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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017


Fiji has strong credentials to host the Pacific Games – Pacific Games Council

Team Tonga at the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby. Photo: RNZI / Vinnie Wylie

NUKU’ALOFA-May 23: 4:43pm(Fiji Village/Pacnews): The Pacific Games Council says Fiji has strong credentials to host the Pacific Games following the Tongan government’s withdrawal from hosting it in 2019.

Sovaleni points to cybercrime challenges

(Photo: Nuku'alofa Times)

NUKU’ALOFA-May 23: 4:40pm(Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister today told regional delegates at a law officers’ meeting here in Nuku’alofa that the region has to appreciate the seriousness that cybercrime pose to our populations, including ransomware, identity theft, phishing attack, money mules, cyber bulling, and stolen credit card numbers. Opening the PACIFIC ISLAND LAW OFFICER’S NETWORK CYBERCRIME WORKSHOP at the Tanoa Dateline International Hotel this morning, Hon Siaosi Sovaleni said that many of the Pacific Island States face a threefold challenge when it comes to dealing with cybercrime and electronicRead More

Fiji government trying to legalise MP suspensions – NGO

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SUVA, Fiji-May 23: 4:28pm(RNZI): A Fiji civil society group says the government is trying to pass legislation to legalise the suspension of three opposition Member of Parliaments.

Tonga separation of powers avoids conflict of interest – Moala

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NUKU’ALOFA-May 23: 4:24pm(RNZI): A long time democracy campaigner in Tonga says the government is wrong to push to control the appointments of key officials such as the police commissioner and attorney general.

Tongan sport federation still wants to host Pacific Games

Lord Sevele says he will not resign as Chairman of the 2019 Pacific Games Committee

NUKU’ALOFA-May 23: 12:28pm(RNZI): National sporting federations in Tonga still want the country to host the 2019 Pacific Games.

The day Welsh rugby’s hardest men were floored by a brutal Tongan prop

Wales' Robert Jones in action against Ireland in 1986 and Tonga's Tevita Bloomfield (inset) (Photo: Wales Online)

CARDIFF, Wales-May 23: 10:29am(Wales Online): Tonga made a travesty of their popular name, the Friendly Islands, in a Test against Wales that has gone down as one of the most violent rugby matches of all time.

Warning in Tonga after mumps outbreak

NUKU’ALOFA-May 23: 9:40am(RNZI): Tonga’s Vaiola hospital has confirmed a mumps outbreak. The hospital’s medical superintendent, Lisiate ‘Ulufonua, said mumps are contagious and typically contracted through saliva and close personal contact. The initial symptoms include fever, muscle pain and headache and complications could include brain infections and deafness.