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Monday 11 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
World Red Cross Day celebrations in Tonga on 8 May saw the launch of a website used to restore communications within families in times of emergencies, including natural disasters, conflicts or migration.
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Friday 8 May 2020

Suva, Fiji
A Pacific tourism report on the CoViD-19 impact and recovery in the region projected NZD$3.1 billion losses if there were no tourists visiting seven Pacific Island countries, including Tonga, over a 12-month period.
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Friday 8 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The third CoViD-19 testing machine, GeneXpert, and testing cartridges have arrived in Tonga and were cleared last night and kept at the Ministry of Health laboratory said Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola today, 8 May.
Friday 8 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twelve people have been arrested after the seizure of methamphetamine and cannabis at nine different locations in Tongatapu. Nine men and three women aged 20-41 have been charged.
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Friday 8 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death of a 31-year-old man whose body was found at a home in Veitongo on Saturday night, May 2 has been ruled a suicide.
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Friday 8 May 2020

London, UK
Former Tonga captain Sika Manu and current international player Will Hopoate have been nominated as board members for a new governing body in Tonga, according to the International Rugby League (IRL) on 7 May.
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Friday 8 May 2020

Suva, Fiji
CoViD-19 information for people throughout the Pacific is being compiled by a new FSPI website that provides links to relevant articles on the virus.
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Thursday 7 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI opened the Tongan Parliamentary session for 2020-21 this morning and expressed his sincere gratitude that the CoViD-19 had not reach Tonga, and was thankful for the people’s acceptance of restrictions that had been put in place, all for the sake of protecting our lives. “Looking into the future the House has a lot of work to do. There is a need for unity,” he said.
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Thursday 7 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A local root crop exporting company Lotopoha Export Trading, has this month signed a partnership with the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Plus Program, that is aimed at assisting small holder growers supply consistently good export crops.
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Wednesday 6 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The negative impacts of CoViD-19 will lead to a contraction in economic growth for the current fiscal year, the Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Dr Sione Ngongo Kioa stated on 5 May, as domestic activities have already shown a slowdown.
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Wednesday 6 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Long serving journalist and news manager, Viola Koloamatangi Ulakai is the new Chief Executive Officer for the Tonga Broadcasting Commission, a state-owned enterprise.
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Wednesday 6 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Civil Society Organisations received grant funding from the European Union in a $1.15 million-pa’anga allocation to strengthen their work in Tonga.
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Wednesday 6 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government will pay the second term school fees for all students in government and non-government secondary schools from Forms 1 to 7, through the government’s Education CoViD-19 Relief Assistance.
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Tuesday 5 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around the world, Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated today 5 May, but in Tonga students at GPS Fasi have stepped up their hand hygiene routine every day to prevent the spread of pathogens and infections such as CoViD-19.
Tuesday 5 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga needs to grow its small private sector in order to find a lasting solution for the country's fiscal and development challenges, reports the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Tonga will need to address the structural constraints and main deterrents to investment.
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Tuesday 5 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Supreme Court will consider forfeiture to the Crown of an 'Eua passenger ferry that carried an excessive number of passengers in dangerous waters at night in January last year, after the Master was found guilty yesterday of permitting the MV 'Onemato to sail carrying excess passengers.
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Monday 4 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 31-year-old man was found dead at a home in Veitongo on Saturday night, May 2. Police suspect this is a suicide case.
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Monday 4 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI will open the Legislative Assembly of Tonga on Thursday morning, May 7 via live stream. The House must pass the national budget before July 1.
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Monday 4 May 2020

Manila, Philippines
A $460,000 pa’anga grant to the Government of Tonga was approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday, 1 May and will go towards restoring life-sustaining services following the damage from Tropical Cyclone Harold.
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Monday 4 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At least four college football players of Tongan descent were selected in the 2020 NFL Draft held from 23 – 25 April, including Tonga born guard Netane Muti. In addition to the draft, six free agents of Tongan descent have been contracted since the draft.
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