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  • Development
    Friday 12 September 2014 7:04pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The construction of a Government Office Building dubbed the ‘St George Palace’ project funded with a multi-million pa’anga grant from the Chinese Government is expected to start this year at Pangai Si’i, one of the last open green spaces in the Nuku’alofa CBD.
  • Education
    Friday 12 September 2014 5:59pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Youth in Business Challenge 2014 has begun in Nuku’alofa after nine schools were awarded seed capital to start their businesses.
  • Fiji
    Friday 12 September 2014 8:20am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : 45 Fijian peacekeepers detained by militants in the Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border have been released at 14:30 local time, a United Nations (UN) Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric announced on September 11.
  • Natural Resources
    Thursday 11 September 2014 8:48pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Parliament has passed a Seabed Minerals Act 2014, an act that regulates mineral exploration and potential mining in Tongan waters.
  • Parliament
    Thursday 11 September 2014 4:13pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The closure of the 2014 session of the Tongan Parliament today was a historical occasion as it was Prince Ata’s first parliamentary closing duty and the closure of the fourth and final year in office of the current government, before the upcoming General Election on November 27. Photos by Linny Folau.
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  • Business
    Thursday 11 September 2014 11:25am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : State Owned Enterprises constrain island countries economies, where they absorb large amounts of scarce capital and are generally low in productivity and services, according to an ADB report that was released early this month.
  • Development
    Wednesday 10 September 2014 10:56pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : To reduce rural poverty in Tonga there is still a lot more work to do, particularly in the outer islands, IFAD’s Asia Pacific regional director Ms Hoonae Kim said after her first visit to the country this week.
  • Energy
    Wednesday 10 September 2014 7:28pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tongan Government has committed to fund a new ‘electricity tariff lifeline’ starting on January 1, 2015 and estimated to cost around $1 million pa‘anga a year.
  • Parliament
    Wednesday 10 September 2014 7:26pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Prince Ata accompanied by Lord Nuku and Lord Ve’ehala will close the final session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga before the General Election on Thursday, September 11.
  • Opinion
    Wednesday 10 September 2014 4:10pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga needs to raise the bar on workplace confidentiality because hot gossip with client information is “absolutely inappropriate and intolerable,” says Matangi Tonga reader Soa‘ileata Paseka, who was horrified to hear that the personal financial transactions of a friend were being tattled about in church.
  • Religion
    Wednesday 10 September 2014 4:08pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will construct a new stake centre on a property on Vaha’akolo Road behind the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium.
  • Sports
    Wednesday 10 September 2014 12:37pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s first women’s crew to compete at an international outrigger canoe competition leaves for Samoa this week to represent Tonga at the Alo Paopao Regatta Festival.
  • Photo News
    Tuesday 9 September 2014 9:22pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three mothers won the Business Women of the Year Awards 2014 on September 8 for establishing small businesses using the South Pacific Business Development Microfinance program. Photos by Linny Folau.
  • Australia
    Tuesday 9 September 2014 8:36pm

    Canberra, Australia
    : Tonga and Thailand are deepening diplomatic relations after discussing potential areas of cooperation, particularly in tourism and agriculture, in Canberra on September 5.
  • Bodybuilding
    Monday 8 September 2014 11:50pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tongan muscles were on display at the Mr Tonga 2014 bodybuilding competition held at Queen Salote Memorial Hall on Friday, September 5.
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  • Parliament
    Monday 8 September 2014 4:37pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tongan Parliament has abolished the responsibilities of the Lord Chancellor and the Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel (JADP) when it passed bills to amend the Constitution, and for a Judicial and Legal Service Commission Act 2014 on August 28. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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  • Youth
    Monday 8 September 2014 4:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two Tongans from the USP (Tonga) campus will attend the World Peace Summit in South Korea from 17-19 September 2014.
  • Photo News
    Saturday 6 September 2014 5:06pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HM Queen Nanasipau’u opened the annual Queen Salote College Bazaar at the college hall this morning, and inspected traditional woven handicrafts made by the students at the popular event. Photos by Linny Folau.
  • Parliament
    Friday 5 September 2014 7:02pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s quest for its multi-million loans from the Exim Bank of China for the reconstruction of Nuku’alofa to be written-off, so far had been unsuccessful, the former Minister of Finance Lisiate ‘Akolo told parliament before it closed on 28 August. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
  • Energy
    Friday 5 September 2014 6:38pm

    Apia, Samoa
    : New sustainable energy partnerships were announced by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on September 4 in Apia.

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