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  • Sports
    Friday 7 September 2007 7:00pm

    Apia, Samoa
    : TONGA slipped back to the No. 12 position in the medal tally on the 13th day of the South Pacific Games in Apia. American Samoa and Tokelau with three gold medals have moved ahead of Tonga who has two gold medals.
  • From the Courts
    Friday 7 September 2007 6:41pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    FIVE People’s Representatives who were charged with seven criminal charges relating to November 16, will now face only one charge of sedition each, Chief Justice Anthony Ford announced at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court this morning.

  • Press Releases
    Friday 7 September 2007 3:58pm

    Sydney, Australia
    :

    THOUSANDS of people across the Pacific will take action to help limit the impacts of climate change as part of Clean Up the World Weekend celebrations on the 14 - 16 of September.

    Pacific countries including Tonga, the Cook Islands and Vanuatu will join an estimated 35 million people from over 120 countries around the world participating in Clean Up the World, one of the world…’s largest global environmental campaigns.

  • Press Releases
    Friday 7 September 2007 3:35pm

    Apia, Samoa
    :

    THE United Nations (UN), Government of Samoa Ministry of Communication & Information Technology (MCIT), and the South Pacific Games Authority (SPGA) will be launching the MDG Scoreboards at the Samoa Government Buildings at 4pm today (Thursday 06/09/07).

  • Sports
    Friday 7 September 2007 11:51am

    Canberra, Australia
    :

    ‘Etita,

    ‘Oku ‘oatu heni ‘a ‘eku tohi talamonu ki he timi ‘a e ‘Ikale Tahi, ‘ofa ke mou ma’u ha World Cup fiefia ‘i he 2007 mo e teu tau ‘oku fai he uike kaha’u. Koia pe ‘a e ki’i fakalotolahi ‘oku ‘oatu kiate kimoutolu hono katoa mei he vahanoa ki he Kapiteni ‘o e timi mo e kau Official. Mahalo ko e Tonga kotoa ‘i he tapa ‘o mamani ‘oku nau loto tatau ‘i he faka’amu ke mou ma’u ha taimi fiefia mo ikuna ‘aki homou loto lahi ko e hala pe ia ki he Ikuna, pea pehe foki ke mou fe’ofo’ofani ka mou ma’u ‘a e loto ki he Ikuna ‘o e ‘akapulu.

  • Press Releases
    Friday 7 September 2007 9:51am

    London, UK
    :

    COMMONWEALTH Secretary-General Don McKinnon today responded with concern to the decision by the Interim Government of Fiji Islands to re-impose the Public Emergency Decree.

  • Press Releases
    Friday 7 September 2007 9:33am

    Brussel, Belgium
    :

    A new ITUC Regional Organisation for Asia and the Pacific has been created, with the founding Congress of the ITUC Asian Pacific (ITUC-AP) taking place in Bangalooru, India, on 5 and 6 September. The Congress of the new organisation registered a membership of some 18.6 million, with 48 affiliates from 29 countries and territories in the region.

  • Development
    Thursday 6 September 2007 6:36pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

  • Visitors
    Thursday 6 September 2007 4:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

  • Press Releases
    Thursday 6 September 2007 1:03pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    ACCORDING to Schedules I and II of the Public Service Act 2002 all staff of Government Ministries and Departments come under the Public Service Commission except the following:-

    - Magistrates
    - Police
    - Prisons
    - Tonga Defence Services
    - Commissioner for Public Relations.

  • Letters
    Thursday 6 September 2007 9:45am

    Salt Lake City-Utah, USA
    : Our leaders in government (which includes Peoples Representatives who are lawmakers) are held to a higher standard of conduct than Mr. Ordinary Citizen. Leaders are in responsible positions, and they can easily use their authority unjustly. It is the same in Tonga as it is in America. -Sione A. Mokofisi
  • Rugby
    Wednesday 5 September 2007 5:02pm

    Montpellier, France
    : The Australian and Tongan teams received their IRB Rugby World Cup honour caps at an official welcome ceremony at Montpellier’s Stade Yves du Manoir on Monday night.
  • Press Releases
    Wednesday 5 September 2007 5:02pm

    Apia, Samoa
    :

    On Wednesday, 5 September, 2007, OFC and UN will promote the Millennium Development Goals at the semi finals and finals of the XIII South Pacific Games …– Samoa 2007 Men’s and Women’s Football Tournament on Wednesday, September 5, 2007.

  • Sports
    Wednesday 5 September 2007 5:00pm

    Apia, Samoa
    : New Caledonia leads the gold medal tally with 61 gold medals, on the 12th day of the South Pacific Game in Apia, today.
  • Press Releases
    Wednesday 5 September 2007 3:32pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    The Public Service Commission today stated that great effort will be taken to assure public that civil servants fully appreciate their role and functions in government and public service.

    This assurance arises from recent communications between Director of Education, Mr. Uiliami Fukofuka and Mr. Vili Vete an executive member of the PSA in which allegations were made that civil servants are being threatened for their involvement in political activities.

  • News Media
    Wednesday 5 September 2007 10:41am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    ETUATE Lavulavu, the Founder and Director of the ‘Unuaki ‘o Tonga Royal University is suing the Tonga Broadcasting Commission for defamation.

    He is claiming that a Radio Tonga article headlined “Dr Wang has nothing to do with ‘Unuaki ‘o Tonga University” that ran on August 22 is false and defamatory. ‘Etuate refuted allegations contained in the article by former News Editor Siaosi Lavaka.

    ‘Etuate is claiming that the allegation that the university is a fraud and should be brought to the notice of the Tonga Government, was and is false.

  • Press Releases
    Wednesday 5 September 2007 10:05am

    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    :

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the dates to the open house and dedication of the newly remodeled Nuku’alofa-Tong Temple. The details provided by the Church’s First Presidency in Salt Lake City, are as follows:
    - Public Open House: Saturday, September 29, 2007 to Saturday, October 20, 2007, excluding Sundays.
    -Dedication: Sunday, November 4, 2007.

  • Parliament
    Wednesday 5 September 2007 9:48am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The House appeared to have got off to a wrong start today and the fault lay with those at the helm, the Speaker Noble Tu’iha’angana, Chairman Noble Lasike and the Chief Clerk of the House Tevita ‘Ova. The Speaker and the Chairman were not able to keep the debate on track allowing PRs to wander and get lost, while the Clerk let some questions be asked several times. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
  • Press Releases
    Wednesday 5 September 2007 9:32am

    Suva, Fiji
    :

    South-pacific.travel Chief Executive Tony Everitt has welcomed announcement of a visa waiver for Chinese visitors to Fiji. “Rising incomes and increasing travel experience mean that sophisticated Chinese are ready for the South Pacific” said Everitt.

  • Press Releases
    Wednesday 5 September 2007 9:01am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    MR Edgar Cocker has joined the Ministry of Tourism as the Director of the Ministry effective on August 3, 2007. Mr. Cocker came to the Ministry with much experience and knowledge of the industry. He served in the Board of Directors of the Tourism Council of the South Pacific (now south-pacific.travel) from 1992 to 1998 while he was the Marketing and Product Development Officer for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) in Suva, Fiji.

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