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  • Tonga Measles Outbreak 2019-20 - Situation Report #18 - Tonga Reliefweb
  • Tongan sports teams to leave China Sunday and Tuesday Matangi Tonga
  • Tongan sports teams still trying to leave China Matangi Tonga
  • Tongans remain in China as new Coronavirus cases climb Matangi Tonga
  • When will Tonga be bringing Parliament to you? Matangi Tonga
  • Israel Folau would be welcome in Tongan side if he stops tweeting 'crazy' stuff, Andrew Fifita says ABC News

    Finance


  • Transport Sector Public Enterprises return $5.5m dividend and tax ... Matangi Tonga
  • At the UN, paying dues and having a say The Interpreter
  • Tonga's reforms hung out to dry Matangi Tonga
  • Top Countries by GDP and Economic Components (1970-2017) Visual Capitalist (blog)
  • Tonga Govt encouraging informal sector to promote growth RNZ
  • Half-caste balanced budget, “just a dream”, says Finance Minister Matangi Tonga

    Celebrities


  • World leaders and celebrities call for greater investment to end ... BusinessGhana
  • The Fairmont San Francisco - Hotel Review - Business Insider Business Insider Nordic
  • Mortified Posh: 'I'm a laughing stock' Heat World (blog)
  • Meghan Markle brings back a dress she wore in Tonga last year for ... HELLO! Canada
  • Island dreams: Celebrity Treasure Island contestants on their ... New Zealand Herald
  • This Italian scientist has become a celebrity by fighting vaccine ... Science Magazine

    Culture


  • Corona virus disease (COVID-19) has neither ethnicity nor nationality Matangi Tonga
  • Olympic qualification a hurdle for out Tongan swimmer Washington Blade
  • Claim 'China speaks for Tonga' at UN criticised RNZ
  • GCW Denies Offering Enzo Amore $25,000 To Wrestle Tama Tonga WhatCulture
  • Performance Player of the Week: Pine View's Leiani Tonga ... St George News
  • Tonga needs support from China as a developing country at the UN ... Matangi Tonga

    Criminal


  • It's a crime to be Tonga under PF – Hichilema diggers.news
  • Chief Justice rejects application by accused Tu'ivakano Matangi Tonga
  • Changala asks Lungu to condemn 'deep-rooted' tribalism in PF diggers.news
  • What minister Nkandu Luo said against Tongas Zambian Watchdog
  • Driver of stolen pickup smashes into Anchorage police car Anchorage Daily News
  • Decrease in crime and road fatalities for 2019 Matangi Tonga

    Religion


  • 3 'glass-half-full' news items about Mormon growth Religion News Service
  • A Foul or A Fool – Total Rugby League – TotalRL.com | League Express | Rugby League World Total rugby League
  • The Mormon Church Amassed $100 Billion. It Was the Best-Kept Secret in the Investment World. Wall Street Journal
  • Is Christianity losing to Islam? Matangi Tonga
  • China's largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation Associated Press
  • Tonga's prime minister, who nurtured democracy, dies at 78 Associated Press

