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Thursday 24 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Games Council and Tonga Sports Association National Olympic Committee have filed a civil suit against the Tonga government for breach of contract when they withdrew from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games.
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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Port Vila, Vanuatu
The Pacific Games Council (PGC) will suspend Tahiti for political interference in Tahitian sporting bodies, following the completion of the 2017 Mini Games in Vanuatu this Friday 15 December. The suspension was announced by PGC president Vidya Lakhan yesterday 11 December at a press conference in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
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Wednesday 13 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Legal action against Tonga for withdrawing from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games has been given full support by members of the Pacific Games Council (PGC) General Assembly at a meeting held last Sunday 10 December, in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The PGC has instructed its legal counsel in Tonga to proceed with an action for damages, which may amount to millions.
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Monday 4 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samoa will host the 2019 Pacific Games after winning the hosting rights when it was unanimously approved by the Pacific Games Council Executive Board.
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Monday 26 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Regretfully, I must intrude into your day, and reluctantly make a further comment on the sad saga that is the 2019 Pacific Games (PG2019).
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Tuesday 13 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's parliament has adjourned for two days, until Thursday, 15 June to give the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva time to respond to a "Motion for an Order for Parliament to tell the Tongan Government to Host the 2019 Pacific Games."
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Tuesday 11 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government has not found a piece of land to build an 18-holes golf course for the 2019 Pacific Games, the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told parliament this morning, 11 October. After today’s parliamentary session, Tonga’s hosting of the 2019 appears uncertain. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 6 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I was a little confused after reading your article: Tonga's new foreign exchange levy starts 1 June to pay for Pacific Games. In the article it said that this "tax" was needed to help fund the 2019 Pacific Games? How was Tonga going to finance this event when they went and bid to have Tonga host these games?
Tuesday 31 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Games Council today declared that a move by Tonga to vacate the Tonga 2019 Pacific Games Organising Committee - CEO/chairman’s position, is “null and void”.
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Wednesday 11 May 2016
Port Vila, Vanuatu
The number of sports allowed at future Pacific Games has now been reduced from 26 to 24, with the decision made after a Pacific Games Council General Assembly meeting yesterday in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The number of compulsory sports has increased from 14 to 16, with sailing and triathlon being promoted.
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Tuesday 26 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Games Council is eager to see a Master Plan for the 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga turn into reality, and to make this happen the Tongan Government should swiftly secure contracts for the design and the construction of sporting facilities and venues required, the President of the Pacific Games Council, Vidhya Lakhan said at a Press Conference in Nuku'alofa on Friday, 22 April.
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