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  • Pita Taufatofua: Viral Tongan Olympic sensation sets sights on ...
  • Tongan prime minister overrides 'girls' rugby ban'
  • USP achiever awards encourage first year science students
  • New mission presidents called to serve in Dominican Republic ...
  • Women's rights delivered blow after Tonga bans girls from school ...
  • Rugby-obsessed Tonga shaken by apparent ban to keep girls from ...
  • HH says he will instruct UPND lawyers to file a motion to reopen the ...
  • Anger at Tonga women's rugby 'ban'
  • Tonga's Internal Affairs Minister fired
  • Tongan prime minister overrides 'girls' rugby ban'
  • A Tonga Cabinet Minister doesn't accept her sacking
  • Tonga Govt dumps minister facing charges
  • Tonga PM says rising drug problem the police's fault
  • Call for Tonga to reconsider reforms advocated by Pursglove
  • Tongan PM says constitutional changes backed by 2014 report
  • Uncertainties Delaying Economic Recovery in the Pacific
  • South Pacific nations urged to strengthen growth of cruise tourism
  • Tonga withdraws from PACER Plus
  • Accurate geospatial and survey information vital for Pacific Islands
  • Indonesia Continues to Build on Solid Economic Growth
  • Is China changing the 'rules' in the Pacific Islands?
  • Obesity among Asia-Pacific children is a growing health crisis ...
  • Sun city voyage: From Tonga to MRTS

  • 70% of Tonga population affected in wake of Cyclone Gita
  • Cyclone delays arrival of Tongan fruit-pickers
  • Housing trust completes Riverside Park development
  • Pacific led climate change research is vital to development
  • Promoting Human Rights to Support Development in Morocco
  • Tonga eliminates lymphatic filariasis after 3 centuries
  • India contributes $1 mn for Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita: UN
  • Big Takapuna Church Site Offers Development Opportunity
  • Indonesia Continues to Build on Solid Economic Growth
  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with ...
  • Vanuatu kava industry to keep door open on tudei
  • Tudei issue revisits reputational risk for Vanuatu kava industry
  • Safeguarding Australia's security interests through closer Pacific ties
  • US fruit and nut exports hit five-year record in 2017
  • Melons and mangoes led Brazilian fruit export growth in 2017
  • Indonesia Continues to Build on Solid Economic Growth
  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with ...
  • Govt officially cancels 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga
  • Budget support critical to development in the Pacific
  • Australian media stokes fears of Chinese military base in Vanuatu
  • Risk China aid could destabilise Pacific
  • 'The unfriendliness persists': Chinese state media blasts 'arrogant ...
  • Attack on Chinese aid clumsy: Labor
  • China woos Pacific nations for Silk Road
  • China fills a vacuum in the South Pacific from Fiji to Australia
  • Tonga business community calls for greater access to Chinese ...
  • Calls to decriminalise homosexuality in Asia Pacific

    Tonga Leaders


    President


  • Pita Taufatofua: Viral Tongan Olympic sensation sets sights on ...
  • USP achiever awards encourage first year science students
  • Tongan prime minister overrides 'girls' rugby ban'

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Parliament: Questions and Answers – April 11
  • Zimbabwe Parliament says government should provide security for ...
  • Former Tongan PM charged in passport inquiry

    Prime Minister


  • Tonga's Internal Affairs Minister fired
  • A Tonga Cabinet Minister doesn't accept her sacking
  • Tonga Govt dumps minister facing charges

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • PM fires 'Akosita Lavulavu
  • Former Tongan PM charged in passport inquiry
  • Tongan MP says state of emergency doesn't make sense

    Minister of Economy


  • Tonga earns US$45ma year from seasonal work
  • Resetting the Pacific relationship
  • Julie Bishop uses PNG trip to remind Pacific nations of Australia's ...

    Minister of Agriculture


  • PM's Cabinet incomplete
  • Accurate geospatial and survey information vital for Pacific Islands
  • Tonga: Tropical Cyclone Gita - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA ...

    Minister of Culture


  • Tongan prime minister overrides 'girls' rugby ban'
  • Tonga Education Minister sticking with rugby, boxing ban
  • Tonga bans schoolgirls from rugby and boxing 'to preserve dignity'

    Minister of Defense


  • Australian PM dismisses reports of Chinese military base talks with ...
  • Profile: Tongan King Tupou VI
  • Safeguarding Australia's security interests through closer Pacific ties

    Minister of Education


  • Tonga Education Minister sticking with rugby, boxing ban
  • Tonga's Education Minister adamant girls should not play rugby
  • Tonga's PM Assures That Girls Are Allowed to Play Rugby After ...

