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Monday 27 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's centre for the disabled, the 'Ofa Tui mo e 'Amanaki Centre, has received a helping hand with maintenance from civil servants and church officers who are learning management skills in an eight weeks course organised by the Tonga Defence Service.
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Monday 6 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Navy on Monday, September 6 put on a demonstration of the techniques they use to stop illegal vessels in Tongan waters, in a law enforcement boarding operation for cadets from the "Zhenghe" training ship of China's Peoples Liberation Army Navy.
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Thursday 2 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first contingent of 55 soldiers for Afghanistan are preparing to be deployed before Christmas this year, after flying to England at the end of September or in early October, for six weeks of training.
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Saturday 14 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Brigadier Tau'aika 'Uta'atu, Commander of the Tonga Defence Service, said that as of yesterday, August 13, he had not received any written report from the Solomon Islands following Thursday's fatal shooting in a rock throwing incident in which one person died and another was injured.
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Friday 13 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is sending four contingents of soldiers to Afghanistan to support the Western Allied War on Terror. The Tongan Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele in an interview said that Tonga has previously supported requests from both the USA and the UK for soldiers to fight their battles overseas. But this time Dr Sevele says "let's not kid ourselves that is all plain sailing." By Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 28 July 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A contingent of 55 Tongan soldiers is expected to serve in Afghanistan in November, the first of 275 soldiers committed over a two year period by the Tongan government yesterday, after convincing the House it will provide much needed jobs.
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Monday 12 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $1.1 million pa'anga headquarter of the Tonga Royal Guards was officially opened by HM King George Tupou V, at the Tonga Defence Services Headquarter, Sene, on Friday afternoon, April 9.
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Saturday 28 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-weeks joint military exercise between French soldiers, who are based in New Caledonia, and soldiers from the Tonga Defence Services concluded at the Taliai Military Camp, Fua'amotu on November 21.
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Monday 7 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The retiring Commander of the United States Pacific Command in Hawaii, Admiral Timothy J. Keating, dropped into to Tonga for lunch, arriving in a private aircraft on Friday, September 4, on a three-hour farewell visit.
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Friday 28 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A New Zealand national, the sole person found on board a distressed yacht "Santana", is being questioned by the Tongan Police after telling rescuers that his captain had disappeared last week on a voyage between Rarotonga and Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 7 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cadet officers ‘Ungatea Tu‘ivailala and Fuatapu Halangahu of the Tonga Defence Sservices graduated from the Royal Military College in Canberra, Australia on June 23.
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Friday 19 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's last contingent of 55 Tongan soldiers who had been serving in Iraq arrived safely at the Fua'amotu International Airport at 5 am on December 18 on a special flight by a United States Airforce C17.
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Tuesday 16 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The arrival home of Tonga's last contingent of 55 soldiers to be deployed in Baghdad for the Operation Iraq Freedom II Peacekeeping Mission, has been delayed until Thursday December 18.
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Tuesday 9 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan soldiers were given two sets of uniforms as a gift by the Indian Ambassador to Tonga, HE Dr Prbhakara in a handing over ceremony at the Tonga Defence Services Headquarter at Sene yesterday.
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Sunday 7 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Recruit Finau Kolomalu (22) was awarded the Best Overall Recruit of the Tonga Defence Services 55th Basic Recruit Intake during a Passing Out Parade Ceremony held at Camp Taliai on December 5.
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Saturday 22 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China will give the Tonga Defence Services an aircraft in the near future, the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Fan Guijin promised at the TDS headquarters during a hand-over ceremony of eight trucks.
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Friday 7 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K Orion aircraft with 17 crew members arrived at Fua'amotu International Airport on November 5 for a three-day visit on its monthly surveillance mission of Tongan waters.
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Monday 27 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will withdraw its soldiers from Iraq before Christmas, the Commander of the Tonga Defence Services, Brigadier Tau‘aika ‘Uta‘atu confirmed today, in Nuku‘alofa.
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Wednesday 24 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's third contingent of 55 soldiers who were on a peacekeeping duty in Iraq arrived home on Saturday, September 20.
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Thursday 4 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government has yet to make a decision on whether to further extend the Emergency Powers (Maintenance of Public Order) Regulation 2007, the Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet Mrs 'Eseta Fusitu'a said today.
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