Friday Dec 6
Australian tourist drowns at Liku'alofa Beach
A 62-year-old woman, an Australian national is reported to have drowned at Liku'alofa Beach on western Tongatapu on Tuesday December 3. The Tonga Police today said that the Nukunuku police station received a report of the incident around 12:27pm on Tuesday.
Friday Dec 6
Tonga's banks urged to lend more
Tonga's banks remain flush with funds, and are being urged to lend more to help stimulate an economy that looks as if it has stalled this year, according to figures released today.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Tongan athletes shine at Special Olympics
Tonga's Gold Medalist, sprinter, Tomasi Lolesio Ma'asi with bronze medalist in the women's shotput, Tangikina Soakai .
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Princes award prizes for Tonga High School and Tonga College
Top students of Tonga High School and Tonga College received their awards from Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala and Prince Tungi, at the annual prize giving ceremonies marking the end the school year for government secondary schools this week.
Rosemarie Fili vies for Miss South Pacific title
Miss Tonga Rosemarie Fili is one of 10 contestants vying for the Miss South Pacific title 2013/2014, held this week in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
2013 school year ends in Nuku'alofa
The 2013 school year for primary and secondary schools in Tongatapu comes to an end this week marked with festivities and the annual prizing giving ceremonies.
Negotiation continues on rescheduling Tonga's loan from China
The rescheduling of Tonga's T$119 million loan from China for the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa has not been decided, according to Xu Zhiguang, the first Secretary of the Chinese Embassy, Nuku'alofa this afternoon, December 3. Tonga was scheduled to start repaying its loan to China on 25 September 2013, but Xu Zhiguang said that the negotiation was ... (more)
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Girl of the Day: Andrea Rincon Espada
So, it is Thanksgiving today but that does not mean that we are going to miss out on bringing you another one of our Girl of the Day beauties.
Vava'u electoral boundaries to change
Tonga's Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing to alter the electoral boundaries of two Vava'u constituencies by moving 'Utui village from Vava'u #15 to Vava'u #16.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Judge dismisses application to quash Deputy Speaker's indictment
The Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga Lord Tu'iha'ateiho pleaded not guilty today to one count of possession of a firearm without a license regarding a .22 semi-automatic pistol.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
NCDs killing Tongans at alarming rates
A new report states that Tonga is the fourth most over-weight country in the world, and that Non-Communicable Diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, neoplasms and diabetes are a leading cause of adult death, while data showed that 36 percent of Tongan boys and 54 percent of Tongan girls were over-weight or obese.
$38m for Tonga Village Network Upgrade
The power distribution network for 33 rural villages in Tongatapu will be upgraded over the next five-years with over $38 million pa'anga, in the continuation of a Tonga Village Network Upgrade Project.
World Bank announces $5m to support Tonga's recovery
World Bank country director for the Pacific Islands, Franz Dree-Gross stated "The operation will support the government of Tonga to create conditions for stronger growth and improved economic resilience, both which are important to ensure that Tonga can continue to improve the quality of life for all citizens".
Girl of the Day: Teresa Moore
Whereas we usually bring you a foreign model, with the occasional American model popping up from time to time, this week we are bringing you as many US women as we are foreign beauties.
Jury discharged in former Attorney General's civil case
A seven-member jury has been discharged in a civil trial which has been held for over a week at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, regarding claims brought by the former Attorney General John Cauchi against the Government of Tonga.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Police officer convicted of importing controlled chemical
A suspended Police Constable Valeliano Manu and two accused Asian nationals were found guilty for the importation of the controlled chemical pseudoephedrine, a precursor to manufacture the illicit drug methamphetamine.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
New crisis services for victims of domestic violence
Victims of domestic violence will have easy access to free non-judgmental counseling and also to a police officer and a registered nurse, who will be stationed at the Women and Children Crisis Centre in central Nuku'alofa as part of a new "one-stop-shop" crisis service that was launched today.
Scientists Explore New Zealand s Deep Sea
Ever wonder what it's really like to be working in Antarctica or collecting core samples from the middle of the Pacific Ocean? Get a first-hand feel for scientific exploration by following the blog posts of researchers out in the field.
Witnesses complete evidence in civil jury trial
A civil-jury trial hearing claims brought by Tonga's former Attorney General John Cauchi against the Government of Tonga is nearing an end as the evidence of witnesses called by the defendant was completed on 25 November, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
Lord Vaea challenged men to eliminate violence against women
A workshop for Town and District Officers to lead the drive to eliminate violence against women, was launched this morning, 25 November, White Ribbon Day, by Lord Vaea at the Davina House, Nuku'alofa.