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Friday 31 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sea levels in Tongatapu, Ha’apai, and ‘Eua waters are predicted to be 30-100mm above average for June, on an ocean outlook report by Tonga Meteorology. Meanwhile, for the Niuas it was predicted 30-100mm below average sea level height, and average across Vava’u.
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Friday 31 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kepueli Christopher Mafi (32) was found guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of ‘Ahotau Taufu’i, who was walking on the side of the road at Nualei, in the early morning of 20 November 2022. The accused drove off, while the victim’s body was found by others.
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Thursday 30 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Heilala Festival has been set for two weeks, starting in the last week of June. Held under the theme, “My Kingdom, My Pride, Ko hoku Tonga, Ko hoku laukau’anga”, events are being organised in a tentative program released by the Ministry of Tourism, including the popular Miss Heilala Pageant starting on 29 June.
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Thursday 30 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new survey on lymphatic filariasis (kulokula fua) is being conducted in Tonga to follow-up on tests made in the last survey in 2015. The Ministry of Health is collaborating with experts from the University of Queensland (UQ), in investigating lymphatic filariasis by blood testing at schools in Kolomotu'a, Veitongo, Tatakamotonga, Vaotu'u, Utulau, and Sia'atoutai.
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Thursday 30 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A New Zealand–born Tongan tenor, Manase Latu, is one of 10 semi-finalists in Aotearoa’s premier opera singing competition, the 2024 Lexus Song Quest. He was selected from a pool of 29 top-quality applications
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Wednesday 29 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Falakiko ‘Asisi Mafi, who was serving 12 months imprisonment for reckless driving, causing the death of his wife in a road crash in 2023, had his jail time increased by the Appeal Court, in a successful appeal by the Crown that the sentence was manifestly inadequate.
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Wednesday 29 May 2024

Geneva, Switzerland
The misuse and overuse of antimicrobials − especially antibiotics − in humans, animals and plants are driving the rise of drug-resistant infections. This makes common infections harder to treat and medical procedures and treatments, such as surgery and chemotherapy, much riskier.
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Wednesday 29 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Capital punishment as a deterrent for illicit drugs offences, was rejected 38 to 8 by debaters who were invited by the Speaker, Lord Fakafanua, to participate in the first public debate held in the Parliament House in Nuku'alofa yesterday, 28 May. Those who argued for the right to life, said there was not any evidence to show that the death penalty was a deterrent and there were other solutions aside from executions.
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Wednesday 29 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s watermelon export crops will soon benefit from smart irrigation systems and improved cold storage, following a new partnership signed between Nishi Trading Company Limited and the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Plus (PHAMA Plus) Program, supported by Australia and New Zealand.
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Tuesday 28 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young Tongan police woman, Hola ‘i Moana Tauvaka has qualified as a heptathlete for the Oceania Athletics Championship to be held in June in Suva, Fiji. PC Tauvaka will compete in the heptathlon, across seven combined events including the 100-meter hurdles, 200-meter run, 800-meter run, high jump, long (broad) jump, shot put, and javelin throw.
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Tuesday 28 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tu’utalelei ‘Atuekaho (42) was sentenced to nine months imprisonment, fully suspended, for possession of 0.15 grams of methamphetamine and drugs utensils. He was ordered to do 100 hours of community work. “Given the problems faced by our country as a result of the rise in drug related offending, a first time offender should not expect to walk off without some kind of punishment being given,” said the Judge.
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Tuesday 28 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Matafonua Tupou (36) was sentenced to eight months imprisonment, fully suspended on conditions, for unlawful possession of drugs utensils, at Tu’atakilangi.
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Tuesday 28 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Development Bank is being investigated regarding an alleged breach of the Banking Act, Tonga Police confirmed today, 28 May. Responding to a complaint received, the Police conducted a search of the TDB offices on Friday.
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Monday 27 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan civil defence authorities called for a major evacuation of low-lying areas in Tongatapu and Ha'apai this morning, urging people to move inland to higher ground, after a strongly shaking 6.7 magnitude earthquake was felt in Tongatapu, Ha’apai, and Vava’u at 9:47 am (TOT) today, 27 May 2024. An urgent tsunami alert issued at 9:55am local time was cancelled at 11:00am, after the tsunami threat passed. So far, there have been no reports of damage or injuries.
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Friday 24 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Land reclamation for the Government’s prefab houses project is underway at Popua, near the Sia Heu Lupe, where, it is said, they will construct over a hundred houses in time for the Pacific Islands Forum leader’s meeting in the last week of August. The site preparation, now into its third week, will continue until the end of May, before construction begins in June.
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Friday 24 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men were found guilty of charges including theft, abetment to theft and receiving stolen property after over 300 cartons of meat were stolen from a container belonging to Star Fish company, at Ma’ufanga. One of the accused was a security guard who was paid “to look the other way” over a period of months in 2022. They will be sentenced in June.
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Friday 24 May 2024
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Honiara, Solomon Islands
A two-week long 'Operation Tui Moana', combating Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing across the Pacific, closed today, 24 May 2024. The Tongan Royal Navy took part in the Operation that reported over 500 vessel contacts, using air, surface and remote-sensing platforms, with a total of 80 boardings in port and at sea. Ten vessels of interest were detected and reported to Members for further investigation.
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Friday 24 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six firearms and 12 cartons of ammunition were intercepted and seized by Tonga Customs officials on 22 May 2024. They were found in a crate that also contained personal items consigned to a 38-year-old Tongan female from Halaleva, Tongatapu.
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Friday 24 May 2024

Nadi, Fiji
A workshop for migration administrators, from the Pacific Islands including Tonga, has been held this week from 20-24 May 2024, in Nadi, Fiji, aiming to build the capacity of Pacific government focal points in the design, negotiation, implementation, and monitoring of Bilateral Labour Migration Agreements (BLMAs).
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Thursday 23 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No official statements have been issued by the Tonga Development Bank or the National Reserve Bank of Tonga (NRBT) regarding a reported move to sack the two top officials of the TDB this week.
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