    Minister of Energy


  • Tonga: Tropical Cyclone Gita - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA ...
  • Grassroots Assistance, Japan formalized Three Educational and ...
  • Australia announces post-Gita assistance to Tonga

    Minister of Finance


  • Tonga: Tropical Cyclone Gita - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA ...
  • Grassroots Assistance, Japan formalized Three Educational and ...
  • On the ground in Vanuatu, monuments to China's growing influence ...

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Tonga: Tropical Cyclone Gita - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA ...
  • Australia announces post-Gita assistance to Tonga
  • Tonga withdraws from PACER Plus

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Tonga's Internal Affairs Minister fired
  • A Tonga Cabinet Minister doesn't accept her sacking
  • Tonga PM Pōhiva sacks Minister of Internal Affairs Akosita Lavulavu

    Minister of Justice


  • Prime Minister wants more Constitutional power
  • Former Tongan PM charged in passport inquiry
  • November election in limbo as House passes the buck on political ...

    Minister of Health


  • Tonga's health minister appointed to global NCD commission
  • Tongan ban on girls playing rugby and boxing 'not our policy', says ...
  • Tonga's Education Minister adamant girls should not play rugby

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • PACER Plus, Minus Tonga
  • Australia announces post-Gita assistance to Tonga
  • On the ground in Vanuatu, monuments to China's growing influence ...

    Minister of Sports


  • Tongan prime minister overrides girls' rugby ban
  • Tonga's move to ban girls from sport deemed 'worse than pathetic'
  • Tonga Education Minister sticking with rugby, boxing ban

    Director of State Security Service


  • Tonga: Tropical Cyclone Gita - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA ...
  • Zimbabwe Parliament says government should provide security for ...
  • Rapid Gender Analysis - Sub-focus on Shelter and Food Security ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • BSP announces promotions
  • Auckland's Tongan communities rally together in wake of Cyclone Gita
  • Rajnish Kumar to Succeed Arundhati Bhattacharya as State Bank of ...

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • UN Guterres Meets German FM, Fast Handshake, No Feltman or ...
  • UN Guterres Met UK's Karen Pierce, Told Her "Now We Have Some ...
  • UN Guterres Meets Guyana's VP Amid Venezuela Dispute, Day of ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Updates from the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast
  • After UN Guterres Met Serbia President Vucic, Opaque 42-Word ...
  • Political Corruption and the Art of the Deal

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Sport: Tonga Rugby boss 'redeemed' after re-election
  • Tongan journalists moved into sales
  • Scottish QC under investigation in Tonga over pension fund

    Opposition


  • Queensland dominate Junior Wallabies selections for Oceania ...
  • Mack Hansen and Ryan Lonergan lead Brumbies in junior Wallabies
  • New Zealand halts new offshore oil and gas exploration

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Uncertainties Delaying Economic Recovery in the Pacific
  • Resetting the Pacific relationship
  • Indonesia Continues to Build on Solid Economic Growth
  • How a group of tiny islands near Australia figure in Beijing's ...
  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with ...
  • Fiji Airways Group Announces Record F$95.8M Profit for 2017
  • Category 5 storms: A norm or exception?
  • Foreign aid and strategic competition in the South Pacific
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    Demographics

  • 70% of Tonga population affected in wake of Cyclone Gita
  • Cyclone delays arrival of Tongan fruit-pickers
  • Housing trust completes Riverside Park development
  • Pacific led climate change research is vital to development
  • Promoting Human Rights to Support Development in Morocco
  • Tonga eliminates lymphatic filariasis after 3 centuries
  • India contributes $1 mn for Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita: UN
  • Big Takapuna Church Site Offers Development Opportunity
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    Export/Import

  • Indonesia Continues to Build on Solid Economic Growth
  • IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with ...
  • Vanuatu kava industry to keep door open on tudei
  • Tudei issue revisits reputational risk for Vanuatu kava industry
  • Safeguarding Australia's security interests through closer Pacific ties
  • US fruit and nut exports hit five-year record in 2017
  • Melons and mangoes led Brazilian fruit export growth in 2017