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Guess that Tonga has canceled DST

(Thanks to David Wade.)
* NEWS, australasia (Tonga): Guess DST has been canceled.
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@@ -7,6 +7,7 @@ Unreleased, experimental changes
Fiji ends DST 2018-01-14, not 2018-01-21.
Namibia switches from +01/+02 to +02 on 2018-04-01.
Sudan switches from +03 to +02 on 2017-11-01.
Tonga likely switches from +13/+14 to +13 on 2017-11-05.
Turks & Caicos switches from -04 to -05/-04 on 2018-11-04.
A new file tzdata.zi now holds a small text copy of all data.
The zic input format has been regularized slightly.
@@ -28,6 +29,11 @@ Unreleased, experimental changes
Atyya and Yahia Abdalla.) South Sudan is not switching, so
Africa/Juba is no longer a link to Africa/Khartoum.

Tonga has likely ended its experiment with DST, and will not
adjust its clocks on 2017-11-05. Although Tonga has not announced
whether it will continue to observe DST, the IATA is assuming that
it will not. (Thanks to David Wade.)

Turks & Caicos will switch from -04 all year to -05 with US DST on
2018-03-11 at 03:00. This affects UT offsets starting 2018-11-04
at 02:00. (Thanks to Steffen Thorsen.)
@@ -704,8 +704,8 @@ Rule Tonga 1999 only - Oct 7 2:00s 1:00 S
Rule Tonga 2000 only - Mar 19 2:00s 0 -
Rule Tonga 2000 2001 - Nov Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 S
Rule Tonga 2001 2002 - Jan lastSun 2:00 0 -
Rule Tonga 2016 max - Nov Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 S
Rule Tonga 2017 max - Jan Sun>=15 3:00 0 -
Rule Tonga 2016 only - Nov Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 S
Rule Tonga 2017 only - Jan Sun>=15 3:00 0 -
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Pacific/Tongatapu 12:19:20 - LMT 1901
12:20 - +1220 1941
@@ -1626,6 +1626,7 @@ Zone Pacific/Wallis 12:15:20 - LMT 1901
# day in 2011. Assume also that the Samoas follow the US and New
# Zealand's "ST"/"DT" style of daylight-saving abbreviations.


# Tonga

# From Paul Eggert (1996-01-22):
@@ -1720,6 +1721,15 @@ Zone Pacific/Wallis 12:15:20 - LMT 1901
# Assume Tonga will observe DST from the first Sunday in November at 02:00
# through the third Sunday in January at 03:00, like Fiji, for now.

# From David Wade (2017-10-18):
# In August government was disolved by the King. The current prime minister
# continued in office in care taker mode. It is easy to see that few
# decisions will be made until elections 16th November.
#
# From Paul Eggert (2017-10-18):
# For now, guess that DST is discontinued. That's what the IATA is guessing.


# Wake

# From Vernice Anderson, Personal Secretary to Philip Jessup,

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