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6 hrs ago | Matangi Tonga

Tonga Waste Management faces challenges

In addition, medical waste disposal remains a concern and waste management needs further awareness raising and promotion on Tongatapu.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Tonga policemen jailed for manslaughter

Hon Justice Cato sentenced Police Inspector Kelepi Hala'ufia to 11 years and Police Constable Salesi Maile to nine years in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning, 9 July.

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The Otago Daily Times

Family confront dad's killers in court

Widow Cally Ruahe and family travelled to Tonga to see two local police officers sentenced for manslaughter.

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The White House

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

Judith Beth Cefkin - Ambassador to the Republic of the Fiji Islands, the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu, Department of State Ambassador Michele Jeanne Sison Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, and Deputy Representative of the United States in ... (more)

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Matangi Tonga

First night of Miss Heilala 2014 pageant

A colourful sarong wear and talent performances by seven Miss Heilala contestants wowed a large crowd during the pageant's first night of competition last night, 7 July at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Fiji Times

In exchange for Lau

THE proposal that is expected to be made by Tonga to give Fiji the Minerva Reef in exchange for the Lau Group is a dream that will never come true, says a lawyer.

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Matangi Tonga

Seven contestants for Miss Heilala 2014-15

Seven contestants for the Miss Heilala crown 2014-15 met today for the Pageant orientation at Joe's Kahana Lagoon in Nuku'alofa.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

KUAT-TV Tucson

Globe Trekker

Zay's island-hopping escapades take him now to the independent Kingdom of Tonga and then on to multi-cultural Fiji, once home to cannibals and Indian plantation workers that were brought to the islands to harvest sugar cane.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Fiji Times

'Give up Lau'

TONGA'S Lands Minister Lord Ma'afu has revealed a proposal for the island kingdom to give up the disputed Minerva Reef to Fiji in exchange for the Lau Group.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

SF Weekly

A King's Ransom: Even Royalty Can't Pay the Rent in San Francisco These Days

Most San Franciscans' knowledge of the nation called Tonga begins and ends with the fact that there's a nation called Tonga.

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Matangi Tonga

Kali Fungavaka's family makes emotional journey to deliver victim impact statement

Arriving at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today, former police Inspector Kelepi Hala'ufia and former Constables Salesi Maile and Fatai Faletau.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Vava'u celebrates King's Birthday

The busy week starts with an Education Day hosted by High Schools and Primary Schools in Vava'u.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

KLRN-TV San Antonio

Around the World - Pacific Journeys: Tonga to New

In Norfolk Island, we learn about its convict past while the hills of New Caledonia make a perfect setting for an island trek to the country's native inhabitants.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Samoa Govt donates $50,000 for Ha - apai recovery

The Samoa Government has donated $50,000 pa'anga in humanitarian relief to help Tonga's rehabilitation effort in Ha'apai after Cyclone Ian.

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Matangi Tonga

Chains bind Kalisolaite - Uhila to his homeland

A special endurance performance by visiting artist Kalisolaite 'Uhila tonight concluded the ten days of events at the Festival of Democracy in Tonga at 'Atenisi Institute in Nuku'alofa.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

News Times

China's gift causes big trouble for tiny Tonga

In this Wednesday, June 4, 2014 photo, fisher folk work on in shallow waters, near Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

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The Washington Post

China's gift causes big trouble for tiny Tonga

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga - It's almost 10 a.m., but the barista at this tiny Pacific kingdom's domestic air terminal has yet to make a single cup of coffee.

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Prince George Citizen

China's airplane gift, and New Zealand's punishing reaction, cause big trouble for ...

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga - It's almost 10 a.m., but the barista at this tiny Pacific kingdom's domestic air terminal has yet to make a single cup of coffee.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Tonga's first Justices of the Peace

From left, 'Amelia Helu, Tevita Fakatou, Salote Fukofuka, Sioape Tu'iono and 'Ofa Likiliki.

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Matangi Tonga

Foreign aid and debt, a budget dilemma for Pacific Islands

The dilemma becomes acute when the future is uncertain with mounting public debts and rising debt servicing obligations.

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