The University of the South Pacific (USP) commenced its academic year yesterday February 17, 2014 with more than 40 nationalities represented on campus, a melting pot of cultures and peoples.
King Tupou VI
Tonga is China’s close friend and trustworthy partner in the Pacific islands region, the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Huang Huaguang said on January 28, and announced the Chinese government’s cash offer of $600,000 (USD) to assist relief efforts in Ha’apai.
The new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Tonga HE Mr Huang Huaguang, presented his credentials to HM King Tupou VI last week.
King Tupou VI opened Foa’s upgraded causeway linking Foa island to the main island of Lifuka in Ha’apai yesterday December 19.
Three Tongan students graduated from the University of the South Pacific’s School of Law on Friday, 6 December in Port Vila, Vanuatu. HM King Tupou VI conferred the degrees as Chancellor of the university.
Tonga’s landmark Family Protection Act 2013 is expected to come into force in mid 2014 with the aim to provide greater protection from domestic violence, which is increasing in Tonga by introducing a new area of protection orders.
The Tonga Defence Services is now known as “His Majesty’s Armed Forces” and the Commander of the Tonga Defence Services renamed as “Chief of the Defence Staff”.
Tonga’s King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u visited Bangkok, in Thailand, last week, where they met the Minister for Foreign Affairs to discuss closer bilateral relations.
Tonga’s King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u met with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London last Thursday, October 10.
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau‘u will visit Queen Elizabeth II this Thursday October 10 at Buckingham Palace in London.