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A decision by Tonga’s Civil Aviation Authority to certify a Y12 aircraft without addressing demands by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to upgrade its aircraft certification system has thrown Tonga’s domestic air service into a state of uncertainty.
A new barge, the Talafale was handed over to the Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano today to assist with the reconstruction in Ha’apai after the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Ian in January.
Dame Meg Taylor of Papua New Guinea has been appointed as the new Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, replacing Tuiloma Slade of Samoa.
A three day meeting in Nuku’alofa of international health communicators aimed to seek new approaches to fight Non-Communicable Diseases and to promote health.
The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints LDS has partnered with the Government of Tonga to rebuild over 100 homes that were either destroyed or damaged by Tropical Cyclone Ian in the Ha’apai group of islands in January.
The Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano launched the University of the South Pacific Tonga campus fast internet connectivity to Tonga’s fibre optic cable network today, Tuesday 15 July.
A newly renovated Tonga Post building in central Nuku’alofa was opened by the Prime Minister Lord Tu‘ivakano on Thursday, June 12. Photos by Linny Folau.
The New Zealand Prime Minister John Key visited the Nuku’alofa Government Primary School and the Tonga Village Network Upgrade Project site at Ha’avakatolo this afternoon.
Visiting Tonga, New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key this morning pledged around $2 million assistance to upgrade Tonga’s Teufaiva Stadium for the 2019 Pacific Games. New Zealand has also committed another $5 million towards the reconstruction of schools in Ha’apai that were destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Ian.
A ground breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the laying of a submarine fiber optic telecommunication cable from Tongatapu to Vava’u was officiated by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano in Neiafu, Vava’u yesterday, 14 May.
The central Nuku'alofa bus stop remained unusually quiet today, the second day of a strike by Tongatapu bus owners, over the rejection by government of their request for an exemption from Customs Duty and Consumption Tax on fuel and motor parts.
A new office building to house both the Tonga Print Ltd and the Tonga Post Ltd at Vaololoa was officially opened by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano yesterday evening, 19 March.
The Government of Japan provided a grant assistance of around $3.7 million (TOP) or $200 million (JPY) to assist Tonga meet its social and economic needs by providing products manufactured by Japanese small and medium-sized enterprises.
Elder Neil L. Andersen, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, USA, visited Tonga during the weekend.
A new Community Hall for the people of Te’ekiu village was opened by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala on February 19.
A $600,000 (USD) cash grant was handed over to the Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano from the Government of the People’s Republic of China on 12 February, to assist relief efforts in Ha’apai.
The Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) is offering 50% internet connection discount to all primary and secondary schools in Tonga, and to the Vaiola Hospital, effective from 1 January, under a special offer supported by the government and Tonga Cable Ltd.
‘Akilisi Pohiva’s private criminal prosecutions against Princess Pilolevu, Tongasat, and two other respondents, suffered from several fundamental flaws, Tonga’s Chief Justice Scott stated in dismissing an appeal to have the cases heard in the Supreme Court.
Food and water supplies worth more than $40,000 pa’anga was handed over to the Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano from the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Huang Huaguang to help the relief efforts in Ha’apai on January 15. The donation is from the Chinese Embassy in Nuku’alofa and the Tonga-Chinese Association.
Tonga’s ousted Finance Minister Lisiate ‘Akolo told journalists today that he will not resign and he believes that he is still the Minister of Finance.