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Wednesday 12 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tourists from Mainland China are expected to start using Tonga as a holiday destination later this year, said Va'inga Palu, Director of Tourism, who this week welcomed the Chinese vice-minister for tourism and Chinese tour operators.
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Tuesday 11 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Introducing stringent new measures to raise more revenue for the Tonga Government, the Ministry of Finance will this month, start scrutinizing all businesses collecting Consumption Tax.
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Tuesday 11 April 2006
Canberra, Australia
Ko `etau fa'unga nofo fakasosiale, fakalotu, faka'ekonomika mo fakapolitikale tuku fakaholo ne makatu'unga he NOFO `A E NGAAHI HA'A mo hono kupu tefito ko e NOFO `A KAINGA. Kou fie lafo lalo atu heni ki he ni'ihi e kakano `etau nofo fakaha'a pe fakakainga `i ono `aho na'a tokoni ke ne huluhulu mai e nganga'ehu fakapolitikale mo fakakonisitutone `oku hoko `i hotau fonua tupu'anga. - Siosiua F. P. Tofua‘ipangai
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Monday 10 April 2006
Apia, Samoa
It was a sweet victory for Tonga's U-20 girl's soccer team when they beat Samoa 3-2 in Apia, Samoa, on Thursday, April 6, to go into Saturday's final against New Zealand in this year's U-20 Women's World Cup qualifier.
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Saturday 8 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hecklers forced the Tonga Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting to a standstil on April 6, after a last minute bid for voting rights by about 120 new applicant members failed, in a challenge to the office bearers.
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Saturday 8 April 2006
Honolulu, Hawaii
It is time your publication and others come out of the bush and state things for how they are. The royals are plundering the country taking millions and millions of dollars while they have the people distracted looking in the wrong direction. - Diane Sandlin
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Saturday 8 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Shoreline Group is pushing to sell Tonga's electricity generation and distribution assets back to the Tonga government for an undisclosed multi-million dollar price tag.
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Friday 7 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Announcing a 5.3% inflation rate for February 2006, Tonga's Ministry of Finance on April 5 concluded that while the cost of living is still increasing, it was good news compared to the double digit inflation figures of February last year.
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Tuesday 4 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rival student groups who clashed in Vava‘u, at the weekend, damaging church property, joined a community reconciliation meeting today in Neiafu.
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Monday 3 April 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was the most emotional farewell that HE Mr Paul Nessling and his wife Kathryn had ever experienced during their 30-years in the British Foreign Service, when they left Tonga in the dead of the night, at 2 am on April 1 - having softly closed the doors on over a century of British representation in Tonga.
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Monday 3 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Clashes between students from rival church schools in Vava‘u erupted in the early hours of Sunday, April 2, with gangs smashing windows and damaging church property in Neiafu.
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Sunday 2 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A decision on which of two airlines operating in Tonga will win the monopoly right to operate the domestic air service has not been made, Viliami Ma'ake, the Director of Civil Aviation said on March 31.
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Sunday 2 April 2006
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
An Industrial Kupesi must be created, that does not destroy the local confidence with too many items in the "too hard basket", but will kindle and enhance the Tongan peoples' creativities and innovation, their lateral thinking, their "ta‘efieto" attitude and hard work to make it happen. If we continue with this approach to industrial development then we are halfway there because the driving energy and inspiration I am talking about, must come from the minds and the hearts of the Tongan people.
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Sunday 2 April 2006
Ashton Village, UK
I can assure you that I speak for all of my countrymen in the UK when I say you will be greatly missed, you have enriched our lives tremendously and you have stood by our side during war. - Steve Falder
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Friday 31 March 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES; Hon. Dr Frederick Vaka'uta Sevele, (61) has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Tonga, as from 30 March 2006, he confirmed last night, calling it, "a new era in cooperation with the private sector...who will drive the economy".
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Thursday 30 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Noble Vaha'i of Fo'ui, Tongatapu, and Noble Luani of Tefisi, Vava'u, were chosen as the two new Noble's Representatives to the Tongan parliament, this morning in a by-election held at the Palace Office, Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 30 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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Wednesday 29 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Acting Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele this afternoon, announced the appointment of three new Public Services commissioners, who are drawn from the private sector to replace the cabinet ministers who were running the PSC.
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Wednesday 29 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The nobles of Tongatapu and Vava'u will hold a by-election tomorrow, to choose their new noble's representatives to the Tongan parliament.
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Tuesday 28 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga prides itself as the only sovereign country in the South Pacific that was never colonised, and therefore in the 21st century we should have been able to claim the title of the most politically mature, vibrant and stable country in the region. But we are far from it. So what went wrong? Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua
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