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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-four talented cooks from Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Samoa, will compete in a reality TV cooking show competition hosted by celebrity chef, Robert Oliver, encouraging Pacific Islanders to make good food choices in a bid to fight non-communicable diseases.
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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second fault on the international submarine cable, which connects Tonga through the Southern Cross Cable Network to Fiji, was located further out to sea from the first fault, early this morning, 30 January.
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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Fakalelei Valuvalu Manu received one-year six-months suspended prison sentence for serious arson, when fuelled by alcohol and anger he set fire to a house, which he occupied with his family in June 2018.
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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hateni Kaufusi (32) was sentenced to five-years nine-months imprisonment for manslaughter, when he stabbed Tolifili Tu'alau with a pair of scissors during a fight at Te’ekiu in February last year.
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Tuesday 29 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In an unanimous verdict this afternoon, a jury found ‘Atonio Moeaki (40) guilty of murdering Dr Sione Feo Lau’i (23). He was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Supreme Court judge.
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Tuesday 29 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Reliance has located the damaged fibre optic internet cable at sea today, 29 January, near Tongatapu, but they found cable was lying around 100 metres south-east off-course from where it was originally laid.
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Tuesday 29 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The final submissions by legal counsel in the trial of ‘Atonio Moeaki (40) charged with the murder of a young dentist, Dr Sione Feo Lau’i (23,) was completed on January 28 at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 28 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A submarine internet cable maintenance ship Reliance arrived in Nuku’alofa, this evening, and berthed at the Queen Sālote Wharf, after sailing to Tonga from Samoa over the weekend.
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Monday 28 January 2019

Mumbai, India
Worldwide, more than four billion people are connected to the Internet, spending an average of roughly six hours per day on Internet-enabled devices and services. In Thailand and the Philippines, average daily usage is 9.5 hours; in the United States, 26% of the population is online “almost constantly;” and one billion more people in the world are projected to join the ranks of internet users by 2022. Yet as we embrace the digital world, the complexity of navigating it securely, efficiently, and in a personalized manner becomes more acute. By Anu Madgavkar and Olivia White
Monday 28 January 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Digicel Tonga’s CEO Francis Thomsen said today that the outage in the submarine cable network that connects the Kingdom to the outside world has put “the country into digital isolation”.
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Monday 28 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is currently playing an active role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Lopeti Senituli, a personal adviser to the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, told Matangi Tonga.
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Monday 28 January 2019

Hamilton, New Zealand
Tonga managed to win two games in its first outing this year in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Hamilton on the weekend, after being absent from the circuit since 2014.
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Sunday 27 January 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is being assisted to restore communications that can be used during natural disasters, MEIDECC stated Friday, and also advised the public to note that social media is filtered in order to speed up internet access for essential services. Tonga's fibre optic cable blackout entered Day 7, today Sunday.
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Saturday 26 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been rescued from a very serious communications black-out this week by a small tech start-up venture in Nuku'alofa, run by smart, young adventurous Tongans and their partner company in Vanuatu, who have managed to swing some extra satellite capacity to Tonga. By Mary Lyn Fonua
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Saturday 26 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's fibre optic submarine cable is cut in two places — between Nuku’alofa and Fiji, and Nuku‘alofa and Vava‘u, according to ‘Etuini Liava‘a, the Chief Executive Officer for Tonga Cable Ltd.
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Friday 25 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A legal workshop to draft an Act for Tonga’s Marine Spatial Plan (MSP) which will oversee its ocean space was discussed by legal advisers and policy experts across government ministries yesterday, 24 January, at the Tanoa Hotel.
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Friday 25 January 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search and rescue operation to find ‘Alakoni Moala (40) after he went diving at the Liku in Ha’asini for a week now was called off by Tonga Police.
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Friday 25 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Claude Tupou, the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Education and Training had his Contract of Employment terminated.
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Friday 25 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new building for Fasi moe Afi Kindergarten run by the Free Wesleyan Church was handed over on January 22 from the Government of Japan.
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Friday 25 January 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga has announced its squad, led by Captain Tana Fotofili, for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Hamilton, New Zealand, which kicks off tomorrow, 26 January.
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