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Thursday 10 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new Prime Minister, Hon. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa announced his new 12-members Cabinet this afternoon, 10 October 2019. He has retained only three Ministers from the previous government of the late 'Akilisi Pohiva. The 12 member Cabinet includes two women and three nobles.
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Thursday 19 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva (78) was laid to rest today, September 19 at the Telekava Cemetery, Kolomotu'a after lying in State for two nights at St George Government Building.
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Tuesday 17 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cortege of Prime Minister Hon Samuela 'Akilisi Pohiva arrived at Fua'amotu International Airport on September 17 and was conveyed to the St George Government Building, where the Prime Minister Lies in State for two nights of vigil.
Monday 16 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The program for the State Funeral of Tonga's Prime Minister, the late Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva, remains uncertain after Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Semisi Sika sent out an urgent press release at 1:13am this morning (Monday) saying a draft programme had been released “by mistake”.
Sunday 15 September 2019

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Arrangements for the state funeral of the late Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva who died in Auckland last week, are expected to be confirmed by the Prime Minister's Office on Monday 16 September. A tentative programme released at the weekend stated that the funeral party will depart at 2:00pm on Tuesday from RNZAF Whenuapai Airport, with repatriation by the Royal New Zealand Airforce, arriving in Tonga at a time to be confirmed, with interment on Thursday.
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Friday 13 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Funeral arrangements are being planned for Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva (78) who died on September 12 at Auckland City Hospital. The arrangements are awaiting approval from Cabinet before being released.
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Thursday 12 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva died in the Auckland City Hospital at 9:00am this morning, the Acting Prime MInister Hon. Semisi Sika, announced on national radio at 6:40pm this evening. The Tongan Parliament this morning was deferred indefinitely by the Acting Speaker Lord Tu’ilakepa.
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Wednesday 11 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva was medically evacuated to New Zealand this afternoon, September 11.
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Friday 23 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s ailing Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva described the sheer determination he mustered to attend what he said was his “last Pacific Islands Forum meeting” while he was still under intensive medical care this month. He related his struggles to the Tongan media in a press conference he called in Nuku'alofa on August 20. Report by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 5 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva has been admitted to Vaiola Hospital for observation, before he leads Tonga's delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Summit in Tuvalu next week.
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Wednesday 10 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new “Infringement Notice Regime” proposed to give teeth to the provisions of Tonga’s Communications Act of 2015 will allow government to issue penalties of between $1000 and $4000 when they believe a person has contravened the Act, without going to court.
Tuesday 9 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mrs Temaleti Manakovi ‘a Pahulu of Kolomotu’a has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Ministry of Justice for a four year term, the Public Service Commission announced recently.
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Tuesday 9 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Tonga's Ministry of Public Enterprises, Sione Pulotu ‘Akau‘ola, has been reappointed for a four years term by the Public Service Commission.
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Monday 17 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The afternoon session of Tonga’s Legislative Assembly was adjourned last minute to allow Cabinet Ministers participate in Government's traditional presentation to King Tupou VI for his upcoming birthday and on the occasion of the Royal Agricultural Show, which the King will open on Saturday.
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Saturday 1 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga, effectively, is without a Prime Minister, because Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, on a brief return to the country, told the Tongan media this week that his doctor in New Zealand had advised him not to engage in any intensive mental activity. By Pesi Fonua.
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Saturday 25 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new multi-million pa'anga complex to house four government utilities was opened by HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u at Matatoa on the outskirts of Nuku'alofa, yesterday, 24 May.
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Monday 20 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola has been reappointed as the Ministry of Health’s Chief Executive Officer for a period of four years starting last Thursday, 16 May.
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Monday 20 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva was reported to be back at work on May 20 in Nuku'alofa, after returning from New Zealand.
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Friday 17 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva is expected to return to Tonga from New Zealand this weekend, after being away for five weeks for medical treatment.
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Monday 13 May 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva is still undergoing medical treatment at Mercy Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, after completing stage one of the treatment, on May 8.
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