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Thursday 24 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened a new hall for the Free Church of Tonga’s Tailulu College on Thursday, May 24 to mark its Golden Jubilee.
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.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2018 session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga will have a state opening on Thursday, May 31 at the Tonga National Cultural Centre where it is temporarily located.
Wednesday 23 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Leadership training for 22 Tongan Police officers focused on accountability, authority and responsibility is being held in ‘Eua and Ha’apai.
Wednesday 23 May 2018

Geneva, Switzerland
Trade challenges in the Pacific region, including Tonga, will be looked at by the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting this week, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 25-26 May. WTO Director General, Roberto Azevedo, expresses an opinion that more can be done to support economic growth and development in Tonga and across the Pacific. UPDATED.
Wednesday 23 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan-American scholar Angelina Finau (22) of Los Angeles, has been selected by the United States Government’s prestigious Fulbright Student Program.
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 54-year-old man of Asian origin was arrested by police on Tuesday, May 15 at Fua’amotu International Airport after attempting to smuggle $100,000 cash out of Tonga.
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sonatane Motu'apuaka Uaisele (29) was acquitted by jurors of grievous bodily harm after he was accused of striking a woman with a machete in 2017.
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 43-year-old man from Matangiake has been arrested and charged for firing a firearm inside the Tonga College (‘Atele) compound in Ha’ateiho on Wednesday, May 16. No one was injured.
Monday 21 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three people were arrested last week in separate search warrants after being found in possession of methamphetamine, cannabis, firearms and cash in Tongatapu.
Monday 21 May 2018

London, UK
Newly-weds, His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex are planning to visit Commonwealth member countries, including Tonga, in October this year. According to British media reports, they plan to start their visit in Australia, followed by New Zealand, and then, possibly including Fiji and Tonga.
Monday 21 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The All Blacks have recruited former Tonga Under-20s and current Otago Highlander’s lock Shannon Frizell. The 24-year-old was named in the All Blacks team list that was announced on Saturday 19 May, three weeks ahead of the All Blacks test match against France on 9 June. Shannon is the brother of NRL star Tyson Frizell.
Monday 21 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition to impeach seven Cabinet Ministers, including Tonga's Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, is expected to be submitted to the King and Parliament on Friday, May 25.
Friday 18 May 2018

Tokyo, Japan
A general grant of 2.8 billion Japanese Yen (equivalent to around $56 million pa’anga) was committed by the Government of Japan to fund a Nationwide Early Warning System and Strengthening Disaster Communications Project in Tonga.
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Friday 18 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The global Red Cross movement has many stories to tell in its important work across a wide spectrum of community activities, and not only in responding to emergencies. Tonga Red Cross are involved in many areas including working with people with disabilities, climate change awareness, health initiatives, and community development.
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Friday 18 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga will face Toa Samoa on 23 June, the NRL confirmed on Tuesday.
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Friday 18 May 2018

Tokyo, Japan
Partnership among Pacific Islanders - Towards a Prosperous, Free and Open Pacific: It was more than 20 years ago in 1997 when the leaders of Japan and the Pacific island countries first gathered in Tokyo to launch the first Japan-Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (PALM, then known as the Japan-South Pacific Forum Summit Meeting). Japan was among the first countries to establish a summit-level framework dedicated to forging stronger ties with Pacific island countries. - Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan.
Thursday 17 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand High Commissioner HE Ms Tiffany Babington signed a NZ$11 million grant funding arrangement for the upgrade of Nuku’alofa’s electricity network with the Acting Minister of Finance and National Planning, Hon. Mateni Tapueluelu yesterday, 16 May.
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Thursday 17 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Broadcasting Commission’s news bulletin on 1 May 2018 featured a short segment on the CEO of the Ministry of Labour, Edgar Cocker. According to Mr Cocker they had enlisted the assistance of the Tonga Police in closing stalls at the flea market that were operated by Asian vendors because they breached the law regarding the location of businesses, and that “the flea market was set up only for Tongans.” - Kotoni Fonua.
Thursday 17 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Ika Teu (38) died on Saturday night, May 12 when his vehicle crashed into a coconut tree at Kolonga.
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