    Politics


  • Youths ask Lungu to discipline PF anti-Tonga trio themastonline.com
  • UPND MPs walk out as Wina justifies PF tribal remarks against Tongas themastonline.com
  • Luo, Mutale's tribal remarks don't represent PF, says Chanda diggers.news
  • It's a crime to be Tonga under PF – Hichilema diggers.news
  • Priest urges Mutale to retract anti-Tonga remarks themastonline.com
  • Marshalls' President Kabua's inauguration set for Monday RNZ
  • Those who can't see what we have done in Chilubi mashilu ... diggers.news
  • Former Chief Justice (Tony) Ford QSO passes away Matangi Tonga
  • Sunday Chanda Clarifies Bizwell Mutale's Alleged Tribal Talk! Zambia Reports
  • HH heads to Chilubi Island Zambian Watchdog
  • The legacy of Tonga's late “pro-democracy” PM 'Akilisi Pohiva World Socialist Web Site
  • Transport Sector Public Enterprises return $5.5m dividend and tax ... Matangi Tonga
  • When will Tonga be bringing Parliament to you? Matangi Tonga
  • Cruise ship banned from Tonga over coronavirus fears to spend more time in Auckland instead TVNZ
  • Media watchdog calls for 'transparency' over Tonga suspensions RNZ
  • Former Tongan PM pleads not guilty to 10 charges RNZ
  • Pacific News Minute: Tonga Mourns Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva ... Hawaiipublicradio
  • Tonga's prime minister, who nurtured democracy, dies at 78 The Mainichi
  • Dignitaries to attend memorial in Auckland for late Tongan Prime Minister RNZ
  • Trial begins, Lord Tu'ivakano pleads not guilty Matangi Tonga
  • Skilled coaches can help develop businesses Matangi Tonga
  • Disasters, coronavirus challenge for Pacific POST-COURIER
  • Regional Statistics Project Will Help Close Data Gaps on Poverty ... Modern Diplomacy
  • Understanding the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic Matangi Tonga
  • Top Countries by GDP and Economic Components (1970-2017) Visual Capitalist (blog)
  • Tonga's reforms hung out to dry Matangi Tonga
  • For Tonga, Australian labour mobility more important than aid and ... devpolicy.org
  • Will the Coronavirus cause a major growth slowdown in China? Matangi Tonga
  • Better Road Safety Will Boost Economic Growth in Bangladesh Modern Diplomacy
  • Tonga needs support from China as a developing country at the UN ... Matangi Tonga

  • Tonga: Between an Irresistible Force and an Immovable Object Future Directions International (press release)
  • A pressure release valve? Migration and climate change in Kiribati ... ReliefWeb
  • Chief Ndiweni's saga divides Matabeleland Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)
  • Cultivating Community-Based Disaster Risk Management in Tonga ... ReliefWeb
  • Tropical Cyclone Gita - Feb 2018 ReliefWeb
  • Tonga eliminates lymphatic filariasis after 3 centuries Devex
  • Satellite eye on Earth: July 2016 – in pictures The Guardian
  • Tonga: A Small Nation With A Big Punch On Guard In Afghanistan ... British Forces News
  • India contributes $1 million for Tonga devastated by cyclone Gita: UN Hindustan Times
  • The 9 Most Endangered Islands in the World (PHOTOS) The Weather Channel
  • Disasters, coronavirus challenge for Pacific POST-COURIER
  • Brexit and the Pacific: Sink or swim? The Interpreter
  • Better Road Safety Will Boost Economic Growth in Bangladesh Modern Diplomacy
  • Afghanistan Improves its Growth Despite Uncertainty Modern Diplomacy
  • Italy funds projects for agri-business development in Egypt and ... Modern Diplomacy
  • Globally Bangladesh is a Model for Poverty Reduction: World Bank Modern Diplomacy
  • World Bank Continues its Support to Civil Aviation Sector Reform in ... Modern Diplomacy
  • Zimbabwe: AfDB, UN and World Bank launch 2019 Needs Assessment Report to spur economic recovery Modern Diplomacy
  • New ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa Assumes Office Modern Diplomacy
  • APEC to Bring a New Vision in 2020 Modern Diplomacy
  • Ocean of debt? Belt and Road and debt diplomacy in the Pacific The Interpreter
  • The legacy of Tonga's late “pro-democracy” PM 'Akilisi Pohiva World Socialist Web Site
  • China's Largesse in Tonga Threatens Future of Pacific Nation Voice of America
  • UN Restores Vote of Lebanon But Silent on Tonga While ... Inner City Press
  • China's debt diplomacy challenged by new players The Sunday Guardian
  • Tonga Declares 'Debt Distress' as China Gains Leverage theTrumpet.com
  • Payment due: Pacific islands in the red as debts to China mount Reuters
  • Tonga called on Pacific islands to band together against China — then had a sudden change of heart ABC Local
  • Fears over Pacific 'debt colonies' as Tonga struggles to repay China The Times
  • Pacific islands rack up debt, giving China unprecedented leverage Haaretz
  • Australia is edgy about China’s growing presence on its doorstep The Economist

