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Wednesday, October 19th, 2016


Faulty cable caused runway blackout


NUKU’ALOFA-October 19: 3.50pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Flights in and out of Fua’amotu airport for both domestic and international flights should be operating normally today, Tonga Airport Limited has confirmed.

Farmers corned beef put off the shelves in Tonga


NUKU’ALOFA-October 14: 2.45pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Farmers brand corned beef has been ordered off the shelves from shops in the Kingdom.

Parliament to discuss motion within 14 days

Lord Vaea (left) and PM Pohiva in New Zealand two months ago. Lord Vaea announced then that he was going to file a motion of no confidence in PM Pohiva. Photo: KANIVA

NUKU’ALOFA-October 19: 2.43pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Parliament will now be able to take a vote on a motion of no confidence within 14 working days, after changes were passed on Section 84 of the Legislative Assembly’s Standing Order.

Lights off at Fua’amotu airport


NUKU’ALOFA-October 19: 2.40pm (Nuku’alofa Times/RNZI): Lights at the Fua’amotu International Airport runway did not work on Tuesday night, forcing flights to be turned away.

Turkey: 90 journalists in jail

Show of support from journalists for Turkish journalists who have been jailed. Photo: IFJ

BRUSSELS-October 19: 2.36pm (IFJ): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched a global solidarity action in support of journalists in Turkey and its affiliates the Journalists’ union of Turkey (TGS), the Progressive Journalists’ Association and the Association of journalists of Turkey (TGC).