will be a full year from the closing of the border. It is time to prepare for the “new beginning”, the new life. By Paul Karalus.
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Monday 28 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s State of Emergency due to the global CoViD-19 pandemic has been extended from 8:00pm today, Monday, September 28 until 8:00pm October 26. The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating globally.
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Wednesday 9 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Enforcement of the new Employment Relations Act 2020 should be deferred “until we are able to recover from the effects of this global pandemic.”, Tonga's Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. stated today, stressing that the timing is wrong.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two foreign sailing yachts that arrived unexpectedly in Vava'u over the last few days, in breach of border security measures, are being allowed to remain in safe haven anchorage at Port Maurelle until heavy weather calms down. There is mixed feeling in Vava'u about the arrival of yachts.
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Monday 25 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As there is no virus and we still live under restrictions, what does this mean for the future? As government seems “happy” with the curfew, will a curfew now become part of our daily life? Does it really reduce crime? Or are we now in a period of moral justification for limiting people’s freedom? - Dean Bishoprick