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Tuesday 16 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Filipe Jr. was arrested on Monday, July 15 in relation to illicit drugs, Tonga Police confirmed this afternoon.
Tuesday 16 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siua Sekona is a co-accused charged with Sione Filipe Jr in relation to the seizure of 242 grams of cannabis seeds brought into Tonga, at Fua’amotu International Airport in March, confirmed Police Prosecution.
Monday 15 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Crown has filed an appeal to the Supreme Court against a Magistrate's decision, which granted a bail variation to Minister of Justice, allowing him to travel outside of Tonga. The Crown alleges that proper procedure for his application was not carried out according to the law. The Minister who is currently facing criminal charges related to wrongful interference in a cow row, is on bail.
Monday 15 July 2019

Apia, Samoa
Tonga has won two Gold medals at the Pacific Games during the first week, and yesterday ranked 11th in the medal tally, out of 22 competing nations.
Monday 15 July 2019

Apia, Samoa
Tonga’s champion weightlifter ‘Aisake Tu‘itupou caused a big upset at the 2019 Pacific Games after he beat 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist David Liti (New Zealand) and silver medalist Lauititi Lui (Samoa) to win two golds for Tonga in the highest division (Over 109kg) of the weightlifting competition at the Pacific Games in Samoa on Saturday 13 July.
Friday 12 July 2019

Apia, Samoa
With help from their friends the Real Tonga Touch Rugby team is taking part in the Pacific Games in Samoa. Fehoko Tu'ivai, President of Tonga National Touch said the team arrived in Apia, Samoa yesterday, 11 July.
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Friday 12 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vaha Palei (32) who was found guilty of possessing 20.4 grams of methamphetamine at Te’ekiu in May last year, was remanded for sentencing next month.
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Friday 12 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A bail hearing for Paula Naitoko (59) the Senior Customs Officer charged in a major seizure of illicit drugs in April at the Queen Salote Wharf, had his case adjourned to August 9, in a court appearance this morning.
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Thursday 11 July 2019

Brisbane, Australia
Tonga's Taekwondo Team left Brisbane, Australia for Samoa today, 11 July, after several grueling weeks of training in preparation for the Pacific Games.
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Thursday 11 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gift of school supplies and letters of friendship from children in Ebina, Japan, were received by Prince Taufa‘ahau Manumataongo and Princess Halaevalu Mata‘aho on behalf of the school children in Tonga, on July 11 at the Palace Office in Nuku‘alofa.
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Thursday 11 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“For us it’s about getting gold and we have that faith that we will get it,” said Tonga Netball captain Amenda Payne yesterday, 10 July, at ‘Atele Indoor Stadium, ahead of the Pacific Games netball competition, which starts next week.
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Thursday 11 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Books4Tonga is seeking people in villages to help establish more libraries in Tonga and the charity will supply the books aimed to help people improve their English reading and writing.
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Wednesday 10 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man was acquitted of attempted rape of a young woman at a home in Nuku’alofa in May last year.
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Wednesday 10 July 2019

Neiafu, Vava'u
A project to strengthen sustainable management and recover selected commercial, aquaculture, and community fisheries in Tonga, funded by the World Bank was launched on 2 July in Neiafu, Vava’u.
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Wednesday 10 July 2019

Apia, Samoa
Tonga’s Rugby League Nine’s finished in 4th place after losing to Samoa in the Pacific Games bronze medal match yesterday, 16-12 in front of an excited crowd at Apia Park Stadium, where Fiji took the Gold.
Wednesday 10 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new “Infringement Notice Regime” proposed to give teeth to the provisions of Tonga’s Communications Act of 2015 will allow government to issue penalties of between $1000 and $4000 when they believe a person has contravened the Act, without going to court.
Tuesday 9 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Regrets that the crowning of this year’s Miss Heilala Pageant “was not completed in the usual manner” were expressed by Tonga's Heilala Festival Director Hon. Semisi Sika and the President of the Tonga Tourist Association Siosaia Moehau today.
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Tuesday 9 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mrs Temaleti Manakovi ‘a Pahulu of Kolomotu’a has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Ministry of Justice for a four year term, the Public Service Commission announced recently.
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Tuesday 9 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Tonga's Ministry of Public Enterprises, Sione Pulotu ‘Akau‘ola, has been reappointed for a four years term by the Public Service Commission.
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Apia, Samoa
Tonga’s Rugby League Nine’s team has progressed to today's semi-finals after winning over the Cook Islands 8-4 in rainy conditions yesterday, 8 July, at Apia Park Stadium in Samoa. Tonga meets PNG at 2:00pm.
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