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Thursday 21 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young couple received a two-years fully suspended prison sentence for theft, when they stole Tongan artefacts valued at $62,000 pa'anga from the wife's grandmother in Kolofo'ou. None of the artefacts were recovered after being sold to a vendor at Talamahu Market.
Thursday 21 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over $11 million pa'anga in unpaid tax and duties from 2004-14, owed to the Ministry of Revenue and Customs, is an issue that Tonga’s new government of Prime Minister Dr Pohiva Tu‘i‘onetoa wants to address.
Wednesday 20 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new containerized laboratory from New Zealand has been setup at Vaiola Hospital after being transported from Queen Salote Wharf yesterday, 19 November.
Wednesday 20 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ninety-seven people were arrested and charged mostly for drinking alcohol and disorderly behaviour in public places, during and after special celebrations for the Tonga Invitational Rugby League (Kau To’a) on November 15.
Wednesday 20 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tragedy in Samoa continues as its Government yesterday confirmed the deaths of 16 people from the deadly disease, mostly young children. The impact of the disease is being blamed on Samoa’s low vaccination coverage. One family was reported losing three children in the space of two weeks

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government has confirmed the dates for public holidays in 2020 with the majority observed on the actual day, while three days will be moved to be observed on a Monday.
Tuesday 19 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Methamphetamine and cannabis have been seized and three people arrested by the Tonga Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce, in an ongoing operation targeting dealers, who sell drugs from their vehicles.
Tuesday 19 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three important multi-million pa'anga Climate Resilience Sector Projects were commissioned on November 18, at vulnerable low-lying areas on the Eastern District (Hahake) of Tongatapu.
Tuesday 19 November 2019

Brisbane, Australia
The Queensland Tongan Language School announced it will hold classes for the first-time next year at a launch on Saturday, 16 November at Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Classes will be held at Griffith University Logan campus on Saturdays.
Sunday 17 November 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah
A Salt Lake City jury have convicted a female migrant from Tonga, Alavina Florreich (70), of childhood sex abuse against Avrohom Zippel, now a 28-year-old man. Despite there being no evidence of the alleged abuse, the jury were compelled to find Alavina guilty on all counts. She is scheduled to be sentenced early next year and could face life imprisonment, although she plans to appeal.
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Thursday 14 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Cabinet yesterday, 13 November cancelled the appointment of Piveni Piukala “to lead a Reform Technical Task Force for Planning, Budgeting and Aid at the Ministry of Finance. . .”
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Thursday 14 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis were seized in vehicles parked at Longolongo, Tongatapu, on November 12.
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Thursday 14 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Royal Australian Navy ships and more than 600 Australian Defence Force personnel will arrive on a five-days visit to Tonga, later in the week.
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Wednesday 13 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All government primary schools, including kindergartens, in Tonga will be closed temporarily from 14 to 25 November as a precaution to try and minimize the outbreak of measles, the Ministry of Education and Training announced today.
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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An eight years old legal battle between the Public Service Commission and Busby Kautoke, a former Chief Secretary and the Secretary to Cabinet, and Head of Department for the Prime Minister’s Office concluded last week when the parties jointly announced they had agreed to end their “long running employment dispute.”
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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A special public holiday for Tonga was this morning made official for Friday, November 15 to celebrate Tonga's winning Rugby League team.
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Monday 11 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 30-year-old man received a fully suspended sentence for theft when he used pre-signed withdrawal slips and withdrew money from his customary adopted father’s account, at Tonga Development Bank.
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Monday 11 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The number of confirmed or suspected measles cases in Tonga had climbed to 177, at 5 November, with most cases experiencing a mild illness, according to the latest health situation report released on 6 November.
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Monday 11 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Tangikina Moimoi Steen has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Education and Training for two-years, starting on November 11.
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Friday 8 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 47-year-old man from Vaini was jailed for cultivating cannabis and having in his possession firearm and ammunition without a license.
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