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Monday 5 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
500 soroban abacus from Japan were handed over to the Ministry for Education on October 5 at Pahu.
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Monday 5 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tonga Power Limited staff directly involved with a petition that allegedly threatened to turn off the power supply to the country, and called for a TPL staff strike on October 2, have been asked to take time off from work while investigations are conducted, according to management today.
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Monday 5 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
ANZ Tonga will close its Vava'u branch on 25 November this year, the bank's country head announced today.
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Saturday 3 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI went out on an Agricultural Tour of gardens in Tongatapu on October 1 and was welcomed with excitement and celebration by the communities he visited, observing food production at the estates of the Ha‘a Havea Lahi nobles.
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Friday 2 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 37 earthquakes occurred within Tonga in the month of September, but none of them were felt by communities, the Tonga Geological Services, reported in its Tonga Seismic Bulletin for September. (Yesterday's 6.7mi felt tremor will be covered in their October bulletin).
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Friday 2 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 29-year-old male Police Constable has been arrested and charged with rape and indecent assault of an 18-year-old young woman, while she was in police custody at an unspecified location.
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Friday 2 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine people were arrested with methamphetamine and cannabis from six different locations in Tongatapu, by Tonga Police over the last week.
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Friday 2 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Implementation Agreement for the extension and expansion of the Government Development Loan was signed on October 1 by the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Finance, Balwyn Fa’otusia, and the CEO of the Tonga Development Bank, Leta Kami. The scheme will run for another five years up to 2025.
Friday 2 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Margaret Elizabeth Donna Stephenson, also known as Dana Stephenson, was appointed as the new British Honorary Consul to Tonga on October 2, in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 2 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Give hope and save lives” is the message of this month's Breast Cancer Awareness Month launched on October 1, by the Tonga Breast Cancer society Inc., with their Patron Princess Pilolevu Tuita as guest of honour.
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Friday 2 October 2020

Decatur-Alabama, USA
In 1984, I had the privilege of meeting the Hon. Tasi Fakafanua at the Otago University in Dunedin. His memory has stayed with me for almost 40 years, as has my love for Tonga. I hope to visit one day before I am too old. Rev. Cameron Reeder.
Thursday 1 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The signing of the Tripartite Agreement between the World Rugby, the Tonga Rugby Union and the Tongan Government last Friday, 25 September was a breath of life for Tonga’s Rugby Union.
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Thursday 1 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Taniela Moimoi (34) was found guilty at the Supreme Court for illicit drugs and ammunition offences. He will be sentenced on November 25.
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Thursday 1 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Semisi Pulu (46) was sentenced at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court for causing serious bodily harm, when he attacked a 15-year-old boy at Kolonga with a gardening hoe. The Chief justice denounced the aggressive outburst of violence and imposed a deterrent jail sentence.
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Thursday 1 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 6.7mi earthquake centred near the Vava'u Group was felt in the capital Nuku'alofa at 2:14 pm as a strong tremor. The NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre advised that there is no tsunami threat based on preliminary data.
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Wednesday 30 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lisiate ‘Otuhouma (29) was found guilty at the Supreme Court for possession of 3 kilograms of methamphetamine at his home in Fahefa in April, 2019. He will be sentenced on October 30.
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Tuesday 29 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency at household level are being taught to communities in Vava'u this week, under a special training programme supported by Tonga Trust and the European Union.
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Tuesday 29 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Nuku'alofa Supreme Court judge quashed a conviction and sentence against Fangatapu Ngavisi at the lower court for killing a sow, because there was a miscarriage of justice. The appellant had lawful authority under regulation 6 to kill the pig, which damaged the land on which his crops were growing.
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Tuesday 29 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cash of $5,639 pa’anga that was seized by Police from 'Epuefi Holiday Laimani in a drug bust, is “tainted property”. The Nuku'alofa Supreme Court ordered that the money be confiscated to the Crown, and deposited into a Tonga Confiscated and Forfeited Assets Fund.
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Tuesday 29 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Table Tennis Federation (TTTF) has launched a Business House competition this month, on September 11, which is attracting teams of players, as they head to finals in November. Mixed teams are inclusive of participants with disabilities competing on an equal platform with their peers.
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