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Tonga gives away thousands of chicks in anti-fat drive – BBC News

Agriculture ministry hopes the initiative will stop people buying fatty imported meat. The authorities in Tonga are delivering thousands of free chicks and ducklings to communities across the country to encourage people to cut down on fatty imported meat. The Pacific nation is trying to combat its well-documented obesity problem, …

Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned – BBC News

The king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, is formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne. The king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, has been formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne. Foreign royals, including …

China’s gift causes big trouble for tiny Tonga

NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — It’s almost 10 a.m., but the barista at this tiny Pacific kingdom’s domestic air terminal has yet to make a single cup of coffee. Molly Fatai says her wages at the cafe have been cut by a third since last year. Flights leaving for Tonga’s outer …