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Friday 3 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government is assisting Tonga in its domestic air connectivity by providing flights for the Tongatapu-Vava’u route until at least 30 June 2023 in a partnership with Fiji Airways, the Australian High Commission announced today 3, February.
Friday 3 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Manavahetau Fua’eiki (43) is serving a total sentence of three-years nine-months imprisonment for two separate cases, that included charges of serious housebreaking and theft of firearms, which he committed in 2021, while he was on a suspended sentence for drug offences. This suspended sentence was activated.
Thursday 2 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old youth from Tatakamotonga sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a vehicle, while he was crossing Taufa'ahau Road at Nualei yesterday.
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Thursday 2 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Reckless driving leading to death is a crime that sadly remains all too prevalent in Tonga and, in this case, resulted in the death of a 21-months old toddler, the Lord Chief Justice stressed in sentencing a 27-year-old driver to two and a half years in prison. Part of the sentence was suspended.
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Thursday 2 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Market Development Facility will be established in Tonga with an estimated value of activities worth around AU$3.8 million, in its initial four-year phase.
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Thursday 2 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The newly established village, located west of Tonga has now been officially named ‘Atatā Si‘i on the estate of Prince Ata.
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Thursday 2 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The House spent all day on Wednesday 1 February 2023, debating an Anti-Corruption Commissioner Amendment Bill 2023, one of two Bills that are in the House’s current working agenda. The amendment bill, which passed its third reading today, means that the Anti-Corruption Commissioner may be paid less than a Supreme Court judge and the salaries are no longer equal. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 1 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand’s Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is currently on a four-days visit to Tonga, until 2 February.
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Wednesday 1 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A prisoner, Motuku Kafalava (25), who is serving a life imprisonment sentence for murder, was sentenced to concurrent jail time, for possession of a substantial amount of methamphetamine. His 24-year-old co-accused, Latu Veamatahau got a lengthy jail term.
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Wednesday 1 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Maamaloa Fangupo (28) was sentenced to two-years six-months imprisonment for serious causing bodily harm to another 28-year-old man, when he stabbed him multiple times, during a drink up in Ha’ateiho in 2022.
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Wednesday 1 February 2023
PacREF

Suva, Fiji
Educational bodies in the Pacific Islands are aiming to work together to get the best education results for Pasifika students.
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Tuesday 31 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga reconvened its first meeting for 2023 this morning, Tuesday, 31 January when one new MP was sworn in.
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Tuesday 31 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-two houses are now standing at Masilamea (Atata Si’i) in the new settlement built for the displaced families of Atata. It’s been a year, two weeks and one day since the catastrophic tsunami destroyed their island village life on of January 15 2022. However, more than five houses are yet to have electricity and/or water supplies connected.
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Tuesday 31 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s sole domestic air carrier, Lulutai Airways will be assisted by Fiji Airways this week, while its 34-seater Saab aircraft is undergoing urgent repairs that may take up to four months to complete.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is carrying out 1500-1700 COVID tests weekly, but only 62 positive cases were recorded last week, the Minister of Health said today, 30 January. The COVID-19 variants in Tonga are BA2 and BA5 and there have only been mild cases reported in Tonga over the past two-weeks.
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Monday 30 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Zuiderdam is the second cruise to visit Nuku'alofa in 2023, arriving with more than 2000 passengers and crew at Vuna Wwharf, today 30 January.
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Monday 30 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A teenager, Semisi Peleketi Vea was sentenced to three-years eight months imprisonment for causing grievous bodily harm to a 20-year-old man using a machete, in 2022.
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Friday 27 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 43-year-old husband and his 29-year-old wife from Veitongo were arrested with illicit drugs, at ‘Anana. Another 24-year-old man was arrested at Veitongo.
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Friday 27 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga will convene its first meeting for 2023 on Tuesday, 31 January, after its last sitting in December 2022.
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Friday 27 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paula Pouvalu Ma'u is the new Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Office effective on Friday, 27 January.
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