A strong wind warning with a heavy rain advisory is in force for Tonga as a Tropical Depression lies over the Fiji Group. The depression is forecasted to develop into a Category 1 Tropical Cyclone as it moves towards Tonga within the next 48-hours over the weekend.
A 67-year-old man from Tatakamotonga, found dead at a tax allotment on Tuesday, February 25, is reported to have suffered a heart attack.
The 2013 Session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga will resume on Monday, March 24 after it was adjourned from October last year.
A couple who have been charged with manslaughter by negligence over the death of their six-month-old baby boy earlier this month were released on bail on February 24. The baby is alleged to have been sick for three-days and died at home from dehydration before the parents took him to Vaiola Hospital.
Creative Tongans are realizing that they can make a livelihood from handicrafts, after receiving training in cultural tourism awareness, says Sione Loseli who ran workshops in Vava‘u last week, under a Handicrafts and Cultural Tourism Support Program.
Tonga Power has announced a reduction in the price of electricity.
Tonga signed a $23.1 million grant agreement with the Asian Development Bank to fund a Climate Resilience Sector Project on February 25 in Nuku’alofa.
The United Nation’s Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlstrom has praised Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for their efforts in disaster risk-reduction.
Tongans in Melbourne have donated $7,150 pa’anga to Tonga’s Red Cross to assist with the ongoing relief efforts in Ha’apai following Tropical Cyclone Ian.
Police have identified Dao Jin He (31) a Chinese national, as the victim of a suspected homicide in Tonga last week. He is alleged to have sustained head injury.