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Tonga’s economy is set to receive a boost after the World Bank today approved a second USD$5 million operation to support growth through the government’s national development strategy.
Thursday 30 October 2014
Two traditional double-hulled voyaging canoes from Hawai’i were welcomed in Tonga yesterday October 23rd at Faua Wharf, Nuku’alofa.
Friday 24 October 2014
Global Handwashing Day today, October 15, reminds everyone of the importance of washing our hands with soap to prevent diseases from spreading.
Wednesday 15 October 2014
Fiji’s interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama and his Fiji First Party has a convincing lead of more than 60 percent of the total votes in the provisional results announced at 1:00pm this afternoon.
Thursday 18 September 2014
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.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Tonga Communications Corporation and Vodafone Fiji have signed a strategic partnership alliance that will allow the Tongan telecommunications company to leverage the extensive industry experience of Vodafone Fiji.
Thursday 4 September 2014
A new Pacific Partnership aimed to prevent and control non-communicable diseases was launched in Samoa on September 2.
Wednesday 3 September 2014
Many Small Island Developing States SIDS are thought to have economic strength because they enjoy middle income status, and are therefore considered well-positioned to achieve their development goals. However, the reality is often the opposite. By Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj
Tuesday 2 September 2014
The Ark Peace, a Naval Hospital Ship from China arrived this morning at Vuna Wharf on a one-week visit to provide medical services to the people of Tonga.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
A 22 year-old Tongan USP student, Sione Tufui, was killed in an alleged brawl outside a Suva nightclub last Friday night.
Monday 23 June 2014
Immigration New Zealand will announce the results of those who registered in a ballot for immigration to New Zealand, next Monday, 16 June.
Wednesday 11 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
Lord Tu’ivakano as the Chairman of the Tonga Cable Ltd (TCL) and Professor Rajesh Chandra, the Vice chancellor of the University of the South Pacific USP signed a contract agreement in Nuku’alofa on 12 May for USP to be an Internet Access Provider.
Thursday 15 May 2014
Putting fresh products onto supermarket shelves in other countries is a major challenge and a lot of things have to come together before Pacific Islands growers can successfully get a particular product over the market access line, said Annalize Struwig, visiting the PHAMA program in Tonga.
Wednesday 7 May 2014
A regional cold storage facility for vaccines has been established in Nadi, Fiji, donated by the New Zealand Government.
Monday 5 May 2014
The price of petroleum for Tonga for April-May has dropped by a few seniti, effective from 16 April 2014, according to the Tonga Competent Authority.
Friday 18 April 2014

Tonga’s army has entered a formal partnership program with the National Guard of Nevada that will strengthen their military cooperation in a new working relationship. The partnership declaration was signed in Nuku'alofa on April 11, by Brigadier General Tau'aika 'Uta'atu of His Majesty's Armed Forces and Brigadier General William Burks of the National Guard of the State of Nevada, USA.

Monday 14 April 2014
A major earthquake that struck off the coast of northern Chile this afternoon has generated a significant tsunami for Chile, with tsunami warnings issued for the Pacific coasts of South America, including Easter Island. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii has now determined that no tsunami threat exists for other coastal areas although some may experience small sea level changes. For all areas covered by this center the tsunami warning and watch are now cancelled (6:00pm Tonga time).
Wednesday 2 April 2014
‘Amelia Fa’otusia (18), a Tongan Student studying at the University of Waikato, has been awarded the New Zealand Development Pacific Scholarship for Highest Academic Achiever in 2013.
Tuesday 1 April 2014
New Zealand immigration is encouraging Tongan citizens who wish to immigrate to New Zealand, to register in a ballot next month so that they will be considered for a grant of residence.
Thursday 20 March 2014