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Monday 3 August 2020

Suva, Fiji
The difficult issue of how to safely reopen national entry points in six Pacific Islands countries, including Tonga, was discussed today in a second virtual roundtable meeting, convened by the United Nations and Asian Development Bank, as COVID-19 continues to cause wide-spread movement restrictions.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister for Health, Hon Dr ‘Amelia Tu’ipulotu has been hospitalized and is recovering well, said Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola this morning. He did not explain the reason for her admission to Vaiola Hospital. Meanwhile, the first group pf 57 repatriated passengers who arrived from Fiji on July 11, completed their additional seven days of home quarantine with no symptoms recorded.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of Tongan secondary school students took part in a ‘Stop, Block & Tell’ program which developed one-minute videos for television and raise awareness on cyberbullying.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical supplies from China were handed over to the Ministry of Health at Vaiola Hospital on July 24.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men, including a 31-year-old male police officer were arrested with seven packs of methamphetamine on Vuna Road in an ongoing Police operation.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $1.8 million data network upgrade to provide faster internet download speed in Tonga has been completed by Digicel. All sites across Tongatapu, Ha‘apai, Vava’u and ‘Eua are now using what is termed LTE or “Long Term Evolution”, which is a marketing phrase to signify progression toward true 4G.
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Monday 3 August 2020

Leeds, England
Israel Folau has become the target of social media backlash for being the only player not to participate in a pre-kickoff ‘kneel down’ (to show solidarity with “Black Lives Matter”) in round three of the Super League tournament yesterday 2 August, where Folau’s team the Catalan Dragons suffered a heavy defeat to the St Helen Saints 34 – 6. The kneel down ritual was organized by Super League players to show solidarity with “Black Lives Matter” – a controversial activist movement in the United States that protests police brutality and racial profiling against African Americans. Public opinion is mixed over the movement with critics accusing it of promoting riots.
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Friday 31 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Lord Chief Justice quashed a Senior Magistrate’s decision and reinstated the guilty plea of man accused of theft. He returned the case for sentencing at the lower court in Nuku’alofa. The appeal included grounds that the Magistrate erred in law.
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Friday 31 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second repatriation flight from New Zealand will bring 150 passengers from New Zealand on Tuesday, August 4. Half of the passengers are expected to be seasonal workers.
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Friday 31 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death of an 18-year-old new recruit at Taliai Military Camp in Fua'amotu on Monday, July 27 has been ruled a suicide.
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Thursday 30 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Afuafu 'Uhatafe (52) was jailed for three-years for obtaining $32,825 pa’anga by false pretence from 104 people, she had falsely recruited in a work scam to Australia.
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Thursday 30 July 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Frazer Mataitonga, from the ‘Akanesi Mataitonga Trust has won ‘Good as Gold’ recognition from the ASB Bank in New Zealand with an award to help him continue sending aid to Tonga, and other Pacific Island countries.
Thursday 30 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e ongo Talatupu‘a ‘o fekau‘aki pea mo e hala fononga ‘o ‘Aho‘eitu, ko e ‘uluaki Tu‘i Tonga ‘i he 950BC. Ko e konga ‘uluaki ‘eni ‘o e ngaahi fakamatala ne mau to‘o mai meihe fakatotolo na‘e fai ‘e Rev. Dr Siotame Havea pea pulusi he 2015 ‘i he tohi ko e – Tonga: Fonua ‘a Kainga.
Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five health teams are continuing to monitor the 57 passengers that were repatriated from Fiji to Tonga over two weeks ago, while they are self-quarantining at their homes. A repatriation flight from New Zealand is expected to be confirmed soon by Cabinet, with the list of passengers being finalized today.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven people were arrested with methamphetamine and cannabis in ongoing Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce operations in Tongatapu from July 16-28.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 51-year-old man was sentenced to nine-years imprisonment for rape and indecent assault of a young girl. While, a 22-year-old was jailed for two-years for indecent assault.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongan women from Fangaloto have joined forces to launch their three different businesses - a consultancy, a digital agency and a beauty branch - at a shared location in Nuku’alofa on July 24.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
An all Tongan core cast, stars in a Tongan/English bilingual drama, ‘Brutal Lives’ set to premiere on 5 August on The Coconet TV.
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Wednesday 29 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two foreign sailing yachts that arrived unexpectedly in Vava'u over the last few days, in breach of border security measures, are being allowed to remain in safe haven anchorage at Port Maurelle until heavy weather calms down. There is mixed feeling in Vava'u about the arrival of yachts.
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Tuesday 28 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of vegetable seeds, such as spinach, eggplant, capsicum, carrot, and more, were donated to the ‘Eua community by Heilala Vanilla, to help them establish a sustainable nursery to support their families.
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