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Friday 25 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A civil action, filed by a couple who allege false representations were made that they would be granted a lease of a beach in Vava'u for tourism purposes, will be defended by the Governor of Vava'u and the Government of Tonga, after a judgment by default was set aside last week.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination training was held in Neiafu this month bringing different agencies and resources that coordinates search and rescue incidents in the seas off Vava'u.
Friday 25 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three-months after severe Tropical Cyclone Gita badly damaged schools on Tongatapu and 'Eua, a relief grant of $3.4 million pa’anga was handed out today by the Tongan Government to non-government schools to help repair the damage.
Thursday 24 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Games Council and Tonga Sports Association National Olympic Committee have filed a civil suit against the Tonga government for breach of contract when they withdrew from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games.
Wednesday 23 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Leadership training for 22 Tongan Police officers focused on accountability, authority and responsibility is being held in ‘Eua and Ha’apai.
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 54-year-old man of Asian origin was arrested by police on Tuesday, May 15 at Fua’amotu International Airport after attempting to smuggle $100,000 cash out of Tonga.
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Tuesday 22 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sonatane Motu'apuaka Uaisele (29) was acquitted by jurors of grievous bodily harm after he was accused of striking a woman with a machete in 2017.
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Tuesday 22 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 43-year-old man from Matangiake has been arrested and charged for firing a firearm inside the Tonga College (‘Atele) compound in Ha’ateiho on Wednesday, May 16. No one was injured.
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Monday 21 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three people were arrested last week in separate search warrants after being found in possession of methamphetamine, cannabis, firearms and cash in Tongatapu.
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Monday 21 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition to impeach seven Cabinet Ministers, including Tonga's Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, is expected to be submitted to the King and Parliament on Friday, May 25.
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Friday 18 May 2018

Tokyo, Japan
A general grant of 2.8 billion Japanese Yen (equivalent to around $56 million pa’anga) was committed by the Government of Japan to fund a Nationwide Early Warning System and Strengthening Disaster Communications Project in Tonga.
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Friday 18 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The global Red Cross movement has many stories to tell in its important work across a wide spectrum of community activities, and not only in responding to emergencies. Tonga Red Cross are involved in many areas including working with people with disabilities, climate change awareness, health initiatives, and community development.
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Thursday 17 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand High Commissioner HE Ms Tiffany Babington signed a NZ$11 million grant funding arrangement for the upgrade of Nuku’alofa’s electricity network with the Acting Minister of Finance and National Planning, Hon. Mateni Tapueluelu yesterday, 16 May.
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Thursday 17 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Ika Teu (38) died on Saturday night, May 12 when his vehicle crashed into a coconut tree at Kolonga.
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Thursday 17 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva yesterday recommended to King Tupou VI to reappoint Lord Ma’afu as Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, after differences with another Cabinet Minister were reconciled. Lord Ma'afu had voluntarily resigned on March 2.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cleaner at Fua’amotu International Airport was arrested last week in relation to an estimated $2 million pa’anga worth of methamphetamine seized on May 8, at the airport.
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Wednesday 16 May 2018

Neiafu, Vava'u
Keep Vava’u clean and beautiful by keeping the environment clean, was the message HE Ms Tiffany Babington, New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, emphasized in a speech at the official opening of the 3Rs Waste Minimization Promotion and Proper Waste Management Project in Neiafu, Vava’u, on 14 May.
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Wednesday 16 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-year-old boy died on May 15 after he was hit by a vehicle on Taufa’ahau Road in Vaini.
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Tuesday 15 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three-year-old girl died on Saturday, May 12 when she was accidentally run over by a reversing vehicle at ‘Utulau.
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Tuesday 15 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Gita inflicted $356 million pa'anga worth of damage on Tongatapu and ‘Eua on 12 February this year, said Balwyn Fa’otusia, the CEO for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning. The damage assessment is equivalent to 38% of Tonga's GDP.
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