The Tonga Court of Appeal this morning dismissed an appeal by Kelepi Hala‘ufia against his conviction and 11-year imprisonment sentence in Kali Fungavaka’s death.
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The newly renovated Tonga Visitor Information Centre was opened for viewing today and visited by regional delegates in the Kingdom for the South Pacific Tourism of Organisation Council of Ministers meeting.
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.
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.
Auckland will be hosting the inaugural Pasifika/Asia/NZ (PANZ) Business Expo from March 13-15 next year, to coincide with Auckland’s popular Pasifika Festival 2015.
Young students from over 10 Government Primary Schools in the Hihifo district today performed colourful traditional Tongan dances in Houma in preparation for the King’s Coronation celebrations to be held in July next year.
A beautification program of the Nuku’alofa waterfront is taking a bumpy ride while the government vacillates over what to do with the street vendors who have taken over the waterfront side of Hala Vuna to market their products. Some camp on the side of the street overnight to claim their spots.
Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Samiu Vaipulu, led a Tongan delegation to China in early October to view clean energy solutions and also to attend the 7th Asian Solar Energy Forum (ASEF) meeting in Seoul, Korea on October 14 - 15.
Forty-five parliamentary candidates, including three women have registered to contest Tonga’s seven outer islands constituencies in the November 27 General Election. Download the Official list of Registered Candidates.
The Tonga Women’s Soccer team has lost a large amount of its soccer gear after an overnight burglary at their accommodation in the town of Kokopo in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
A 38 year old mother of seven, Sau’iluma Guttenbeil, was acquitted of murdering her husband after she ran over him with her four-wheel drive vehicle in Neiafu in 2012, but was found guilty of manslaughter at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa last week.
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After the final day of nomination today, a total of 106 candidates including 16 women, will contest 17 People’s Representative seats in parliament, in Tonga’s upcoming General Election on November 27, 2014.
Two traditional double-hulled voyaging canoes from Hawai’i were welcomed in Tonga yesterday October 23rd at Faua Wharf, Nuku’alofa.
Twenty eight parliamentary candidates, including one woman, registered yesterday to contest Tonga’s seven outer islands constituencies in the November 27 General Election, while more are expected to register today on the final day of nominations.
Tonga’s Civil Aviation Authority with the assistance of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office PASO is currently working toward upgrading its Civil Aviation Safety System to be in line with safety standard demanded by the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO.
Forty-five parliamentary candidates, including nine women, have registered today to contest Tongatapu’s 10 constituencies in the November 27 General Election, while more are expected to register tomorrow on the final day of nominations.
Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho, Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia was among the women ambassadors who met Australian Foreign Minister, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP in Canberra on October 22.
Over 200 students received certificates during the ‘Unuaki-‘o-Tonga Royal Institute Academic Achievement Award ceremony on Saturday, October 18 in Tofoa.
Auckland-born netballer, 20 year-old Temalisi Fakahokotau is the latest recruit to New Zealand’s national netball team, the Silver Ferns.