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Thursday 18 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prisoner and prolific offender Heamani Lopeti will continue to serve his 10-years imprisonment, after his appeal against conviction and sentence for armed robbery and serious bodily harm was dismissed.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Appeal Court has convicted a 27-year-old woman for embezzling more than $11,000 pa’anga; overturning a decision that was granted by Justice Laki Niu to discharge her without conviction last year. Loleini ‘Ala embezzled out of resentment to fund frivolous activities, staged a robbery and made a false complaint to the Police.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Helu was sent to Hu'atolitoli Prison after his appeal against conviction on possession of 39.65 grams of cannabis was dismissed by the Appeal Court on April 17 in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

England, United Kingdom
English number 8, Billy Vunipola, received a formal warning by England’s Rugby Football Union this week in regards to a statement he posted on social media last week defending controversy embroiled wallaby Israel Folau. He also received a warning from his club, the Saracens, and was booed at during a rugby game in England’s Premiership Rugby tournament.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Sydney, Australia
Israel Folau will fight to keep his $4 million contract intact at a code of conduct hearing with Rugby Australia, expected later this month. He will face a panel of three adjudicators, whose decision will decide the fate of Folau’s rugby career in Australia.
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Thursday 18 April 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Oku ou tui fakapapau ko e feinga ko eni ke liukava’i e ngaue mo e fa’unga pule na’e maa’imoa kiai ‘a Tupou I ‘oku lolotonga fai ‘a e feinga ke fakahoko kamata mei he loto’i Pule’anga ‘o fakatefito ‘i Fale Alea ‘aki e ivi paloti ‘oku nau ma’u ai. – ‘Inoke Fotu Hu’akau.
Wednesday 17 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three days workshop on the World Trade Organization Notification Requirements began in Nuku’alofa on 15 April, with the aim of assisting Tongan officials to understand necessary notification processes. “I think Tonga should be able to fulfil its obligation, and we hope that after this workshop, Tonga clears the backlog that it has got,” said Dr Edwini Kessie, a WTO official.
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Wednesday 17 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The distribution and use of methamphetamine in Tonga is a significant government and community concern, Tonga's Appeal Court stated in overturning a judge's decision to let a meth smoker go free without conviction. The Appeal Court convicted the meth user of possession.
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Wednesday 17 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by the Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Ltd (TongaSat) to present new evidence was dismissed by Tonga’s Court of Appeal on April 17 in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 17 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Plus-size model, Veronica Pome’e, of Tongan descent from California, USA, is making her name as the first Polynesian model to appear in the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, to be published next month.
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Wednesday 17 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian High Commission invites members of the public to attend the Dawn Service on Thursday 25 April 2019 at the Cenotaph in Nuku'alofa, to remember those men and women from Tonga, Australia and New Zealand who have served and sacrificed in international conflicts.
Tuesday 16 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 32-year-old woman who was arrested with 20 packs of cannabis on April 10 is still in custody to appear at the Magistrate’s Court on April 17.
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Tuesday 16 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Interpol Training to assist Tongan Police Officers meet the threats of cross border crimes was held on April 9-12 at the National Central Bureau in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 16 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The VOEA Savea departed Masefield Navy Base for the last time on Saturday, April 13, sailing past the Nuku’alofa waterfront and Royal Palace on its way to Australia. It will be replaced by a new patrol boat named VOEA Ngahau Koula (Golden Arrow).
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Tuesday 16 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple was arrested with seven packs of methamphetamine at a motel in Kolofo’ou on Monday, April 15.
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Monday 15 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Tongan hip hop dancers, calling themselves the Onion Squad, will be competing on April 16-18 at the Hip Hop Pacific Islands competition in Manukau City, Auckland.
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Monday 15 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Zumba classes are promoting an active and healthy lifestyle in central Nuku'alofa, and Tonga Post is the latest to take up the program, offered by Tonga Health.
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Monday 15 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All cases set down for today at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court were adjourned to April 29 including that of the Minister of Justice, Sione Vuna Fa’otusia.
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Monday 15 April 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
A 21-year-old University of Auckland graduate, Anita Mani, of Tongan and Fiji Indian descent has secured a role with one of the world’s largest technology companies, Microsoft, in Auckland.
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Sunday 14 April 2019

Hong Kong
Despite failing to qualify for the Rugby World Seven Series after coming short against Chile 15 – 12 in qualifiers of the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens last week, the Tonga Rugby Sevens captured the hearts of many for their show of compassion when they knelt in prayer around Jonathan Mo (23), a former Hong Kong rugby player battling a serious heart condition.
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