The 2013 Session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga is adjourned to early next year when it will continue deliberation on Government Bills, before closing.
The Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano is leading a Tongan delegation to the Second China Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forum to be held in Guangzhou, China from 7-8 November.
Tonga and the Cook Islands have their line-ups ready for their Rugby League World Cup clash in Leigh, England, November 5 with kickoff 8:00pm, UK time (9:00am November 6, Tonga time).
A suspended Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Justice was jailed for 10-months, starting today, for causing the road death of a woman passenger while driving under the influence of alcohol in 2011.
Tonga has been ranked among the Pacific region’s top performers for implementing business reforms over the last year, according to a World Bank Group annual report, however, the reason for the ranking is being questioned by those who look at business performance in Tonga.
A M6.4 earthquake rattled Vava’u, in northern Tonga at 7:53am this morning, November 3, but no damage has been reported.
The Australian Services Rugby Union (ASRU) team is expected to arrive to Tonga on November 2 for an eleven day goodwill tour. The ASRU team is a representative rugby team for the Australian Defence Force selecting its players from personnel of the Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.
A Kiribati national died on October 28 after the car he was a passenger in allegedly crashed into an electric pole at Kolonga on eastern Tongatapu.
Forty-two top body builders including five women, from around the region have gathered in Tonga today for the 20th South Pacific/Oceania Bodybuilding Championships to take place this Friday 25 October at Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
Tonga’s Sevens team has come out empty handed in the Gold Coast Sevens tournament, failing to secure a win in the two-day event October 12-13. New Zealand won the tournament, defeating Tasman rivals Australia 40 -19 in the finals.