    Tonga Leaders


    President


  • UPND MPs walk out as Wina justifies PF tribal remarks against Tongas themastonline.com
  • Youths ask Lungu to discipline PF anti-Tonga trio themastonline.com
  • It's a crime to be Tonga under PF – Hichilema diggers.news
  • Bizwell's anti-Tonga remarks are decampaigning Lungu – PF themastonline.com

    Speaker of Parliament


  • When will Tonga be bringing Parliament to you? Matangi Tonga
  • UPND MPs walk out as Wina justifies PF tribal remarks against Tongas themastonline.com
  • Late Tongan PM 'Akilisi Pohiva remembered as 'beacon of democracy' RNZ
  • 'Of the Pacific' - Why NZ MPs visit their Pacific neighbours RNZ

    Prime Minister


  • The legacy of Tonga's late “pro-democracy” PM 'Akilisi Pohiva World Socialist Web Site
  • Former Tongan PM pleads not guilty to 10 charges RNZ
  • When will Tonga be bringing Parliament to you? Matangi Tonga
  • Transport Sector Public Enterprises return $5.5m dividend and tax ... Matangi Tonga

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Transport Sector Public Enterprises return $5.5m dividend and tax ... Matangi Tonga
  • Late Tongan PM 'Akilisi Pohiva remembered as 'beacon of democracy' RNZ
  • Tongan Deputy Prime Minister denies making statements POST-COURIER
  • Tonga MPs choose Tu'i'onetoa as new prime minister RNZ

    Minister of Economy


  • The legacy of Tonga's late “pro-democracy” PM 'Akilisi Pohiva World Socialist Web Site
  • Tonga's reforms hung out to dry Matangi Tonga
  • Paralysed woman faces life-threatening deportation from New ... World Socialist Web Site
  • Tonga Govt encouraging informal sector to promote growth RNZ

    Minister of Agriculture


  • No deaths or injuries from Tino, says Minister - Tonga ReliefWeb
  • The legacy of Tonga's late “pro-democracy” PM 'Akilisi Pohiva World Socialist Web Site
  • PF can't just give up power, we're enjoying the sweet – Lusambo diggers.news
  • Seasonal worker program faces fresh scrutiny after 70 workers found living in one house ABC News

    Minister of Culture


  • The legacy of Tonga's late “pro-democracy” PM 'Akilisi Pohiva World Socialist Web Site
  • All eyes on high tide as Cyclone Tino passes Cook Islands News
  • Minister calls for deployment of ECD teachers who know local languages Chronicle
  • Gay Tongan swimmer Amini Fonua has big goals for 2020 Tokyo ... Stuff.co.nz

    Minister of Defense


  • Japan to hold meeting with island defense chiefs NHK WORLD
  • Those who can't see what we have done in Chilubi mashilu ... diggers.news
  • Tu'ivakano trial continues with Crown witnesses Matangi Tonga
  • Experts warn of China’s growing offensive capability The Weekly Times

    Minister of Education


  • Ministry aims to improve education in Tonga Matangi Tonga
  • The legacy of Tonga's late “pro-democracy” PM 'Akilisi Pohiva World Socialist Web Site
  • 10 new preschools open across Tonga Matangi Tonga
  • Transport Sector Public Enterprises return $5.5m dividend and tax ... Matangi Tonga

    Minister of Energy


  • No deaths or injuries from Tino, says Minister - Tonga ReliefWeb
  • The legacy of Tonga's late “pro-democracy” PM 'Akilisi Pohiva World Socialist Web Site
  • Australia pledged to 'step up' in the Pacific amid growing Chinese influence, but are we on track? ABC News
  • Government Statement on Radio New Zealand Interview Following ... Reliefweb

