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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.
Wednesday 23 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Georgia will compete in the 2018 Pacific Nations Cup and play its first game against Tonga on 9 June in Suva, Fiji.
Wednesday 23 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Rugby Union have announced the ‘Ikale Tahi team to play in this year’s 2018 Pacific Nations Cup.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Monday 21 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The composition of Tonga's Cabinet and Parliament remains in the most disordered state we have witnessed since the nation embarked on a democratic reform process in 2010. While uncertainties remain in the forefront, the big task ahead for cabinet and parliament is the National Annual Budget to be passed before 1 July. For historical reasons, this year it's no ordinary budget.
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Friday 18 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen local Tongan Rugby League players have been selected to represent Tonga in the Hong Kong Rugby League (HKRL) Nines tournament for the first time, held at King’s Park, Kowloon, on 27 May.
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Friday 18 May 2018

Washington D.C., U.S.A
As we work with partners to tackle the interconnected global challenges of climate change, conflict, famine, and pandemics, we must help countries prepare their people for a more complex, disruptive, digital future. The most important investments countries can make are ones that build human capital—to prepare for that future, and to write the next chapter in the ongoing project of human solidarity. By Jim Yong Kim.
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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