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Monday, January 7th, 2019


Marine resources make their return in Vava’u

Members of the Ovava community in Vava'u after their meeting with the Marine Spatial Planning team late last year. Photo: ENVIRO NEWS

By ILIESA TORA     NEIAFU, Vava’u – January 7, 2019: 9.55am (Nuku’alofa Times): Mullets were caught on the shorelines of islands around Vava’u around 50 years ago.

OPINION: Free press important pillar of democratic society

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We can all agree that a free press reporting the news without political control is one of the important pillars of a democratic society. Take this away and democracy will erode into dictatorship. It is also the first line of defense against government corruption and tyranny. By ANA TAUSINGA NUKU’ALOFA – January 7, 2019: 9.45am (Nuku’alofa Times) The new slogan of the influential U.S. newspaper, The Washington Post, “Democracy Dies In The Dark” caught my attention.

Mona on way out

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Cyclone poses no direct threat to Tonga NUKU’ALOFA – January 7, 2019: 9.27am (Nuku’alofa Times): Cyclone Mona, which changed directions almost at will in the last week on its way to Fiji, poses no real threat to Tonga on its current track.