    Minister of Finance


  • Transport Sector Public Enterprises return $5.5m dividend and tax ... Matangi Tonga
  • Tonga's reforms hung out to dry Matangi Tonga
  • Australia pledged to 'step up' in the Pacific amid growing Chinese influence, but are we on track? ABC News
  • New ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa Assumes Office Modern Diplomacy

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Tongan sports teams to leave China Sunday and Tuesday Matangi Tonga
  • No deaths or injuries from Tino, says Minister - Tonga ReliefWeb
  • Tongans remain in China as new Coronavirus cases climb Matangi Tonga
  • The legacy of Tonga's late “pro-democracy” PM 'Akilisi Pohiva World Socialist Web Site

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Tongan sports teams to leave China Sunday and Tuesday Matangi Tonga
  • No deaths or injuries from Tino, says Minister - Tonga ReliefWeb
  • Sport: Tongan athletes stuck in China in good spirits RNZ
  • Seasonal worker program faces fresh scrutiny after 70 workers found living in one house ABC News

    Minister of Justice


  • Chief Justice rejects application by accused Tu'ivakano Matangi Tonga
  • Trial begins, Lord Tu'ivakano pleads not guilty Matangi Tonga
  • Those who can't see what we have done in Chilubi mashilu ... diggers.news
  • Marshalls' President Kabua's inauguration set for Monday RNZ

    Minister of Health


  • Tongan sports teams to leave China Sunday and Tuesday Matangi Tonga
  • Traveller denied entry at Fua'amotu Int'l Airport Matangi Tonga
  • Tongan sports teams still trying to leave China Matangi Tonga
  • When will Tonga be bringing Parliament to you? Matangi Tonga

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • No deaths or injuries from Tino, says Minister - Tonga ReliefWeb
  • Roads and crops damaged in Tonga by Cyclone Tino RNZ
  • Tonga's main island spared full strength of Tropical Cyclone Tino TVNZ
  • Transport Sector Public Enterprises return $5.5m dividend and tax ... Matangi Tonga

    Minister of Sports


  • Tongan sports teams to leave China Sunday and Tuesday Matangi Tonga
  • Tongan sports teams still trying to leave China Matangi Tonga
  • French skating chief resigns amid sexual abuse scandal NBCSports.com
  • Sport: Tonga's acting PM enters rugby league stoush RNZ

    Director of State Security Service


  • Mugabe's legacy and Shona triumphalism: Zimbabwe's case for a ... Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)
  • PNP wants to resurrect the failed dead Jamaica Observer
  • New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and ... PoliticsHome.com
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    Chairman National Bank


  • Transport Sector Public Enterprises return $5.5m dividend and tax ... Matangi Tonga
  • Mugabe's legacy and Shona triumphalism: Zimbabwe's case for a ... Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)
  • Launch of Davos Friends of Africa Growth Platform Modern Diplomacy
  • World Economic Forum and OECD Sign Strategic Partnership ... Modern Diplomacy

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • At the UN, paying dues and having a say The Interpreter
  • The legacy of Tonga's late “pro-democracy” PM 'Akilisi Pohiva World Socialist Web Site
  • Tonga: much to be done to meet SDG targets Matangi Tonga
  • Italy funds projects for agri-business development in Egypt and ... Modern Diplomacy

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Constance Wu, Celeste Ng, prominent Asian Americans endorse Elizabeth Warren NBCNews.com
  • New ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa Assumes Office Modern Diplomacy
  • Mugabe's legacy and Shona triumphalism: Zimbabwe's case for a ... Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)
  • Equinor ASA (EQNR) Q4 2019 Earnings Call Transcript Motley Fool

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Rugby League: Israel Folau's return in doubt, after Tongan Prime Minister calls for board's sacking Newshub
  • Legal action withdrawn, helping pave way for Tonga to reunite NRL.COM
  • Court awards $165000 to unfairly treated CEO Matangi Tonga
  • Israel Folau caught in fresh legal drama as Tongan league officials ... Stuff.co.nz

