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Saturday, April 1st, 2017


First woman Vice President for Olympic movement in Oceania

Ms Baklai of Palau speaking before the elections today. Photo: ONOC DIGEST/Nuku'alofa Times

By ILIESA TORA at the Sofitel (Compliments of ONOC) DENARAU, Fiji-April 1: 5.20pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Palau’s Minister for Women and Community Ms Baklai Temengil has been elected the first woman Vice President of the Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) during the elections at the General Assembly here in Denarau, Nadi, Fiji this afternoon.

Dr Mitchell unopposed as ONOC President


By ILIESA TORA at the Sofitel (Compliments of ONOC) DENARAU, Fiji-April 1: 2.32pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Current Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) President Dr Robin Mitchell has been returned unopposed in the position following confirmation that there was no nomination for the position at the General Assembly here today.

Golf course maintenance critical: Lakhan

Games Council President Vidhya Lakhan

By ILIESA TORA at the Sofitel (Compliments of ONOC) DENARAU, Fiji  April 1: 2.15pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga’s plans to construct a new golf course for the 2019 Pacific Games has disappointed Pacific Games Council President Vidhya Lakhan, who says there is no need for the new course.

Casino a step closer in Tonga

Photo: 123RF

NUKU’ALOFA-April 1: 9:31am(RNZI): A company looking to build a casino in Tonga has reportedly been given tentative approval from the government. A licence has not been issued to Tavake Tamafua, which along with American investors, is looking to build a shopping mall, luxury villas and an airport resort including gaming facilities. It is currently illegal to gamble in Tonga.