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Friday 18 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prominent Tongan artist, Filipe Tohi, presented his discovery of the hidden layers in the construction of the traditional lalava or lashing method used by ancient Tongans, at a seminar last night, 17 January, at the Tanoa Hotel.
Friday 18 January 2019

Georgetown, Guyana
One of the biggest obstacles to reducing the rate of unplanned pregnancies is the lack of sex education in schools. If more teenagers had access to sex education and contraception, fewer girls would have their lives interrupted by pregnancy. Only by empowering women and girls with the resources to control their reproduction will the grim statistics that have long burdened Guyana – and many other countries – begin to change for the better. By Patricee Douglas
Friday 18 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year 31 marriages have been registered since government offices resumed working on January 3.
Thursday 17 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sitiveni ‘Esi Muli (17) was today sentenced to life imprisonment for the brutal killing of Mr Feng Sheng Pei and Mrs Su Jie Wen. A unanimous verdict by a jury, found him guilty of two counts of murder and one of armed robbery.
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Wednesday 16 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While Ministry of Education officials are saying, unofficially, that Cabinet last week approved for the Transport Sector Public Enterprise to take over the management of the Tonga Maritime Poly-Technical Institute from the ministry, the staff of the Polytech have not been told what's going on.
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Wednesday 16 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tui’one Pulotu, a well-known Hawaii-based Tongan canoe builder and woodcarver and a Living Treasures of Hawaii award recipient, is currently in Tonga to display his work in the Tanoa Hotel’s new art gallery in Nuku'alofa. By Eleanor Gee.
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Wednesday 16 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The final submissions by legal counsel in the trial of Sitiveni ‘Esi Muli (17) charged with the murders of a couple, Mr Feng Sheng Pei and Mrs Su Jie Wen was completed today, January 16 at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 16 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Consumers will enjoy cheaper petrol, kerosene and diesel as prices dropped today, 16 January after being approved by the Tonga Competent Authority (TCA).
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Tuesday 15 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The chance for El Nino forming in the coming months has dropped from 80% to 70%, as recent cool weather has seen the temperature of the Pacific Ocean surface return to neutral. However it still remains a possibility in 2019 as drier weather is forecast with rainfall expected to be below average across the country.
Tuesday 15 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Evidence presented by Crown and defence witnesses was completed today in the trial of Sitiveni ‘Esi Muli (17) charged with the murders of a couple, Mr Feng Sheng Pei and Mrs Su Jie Wen at Matafonua last year.
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Tuesday 15 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Drug busts by a Tonga Police Drugs Taskforce in December last year seized methamphetamine and cannabis packed ready for sale, after some arrests were made on the main street in the Nuku'alofa Central Business District of men allegedly attempting to sell the illicit drugs.
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Monday 14 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men have been arrested and charged in relation to the seizure of methamphetamine and cannabis packed ready for distribution and cash at a home in Hauloto, Tongatapu on Sunday morning, January 13.
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Monday 14 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sitiveni ‘Esi Muli (17) charged with the stabbing murders of Mr Feng Sheng Pei and Mrs Su Jie Wen, denied that he had the intention to commit the murders, when cross-examined by the Crown Prosecutor, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa today.
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Monday 14 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mele Fainga’anuku from Haveluloto is starting the new year on a high, after being announced as the lucky winner of a $20,000 pa'anga Digicel Tonga Ma’alahi Christmas Campaign cash prize on Friday, 11 January 2019.
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Monday 14 January 2019

New York, USA
In a world divided by conflict and greed, the Global Fund’s fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria is a matter of enlightened self-interest and a reminder of how much humanity can accomplish when we cooperate to save lives. For public and private donors, that means providing the financing needed to eliminate all three scourges by 2030.
Friday 11 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Severe lacerations were examined on the heads of murder victims Mr Feng Sheng Pei and Mrs Su Jie Wen, when their bodies were brought into Vaiola Hospital, on February 25, 2018, according to medical evidence presented at the murder trial of Sitiveni ‘Esi Muli (17) today in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 11 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia’s High Commissioner to Tonga HE Andrew Ford, will be leaving next month to take up a post as Consul-General in Kolkata, India at the end of his term in Tonga.
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Thursday 10 January 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial against Sitiveni ‘Esi Muli (17) charged with the murders of a Chinese couple, Mr Feng Sheng Pei and Mrs Su Jie Wen, who were found with multiple stab wounds at a vegetable plantation in February last year, continued today with the evidence of an eyewitness.
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Thursday 10 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight fishing boats were donated to Tonga by China’s sister city to Ha’apai, Dongguan Municipality in Guangdong Province, at a handover ceremony this afternoon, 10 January, at the Ministry of Fisheries in Sopu.
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Wednesday 9 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Sunrise Fishing, Tonga’s only locally-owned commercial deep sea fishing exporter, is scaling down its operation in Tonga, "and to start sellling some of the assets that we have, like boats and things like that," Eddie Palu said on January 4. He told Matangi Tonga of his concern over a decision by government for the 2018 Foreign Exchange Control Act to become effective on 1 November 2018. By Pesi Fonua.
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