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Wednesday 7 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by an heir trying to claim allotments in Pea was dismissed by Tonga's Court of Appeal, who found that due to his failure to apply for it within the legal time-frame, the allotments were no longer available for inheritance when it reverted back to the estate holder.
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Wednesday 7 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four repatriation flights are being planned to arrive in Tonga on April 28 and 30. While, a flight from Australia today took more seasonal workers.
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Wednesday 7 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Manavahetau Fua’eiki (42) who was convicted of possession of methamphatamine was sentenced to one-year nine-months imprisonment, which was fully suspended on conditions at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 6 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's prime minister is reportedly working on plans for not only a big international airport at Vava'u, but also two inter-island bridges: one in Vava'u to connect Mala Island to Talihau, and another in Tongatapu to connect Patangata to the Eastern Districts
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Tuesday 6 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Soane (57) was sentenced to 16-months imprisonment after being convicted of uttering counterfeit currency, which amounted to $500 pa’anga at different venues in December 2019. The offending was driven entirely by greed.
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Tuesday 6 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 135 passengers who were repatriated from New Zealand and Fiji have tested negative for COVID-19. Tonga is on schedule to start vaccinating frontline and vulnerable groups on April 15.
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Monday 5 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year’s 2021 Rugby League World Cup will continue as scheduled, with the first game of the tournament set to kickoff on 23 October between hosts England and Samoa at St James’ Park Newcastle.
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Friday 2 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby Union veteran, Toutai Kefu, will return as coach of Tonga’s national team, the ‘Ikale Tahi, the Tonga Rugby Union announced yesterday.
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Friday 2 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Henry Puna, the former Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, will take over from Dame Meg Taylor as Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum in May, the PIF Secretariat in Suva confirmed. Dame Meg will remain in office until the end of April.
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Thursday 1 April 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga’s sevens team will take part in a sevens invitational tournament, Takiwhitu Tūturu, next weekend, April 9 and 10, at Hataitai Park in Wellington to help with Olympic preparations.
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Thursday 1 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lilieta Tu’itupou (30) who assaulted her 54-year-old mother with a machete remains jailed for three-months, after appealing against her sentence to the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa. The judge said, this was a very sad case involving an adult daughter assaulting her mother.
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Thursday 1 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old man from Mataika was arrested after the seizure of methamphetamine and cannabis on March 31 by the Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce.
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Thursday 1 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The roll out of Tonga’s COVID-19 vaccination program is expected to start on 15 April announced Minister for Health Hon Dr ‘Amelia Tu’i’pulotu last night.
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Wednesday 31 March 2021

Brussels, Belgium
New York Times reporting: Citing what they call “the biggest challenge to the global community since the 1940s,” the leaders of more than two dozen countries, the European Union and the World Health Organization on Tuesday floated an international treaty to protect the world from pandemics. The current pandemic is “a stark and painful reminder that nobody is safe until everyone is safe,” the leaders write. The suggested treaty is an acknowledgment that the current system of international health institutions, symbolized by the relatively powerless WHO, a U.N. agency, is inadequate to the problem.
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Wednesday 31 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first batch of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines from COVAX arrived in Tonga today, 31 March, on a repatriation flight from Auckland, New Zealand.
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Wednesday 31 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight with 110 passengers arrived in Tonga from Auckland, today. Another flight from Australia was scheduled today, to pick up seasonal workers, who are expected to depart for Australia later this evening.
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Wednesday 31 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were arrested last week after the seizure of methamphetamine and cannabis at two different locations in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 31 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Competent Authority has approved a 6% increase in the regulated price of diesel effective 18 March 2021. This has contributed to an increase of 31.03 seniti per litre as from January 2021 to March 2021. Kuo tali 'e he Pule Fe'unga ke hiki 'a e totongi 'o e Iola tisolo 'a ia ke kamata ngaue'aki 'i he 'aha 18 Ma'asi 2021. 'Oku tokoni 'eni ki hono hiki 'a e totongi Iola 'aki 'a e seniti 'e 31.03 ki he lita mei Sanuali 2021 ki Ma'asi 2021.
Tuesday 30 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is now one of six countries in the Pacific region to remain CoViD-19 free to date.
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Tuesday 30 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The repatriation flight from Brisbane, Australia scheduled to arrive in Tonga tomorrow, 31 March, has been postponed due to the Brisbane area going on lockdown yesterday after new CoViD-19 cases were confirmed.

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