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Tuesday 19 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s next repatriation flight is on scheduled to arrive from Christchurch, New Zealand, on October 27 with 300 passengers.
Tuesday 19 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Criminal prosecutions in Tonga's Supreme Court since the beginning of 2018 have been increasingly drug-related cases. Out of a total of 930 criminal prosecutions, 529 were drug related, while 123 were arms and ammunition prosecutions.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Fekita ‘Utoikamanu is a member of the jury for the Island Innovation Awards, an international initiative that is calling for applications in 12 award categories. The awards are focused on celebrating excellence in sustainability and are hosted by Island Innovation, in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative. Applications are open until November 5, for projects in island communities. There are no monetary awards but the initiative aims to provide global exposure for projects that drive positive change.
Tuesday 19 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petrol, diesel and kerosene prices have increased as approved by the Tonga Competent Authority (TCA) starting on October 18.
Tuesday 19 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Tupou Tonga (24) received a suspended sentence for serious housebreaking and theft of goods worth $4,200 at a home in Fangaloto, after he had been drinking there. He robbed the house when his host fell asleep.
Monday 18 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All tables were filled at the Tonga Breast Cancer Society Inc. Pink October luncheon on Saturday October 16, when around 100 guests gathered for the popular fundraiser at the Taufa'ahau Tupou IV Domestic Wharf venue.
Monday 18 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a trial at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, Siu ‘i Vahanoa Tu’ipulotu (48) was found guilty of serious housebreaking and robbery at a store in Ma'ufanga, where he punched the complainant several times, before stealing goods. He will be sentenced on November 18.
Monday 18 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan activist Taufu’i ‘Ae Valu Naufahu (33) has been recognised internationally for his exceptional voluntary service supporting the LGBTQI community. HM Queen Elizabeth II, as Head of the Commonwealth, on 15 October, recognised Taufu’i as the 199th Commonwealth Point of Light. The award recognises one inspirational volunteer each week from across the 54 Commonwealth countries.
Sunday 17 October 2021

Dubai, UAE
The Tonga Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, had its busiest day on Friday welcoming 1,864 visitors on 15 October. Visitors have praised Tonga’s commitment, through its theme ‘A Planet For Us All’, a powerful and positive message, raising awareness of plastic and other pollution in our oceans while providing a thrilling experience for the children.
Friday 15 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fresh local produce was displayed today at Queen Salote Memorial Hall marking the 41st World Food Day, under a theme ‘Our actions are our future, better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life'.
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Friday 15 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2021 World Sight Day, was commemorated by Tonga’s Ministry of Health yesterday, 14 October at the Fa’onelua Convention centre. “Enjoy having good eyes,” said Lord Tangi.
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Friday 15 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Okusitino Langi (47) who has an extensive criminal history, was sentenced today to six-years three-months imprisonment for possession of substantial illicit drugs, including 43.85 grams of methamphetamine at Hala’ovave. The prosecution said the amount of methamphetamine seized was substantial, 
the dealer bags and other drug-related utensils and cash found indicated a commercial enterprise.
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Thursday 14 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A competitive 'Ikale Tahi squad, featuring a mix of young and experienced players from 10 countries with 10 new caps, has been announced for the Spring Tour of the Northern Hemisphere in the coming weeks.
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Thursday 14 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At least two tropical cyclones are predicted to cross Tonga waters during the 2021-2022 cyclone season, with a high chance that one will be severe, according to a new Cyclone Outlook issued by Tonga Meteorology Services today.
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Thursday 14 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou Tafuna (39) and his wife ‘Amelia (32) were jailed for possessing 3.82 grams of methamphetamines and 22.60 grams of cannabis, after Police received information they were selling the drugs at home in Sopu.
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Thursday 14 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kepilini Pole’o (28) was sentenced to 16 months-imprisonment for destruction of evidence and possession of 0.13 grams of methamphetamines seized at Vaini. This was fully suspended on conditions.
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Wednesday 13 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is returning 10,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines to COVAX today so they can be given to Vietnam before the expiry date. The Ministry of Health is disappointed that unvaccinated people have been slow to take up these doses. So far less than 30% of the total population has been vaccinated. The ministry said it is not easy to get the vaccines and now they are trying to get more. Around 31,600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will arrive in Tonga next week but these are for 12 to 17-year-olds and pregnant women.
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Tuesday 12 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The women’s sevens Vahe Hihifo Warriors team and the Men’s 15-a-side Vahe Kolo Cruise team collected their prize money at the Nuku’alofa Club last night, October 11, after winning their respective competitions in the Centenary Tournament last Saturday. The winning teams collected $10,000 in prize money and there were also prizes for the remaining teams. Tonga Rugby Union CEO Peter Harding said; "We saw very very good rugby.”
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Tuesday 12 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fiji will reopen its border to ‘travel partner countries’ from 11 November, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced on Fiji Day, 10 October.
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Tuesday 12 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A death penalty was seriously considered by Tonga's Lord Chief Justice, before he gave a life sentence yesterday, to the man who admitted the murder of prominent human rights activist Polikalepo “Poli” Kefu (41) in April this year. Lord Chief Justice Whitten QC, convicted ‘Inoke Silongo F. Tonga (27), a meth addict, of the murder at a beach in Tatakamotonga. He said the offending was “a heinous crime of extreme brutality and depravity.”
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