Tongatapu voters have replaced seven of their ten incumbent MPs, retaining only three in today’s General Election. One of the incumbents did not restand. No women were successful in taking Tongatapu seats.
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Results for Tonga
Early unofficial results from Tongatapu polling places indicate a close contest for Tongatapu 3 constituency with three polling places topped by different candidates, Tevita Palu, Siaosi Sovaleni and Clive Edwards.
Tonga’s nobles have reelected the Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakanoto his parliamentary seat, among eight incumbent Nobles Representatives and one new Nobles Representative after 29 men voted at the Palace Office this morning. The official results for the nine Noble’s Representatives were announced after polling closed in the General Election at 4:00pm. Results for the 17 People’s Representatives polling places will be announced later this evening.
There are currently at least 21 Gridiron players of Tongan heritage in America’s most popular sporting tournament, the National Football League.
Tonga Power Ltd has stated its operational net profit at $4,992,500 Pa’anga (after tax). The figure is a significant rise from last year’s net profit of $2,938,659.
The White Ribbon Day 25 November was marked in Tonga today as part of an international campaign led by men speaking out to end violence against women and girls.
Tomavilanova Tu’ipulotu is the third Tongatapu candidate to be disqualified from contesting Thursday’s General Election, after he was found to have not been living at Tongatapu No. 9 Constituency, which he was nominated for.
The annual “Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing User Conference” commenced today November 25 at the University of the South Pacific in Suva. Two hundred people are expected to attend the 3 day conference.
The Tongan Business Enterprise Centre (TBEC) has been given a massive boost from the New Zealand Government. The centre will receive an investment of $8.4 million pa’anga over the next five years.
Businesses in Tonga will soon be able to renew their business licences online, by accessing a new government website.
New Zealand-Tongan Shot put athlete, Valerie Adams has been named the “The Athlete of the year” by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) last week on November 21, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
With the General Election just two days away on Thursday 27 November, some Tongatapu candidates heated up their final campaigns in loud colourful parades on Saturday, 22 November in central Nuku’alofa.
A brawl among youths, alleged to have been students, erupted in central Nuku’alofa on Saturday afternoon, 22 November.
A 46-year-old man of Asian origin is recovering at Vaiola Hospital after he was found injured on a road in Veitongo on Saturday morning, 22 November.
The State of Hawai’i has proclaimed November 21 as “Kemoeatu Brothers Day” in recognition of Hawaiian-raised Tongan brothers, Chris and Ma’ake Kemoeatu.
Scotland has redeemed its 2012 loss with a big victory over the ‘Ikale Tahi on Saturday November 22 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.
The ‘Ikale Tahi will play Scotland tomorrow, Saturday November 22, in the small Scottish town of Kilmarnock.
The Pacific is tied with the Sub- Saharan Africa region as having the lowest level of improved sanitation coverage in the world, it was noted yesterday, 19 November, on the United Nation’s second “World Toilet Day”.
The health-related quality of life of school-aged children in Tonga is at “worrisome low levels” states a report published in a Swedish-based medical journal, Global Health Action, published in August.
Hundreds of young students from 11 Primary and Middle Schools of the Free Wesleyan Church today performed colourful traditional dances, at the Maamaloa grounds in Nuku’alofa.