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After the final day of nomination today, a total of 106 candidates including 16 women, will contest 17 People’s Representative seats in parliament, in Tonga’s upcoming General Election on November 27, 2014.
Two traditional double-hulled voyaging canoes from Hawai’i were welcomed in Tonga yesterday October 23rd at Faua Wharf, Nuku’alofa.
Twenty eight parliamentary candidates, including one woman, registered yesterday to contest Tonga’s seven outer islands constituencies in the November 27 General Election, while more are expected to register today on the final day of nominations.
Tonga’s Civil Aviation Authority with the assistance of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office PASO is currently working toward upgrading its Civil Aviation Safety System to be in line with safety standard demanded by the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO.
Forty-five parliamentary candidates, including nine women, have registered today to contest Tongatapu’s 10 constituencies in the November 27 General Election, while more are expected to register tomorrow on the final day of nominations.
The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) says ongoing negotiations for the controversial free trade agreement known as PACER-Plus are creating an unbalanced agreement against the interests of the Pacific Islands. - Adam Wolfenden.
Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho, Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia was among the women ambassadors who met Australian Foreign Minister, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP in Canberra on October 22.
Over 200 students received certificates during the ‘Unuaki-‘o-Tonga Royal Institute Academic Achievement Award ceremony on Saturday, October 18 in Tofoa.
Auckland-born netballer, 20 year-old Temalisi Fakahokotau is the latest recruit to New Zealand’s national netball team, the Silver Ferns.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in relation to the death of a 19-year-old boy who sustained severe injuries allegedly consistent with stabbing during an argument in Ha’asini last night, October 20.
With only a month to go before the Tonga General Election on November 27, the nomination of candidates will be held this week on October 23-24.
‘Akilisi Pohiva paid $22,000 in legal costs to the Supreme Court yesterday, October 20 so that he can stand as a candidate for Tonga’s General Election on November 27, 2014.
The PSA has withdrawn their demand for salary rise for all public servants but has stated that it will represent its demands to a newly elected government next year.
Tongans are naturally built for Sumo, says Vava‘u bred Sumo wrestler, Siosifa ‘Isama’u who represented Tonga in September at the 14th annual USA Sumo Open in Los Angeles, California. By Finau Fonua
Papua New Guinea cruised to a 32 – 18 victory over Mate Ma’a Tonga yesterday at Lae, PNG.
A second session of the Court of Appeal began today and will hear 16 appeals, including an appeal by a former police inspector over his conviction and 11-year imprisonment in Kali Fungavaka’s death.
Ko e fa’ahinga tu’unga faka-politikale oku ui ko e “potupotu tatau faingata’a” pe “uneasy equilibrium,” ‘a e faahinga tu’unga oku ‘i ai a Tongá ‘i he lolotongani, pea kuo pau ke tau feinga ke tauhi e ongome’aa e ua ke potupotu tatau neongo ‘e ne feingata’á — ko e Temokalati pea mo e Pule Fakatu’i pe Pule’anga Fakatu’i Fakatemokalati. - Tevita Vaikona mo Senituli Penitani.
Chief Justice Michael Scott today ordered ‘Akilisi Pohiva to pay $22,000 in legal costs to the Registrar of the Supreme Court by close of business on 21 October 2014.