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Thursday 28 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A popular picnic and swimming beach in the capital was this morning found contaminated with fresh offal – apparently the remains of a large animal that had been butchered, either at the site or elsewhere and dumped on the foreshore.
Wednesday 27 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Queen Salote College Dux Rose Matilda Koloti and the Tupou High School Dux Simaima Uasila’a, received their awards during separate prize giving ceremonies at the the Free Wesleyan Church schools, in Nuku'alofa today. By Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 27 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been found guilty of possessing methamphetamine, when Tonga Police interrupted drug dealing activity held at home in Ngele'ia in August, 2018.
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Wednesday 27 November 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand Police today closed their investigation into a death threat allegedly made against Prime Minister Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa on a Facebook post last week, after finding that the person involved was “remorseful and meant no harm”.
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Tuesday 26 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cabinet has terminated the appointment Piveni Piukala as Chairman and Director of a Shared Communication Boards citing “incompetence” and “failure to follow due process”, in an announcement issued by the Tonga Prime Minister's Office today.
Tuesday 26 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s high MR vaccination rate of 99 percent has so far saved Tongans from rising measles related fatalities that neighbouring Samoa is experiencing, as health professionals continue to fight the epidemic. By Eleanor Gee.
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Tuesday 26 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Charles, paid a visit to the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) during his first trip to Honiara, Solomon Islands on 25 November.
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Tuesday 26 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mrs ‘Amelia Fakahikuo’uiha Liliui’okalani Fonua-Helu has been appointed as the new Honorary Consul of the Republic of Finland to the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Tuesday 26 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A public holiday, “King Tupou I Day” will be observed on Monday, December 2 remembering the founder of the modern Kingdom of Tonga, King George Taufa’ahau Tupou I.
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Tuesday 26 November 2019

Apia, Samoa
Measles continues to plague Samoa with 32 deaths now confirmed by the nation’s Government today. Samoa’s Ministry of Health reports the death of two teenagers and 243 measles cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
Tuesday 26 November 2019

New York, USA
From a young age, children must be taught the importance of consent. It’s an integral part of comprehensive sexuality education to empower people with knowledge about their rights. One way to remove taboos around consent is to create safe and interactive spaces to discuss the topic.- By UN Women
Monday 25 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Violence against women is one of the most wide spread, but one of the least prosecuted violent crimes in the world, ‘Onetoto ‘Anisi, the Acting CEO for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, told a gathering this morning to launch the 16 Days of Activism and White Ribbon Day Programme 2019 in Tonga.
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Monday 25 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two candidates will contest the Tongatapu 1 By-Election on Thursday November 28. Dr Netatua Pelesikoti Taufatofua and Siaosi Pohiva, both campaigning for a seat in the Tonga Legislative Assembly, last week talked about their priorities for their constituency.
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Monday 25 November 2019

Cardiff, Wales
Incoming Wales coach Wayne Pivac has named New Zealand born centre Willis Halaholo in a 35-man team to face the Barbarians this Saturday 30 November in Wales. If he is fielded, Willis Halaholo will be the second Welsh International of Tongan Heritage after Taulupe Faletau.
Monday 25 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven Tongan police officers underwent training in cannabis identification, aimed to build Tonga Police expertise in identifying illicit drugs.
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Monday 25 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fighting illicit drugs through awareness was the theme of Law Week held in Nuku'alofa, to tackle an ongoing problem, which has seen more than 300 drugs arrests, since 2018.
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Monday 25 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After being forced to withdraw from the 2019 Oceania Rugby Women's Championship in Fiji due to health reasons, the World Rugby have decided to give “a fair go” to Tonga’s women’s rugby team and schedule new games set for early next year.
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Monday 25 November 2019

Brisbane, Australia
Tonga's first Honorary Consul to Australia Bill Waterhouse, aged 97, passed away in Sydney on November 22. Sulieni Layt reports that Brisbane’s Tongan Community sent condolences to the family.
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Friday 22 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Mangisi (60) was sentenced to 12-years six-months imprisonment for possession and attempting to export 1.9 kilograms methamphetamine, when he was arrested at Fua‘amotu International Airport, in 2018. The offender was a mastermind and a deterrent sentence was required “to protect society from offenders who participate in and promote this evil trade," said the judge.
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Friday 22 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) celebrated a double milestone reaching its 10th Anniversary and TOP$100 Million in loans disbursement, on 22 November at its office in Fanga, Nuku’alofa.

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