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Wednesday 27 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Pola Category 1 (previously called TD11F) was located about 305km northwest of Vava'u or 380km north northwest of Ha'apai at 1:00am this morning. Heavy rain and gale force winds may start to affect Vava'u and Ha'apai this morning, according to Tonga Meteorological Services.
Tuesday 26 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition signed by Pentecostal churches supporting the call for King Tupou VI to dissolve the Tongan Parliament and investigate government, was presented to the Palace Office today, February 26.
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Tuesday 26 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 19-year-old man from Vaini is reported to be in a stable condition at Vaiola Hospital after falling off the Hufangalupe cliffs into the ocean on Saturday, February 23.
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Tuesday 26 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gale wind warning is now in force for all of Tonga land areas and coastal waters as Tropical Depression 11F was located 55km west southwest of Niuafo’ou or 245km west of Niuatoputapu or 385km northwest of Vava'u at 7:00pm this evening. There is a high chance for the system to develop into a tropical cyclone tonight, according to Tonga Meteorological Services.
Monday 25 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Mangisi (59) charged in the seizure of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of around $2 million pa’anga is to appear at the Supreme Court in March.
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Monday 25 February 2019

New York, NY,USA
Undefeated heavyweight boxer, Junior Fa, (WBO ranked #8) will face France’s Newfel Ouatah this weekend, 2 March, in a headline event of the Arnold Pro Boxing Card in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
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Monday 25 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Better dialogue between government and the private sector will help to smooth key processes holding back the growth of business in Tonga, the Chamber of Commerce & Industry (TCCI) has told government, in a hurried submission on the Foreign Investment Bill last Friday, February 22.
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Monday 25 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s tense and conflicting politics were exposed when three petitions were presented to the HM King Tupou VI on 18 February, with a call to not only dissolve parliament, but also to establish a Royal Commission to investigate alleged wrong doings by government; and to appoint a caretaker government. Last week the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, responded by calling the petitions “trouble making”.
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Friday 22 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vainiaku ‘Aisea (38) was sentenced to two-years and three-months for reckless driving that caused the death of a 12-year-old girl who was waiting for her bus on By Pass Road, Nuku'alofa, in July last year. “This is a terribly sad case,” the Chief Justice said in his ruling.
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Friday 22 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Federal Police, New Zealand Police and Fiji Police to combat serious organized crimes in the region.
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Friday 22 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan parents, and family members who never though they would be able to understand what goes on in the minds of their autistic loved ones, were given hope after watching a documentary on autism last night, 21 February, organised by the Embassy of Japan and the Autism Foundation of Tonga, at the Tanoa Hotel. By Eleanor Gee.
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Friday 22 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The case of former Prime Minister, Lord Tu‘ivakano will be called on March 11 at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 21 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Public Consultation meeting on the Foreign Investment Bill 2019 between the Minister of Commerce, Consumer, Trade, Innovation, and Labour, Hon. Tu’i Uata and a few members of the Nuku'alofa business community was held this afternoon, 21 February at Parliament Building, Fanga’uta. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 21 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has offered the Tongan government a free service to digitise its family history records, said Elder Aisake Tukuafu, in a statement yesterday, 20 February.
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Thursday 21 February 2019

London, UK
‘Ikale Tahi number eight, Sione Vailanu, will be moving from Saracens after signing with Wasps for next season in the UK.
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Thursday 21 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal from 8-18 April will hear an appeal by TongaSat against a Supreme Court decision that declared that the multi-million Chinese aid fund grants paid to the company in 2008 and 2011 were unlawful.
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Thursday 21 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven suspects were arrested by Tonga Police with 14 packs of methamphetamine and two packs of cannabis, in a series of drug busts in three different locations in Tongatapu today, February 21.
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Thursday 21 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An application for adoption made by the natural parents who wanted to adopt their own three illegitimate children, was declined by Tonga's Chief Justice in an unusual case.
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Wednesday 20 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Police investigation is underway to determine the cause of Tonga's submarine fibre optic cable cut after receiving a report from Tonga Cable Ltd. earlier this month.
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Wednesday 20 February 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Mu’a Saints are representing Tonga at the Marist Sports Week in Samoa, after departing Tonga on February 19.
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