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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017


$20,000 in first prizemonies up for grabs at Kingdom 7s

The Kingdom 7s committee with the sponsors, Ben Kealy of Digicel and Milika Tuita of UNDP (in the middle). Photo: NUKU'ALOFA TIMES

By STAFF REPORTERS NUKU’ALOFA-August 30, 4.40pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Taking local sevens rugby to another level is the aim of the Tonga Kingdom 7s Incorporated, a new registered local entity that will focus on organising and staging sevens rugby tournaments here in Tonga.

Don’t make new deals at Forum, AG tells Government

Acting AG Aminiasi Kefu

NUKU’ALOFA – August 30: 4.30pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The caretaker Government of Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva has been told to refrain from making any new deals at the upcoming Pacific Leaders Forum in Apia, Samoa.

Speaker shares his advise to His Majesty

Speaker of the Tongan Parliament, Lord Tu'ivakano

By STAFF REPORTERS NUKU’ALOFA-August 30: 4.15pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Former Prime Minister and now Caretaker PM, Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva, caused his own downfall, resulting in the indirect show of no-confidence in him and his leadership by His Majesty King Tupou VI.

King’s decision should be challenged in court: Senituli

Former civil servant, PM's advisor and prominent local Mr Lopeti Senituli

By LOPETI SENITULI (This first appeared on Mr Senituli’s Facebook Page) NUKU’ALOFA-August 30: 4.08pm (Nuku’alofa Times): I have been asked whether I stand by my opinion that former Prime Minister and current caretaker PM, Akilisi Pohiva and Cabinet should apply to the Supreme Court for an immediate injunction on the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly and for a judicial review of His Majesty’s proclamation to ensure that it is constitutional.