NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga -----The European Union (EU) is channeling 50,000 Tongan Pa’anga to the Government of Tonga. This is to contribute to the relief efforts in the parts of the country devastated by Cyclone Ian.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ----The Tongan economy is expected to rebound during the 2014 Financial Year, according to the Asian Development Bank Economic Outlook for 2014.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ----King Tupou VI reminded Tongans of their islands’ vulnerabiity to the effects of climate change, in his message for the closing of the 2013 Session of Tonga Legislative Assembly, Thursday.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ----The Tanoa Hotel Group of Fiji has pulled out from its proposed take over of the International Dateline Hotel, Moeaki Tatafu, the CEO for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning told the Tonga Chamber of Commerce this week
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga -- The Tongan Ministry of Health says the country is experiencing a spike in suspected measles, with 400 cases recorded in Nuku'alofa last week.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ----- Tonga Airports Limited says there will be a boost in tourism once international flights between Fiji and Vava'u island are resumed.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- A first ever, two week long national human rights consultation programme commenced Monday in the Kingdom of Tonga for both government officials and non-government participants.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ---- A legal expert will be visiting Tonga this month to review the country's Freedom of Information policy before it's drafted into a bill for parliament later this year.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ---- The Tongan government says up to 300 Ha'apai families are still living in tents or evacuation centres following Cyclone Ian almost two months ago.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ----- Tonga's public servants were awarded a 5% pay rise in mid-February, back-dated to January, said Tufui Faletau, the acting CEO for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning (MFNP).
Tue 04 Mar 2014 -
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- An old political veteran is about to make this year’s parliamentary election in Tonga a final staging for perhaps the most radical challenge to the powers that be concerning power sharing and democracy.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- The World Bank has announced that it will fund repairs to damaged port, airport and roads in Ha’apai.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Tonga's International Dateline Hotel, will be temporary closed down on 28 February, to enable a major renovation work of the hotel to take place by its new owner, the Tanoa Hotel Group of Fiji.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Tonga's Speaker of Parliament says while it is shocking that women are so underrepresented in parliament, the government is working to remedy that imbalance.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ---The Kingdom of Tonga is hoping to welcome home their first ever Winter Olympian, luger Fuahea Semi known as Bruno Banani.
NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA ---‘Ikale Tahi Captain, Nili Latu has been voted Pacific Rugby Player of the year by the Pacific Islands Players Association (PIPA) for his achievements during 2013.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ----The Pacific International Commercial Bank is expected to open its doors in March as the fifth bank in Tonga.
Cyclone Ian could be a blessing in disguise for Ha’apai Island, which has been neglected over the years in terms of development.
NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga --- The ability of the domestic industry to compete in the southern long-line albacore fishery has hit the point of no return. Tying-up vessels and sending employees home is now the reality that is faced by the Pacific Islands Tuna Industry Association members that have an interest in ...
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- The Tonga government is hoping to signficantly increase the numbers of workers travelling to New Zealand and Australia under the temporary seasonal employment schemes.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Non-government organisations working with the Tongan government have formulated a Cyclone Ian response plan, which is expected to be made official today.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Tonga's opposition People's Democratic Party has criticised the government for being ineffective and inefficient in responding to the people's needs following Cyclone Ian.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ---- Five significant Tongan patrimonial artifacts are expected to fetch around Euro 19,000 ($50,000 pa'anga) when they are auctioned in Brussels, Europe, on Friday January 24 for a private owner.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- The Government of Japan will provide emergency relief goods including water tanks to assist relief efforts in Ha’apai following Tropical Cyclone Ian's destruction.
Mon 20 Jan 2014 -
NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga -----2014 started off with a bang for Tonga.
- Wed 16 Apr - Australia: Asylum babies ‘must not be sent to PNG’
- Wed 16 Apr - Fiji: Fiji Airways codeshares with Etihad Airways
- Tue 15 Apr - Fiji: Agroforestry demo site excites Fiji’s Minister for Primary Industries
- Tue 15 Apr - We Say: Pacific health a priority
- Mon 14 Apr - USA: In Washington, UN Chief urges world leaders to work towards climate action
- Mon 14 Apr - Papua New Guinea: Horizon Oil's PNG project cleared
- Mon 14 Apr - Fiji: NZ offers Fiji 10 postgrad scholarships
- Mon 14 Apr - Australia: Japanese whalers plan new Antarctic hunt
- Mon 14 Apr - Fiji: EU await formal PACP meet proposal
- Mon 14 Apr - Papua New Guinea: Quake kills 1 in Bougainville