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Thursday 14 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 50-year-old man is in critical condition at Vaiola Hospital after his vehicle collided with a power pole on Monday, February 11.
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Wednesday 13 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There's a possibility that Tonga will be able to benefit from its deep sea resources because of the regime that has been established by the law of the sea. Regulations for Deep Seabed Mining planned by the end of 2020, will enable investment, the Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority Mr Michael W. Lodge explained in Nuku‘alofa yesterday, 12 February. By Pesi Fonua
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Wednesday 13 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s aim to reach 50% of renewable energy by 2020 is on track said Tonga Power Ltd CEO, Seti Chen. “The goal of renewable energy is to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel (diesel),” he told Matangi Tonga, while they have seen growth in demand for power increasing more than they thought it would. By Eleanor Gee
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Wednesday 13 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal filed by Tonga National Rugby League’s Board of Directors against their dismissal by a Supreme Court judge last year is expected to be heard in April. By Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 13 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Atenisi Institute was unsuccessful in its application to the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court for an interim injunction to restrain the Tonga National Qualifications and Accreditation Board from imposing certain conditions on the independent education provider.
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Tuesday 12 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men charged with murder in the death of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) who was beaten at and outside Tali’eva Bar, are due to appear in Court on Monday, February 18.
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Tuesday 12 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosateki Uikelotu Tu‘itufu (19) was sentenced to life imprisonment after a jury found him guilty of murdering 18-year-old ‘Ailine Finau, whom he repeatedly assaulted with a machete in February last year.
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Tuesday 12 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Final submissions by legal counsel in the trial of Siosateki Uikelotu Tu’itufu (19) charged with the murder of ‘Ailine Finau (18), whom he is alleged to have repeatedly assaulted with a machete was completed on February 11.
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Tuesday 12 February 2019

Paris, France
First, an almost infinite amount of speech is set free by digital democracy. The web then becomes a crowd, a free-for-all, where everyone shows up armed with his or her personal opinions, convictions, and truth. ... We thought we were giving every friend of the truth the technical means with which to contribute, boldly but modestly, to the adventures of knowledge. Instead, we convened a feeding frenzy. Truth’s body was laid out on the table and, fueled by a cannibalistic urge, we set to tearing it apart. By Bernard-Henri Lévy
Monday 11 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ma’ati Voni Lino was acquitted of reckless driving causing grievous bodily harm, after the Prosecution had no evidence to prove the charge during a trial at the Supreme Court.
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Sunday 10 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 179th Anniversary of New Zealand’s National Day, Waitangi Day was celebrated on February 6, at the High Commissioner’s residence, Va’epopua, attended by Tonga's PM Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva, who expressed dismay that some NZ politicians claimed that Tonga is a “failed state”.
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Sunday 10 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical cyclone warning for Tonga was cancelled this morning as the low pressure system TD07F (that was Tropical Cyclone Neil) moves away from Tongatapu and 'Eua to the Southeast. The capital, Nuku'alofa, enjoyed patches of sunshine this morning, with fresh east to southeast winds.
Saturday 9 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Neil (Cat.1) is expected to pass directly over Tonga tonight, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts up to 55 knots (101km/hr) in Ha'apai and Tongatapu. The Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre at 8:00pm tonight, Saturday February 9, stated that a heavy rain warning and flash flood advisory is now in force for all of Tonga.
Friday 8 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A first group of five Tongan patients who under went serious surgical operations in India are returning to Tonga this month, and this year more Tongan patients are expected to travel half way around the world for cancer treatments.
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Friday 8 February 2019

Are, Sweden
Kasete Skeen (36) will compete at 2019 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships in Åre, Sweden aiming to become Tonga's first Olympic alpine skier.
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Friday 8 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongan Navy patrol boats were moved out from Masefield Naval Base at Touliki to anchor in deeper water offshore this morning, as a low pressure system brought strong winds and gales into Tongatapu. Strong winds and heavy rain are expected to continue throughout the day and more rough weather is forecast for the weekend. Tonga Met maintained a storm warning in its 1:00pm advisory.
Friday 8 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Serious concerns over public comments, interference and threats regarding the death of a US-Tongan Sione Feimoefiafi on 4 February in Nuku‘alofa, were expressed today by the Attorney General’s Office who urged the public to exercise restraint - or face criminal prosecutions. “The rule of law still prevails in Tonga,” the Attorney General stated.
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Thursday 7 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Deep incisions on parts of the head and neck were among multiple injuries examined on the victim ‘Ailine Finau, according to a pathologist report presented at the trial of Siosateki Uikelotu Tu’itufu (19) who is charged with her murder. A doctor gave evidence of 32 strikes found on her body.
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Thursday 7 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
David Dudley has been appointed as the ANZ Bank's new Country Head in Tonga. He comes from ANZ Fiji.
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Thursday 7 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A slow moving Tropical Disturbance 06F is forecast to deliver gales to the Niuas today, and has the potential to develop into a Tropical Cyclone in the next 48 hours, the Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre advised at 8:00am today, Thursday.

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