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The PSA has withdrawn their demand for salary rise for all public servants but has stated that it will represent its demands to a newly elected government next year.
Monday 20 October 2014
Tongans are naturally built for Sumo, says Vava‘u bred Sumo wrestler, Siosifa Isamau who represented Tonga in September at the 14th annual USA Sumo Open in Los Angeles, California. By Finau Fonua
Monday 20 October 2014
Papua New Guinea cruised to a 32 – 18 victory over Mate Ma’a Tonga yesterday at Lae, PNG.
Monday 20 October 2014
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.
Monday 20 October 2014
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.
Monday 20 October 2014
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.
Friday 17 October 2014
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Tonga’s National Rugby League team, the Mate Ma‘a Tonga will face Papua New Guinea (PNG) this Sunday 19 October in Lae city, PNG.
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The strike by the Civil Servants that was scheduled for today, 17 October has been postponed to Monday, 20 October, the Secretary General of PSA Mele ‘Amanaki told Matangi Tonga yesterday.
Friday 17 October 2014
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Petrol prices increased and diesel and kerosene prices decreased in the new fuel prices announced by the Ministry of Commerce for the next month, effective from today October 16 to mid-November.
Friday 17 October 2014
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Family farmers contribute to Tonga’s food security and are central to the food systems of Tonga, but they must evolve over time, Gavin Wall, the FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Pacific said on World Food Day 2014, today.
Thursday 16 October 2014
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The Pacific Pearl cruise ship from Australia visited Nuku’alofa today with more than 2300 people on board.
Thursday 16 October 2014
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Doubts have been cast over the eligibility of ‘Akilisi Pohiva, the People’s Representative for Tongatapu Constituency No. 1, to register as a candidate in Tonga’s November 25 General Election, while a $22,000 costs award against him, ordered by a Magistrate, remains outstanding.
Wednesday 15 October 2014
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Over 300 businesses and 4,000 employees are yet to be registered with the National Retirement Benefits Fund (NRBF), according to the NRBF Annual Report for 2014 released last week, for its second year of operation.
Wednesday 15 October 2014
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Tomifa Paea (48) the owner of the Puataukanave International Hotel in Neiafu will be contesting the parliamentary seat for Vava’u Constituency No.15 in Tonga’s General Election on November 27.
Wednesday 15 October 2014
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Waikato Chief’s prop, Ben Tameifuna has been selected to play for ‘Ikale Tahi on its tour of Europe next month.
Wednesday 15 October 2014
Global Handwashing Day today, October 15, reminds everyone of the importance of washing our hands with soap to prevent diseases from spreading.
Wednesday 15 October 2014
The former Springboks coach, Jake White will be the technical advisor to Mana ‘Otai, the head coach of the ‘Ikale Tahi during their European tour 8-22 November.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
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Three Tongan police officers left Tonga for Canberra this week to undergo training before their one-year deployment to the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands in November.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
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Tonga’s Public Service Association (PSA) is threatening a strike on Friday October 17 demanding that the Tongan government agree to a 20-22% salary rise for Civil Servants. Government has stressed in a statement this week that it cannot afford any further pay rises this year.
Monday 13 October 2014 - 3 comments
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The late Princess ‘Elisiva Fusipala Tauki’onetuku Tuku’aho Vaha’i (65) was laid to rest on Sunday October 12 at Tutulupeatau cemetery in Fo’ui, Tongatapu.
Monday 13 October 2014
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