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Friday 29 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A newly renovated Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit was opened at the Nuku'alofa Central Police Station on March 26.
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Thursday 28 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI, in a message for the closing of the Tonga Legislative Assembly's 2018-19 session today, said there was a lot of work to be done to develop our country. The king's short message, delivered by Lord Vaea, urged all Tongans to be prepared for the effects of climate change, and stressed that the work of Parliament and Government must be carried out in accordance with the Constitution and with dignity. The Prime Minister was absent from the closure.
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Thursday 28 March 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau‘u were welcomed by New Zealand's Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House in Wellington yesterday, during a short visit to New Zealand.
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Thursday 28 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Flags will be flown at half-mast in Tonga on Friday 29 March to respect New Zealand's National Memorial Service to honour those killed in a terrorist attack in Christchurch on Friday 15 March.
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Thursday 28 March 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko hono tataki ‘o ha fakalakalaka ‘o ha fonua kuopau ke mahino lelei he fakakaukau ‘a kinautolu ‘oku nau ngaue’i ha fa’ahinga kaveinga fakalelei pe liliu. Ko e taha hono ‘eleminiti mahu’inga ko e tukunga fiemalie mo e nonga e ‘I ai e fonua ‘i hono lao ‘o tokoni kiai ‘etau fatungamotu’a fakasosiale. - 'Inoke Fotu Hu'akau.
Thursday 28 March 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e faha’i ‘Fakaanga’ (Opposition) ko e taha ia ha tu’unga (structure) ‘iha Falealea, pea ‘oku mahino ‘aupito ‘a hono fiema’u kae lava ke ngaue lelei ‘a e Falealea ‘iha Pule’anga Faka-Temokalati. - Viliami Makasiale Naulu.
Thursday 28 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Meteorological Services are working with communicators to improving climate and weather reporting. Users of weather information are attending a first User's Climate Outlook Forum, over two days, 27-28 March, hosted by Tonga Met at the National Reserve Bank Building, Nuku’alofa.
Wednesday 27 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pahulu Manoa (38) was sentenced to four-years imprisonment for causing the death of a 48-year-old man while driving under the influence of alcohol on Vuna Road last year.
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Law
Wednesday 27 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new Attorney General, Mrs Linda Simiki Folaumoetu’i SC, was appointed by King Tupou VI on March 21.
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Wednesday 27 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva today expressed relief that King Tupou VI did not dissolve the Tonga Legislative Assembly and call for new elections again, as requested by Petitioners. “I totally support His Majesty in Council’s decision,” he stated.
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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Loseli Tonga (28) was sentenced to six-years and nine-months imprisonment for reckless driving that caused the death of three of his passengers, during a tragic crash in Leimatu'a in 2017.
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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight men were arrested with illicit drugs, which included 21.94 grams of methamphetamine seized at various locations in Tongatapu over the weekend.
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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four athletes brought two gold and two silver medals back to Tonga from the 2019 Special Olympics World Games held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 14 -21 March. The athletes showed off their medals at a congratulatory dinner last night, 25 March, at Friends Café organized by their sponsors Digicel Tonga.
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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane's Tonga Community had an opportunity to engage with Tonga's Ombudsman on March 19 and learn about his role in Tonga, while sharing their complaints and experiences as diaspora when visiting Tonga.
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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu and 'Eua communities are learning how to restore their water supplies and improve sanitation, under a post-cyclone recovery training programme implemented by Live & Learn Environmental Education Tonga, along with Tonga Skills providing accredited training in financial and plumbing skills.
Monday 25 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A businessman of Asian origin was convicted of failing to declare carrying over $10,000 pa’anga at Fua’amotu International Airport last year, and is expected be sentenced in April.
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Monday 25 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A French Navy Ship ‘La Glorieuse’ and Maritime Patrol Aircraft 'Gardian' are conducting a surveillance mission of Tonga’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) aimed at stopping illegal trafficking.
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Monday 25 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI, acting on three public petitions, has opened urgent investigations into alleged mal-administration by government, and called for urgent adequate funding of the Anti Corruption Commission. The King has referred three petitions to the Ombudsman, and one also to the Commissioner of Police for investigation and possible prosecution of any breaches of Criminal law.
Saturday 23 March 2019

Oxford, United Kingdom
The Commons originally elected a Speaker to help it speak truth to power, find strength in numbers, and resist intimidation. The voices of the less important were no longer drowned out or fragmented, and could challenge entrenched authority. Where did the Speaker come from, and why was the position created during England’s so-called “Good Parliament” of 1376? By Marion Turner
Friday 22 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The six “Urgent Bills” of the Prime Minister that the House was supposed to deal with when it extended its proceedings from 14 March to 27 March, remain in limbo.
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