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Thursday 9 December 2010
Australia
Four men in Sydney have been charged with conspiring to import two shipments of cocaine, totaling 690 kilograms, and it will be alleged in court that the men planned for the shipments to transit through Tonga. - Australian Federal Police National Media Team.
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Sunday 5 December 2010
New Zealand
RSE households were more likely to make home improvements and make major durable goods purchases; RSE households are more likely to have a bank account; and in Tonga, there have been significant increases in secondary school attendance for 15 to 18 year-olds in households participating in RSE. - Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman.
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Thursday 25 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
But the world has undergone great changes in the past 135 years and we have attained many advances which those Nobility would have scarce believed possible. It is an opportune time therefore to change the way we are ruled in order that our country could benefit from the talents and gifts which it has pleased the Almighty to grant to each of our people without favour whether they are born into the Upper or Lower Classes of society. - GEORGE R
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Thursday 25 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ka kuo lahi 'a e ngaahi liliu kuo hoko 'i mamani 'i he ta'u koia 'e 135 kuo hili atu, pea kuo tau a'usia 'e kitautolu 'a e ngaahi fakalaka ne 'ikai ke 'amanaki 'a e Hou'eiki 'o e kuohili ne mei lava'i. Kuo taimi leva ke tau liliu 'a e founga 'oku pule'i 'aki 'o e fonua ke tau ‘inasi kotoa 'i he taleniti kuo foaki 'e he 'Otua ki he Tonga kotoa 'o tatau pe 'a e ma'olunga pea mo e ma'ulalo. George R
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Monday 15 November 2010
Sydney, Australia
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement TPP is the only new trade initiative being taken by the Obama administration, and is being heavily promoted at the APEC summit this weekend. - Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network.
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Friday 12 November 2010
Suva, Fiji
2010 marks the second year of the five-year focus on 'Diabetes education and prevention", the theme selected by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization for World Diabetes Day 2009-2013. The campaign slogan for 2010 is: "Let's take control of diabetes. Now. - WHO.
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Thursday 11 November 2010
Manila, Philippines
Strong governance and constant vigilance against corruption are essential if Asia and the Pacific is to deliver the benefits of its economic boom to all, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda told a forum today. ADB.
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Sunday 7 November 2010
Washington,USA
The World Bank on October 19 announced a new strategy of support for Tonga to reduce the impact of economic shocks on the country and assist with longer term growth and development opportunities.
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Friday 5 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Regardless of who bought “Atalanga”, to claim that such an expansive and high class property with antique furniture was bought to be a student residence is most ludicrous. There is no logic to such a purchase and expense. On the other hand, as the Royal Residence of Her Majesty the Queen of Tonga in New Zealand, the purchase then makes sense. - Ministry of Information and Communication.
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Friday 5 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The indictment for perjury against Lord Dalgety has been quashed by the Supreme Court. This means the indictment has been (in layperson terms) dismissed or discharged. - Lord Dalgery Legal Counsels.
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Friday 5 November 2010
Washington, DC,USA
Tonga, Timor-Leste and Samoa continued to pick up the pace of business reform with improvements in the areas of enforcing contracts, paying taxes and registering property. - World Bank Group.
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Wednesday 20 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Women's affairs and Culture will host nation-wide Soroban Competition with the purpose of promoting Soroban education here in the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Monday 11 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police were notified of a vessel in distress at 6.15pm on Friday 8 October 2010. RCC New Zealand advised they had received notification of a distress call from the crew of the French Yacht La Tortue that struck a reef near Kelefesia Island in the Ha’apai Group.
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Friday 8 October 2010
Suva, Fiji
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a Healthy Islands Recognition program, open to all communities, organizations and agencies in the Pacific.
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Wednesday 6 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
By virtue of the powers conferred upon Us by Section 7 of the Electoral Act 1989 (as amended) and on the advice of the Prime Minister, We hereby Issue by Our Hand this Writ of Election for Representatives of Our Legislative Assembly. - GEORGE R
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Wednesday 6 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year has been one of those with the highest workloads for Government and the Legislative Assembly in order to complete the reforms to our Constitution. But the most important and historically most significant duty of the Government and Legislative Assembly this year had been to facilitate and complete the devolution of My executive authority as the King of Tonga, to the People.
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Sunday 3 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Oku 'oatu heni 'a 'eku fakamalo kia koe Sea, mo e Palemia mo e kau Minisitaa, pea mo e kau Fakafofonga 'o e kau Nopele, kae'uma'a 'a e kau Fakafofonga 'o e Kakai, 'i ho'omou loto lelei ke fakahoko 'A Hoku loto. 'Ofa ke tohitongi 'i he loto 'o e Tonga kotoa pe 'a e me'a koia kuo mou lotolelei ke fakahoko pea ke hiki tuee mo paa mavava 'a e to'utangata kotoa pe 'i hono manatua 'a e ngaue ni.
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Friday 1 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Majesty the King George Tupou V has issued the Writs of Election yesterday Thursday 30th September, 2010 which confirmed the Legislative Assembly General Election to be held on 25th November, 2010.
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Tuesday 28 September 2010
Delhi, India
In a Statementon September 25 Michael Fennell, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation said there had been significant progress in preparing the Village for arrival of teams. However, he said there is still much to be done, and is fair to say that there have been many challenges for those countries that arrived in Delhi early, as the Village was not completely ready for use. - Commonwealth Games Federation
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Monday 20 September 2010
Paris, France
Peace and security are closely linked to guaranteeing fundamental freedoms. Societies cannot be secure when over one billion people live in extreme poverty; when people lack access to education, health services and nutrition and when women do not enjoy equal rights. This is why the Millennium Development Goals are a basic minimum to ensure human dignity and make our societies more peaceful.
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