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Tourism plays an integral role in the economic development of our Small Pacific Island countries so finding solutions and opportunities for sustainable development is most important, Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano told the 24th South Pacific Tourism Organization Council of Ministers Meeting in Nuku’alofa today.
Thursday 30 October 2014 - 1 comment
Over 200 students received certificates during the ‘Unuaki-‘o-Tonga Royal Institute Academic Achievement Award ceremony on Saturday, October 18 in Tofoa.
Wednesday 22 October 2014
Family farmers contribute to Tonga’s food security and are central to the food systems of Tonga, but they must evolve over time, Gavin Wall, the FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Pacific said on World Food Day 2014, today.
Thursday 16 October 2014
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.
Saturday 27 September 2014
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.
Tuesday 16 September 2014
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.
Saturday 2 August 2014
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.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
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.
Wednesday 23 July 2014 - 2 comments
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.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
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.
Friday 13 June 2014
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.
Wednesday 4 June 2014
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.
Wednesday 4 June 2014 - 1 comment
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.
Thursday 15 May 2014 - 1 comment

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.

Tuesday 15 April 2014
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.
Thursday 20 March 2014
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.
Wednesday 26 February 2014
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.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
A new Community Hall for the people of Te’ekiu village was opened by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala on February 19.
Thursday 20 February 2014
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.
Wednesday 12 February 2014
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.
Tuesday 11 February 2014