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  • Monday 25 March 2024 8:52pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Prime Minister's Office today has not addressed a rumour, circulated on social media at the weekend, that the Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku had resigned as Minister of His Majesty's Armed Forces, and likewise, Hon. Fekitamoeloa 'Utoikamanu as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Tourism.
  • Friday 22 March 2024 11:31pm


    London, UK
    : The Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland KC, will spend Easter Sunday in Tonga on her first official visit to Tonga from 30 March to 3 April.
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  • Friday 22 March 2024 11:09pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three floriculture nurseries sheltering thousands of flowering orchids and anthuriums, were officially opened by HM Queen Nanasipau'u this week at the MORDI base in Havelu, Tongatapu. The nurseries will help to elevate the floriculture industry in Tonga and in the region, providing livelihoods for rural women.
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  • Friday 22 March 2024 1:47pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The unmanaged drugs issue in Tonga is becoming “a new normal”, says Tonga's Head Psychiatrist, Dr. Mapa Puloka, who is seeing illicit drug-related disorders making up 40% of monthly admissions to the psychiatric ward. With mental health impacts skyrocketing, there is no one available to pick up the pieces. From the frontline, both Mapa and the Salvation Army counselor Mele Prescott are lonely voices urging government to establish a drugs rehabilitation center in Tonga, as they see families and communities being broken by the mental health impacts of illicit drugs use. Interview by Katalina Siasau.
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  • Thursday 21 March 2024 9:38pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Fast and reliable internet connectivity will reach even the most remote areas in Tonga, made possible by 'Broadband Anywhere' a new Tonga Communications Corporation satellite technology.
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  • Thursday 21 March 2024 8:20pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Information communications technology in Tonga is the focus of an exhibition that opened today 21 March, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, in Nuku'alofa and may be viewed by the public for two days.
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  • Thursday 21 March 2024 12:09pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Atenisi senior lecturer, Vasalua Jenner-Helu, has been accepted as a Visiting Academic in Linguistics at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom for three months at the end of the year, where she intends to research chauvinist attitudes towards Austronesian language among 19th century British linguists, supporting a forthcoming PhD thesis focusing on the compromise of the Tongan language by European missionaries.
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  • Thursday 21 March 2024 11:38am
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A $1.12 million water tank project funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will provide a safe and climate resilient water supply for some schools in Tonga. At the signing of the agreement on 20 March, the Acting CEO for Finance, Ms. Pisila ‘Otunuku, said that the project will ensure the sustainable management of water that is safe, clean, and accessible, especially for the children and vulnerable people.
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  • Thursday 21 March 2024 9:28am


    Honiara, Solomon Islands
    : The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) today, 21 March, launched a major upgrade and development to their monitoring and surveillance efforts, with two new systems built for vessel registrations and Port State Measures. The e-PSM system is a critical tool in the fight against Ilegal Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU) in the Western and Central Pacific. Tonga is the first country to implement the e-PSM which allows efficient data exchange.
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  • Wednesday 20 March 2024 10:13pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A heavy rain warning and flash flood advisory remains in force for Ha'apai land areas tonight as a trough lies over Ha'apai and is approaching Vava'u tonight.
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  • Wednesday 20 March 2024 9:17pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Samoa defeated Tonga on Tonga's home turf (4-1) at Teufaiva Stadium in Nuku’alofa in the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Men's Nations Cup Qualifiers, this afternoon.
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  • Tuesday 19 March 2024 9:16pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Kicking off the OFC Men's Nations Cup Qualifier championship, Tonga will face Samoa tomorrow, 20 March 2024 at Teufaiva Stadium in Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu.
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  • Tuesday 19 March 2024 5:39pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The government-owned Lulutai Airlines Limited sold a new issue of shares to the Retirement Fund Board in August last year, a recent filing with the Tonga Business Registry reveals. To raise capital the airline issued 784,314 additional ordinary shares to the Retirement Fund Board (27%) and brought in two new directors to the company.
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  • Monday 18 March 2024 6:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Heneli Manuofetoa, ‘Aisea Havea and Kaniteli Guttenbeil were found guilty of possession of cannabis seized in Popua. Heneli was sentenced to five and a half months imprisonment to run concurrent with the 32-months that he is already serving in prison.
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  • Sunday 17 March 2024 11:52pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Vaiola Hospital wastewater and sewerage system will be upgraded with the help of the Australian government - providing $2 million (AUD) to support the project.
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  • Friday 15 March 2024 10:50pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two Honorary Consuls to the Kingdom of Tonga were appointed by the Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku, today, 15 March, at Nuku'alofa. Mr. Tapu Panuve was appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea, and Ms. Tania Laumanulupe Tupou as the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, to the Kingdom of Tonga.
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  • Friday 15 March 2024 5:47pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 24 year old driver from Havelu charged with reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol causing injuries, when he collided with an oncoming vehicle as he tried to overtake a vehicle in front of him last night, 14 March, at Tofoa.
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  • Friday 15 March 2024 5:13pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : New petroleum prices for March to April have been approved by the Tonga Competent Authority (TCA) to be effective on Monday, 18 March 2024.
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  • Thursday 14 March 2024 10:53pm


    Manuka ACT, Australia
    : The Pacific Australia Labour Mobility scheme lures workers from Pacific Island Nations and Timor-Leste with promises of opportunity and money. Yet once workers arrive in Australia, they have to face the reality of poor working and living conditions. Tonga is home to one of the largest cohorts of Pacific Islanders who come to work in Australia on PALM visas - equivalent to 9% of the Tongan working age population. The bigger issue with this kind of temporary labour scheme is the impact they have on Pacific economies. The PALM Scheme is large, and it is growing – fast. By Alexia Adhikari
  • Thursday 14 March 2024 8:20pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new classroom for ‘Ahopanilolo Technical Institute was commissioned yesterday, 13 March 2024, funded by the Japanese government through their Grant Assistance for Grass Roots Human Security Project (GGP).
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