Two talented Tongan singers Olivia Kolo (24) and Roslynn Mahe (37) have made it into the second round of Avon’s first Online Global Talent Search and need all the support they can get from their Tongan fans.
A baptism in Tonga’s royal family was held at at the Free Church of Tonga, Nuku’alofa, on Sunday, July 3 for Hon Simon Tu’iha’atu’unga George Ma’ulupekotofa Ngalumoetutulu Tu’ivakano.
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HRH Princess Angelika Latūfuipeka Halaevalu Mata’aho Napua-Okalani Tuku’aho graduated with a Master of Business degree from the Australian National University’s College of Business & Economics, Canberra, on December 15.
There will be no reduction in the size of Tonga’s civil service in the 2012-13 budget, according to Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano, whose new government, this year supported with a foreign aid-funded budget lifeline, hopes to advance Tonga’s political and economic development, somehow, during its remaining three years term in office. By Pesi Fonua.
Lord Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Parliament, who is facing charges in the Supreme Court, has allegedly defied the conditions of a court order and breached his bail when he traveled to the USA to get married and has not returned to Tonga.
Tongan luger, Bruno Banani, came in to win a surprise Bronze Medal at the inaugural America-Pacific Championship, held in Calgary, Canada on December 17.
Tonga’s 2011-12 Miss Galaxy Queen title was won by 21 year old Venus Brown of ‘Ahau who entered the contest as Miss Appraxus New Zealand.
Prince ‘Ulukalala (26), second in line to the Tongan throne, and Hon Sinaitakala Tu’imatamoana Fakafanua (24) will celebrate their engagement in Sydney in January.
Tonga’s first women-led community 98FM radio station called Voice of the people (Le’o ‘o e Kakai) 98FM radio station was launched in Nuku’alofa on September 16 for a one week trial run featuring programs on women’s and youth issues.