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  1. Moral leadership biggest challenge for Tonga Police, says O'FeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | Matangi Tonga

    Some 10% of Tonga Police staff have been dismissed, are serving time in prison or are under investigation for dishonesty, brutality or bribery, the retiring Police Commissioner Grant "You might think that's an odd thing to be trumping at a retirement but it is really important for the public to see that we deal with those issues and we do not shy away from them," he told a farewell parade at Tonga Police ee said that during the two and a half years he had been in Tonga he had made many unpopular decisions. "But popularity wasn't one of my objectives when I came here," he said.

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  2. Tonga looks for a new Prime MinisterRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 27 | Matangi Tonga

    With the General Election over, Tonga is now waiting to find out when a new Prime Minister and a new Cabinet will be put into place to lead the country during the next four years. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.

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  3. Nobles re-elect Lord Tu'ivakanoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 27 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's nobles elected nine representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly this afternoon. Palace Office, Nuku'alofa.

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  4. Early results show hot contest in Tongatapu 3Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Matangi Tonga

    Early unofficial results from Tongatapu polling places indicate a close contest for Tongatapu 3 constituency with three polling places topped by different candidates, Tevita Palu, Siaosi Sovaleni and Clive Edwards. A total of 105 candidates, 38 less than in 2010, are competing for the 17 People's Representatives seats, in the 26-seat Tonga Legislative Assembly.

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  5. Nobles reelect Lord Tu'ivakanoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's nobles elected nine representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly this afternoon. Palace Office, Nuku'alofa.

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  6. Tonga Power reduces electricity tariffsRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga Power Ltd. is pleased to announce a further reduction in the electricity tariff, from the notice published on the 10th of November 2014. This further reduction will be effective on the 1st December 2014.

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  7. Campaign parades drum up supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Matangi Tonga

    ... seats to parliament, with a total of 51,448 registered to cast their votes in 169 polling stations throughout Tonga. Candidates are expected to continue campaigning today and tomorrow before ceasing 24 hours prior to the start of the voting at ...

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  8. Man injured in alleged kidnappingRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 23 | Matangi Tonga

    A 46-year-old man of Asian origin is recovering at Vaiola Hospital after he was found injured on a road in Veitongo on Saturday morning, 22 November. He is reported to have left home for his vegetable farm at around 4:00am on Saturday.

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  9. Tonga sends Kiwi cop homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Southland Times

    ... officers. O'Fee has been unpopular with the old guard in the Tongan police for trying to introduce promotion on merit. Tonga's news website Kaniva Pacific reported that O'Fee was told last week that he will go home eight months before his contract ... 4 comments

  10. Sione Tupouniua disqualified as Tongatapu candidateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Sione Keuate Tupouniua has been disqualified as a candidate for Tongatapu No.1 constituency, by a special session of the Tonga Appeal Court this afternoon. The Appeal Court quashed orders made by a Supreme Court judge last week allowing his registration as a candidate for the General Election on 27 November.

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  11. Recalled Appeal Court to give judgement FridayRead the original story

    Nov 19, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's Court of Appeal will make a judgement on Friday, 21 November regarding an appeal by the Supervisor of Elections and the Chairman of Tonga's Electoral Commission against a judgment to register Sione Tupouniua, as a candidate for Tongatapu No.1 constituency for the General Election. Mr Justice Hon Peter Salmon, Mr Justice Hon Rodney Hansen and the Chief Justice Hon Michael Scott will deliver their judgement not before 3pm tomorrow, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.

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  12. FWC cultural festival ends on FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    The annual cultural festival is held to teach students the importance of Tonga's traditional dances, with performances of the ma'ulu'ulu, tau'olunga and mako.

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  13. Modi announces visa-on-arrival for Pacific Island nationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Rediff.com

    ... "I would wish to provide Visa on Arrival for nationals of all Pacific Island countries, Cook Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Kiribati, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Niue, Republic of Palau, Federated States of ...

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  14. PN1841Read the original story

    Jul 9, 2014 | U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Judith Beth Cefkin, of Colorado, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Fiji, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu. September 18, 2014 - Placed on Senate Executive Calendar.

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  15. $1m fund, visa on arrival for Pacific Island nations: PMRead the original story

    Nov 19, 2014 | Mydigitalfc.com

    ... "I would wish to provide Visa on Arrival for nationals of all Pacific Island countries, Cook Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Kiribati, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Niue, Republic of Palau, Federated States of ...

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  16. 51,448 voters registered for General ElectionRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... persons who turned 21 after the initial voter registration ended on 16 September, with a total of 50,405 voters. Tonga's Electoral Commission said today the majority were women, with 26,203 forming 50.93 percent of the total number of registered ...

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  17. Tonga Post houses Nuku'alofa's first Food MartRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    Nuku'alofa's first Food Mart was officially opened by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano at the Tonga Post Building in central Nuku'alofa on Friday evening, 14 November. The Food Mart is the second phase of a Tonga Post Ltd. development program to capitalize onis asset, the Nuku'alofa General Post Office in central Nuku'alofa.

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  18. Reserve Bank staff allowed mortgagesRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    The mortgages are solely for residential house loans, as stated in a Tonga Government Gazette, specifying the authorization in an Order-in-Council made by His Majesty in Council.

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  19. Canberra youth learn about Tongan heritageRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Latufuipeka Tuku'aho, with youth of the Toe Talatalanoa Uniting Church. Canberra, Australia, November 2014. Photo Lui Tonga. The youth of the Toe Talatalanoa Uniting Church of Canberra, Australia, have taken part in two days of cultural discussions ...

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  20. Man charged with murder of Chinese shopkeeperRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | Matangi Tonga

    ... unconscious inside his shop on By-Pass Road in Halaleva the night before, after sustaining head injuries. Meanwhile, Tonga Police are still looking for a man who attacked a teenager with a machete, injuring his right hand on Friday night 14 ... 1 comment