Results for Tonga
Essential food items were distributed to the people on ‘Uiha Island in Ha’apai on February 5 by the Tonga Red Cross Society. The food was donated by the ‘Uiha Community in Nuku’alofa.
The Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) is offering 50% internet connection discount to all primary and secondary schools in Tonga, and to the Vaiola Hospital, effective from 1 January, under a special offer supported by the government and Tonga Cable Ltd.
Australia may have won the Rugby League World Cup but Tonga has a faster Luger. Tonga’s first winter Olympian, Bruno Banani beat Australia’s Alexander Ferlazzo to 32nd place in the Luge Men’s Singles at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games and was ahead of Ferlazzo by only less than half a second.
Police seized 98 cannabis plants and seven .22 bullets in a raid on a Kolomotu’a tax allotment last week. A 51-year-old Kolomotu’a man has been charged with possession of cannabis and bullets.
Tonga has come out empty handed in this year’s Wellington Sevens, losing all of its five games.
The Futa Helu Library at the ‘Atenisi Institute, Kolomotu’a was officially opened by Princess Pilolevu on February 7.
A 61-year-old man from Afa has been charged with manslaughter by negligence after a 62-year-old cyclist died after he was allegedly hit by a vehicle on the evening of February 6 in Hoi, Tongatapu. It was the second road death in Tonga this year.
Archers, Lusitania Tatafu and Arne Jensen, are Tonga’s hope for qualified athletes to represent the country at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), in Nanjing, China in August.
Tonga’s team, supporting its first winter Olympian Luger Bruno Banani, will march on Friday night in the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games (or the 22nd Winter Olympics) at 8:00pm in Sochi, Russia, (Tongan time 5:14am -8:14am Saturday February 8) at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.
The Wellington Sevens 2014 will kick-off tomorrow. Tonga is lined-up to play against Australia, Samoa and Kenya.
A Magistrate in Nuku’alofa is expected to decide on February 18 whether there is a case for committal to the Supreme Court against two Chinese nationals charged in relation to the forgery of Tongan passports. Police reported that the woman accused had tried to leave Tonga allegedly on a forged Tongan passport after they both entered on Chinese passports on October 11, 2013.
Stuart Perry from New Zealand is the first General Manager of the newly established Tonga Tourism Authority.
Thirty young girls aged 11-19 years from Tongatapu villages have taken part in a three-day “Eliminating Violence against Girls” Camp 2014.
A shallow M5.3 earthquake with an epicenter located 72km east of ‘Ohonua, ‘Eua was recorded at 4:04am this morning, February 6, according to the USGS.
Fafa Island Resort yesterday, February 4, celebrated the declaration of about 485 hectares of reef and sea area around the Island as a Special Management Area. The special protected status means that only a person or a fishing vessel that has been approved by the Coastal Community Management Committee may enter the area.
Twenty-four Tupou College students and two adults have been charged with serious criminal offences, including attempted murder, attempted arson, grievous bodily harm, and bodily harm, in relation to a violent attack at a home in Tofoa last year. 123 others were sentenced on February 3, after pleading guilty to lesser charges.
The ability of the domestic industry to compete in the southern long-line albacore fishery has hit the point of no return. Tying-up vessels and sending employees home is now the reality that is faced by the Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association members that have an interest in this fishery. Tonga has one domestic vessel left – down from a high of 26. - PITIA
All classrooms at Tupou High School’s Nukunuku Campus are being renovated by the Government of Japan.
Tonga Power Limited announced that it has increased electricity tariffs by a fraction of a seniti (0.39 seniti). New electricity tariffs for all Island groups are now 93.21 seniti per kilowatt (up from 92.82 seniti).
The Sea Mercy charity – a floating health care service that routinely visits remote islands throughout the Pacific will visit Tonga’s Ha’apai Group to offer medical support earlier than usual this year.