The Ark Peace, a Naval Hospital Ship from China arrived this morning at Vuna Wharf on a one-week visit to provide medical services to the people of Tonga.
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Civil works to resurface and strengthen the runways at Tonga’s Fua‘amotu International Airport and Lupepau’u International Airport starting this year, are expecting to be completed in 2015, under a $31 million pa’anga project financed by the World Bank.
The Ministry of Revenue & Customs is announcing a new small business tax after changes to the Income Tax Law that brings everyone into the new turnover system that began on 1 July 2014. The new tax is compulsory unless business owners apply for an option to remain in the current profit based system.
Much needed new medical equipment and supplies were presented to Ngu Hospital, Neiafu, on Wednesday 6 August from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.
Tonga’s AFL (Australian Football) team overmatched India in its opening game of the AFL world cup in Melbourne, yesterday Sunday 10 August. Tonga scored 172 points while India managed only 6.
Students at the Hilliard Memorial School of the Seventh Day Adventist today put on colourful cultural dances in Pahu. Photos by Linny Folau.
The Vava’u Agricultural Show 2014 was held on Saturday, August 9 at the Vava’u High School grounds in Neiafu. Photos by Lisa Molloy.
Tonga’s Ambassador to Australia, Princess Angelika Tukuaho delivered a keynote address to the Professional Australian Pacific Women committee in Sydney, Australia last night August 7.
HM King Tupou VI officially launched the UCall Mobile Network for Niuafo‘ou on August 7 at a ceremony held at ‘Esia, Niuafo‘ou.
A mystery surrounds negotiations for two of Tonga’s orbital slots and the signing by the Tonga Government of an agreement with a satellite operator in the Asia Pacific region. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
Real Tonga’s new 19-seater Jetstream 32 aircraft leased from Australia began operation last week to the outer islands of Ha’apai and Vava’u.
A need to continue to improve the business environment in Tonga and to bolster confidence is stressed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its 2014 country report for Tonga released today, which also notes that the Tongan economy is rebounding supported by agricultural exports and post-cyclone reconstruction activity.
A video that appears to show a Tongan police officer repeatedly punching and kicking a teenager, who is not retaliating, has caused outrage among Tongans today after it was posted on a Facebook page.
Tonga’s new Y-12 aircraft gifted by the Chinese Government, was handed over to King Tupou VI this morning Wednesday, 6 August at Lupepau’u Airport in Vava’u.
Prime Minister Tu’ivakano is currently in Thailand attending the 70th annual policy session of the United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific (ESCAP).
A landmark change in the International Rugby Board (IRB) rules will make it possible for Rugby players to play for more than one country so long as they hold a passport for the country they represent and haven’t played for that country for at least 18 months.
A search and rescue operation is underway to find three fishermen from Nomuka, Ha’apai, who have been missing since Wednesday, 30 July.
Tonga will be represented at the Australian Football League AFL 2014 International Cup competition in Australia from 9-23 August, thanks to the generosity of the Tongan Parliament. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
The 2014 Agriculture and Fisheries Show will be held on August 6-23 in six islands except for the Ha’apai Group who are recovering from Tropical Cyclone Ian.
The Tongan parliament yesterday, July 28, passed a Bill, raising the alcoholic drinking age from 18 to 21 years old. Alcohol is blamed for fuelling violent behaviour by some teenagers. From the House, by Pesi Fonua