Hundreds of teachers paraded through central Nuku’alofa today to commemorate the World Teacher’s Day 2014 under a theme ‘Invest in the future, invest in teachers’.
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Tonga’s HRH Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala represented Tonga’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade at a diplomatic training programme held in Canberra recently.
A planned resignation by the four members of the Public Service Commission (PSC) was avoided this week when it was discovered that there was a missing link between the Prime Minister’s Office and the Commissioners.
There are now more Mormons in Tonga than Catholics, making Mormonism (LDS church) the second largest Christian denomination in the Kingdom after Methodism. Tonga is also the world’s “most Mormon country”, having a higher proportion of Mormons per capita than any other nation.
John Paul Chapman (33) was elected as the new President of the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. for 2014-15 at the Annual General Meeting on September 29.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer seen in women in Tonga and so far this year 12 have undergone surgery, so early detection is a very important factor for the best health outcome, Lord Tangi said today at the launch of the Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
King Tupou VI supported the call to urgently address the adverse impact of climate change, when he addressed the United Nation’s General Assembly on Saturday 27 September in New York, United States.
Lemasingo Tanya Nai (26) is the youngest candidate to confirm that she will be contesting the parliamentary seat for Tongatapu Constituency No. 9 in Tonga’s November 27 General Election.
The inflation rate for the month of August this year 2014 was almost three times higher than the inflation rate for the month of August last year 2013.
A decision by Tonga’s Civil Aviation Authority to certify a Y12 aircraft without addressing demands by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to upgrade its aircraft certification system has thrown Tonga’s domestic air service into a state of uncertainty.
The rebuilding of 114 core houses destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Ian in Ha’apai in January 2014, is expected to start next month to be completed early next year, by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
An August completion report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has indicated challenges facing privatization and fiscal sustainability in Tonga.
Tongan ex-NFL player Ma’ake Kemoe’atu (35) has donated one of his kidneys to his ailing brother Chris Kemoe’atu (31) who is also a former NFL player. The act of brotherly love has won the admiration of many.
A monster Blue Marlin weighing 268.5 kg caught in Vava‘u today, landed Denise Knutson a new Tongan record. Denise and her husband Ross were fishing on their boat Escapade NZ.
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry have a launched a search to find and reward “exceptional young people” from commonwealth countries including Tonga.
A second edition of the ‘Fakahalafononga’ handbook by Malakai Koloamatangi will be launched on New Zealand’s Election Day in Auckland on Saturday, September 20.
Tonga’s Taufatahi women’s outrigger team made the finals of the Sprint event in the Alo Paopao Outrigging Competition in Samoa this week, 15-20 September, but the Marathon proved more challenging for the novice team.
The Tongan currency (Pa’anga) has shown a continuing decline against the New Zealand and Australian dollars over the last 15 years, and the pa’anga is, arguably, in its worst year ever against its major trading partners.
A 70-year-old taxi driver is in hospital with head injuries, while a 60-year-old Japanese man was flown to Australia today for treatment, following a road accident in Vaini, on Wednesday September 17.
A current attempt by the Tongan government to attract business investments, and to revitalize business growth by offering very low interest loans, so far appears to remain an unattractive proposition for businesses in Tonga.