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.
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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.
Two women, Denise Knutson and Lesley Longdon, were the top anglers in the annual Tongan International Billfish Tournament held in Vava’u, Tonga, last week, 5-9 September 2014. The heaviest Blue Marlin at 171.5kg was caught by Greg Haliday.
Le’o ‘o Tonga 88.1 FM is the newest radio station in Nuku’alofa which began last week operated by Taimi Media Network in Kolotmotu’a.
Current cool nights and low rainfall indicate that Tonga may be affected by a climatic condition known as “El Nino” with the potential of droughts occurring in the coming months. Water conservation is advised as an El Nino watch remains in force.
The Faua wharf will get a major upgrade and extension next year when construction work begins funded with an estimated US$30.5 million dollar grant from the Government of Japan.
Sekope Fauolo was awarded the Baton of Honour during the prizegiving ceremony for the Tonga Police Recruits on Thursday, September 11.