Finau Maka, a Tongan Rugby star in France, was arrested and subsequently released by police who were investigating a charge of keeping an illegal immigrant as his personal slave at his home in Toulouse this week.
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Thursday 27 May 2010
Tuesday 13 April 2010
Loloahi Tapui of Leimatu'a, Vava'u, the former housekeeper for British Attorney General Baroness Scotland was found guilty for fraud, possessing a false identity document and overstaying her student visa, when she appeared in a Southwark Crown Court in London on April 9.
Thursday 10 December 2009
Loloahi Tapui of Leimatu'a, Vavau, the former housekeeper for British Attorney General Baroness Scotland, appeared in court in London and pleaded not guilty to fraud and possessing a fake passport on December 7.
Monday 12 October 2009
Dr Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino (28), a young scientist at the Melbourne's Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR) was named as an inspirational role model and woman of the year, receiving the two awards from Australia's Cosmopolitan magazine recently.
Friday 18 September 2009
Loloahi Tapui (27) from Leimatu‘a, Vava‘u, a housekeeper of Baroness Scotland of Asthal, the British Attorney General has caused a stir in Whitehall when it was discovered this week that Loloahi was an illegal migrant.
Monday 7 September 2009
Many bereaved families from the Ashika ferry disaster have expressed a need for assistance in financing the education of their children, said Sione Tupouniua, an American Tongan, who completed a two-week fact-finding mission to Tonga at the weekend.
Thursday 7 May 2009
World-record holder Tahnee Afuhaamango has got to be Tonga's best-kept secret. The young Tongan-Australian swimming sensation not only became the overall World Female Champion at the Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation Championships in Portugal last December, but over the last four years she has smashed world records and won several gold medals representing Tonga.
Wednesday 18 February 2009
A 22-year-old Toshiba Brave Lupus rugby player in Tokyo has been suspended indefinitely after testing positive for marijuana on Friday, February 13.
Saturday 31 January 2009
When the Arizona Cardinals meet the Pittsburgh Steelers to decide the Super Bowl XLIII Championship on Monday (Sunday USA time) in Tampa, Florida, watched by most of the United States; a Tongan is going to be a champion, because this year both teams have Tongan-born players as starters.
Friday 30 January 2009
Tongan-born Uikelotu Chris Kemoeatu (26), the offensive guard for AFC champions Pittsburgh Steelers will play his first Super Bowl XLIII Championship against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, February 1 in Tampa, Florida.
Friday 23 January 2009
The funeral of Tongan rugby player Fe'ao Latu (28) is expected to be held at Lakepa in Tongatapu next week.
Wednesday 21 January 2009
The life of Tongan flanker Fe'ao Latu was celebrated by family and friends in a Memorial Mass held at the Perigueux, Saint Front Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Southwest France, on Monday, January 19. Memorial mass at Saint Front Cathedral
Tuesday 6 January 2009
A 24-year-old Toshiba Brave Lupus rugby player has been arrested on suspicion of theft, The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper has learned.
Wednesday 26 November 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
Karlo Mila, an award-winning New Zealand poet of Tongan and Pakeha descent, has this year published a second book of poetry. Her voice is Tongan and her images and stories come from today, and include several reflections on Tongan politics - her poems offering witty and perceptive, sometimes painful, insight, say Irene Webley and Tapani Mangisi, who wrote the following book review for the Tonga Research Association.
Thursday 30 October 2008
Camp Virginia, Kuwait
Taniela "Danny" Vea, a Tongan American who works in the war zones of the Middle East, says he was happy to be with the Tongan Marines who were staying at Camp Virginia, located near the Udairi Range in northern Kuwait.
Saturday 25 October 2008
A New Zealander of Tongan origins, Daniel ‘Okusitino Jones from Mangere, graduated from the New Zealand Police College in Wellington, New Zealand - one of three Tongan recruits graduating in his class on 17 October.
Monday 20 October 2008
The 'Girls from the Friendly Islands', five Tongan girls who live around the Stuttgart area, Germany joined 10,730 runners in the 23rd Munich Marathon on Sunday, October 12.
Monday 31 December 2007
Christmas was celebrated at the Tongan Embassy in Beijing, China, when the small Tongan community, gathered on Christmas Eve for a church service and an re-enactment of the nativity story performed by Tongan students.
Monday 12 November 2007
San Mateo-California, U.S.A.
Liona Lawrence Paunga (8) a Tongan American, won a $5000 prize in the annual Lego Creativity Awards essay competition recently.
Monday 14 May 2007
In September Fehi'a Kava (17) will enter Brown University in the US on scholarship to study Bio-Chemical Engineering and her family believe that she will be the first Tongan student to enter the famous Ivy League university.