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Thursday 3 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Year’s Day welcomed four babies in Tongatapu and Vava'u, with the first born just 20 minutes after midnight at the capital's Vaiola Hospital. A healthy baby boy named Kevin Joseph Toke, from Ha‘ateiho, weighed 3.4kg. Kevin was among an estimated 740 babies to be born in the Pacific islands on New Year's Day.
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Wednesday 2 January 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have stopped searching for Viliami Vaka’uta who went missing at sea at Laulea Beach, Fatumu, at a family picnic on Christmas Day.
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Wednesday 2 January 2019

New Delhi, India
America’s decision to abandon the global system it helped build, and then preserve for more than seven decades, marks a turning point, because others lack either the interest or the means to sustain it. The result will be a world that is less free, less prosperous, and less peaceful, for Americans and others alike. By Richard N. Haass.
Tuesday 1 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical cyclone warning previously in force for Tonga was cancelled by Tonga Met, in a 7:00pm tropical cyclone advisory, and replaced with a strong wind warning for all of Tonga land areas.
Sunday 30 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A wet and windy New Year is forecast for Tonga, as a slow moving low pressure system moves over the southern groups. A tropical depression called TD03F has the potential to turn into a Category 1 cyclone.
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Friday 28 December 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
Catholic Priest, Father Dave Mullins (88), who was a former ‘Ikale Tahi coach, and instrumental with the development of rugby and sports in Tonga, passed away on Christmas Eve, 24 December, at St Joseph’s Home, Auckland, New Zealand, where he resided.
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Friday 28 December 2018

New York, USA
This month’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland succeeded in producing a rulebook to implement the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Every UN member state signed on. But that will not be enough to head off climate catastrophe. It’s time to call in the engineers. When heads of state convene at the UN next September, the world’s leading engineers should greet them with a cutting-edge framework for global action. Energy transformation for climate safety is our twenty-first-century moonshot. By Jeffrey D. Sachs.
Thursday 27 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Kanitesi Mahe (60) has been appointed as Noble Niukapu of Fangale’ounga on 19 December by King Tupou VI.
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Thursday 27 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 24-year-old man from Kolomotu’a remains missing at sea at Laulea Beach, Fatumu, since a family picnic on Christmas Day, Tonga Police reported today.
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Thursday 27 December 2018

Dublin, Ireland
Japan, Canada, and USA are joining Tonga, Fiji, and Samoa in the 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup tournament from 27 July to 10 August 2019 in preparation for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
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Thursday 27 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christopher Ta'ufo'ou (30) was sentenced to two-years and three-months imprisonment after being convicted of possessing 635.54 grams of cannabis, seized at a home in Malapo on March 17, 2017.
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Thursday 27 December 2018

London, United Kingdom
Seven decades after its adoption, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) remains a beacon of hope for the world, sending out an unequivocal message that an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, and that no abuse of human rights can be allowed to continue without challenge. But despite major advances over the last seven decades – such as the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the UN’s Responsibility to Protect doctrine – human-rights abuses continue to be perpetrated at an alarming rate and with virtual impunity. By Gordon Brown.
Monday 24 December 2018

Nuku'alofa
Christmas Brass Bands descended on Nuku'alofa today spreading some festive cheer with lively carols and Tongan songs as shoppers scrambled about picking up last minute items.
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Sunday 23 December 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 26-year-old man received a fully suspended sentence after being convicted of drugs, firearm and ammunition charges by the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 20 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is in a high-risk exposure position “to weather disturbances and sea-level rise as well, as weak disaster management” according to the December 2018 issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor PEM of the Asian Development Bank.
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Thursday 20 December 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 42-year-old man, who was sentenced to nine-months imprisonment by the Magistrate’s Court in October for stealing a generator, had his sentence quashed after his appeal to the Supreme Court was allowed.
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Thursday 20 December 2018

Katowice, Poland
The Ocean is an integral part of our climate discussions and cannot be spoken about in isolation, stressed Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi at a high-level panel discussion event during COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
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Thursday 20 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Excited members of the Alonga Centre for the Disabled were treated to a Christmas lunch and received presents from HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita.
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Wednesday 19 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are appealing to the public to help find a missing man named Barry John Lomu (30). The Ngele’ia resident was reported missing by his father, and has not been seen since the first week of October.
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Wednesday 19 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 29-year-old man was sentenced last Friday 14 December to 2-years and 3-months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to cultivating cannabis at a tax allotment in Malapo last year. The repeat drug offender was also found guilty of possessing over one kilogram of cannabis.
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