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Friday, May 3rd, 2019


Energy centre support studies

PECREE manager Solomone Fifita (with the microphone) speaking at the PRM on Thursday. Photo: SPREP

By ILIESA TORA Suva, Fiji – May 3, 2019: 6.25pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Pasifika people will continue to receive the support of its regional energy centre in developing their knowledge about sustainable energy options and what can work for the region.

587 bullets found during drug raid

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Nuku’alofa – May 3, 2019:5.15pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga Police are concerned with the continuing find of guns and ammunition during drug raids carried out locally.

Be inclusive, Tonga rep says

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By ILIESA TORA Suva, Fiji –  May 3, 2019: 12pm (Nuku’alofa Times): A prominent member of the Tonga Leitis Association (TLA) told the Pacific Resilience Meeting in Suva that inclusiveness should be a must in resilience and disaster risk reduction work in the region.


Mrs Linda Simiki Folaumoetu'i Attorney General

Nuku’alofa – 3 Me, 2019: 10am (Nuku’alofa Times): ‘Oku loto ‘a e ‘Ofisi ‘o e ‘Ateni Seniale ke fakaha ki he hou’eiki mo e kakai ‘o e Fonua, ko e ‘Ateni Seniale fo’ou, Linda Simiki Folaumoetu’i SC, ‘e kamata ngaue mo fakahoko hono ngaahi ngafa mo e fatongia ko e ‘Ateni Seniale ‘o e Pule’anga ‘o Tonga mei he ‘aho Tusite 4 ‘o Sune 2019.

Inclusive plan and system important

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Tonga shares successful preparedness story By ILIESA TORA Suva, Fiji – May 3, 2019: 9.50am (Nuku’alofa Times): Having a well-supported inclusive communication plan will ensure that members of the public are warned early before a natural hazard hits any country.

New AG to take up office on June 4

Mrs Linda Simiki Folaumoetu’i AG

Nuku’alofa – May 3, 2019: 9.30am (Nuku’alofa Times): New Attorney General, Mrs Linda Simiki Folaumoetu’i SC, will take office and commence her duties and functions as the Attorney General of the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga from Tuesday, June 4.

‘Uto ni Yalo’ Trust share low carbon idea

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By ILIESA TORA Suva, Fiji – May 3, 2019 (Nuku’alofa Times): Sharing traditional canoe building, navigation and seafaring knowledge will help cut pollution in our oceans and the environment, the Pacific Resilience Meeting (PRM) has heard.

World Tuna Day: A reminder of a rich resource and the need to protect it


Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia – May 2, 2019: 7.30am (Nuku’alofa Times): The Western and Central Pacific Ocean holds the world’s largest tuna fishery with a total catch of more than 2.5 million tons a year.