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Monday 16 May 2022
UEFA

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new UEFA Nations League competition will be broadcast to viewers in Tonga starting from 3 June, after Digicel TV announced today that it had secured the rights to broadcast the football competition.
Monday 16 May 2022

California, USA
Ensign Mary Melenaite Tufui Likio ‘Fui’ McCray was commissioned as the first female Tongan officer in U.S. Navy history, on 29 April, at the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, in California. McCray, who was born in Long Beach, dedicated her story of success to her late father, Alifeleti Likio, from Kolomotu’a, Tongatapu.
Friday 13 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The election of Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Poasi Tei, as Tongatapu No. 6 People’s Representative to the Legislative Assembly has been declared void by the Supreme Court, after he was found to have committed three acts of bribery, in the lead up to the November 2021 General Election. He is the fourth Member of Parliament and third Cabinet Minister whose election has been voided.
Friday 13 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Police Commissioner designate Rodney McLennan, otherwise known as Shane, is expected to be sworn in, after he completes his seven-days quarantine in Nuku'alofa next week.
Friday 13 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three COVID-19 cases have been reported in the remote Tongan island of Niuafo’ou, the Minister for Health, Hon Saia Piukala confirmed today.
Friday 13 May 2022
Fale alea

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government will respect the decisions of the courts on electoral petitions, the Prime Minister, Hon. Hu’akavameiliku, stated today after the Supreme Court voided the election of his Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Poasi Tei this morning. The PM made his statement after the May 16 date set by the Speaker for unseating members, in line with the court decisions, was deferred today “until further notice”.
Thursday 12 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Primary School sports programs are further supported by a donation of rugby gear from a sports charity, SOS Kit, presented today through the British High Commission in Tonga. It follows development clinics and training held in the outer islands last year, under a program of ongoing training of physical education teachers.
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Thursday 12 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were 941 active COVID-19 cases recorded in Tonga, at 10 May, with the majority (479) located on Tongatapu. Since Sunday, May 8, new cases have dropped to under 50 daily.
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Thursday 12 May 2022

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand will fully reopen its border by the end of July, three months earlier than originally planned. Visitors from Pacific Islands Forum countries can apply for visas starting on Monday, 16 May.
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Thursday 12 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three repatriation flights arrived in Tonga from Fiji, Australia and New Zealand on May 11-12, with 340 incoming passengers.
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Thursday 12 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 38-year-old man was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for two counts of serious indecent assault of a child under the age of 12 years.
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Wednesday 11 May 2022
'Help Tonga Switzerland'

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Distribution this week of truckloads of food supplies donated by 'Help Tonga Switzerland' has reached over 300 vulnerable and affected families on Tongatapu in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption and tsunamis.
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Wednesday 11 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 69-year-old man was sentenced to five-years imprisonment for attempted rape of a 20-year-old woman on Tongatapu in 2021.
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Wednesday 11 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prolific thief Sione Katoa who is currently serving a prison sentence was sentenced to 11-months imprisonment for common assault, serious housebreaks and theft of high value electronic goods.
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Wednesday 11 May 2022
TOML

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine scholarships were awarded to young students with a passion for science, on May 4, by Tonga Offshore Mining Limited (TOML), a subsidiary of The Metals Company, under its 2022 Scholarship Program in Tonga. Winners were presented with their certificates of merit by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Lord Tu'i'afitu and Ms Pele Pome'e.
Wednesday 11 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's future management of catastrophes and national planning for disaster risks will be strengthened by improving national information systems and data collection, particularly disaster risk finance data. This is a focus for a Stakeholder and Surveyors Training Workshop this week, under a Tonga government project to assemble a comprehensive inventory of population and properties at risk.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men, aged in their 20s, were spared death penalties and, instead, sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, after bludgeoning to death the victim, Fanaafi Misifane (35), at Holonga in 2019. A third man was sentenced to eight-years for manslaughter. The death was a tragedy, said the judge. “Mr Misifane was killed on the ground where he lay. Sudden and savage he had no chance at all.”
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A third Member of Parliament, Tatafu Moeaki, will be unseated from the Legislative Assembly on 16 May. This was after the Speaker received the Supreme Court's certification that his election was void on Friday, 6 May.
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Tuesday 10 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Tupou was sentenced to three-years and ten-months imprisonment for possession of illicit drugs, in two offences committed last year on Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 10 May 2022

Suva, Fiji
Tongan-Sydney based software engineer, Finau Kaufusi won a prize in the Pacific’s first-ever Hackathon Competiton to find an ICT based solution to 'Amplify Pacific Voices', held last month in Fiji.
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