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  • Wednesday 22 September 2021 5:40pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Foreign Reserve held by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga rose significantly in August 2021 by $46.9 million to $751.7 million, which is equivalent to 13.1 months of imports.
  • Tuesday 21 September 2021 7:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HM King Tupou VI will open a two-day National Symposium on Illicit Drugs on October 6, aimed to develop a way forward in Tonga's fight against illicit drugs.
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  • Tuesday 21 September 2021 6:06pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Nomani Kama Manulevu (45) from Nukuhetulu is the man charged with the exportation of 30 kilograms of methamphetamine from Tonga. He is remanded in police custody, after appearing at the Fasi Magistrate's Court on September 20.
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  • Tuesday 21 September 2021 5:46pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Ta‘ufo‘ou Fale‘ofa (45) was sentenced today to 20-months imprisonment for using a firearm without a license, specifically a .45 pistol, which he fired at a vehicle in Kolonga in January this year, after entering a home with a loaded firearm. The judge noted the accused had a significant criminal history both here and in the United States for violence involving firearms.
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  • Monday 20 September 2021 5:50pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Y-12 aircraft of the Lulutai Airlines blew out a tyre when it landed at the Kaufana Airport, ‘Eua on Friday morning, 17 September, with 12 passengers, including a cabinet minister.
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  • Monday 20 September 2021 5:28pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Petrol, kerosene, and diesel prices have decreased for September - October starting today, September 20, as approved by the Tonga Competent Authority, while the LPG price has increased for September - December.
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  • Monday 20 September 2021 5:26pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Isileli and Sofia Tu’ifua (both 27) were sentenced to six-months imprisonment each, after being convicted on joint counts of possessing methamphetamine and cannabis. Their sentences were fully suspended.
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  • Monday 20 September 2021 5:20pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Samuela Fiefia (26) was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for possession of 1.19 grams methamphetamine and possession 4.27 grams of cannabis seized at his home in Ma'ufanga.
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  • Monday 20 September 2021 5:15pm


    Christchurch, New Zealand
    : Sisi’uhila Kiu, from Lapaha, Tonga, made a final commitment as Carmelite Sister Anne Mary of the Assumption in a ceremony held at the Carmelite Monastery in Christchurch, New Zealand, on August 15.
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  • Monday 20 September 2021 5:12pm


    Pago Pago, American Samoa
    : American Samoa recorded its first COVID-19 case this month, after a resident who returned from Honolulu on September 13 tested positive for the virus. Only 7 countries in the world remain COVID-19 free to date. They include Tonga, Kiribati, Micronesia, Tuvalu, Nauru, North Korea and Turkmenistan. Four other dependencies or territories in the Pacific - Tokelau, Niue, Pitcairn Island, and Cook Islands - also remain COVID-19 free.
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