    Opposition


  • UPND MPs walk out as Wina justifies PF tribal remarks against Tongas themastonline.com
  • The legacy of Tonga's late “pro-democracy” PM 'Akilisi Pohiva World Socialist Web Site
  • It's a crime to be Tonga under PF – Hichilema diggers.news
  • Lungu, his govt have embraced corruption in totality – Tonga themastonline.com

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Top Countries by GDP and Economic Components (1970-2017) Visual Capitalist (blog)
  • TONGA TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET-TRENDS, OUTLOOK 2020-2025 AND GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES OF MOBILE, FIXED LANDLINE AND BROADBAND MARKETS Keep Reading (press release)
  • The legacy of Tonga's late “pro-democracy” PM 'Akilisi Pohiva World Socialist Web Site
  • What does the data tell us about climate funding in small island states? Devex
  • Liverpool are winning the title because Klopp copied Pep? Come ... Football365.com
  • Mapped: The Ins and Outs of Global Remittance Flows Visual Capitalist (blog)
  • Visualizing the Global Rise of Sustainable Investing Visual Capitalist (blog)
  • Indonesia: the not so good news | The Interpreter The Interpreter
  • South/North / Developing Countries/Developed Countries – What is ... CADTM.org
  • Growth in Tonga Up Due to Post-Cyclone Reconstruction - Tonga Reliefweb
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    Demographics

  • Tonga: Between an Irresistible Force and an Immovable Object Future Directions International (press release)
  • A pressure release valve? Migration and climate change in Kiribati ... ReliefWeb
  • Chief Ndiweni's saga divides Matabeleland Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)
  • Cultivating Community-Based Disaster Risk Management in Tonga ... ReliefWeb
  • Tropical Cyclone Gita - Feb 2018 ReliefWeb
  • Tonga eliminates lymphatic filariasis after 3 centuries Devex
  • Satellite eye on Earth: July 2016 – in pictures The Guardian
  • Tonga: A Small Nation With A Big Punch On Guard In Afghanistan ... British Forces News
  • India contributes $1 million for Tonga devastated by cyclone Gita: UN Hindustan Times
  • The 9 Most Endangered Islands in the World (PHOTOS) The Weather Channel
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    Export/Import

  • Disasters, coronavirus challenge for Pacific POST-COURIER
  • Brexit and the Pacific: Sink or swim? The Interpreter
  • Better Road Safety Will Boost Economic Growth in Bangladesh Modern Diplomacy
  • Afghanistan Improves its Growth Despite Uncertainty Modern Diplomacy
  • Italy funds projects for agri-business development in Egypt and ... Modern Diplomacy
  • Globally Bangladesh is a Model for Poverty Reduction: World Bank Modern Diplomacy
  • World Bank Continues its Support to Civil Aviation Sector Reform in ... Modern Diplomacy
  • Zimbabwe: AfDB, UN and World Bank launch 2019 Needs Assessment Report to spur economic recovery Modern Diplomacy
  • New ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa Assumes Office Modern Diplomacy
  • APEC to Bring a New Vision in 2020 Modern Diplomacy
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    Public Spending

  • Ocean of debt? Belt and Road and debt diplomacy in the Pacific The Interpreter
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    Public Debt

  • The legacy of Tonga's late “pro-democracy” PM 'Akilisi Pohiva World Socialist Web Site
  • China's Largesse in Tonga Threatens Future of Pacific Nation Voice of America
  • UN Restores Vote of Lebanon But Silent on Tonga While ... Inner City Press
  • China's debt diplomacy challenged by new players The Sunday Guardian
  • Tonga Declares 'Debt Distress' as China Gains Leverage theTrumpet.com
  • Payment due: Pacific islands in the red as debts to China mount Reuters
  • Tonga called on Pacific islands to band together against China — then had a sudden change of heart ABC Local
  • Fears over Pacific 'debt colonies' as Tonga struggles to repay China The Times
  • Pacific islands rack up debt, giving China unprecedented leverage Haaretz
  • Australia is edgy about China’s growing presence on its doorstep The Economist
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