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Thursday 18 April 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three males from 'Anana were arrested by Tonga Police in response to a video depicting a violent incident that has circulated widely on social media platforms.
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Thursday 18 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Early warning systems are essential to mitigate the impact of natural disasters in Tonga. “Timely and accurate warnings save lives, protect livelihoods and preserve the fabric of our communities," said the Acting CEO of MEIDECC Mr. Vatulele Tuputupu at a stakeholders consultation in Nuku'alofa today.
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Thursday 18 April 2024
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Las Vegas-Nevada, USA
Tonga was first runner-up in this year’s Nevada Best Warrior competition next to Fiji, in Las Vegas, USA. The three-day competition saw seventeen participants, including four from Tonga and Fiji.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Collaborative efforts by stakeholders are needed to address Tonga's disaster management, with proper and timely responses, especially where there is a need for evacuation and when people are displaced.
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Wednesday 17 April 2024
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Annapolis-MD, USA
A network of coral reef scientists have announced that the world is currently experiencing its fourth global coral bleaching event, the second to hit reefs in the past ten years. The announcement, made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), yesterday, comes at a time when coral reefs are facing a number of threats to their survival.
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Wednesday 17 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Solomon Islands won their second victory yesterday, 16 April, against Tonga in the OFC U-16 Championship Qualifying Stage at Teufaiva Stadium in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 16 April 2024
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Athens, Greece
Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku is leading a delegation to the 9th Our Ocean Conference, which will take place from 16-17 April 2024, in Athens, Greece. The Conference will address cross cutting areas including Sustainable Tourism in coastal areas and islands, reduction of marine plastic and micro-plastic pollution, green shipping, and green transition in the Mediterranean.
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Tuesday 16 April 2024
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Wellington, New Zealand
Skilled soldiers from New Zealand and overseas will deploy to Tonga later this month, to assist local communities with various projects and help increase their resilience to natural disasters during Exercise Tropic Twilight.
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Tuesday 16 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Crown application was granted to appeal against the sentencing of Falakiko ‘Asisi Mafi (43) on the grounds that it was manifestly inadequate for reckless driving, causing the death of his Fijian wife.
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Tuesday 16 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kuo tuku atu ‘e he Pangikē Pule Fakafonua ‘o Tonga ́ ‘a ‘ene Fakamatala Tu‘utu‘uni Ngāue Fakapa‘anga ‘o Fepueli 2024 hili ‘a hono tali ‘e he Poate ‘a e kau Talēkita ́. Na’e fetō‘aki ‘a e hikihiki ‘i he totongi koloa fakalūkufua ́ ‘i he ta’u kuo hili ́ ka kuo holo ki he peseti ‘e 3.6 ‘i Fepueli 2024. Na’e pehē ‘e Kovana Moeaki, “neongo ‘a e holo ‘a e totongi koloa ́, ‘oku kei lahi pe ‘a e faingamalie ke toe mā’olunga ange ‘a e totongi koloa mei hikihiki e totongi e koloa fakalotofonua ́”.
Tuesday 16 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The National Reserve Bank of Tonga (NRBT) has released its Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) for February 2024 following its approval by the Board of Directors.
Monday 15 April 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court ruling has restrained Tonga's Public Service Commission from advertising or recruiting a Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while suspending the appointment of Paula Ma’u as its Acting Chief Executive Officer. "The dispute at this level of Government, between Foreign Secretary and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by its nature is pressing; it’s potential to be damaging both domestically and internationally axiomatic," stated Mr Justice Cooper.
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Monday 15 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Arriving in Tonga today, four Moana Pasifika players are on a promotion tour ahead of their Super Rugby Pacific match against the New Zealand Highlanders at Teufaiva next month.
Monday 15 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's U-16 football team won 3-0 against American Samoa, in the OFC qualifying stage that opened at Teufavia Stadium in Nuku'alofa, on Saturday 13 April 2024.
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Monday 15 April 2024

Manila, Philippines
The right to good health for all people is more important than ever. Countries in the Western Pacific need to accelerate action towards universal health coverage, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated on World Health Day in April. By 2048, an estimated 21 million people in the Western Pacific are expected to die each year from NCDs, accounting for nine out of 10 deaths in the region. Nearly one in four children over the age of 5 years and nearly two in five adults in the Western Pacific are now overweight or obese.
Friday 12 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will host another Oceania Football Confederation tournament, with the OFC Under-16 tournament, qualifying stage starting tomorrow 13 April in Nuku'alofa. Newcomers to Teufaiva this year, include Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, who will meet American Samoa and Tonga.
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Friday 12 April 2024

Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Tonga signed a $10 million policy-based grant agreement today, 12 April, to help expedite economic recovery from disasters caused by natural hazards and health emergencies.
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Friday 12 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new program to inspire young women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM) is supported by the US government. The first STEAM Princess camp in Tonga was launched by the US Ambassador Marie C. Damour on 10 April at the USP-Tonga campus
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Friday 12 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vaha Afimeimo'unga (41) will serve 12 months in prison, for two counts of possession of a .22 rifle and ammunition without a license, which he committed while on bail for other offences.
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Thursday 11 April 2024
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Canberra, Australia
New evidence of one of the first cities in the Pacific shows they were established much earlier than previously thought, according to research from The Australian National University (ANU). The study used aerial laser scanning to map archaeological sites on the island of Tongatapu in Tonga. “Earth structures were being constructed in Tongatapu around AD 300 -- 700 years earlier than previously thought,” said the Lead author, PhD scholar Phillip Parton.

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