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Wednesday 6 February 2019

Fua'amotu, Tonga
A Tropical Cyclone Alert for the Niuas was issued by the Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warnings Centre at 2:00pm this afternoon as an active tropical disturbance moves south towards Fiji and Tongan waters. Gales are forecast for the Niuas tonight; with strong wind warnings for Vava'u, Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua land areas and coastal waters.
Wednesday 6 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Edgar Cocker has been appointed Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet for the Prime Minister’s Office, with effect today for a period of four years, Tonga's Public Service Commission announced today.
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Wednesday 6 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men have been charged with murder in the death of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) who was fatally injured in a beating at and outside the Tali‘eva Bar in broad daylight in the Nuku'alofa CBD, on February 4.
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Tuesday 5 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People living in remote communities in Tonga are expected to have better access to a range of social support services when teams are mobilized there under a pilot mobile service launched on February 5.
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Tuesday 5 February 2019

Suva, Fiji
UNICEF warned today of the dangers posed by online violence, cyberbullying and digital harassment for the 70.6per cent of young people aged 15 to 24 years old who are online globally, and called for concerted action to tackle and prevent violence against children and young people online. In the Pacific islands, a Tonga government survey in 2017 showed that 42 per cent of adolescents and youth experienced cruelty and mean behaviour online, with 59 per cent of those being females.
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Tuesday 5 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men have been arrested in relation to the death of a 49-year-old man. The victim died after he was assaulted at Tali’eva Bar in the Nuku'alofa CBD on Monday afternoon, February 4.
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Monday 4 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosateki Uikelotu Tu’itufu (19) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of ‘Ailine Finau (18) whom he is accused to have assaulted repeatedly with a machete on February 13, 2018. The murder trial started at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa today.
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Monday 4 February 2019

Tonga’s Submarine International Cable network, will be back into operation on Wednesday, 6 February, the CEO for Tonga Cable Ltd, ‘Etuini Liava’a Tonga Matangi Tonga this afternoon.
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Monday 4 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Minister of Internal Affairs ‘Akosita Lavulavu, and her husband, a former Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate Lavulavu today pleaded not guilty to fraud charges at the Supreme Court.
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Saturday 2 February 2019

Stockholm, Sweden
Our current diets are bad for our health and are harming the planet. Two billion people are now overweight or obese. Poor diet is the biggest cause of noncommunicable disease in the world, posing a greater risk of morbidity and mortality than unsafe sex, alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse combined. By Line Gordon.
Friday 1 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese New Year and Spring Festival was celebrated at the Chinese Embassy in Nuku’alofa last night, 31 January.
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Friday 1 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
For Tonga to move forward and address its growing trade imbalance and unemployment, the Chief Executive Officer for its Ministry for Trade and Economic Development, Edgar Cocker, is convinced that Tonga should ratify PACERPlus, a Development and Trade Agreement between Australia and New Zealand and some Pacific Islands countries, then embark on an industrialisation program.
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Friday 1 February 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s broken international submarine fibre optic cable should be fixed by midday tomorrow, if all goes to plan, according to the operations team on board the cable repair ship ‘Reliance’. The cable blackout is entering Day 13 on Saturday February 2.
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Friday 1 February 2019

Sydney, Australia
The Tonga 7s team heading into the Sydney Sevens tournament has been announced and will be led by new Captain, Atieli Pakalani, this weekend, 2-3 February at Spotless Stadium, Olympic Park.
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Friday 1 February 2019

Leeds, UK
Mate Ma’a Tonga players, Konrad Hurrell and Tui Lolohea have been named in the starting line-up for their first Super League game this weekend after signing with Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club in the UK.
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Friday 1 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man has been arrested in relation to inuring a 22-year-old man whom he allegedly stabbed during a fight in Ngele’ia on January 22.
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Friday 1 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 32-year-old man from Longolongo has been charged with possession of illicit drugs namely cannabis, after being arrested in the Central Business District on January 20.
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Friday 1 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are looking for a cow that was stolen from a plantation at Ha’ateiho on January 22.
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Thursday 31 January 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three brothers who were accused of serious bodily harm when they allegedly attacked another man during a fight at Hofoa in 2017 were found not guilty, at the Supreme Court on January 30.
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Thursday 31 January 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A satellite service provider has helped Digicel Tonga continue to quickly restore critical mobile and broadband connection for its business and regular customers after Tonga's fibre optic submarine cable was damaged on 20 January, causing an internet and data services blackout.
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