Tonga’s Prime Minister Tu‘ivakano has commended the draft outcome of the 3rd Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conference, which started yesterday September 1, in Apia, Samoa.
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There were mixed emotions in the Tongan Parliament yesterday, 28 August, as it struggled to restore order and bring its 2014 Parliamentary Session to a peaceful closure, ending the first four years of Tonga’s more-democratically elected government. In the end, part of the Minutes were ordered to be deleted. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
Siutoni Tupou, Tonga’s new Export Pathway Manager, today received a new vehicle, and equipment to help her maintain an important working relationship between Tonga’s export farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries, assisted by the Australian-funded Pacific Horticulture and Agricultural Market Access Program (PHAMA).
A lawsuit filed by Tongan MP Sione Taione against the Tongan government, accusing it of unlawfully making payments to three nobles, was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday 22 August.
Three women from the ‘Havila ‘o e Funga Mohuefa’ Group from Houma in Tongatapu sold over FJ$100,000 (FJD) worth of handicrafts at the Fiji Hibiscus Exhibition on August 18-23.
The last day of deliberation for the Legislative Assembly of Tonga has been tentatively set for tomorrow Thursday, August 28.
Tonga’s AFL team “Tonga Thunder” has finished 6th place at the Australian Football International Cup in Melbourne, Australia.
Low interest loans will be available to the Private Sector from a new government investment incentive fund that is being managed through the Tonga Development Bank, Ministry of Finance and National Planning announced today.
Four newly refurbished Massey Ferguson tractors have arrived in Tonga, destined for villages in ‘Eua and Niuafo’ou island to help increase their agricultural activities.
A move by the Tongan government to shift the selection of the judiciary from the King in Council to the Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly has stirred up a confrontational debate about the independence of the judiciary in the Tongan parliament during the past few weeks. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
An impressive and beautiful display of Tonga’s finest mats and tapa cloths lined the main highway through Ha’ateiho village this afternoon as they welcomed the king and public traveling to the Tongatapu Agricultural Show 2014 at Atele. Photos by Linny Folau.
Apifo‘ou College won the 2014 Tonga Secondary Schools 1st XV rugby grand-final with an upset win over Tupou College Toloa today August 22.
After an application against his removal order was declined by the Supreme Court last week, Antone Thomas Pedras (62) was this week granted a stay on the removal until the outcome of his appeal to the Court of Appeal is determined in October this year.
The ‘Peace Ark’ Naval Hospital Ship from China departed Nuku’alofa today Wednesday, 20 August after a week of providing free medical services that included 39 surgeries, and removing a bullet from a Tongan who had been shot while he was in the United States.
‘Ofa Tu’ikolovatu of the ‘Uiha & Sons GIO Recycling Co in Nuku’alofa was re-elected as President of Women in Sustainable Enterprises (WISE) Tonga Inc. at its Annual General Meeting tonight, August 20. ‘Ofa is supported by an elected board of local business women and entrepreneurs from the formal and informal sectors:
Tonga’s Australian Football team, the Tonga Thunder easily defeated Pakistan 147 – 6 yesterday 19 August at the International Cup (AFL world cup) in Melbourne, Australia.
Around 100 people from various sectors attended a “Tonga Foresight Xchange 2014” held today, 19 August, which aims to discuss and agree upon future priorities they want to see implemented through government policies.
A 62 year-old American man, Antone Thomas Pedras is facing deportation after his appeal against a removal order was dismissed by the Supreme Court.
Tonga Law enforcement agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 15 August to share information and work together in order to tackle serious financial and commercial crimes.
The ‘Ikale Tahi will play Scotland on November 22 in the town of Kilmarnock, Scotland.