Tonga Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. Man fined for importing counterfeit exercise booksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Matangi Tonga

    Mr Xiao Long Fang was fined $9,000 pa'anga to be paid within 48-hours from 23 June or face six-months imprisonment, for importing a large number of counterfeit exercise books manufactured in China, which he falsely represented to have been from New Zealand's Croxley Stationery Ltd. Hon Mr Justice Cato said the counterfeit exercise books of various sizes were plainly imported by the accused to be able to compete more profitably when they were sold in Tonga. $40,000 as confirmed by Croxley.

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  2. Tupou IV memorial building marks 150 years of Western education in TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    The King also launched an impressive 500 pages book documenting the 150 years of the school's history, titled Tupou College Sesquicentenary History 1866-2016 . The sesquicentenary celebration is historically significant, as it marks the introduction of the Western education system to Tonga, and the creation of the Tongan alphabet and numerals that we are using today.

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  3. Lakhan visits Tonga for updates on 2019 Pacific GamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Saipan Tribune

    Pacific Games Council president Vidhya Lakhan, accompanied by PGC executive director Andrew Minogue, is in Nuku'alofa to assess the state of preparations for Tonga's hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games. During his visit, Lakhan attended a meeting of the Tonga 2019 Audit & Governance Authority, chaired by the Prime Minister of Tonga, the Hon.

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  4. Proud parade for Tupou College Old Boys 150th anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    ... c holiday for the Tupou College Sesquicentennial Commemorative Service, and the opening of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, 93rd Conference

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  5. Four candidates for Vava'u 16 By-ElectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    Four candidates, including one woman, have registered to contest the seat of Vava'u 16 in the Tonga Legislative Assembly in a By-Election to be held on 14 July. The Electoral Commission in Nuku'alofa confirmed the candidates registered and drew their number in the ballot paper on Monday, 20 June at the Governor's Office in Neiafu.

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  6. Cookbook aims to combat NCDs in Pacific IslandsRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2016 | Fiji Times

    Update: 3:50PM THE Pacific Community launched a cookbook today to promote healthy eating to combat non-communicable diseases in the Pacific Islands. The 'Pasifika Plates' cookbook was launched at the 2016 Pacific NCD Summit that is being held in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

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  7. Millennium interview with Tonga's retiring Prime Minister, Baron VaeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    finally accepted the resignation of Tonga's 78-year-old Prime Minister, Hon. Baron Vaea, on December 3, 1999, it ended another intriguing saga of Tongan politics. Strange as it may sound, this was the case of a Prime Minister who had wanted to retire ...

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  8. Pacific Possible: Health and Non-communicable DiseasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | Kansas City InfoZine

    Nuku' Alofa - infoZine - A new World Bank report has put the spotlight on the economic threat non-communicable diseases pose to the Pacific Islands, with heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease emerging as the top killers in the region. The draft report, Pacific Possible: Health and Non-Communicable Diseases, was released for public comment Monday at the Pacific NCDs Summit in the Tongan capital Nuku'alofa.

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  9. UN Secretary General job "ultimate challenge", says Helen ClarkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    ... The reason I am running is because I like a challenge, and this is the ultimate set of challenges," she told Matangi Tonga Online, when asked how she perceived the role of "Because the world is beset by a lot of huge issues, the continuing extreme ...

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  10. Pacific on global frontline of fight against Non-Communicable DiseasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    The Pacific is on the global frontlines of the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases and the time has come for action with deadlines to reverse the crisis without delay, regional leaders heard at the opening of the Pacific Non-Communicable Diseases Summit in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, this morning. s "account for more than 80 percent of all deaths and 50% of premature deathsa and the global burden of crisis.

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  11. Pacific NCD Summit starts in TongaRead the original story

    Jun 19, 2016 | Fiji Times

    Update: 11:53AM DESPITE the immense challenge ahead for the Pacific region, the Non-Communicable Disease crisis is surmountable and reversible. The United Nations Development Programme's administrator, Helen Clark said this in her keynote address at the opening of the Pacific NCD Summit in Nuku'alofa, Tonga this morning.

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  12. Helen Clark visits Tonga projects before addressing NCD summitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    The United Nations Development Program Administrator Helen Clark arrived in Tonga on Saturday and will deliver the keynote address at the inaugural Pacific Non Communicable Diseases Summit in Nuku'alofa this morning. Over the weekend Helen Clark met with Tonga's Minister of Health Saia Piukala and Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga.

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  13. Tonga Forest Products Ltd was in "big trouble", says MinisterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    The debt-burdened Tonga Forest Products Ltd. was in big trouble and being propped up by government, Hon. Poasi Tei, the Minister for Public Enterprises, told the Tongan Parliament on Thursday, 16 June.

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  14. Tonga moves to attract Chinese touristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    Chinese visitors whose visit to Tonga is organised by a local tourist operator will be the only ones eligible for a 30-days visa free stay in the country, the Prime Minister, Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva told the Tongan parliament on Wednesday, 15 June.

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  15. Tupou College 150th celebration beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    Celebrations began today in Nuku'alofa to mark Tupou College's 150th Anniversary, with cultural dancing by schools as the first of many events to run from June 17-24. The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga's Education System hosted a special prayer service, cultural dancing and brass band items to commemorate Tupou College's anniversary, at the Queen Salote College Hall.

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  16. Hopkins to take over top diplomatic roleRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2016 | Fiji Times

    ... to another diplomatic service appointment. She will also serve as the non-resident high commissioner to the Kingdom of Tonga, the Republic of Kiribati, to Tuvalu and non-resident ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia.

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  17. No tsunami generated from early...Read the original story

    Jun 15, 2016 | Samoa News

    A 7.4 magnitude quake occurred around 6:19a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 , in the Tonga region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center's preliminary bulletin says no tsunami was generated by the quake.

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  18. PM calls for a public dialogue on Raw MarksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva promised parliament, yesterday June 14, that Government will host a meeting to explain his decision for Tongan schools to replace Standardized Marks with Raw Marks, and that all Tongans will be invited to attend.

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  19. Weaker pa'anga and new Levy drive up petrol pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    A weaker pa'anga and the new Foreign Exchange Levy have helped to significantly drive up the new prices for petrol, diesel and kerosene in Tonga for June to July, starting tomorrow Thursday, 16 June, the Competent Authority has announced. prices in the Singapore, "The higher Singapore prices combined with a weaker Tongan pa'anga, including the government introducing 0.5% exchange rate levy meant prices locally have increased significantly."

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  20. Hopkins is new British High Commissioner to FijiRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2016 | Fiji Times

    ... to another diplomatic service appointment. She will also serve as the non-resident High Commissioner to the Kingdom of Tonga, the Republic of Kiribati, to Tuvalu and non-resident ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia.

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