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.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Ha‘apai tourism facilities suffered an estimated $1.6 million pa‘anga (US$861,000) damage in Cyclone Ian but there have been no reports of any injured visitors, Tonga's Ministry of Commerce, Tourism & Labour reported.
HA’APAI, Tonga --- New Zealand is sending more aid to Tonga in the wake of the devastating Cyclone Ian.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- A New Zealand money transfer company, KlickEx, has discounted its services to Tonga in support of Ha‘apai’s cyclone recovery.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Four days after Cylone Ian ripped through Tonga, a clearer picture of the extensive damage it caused is emerging.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- A partnership of international humanitarian agencies known as the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) says it is ready to support Tonga’s recovery from Cyclone Ian.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ---- Widespread destruction caused by a tropical cyclone that hit Tonga last week is raising fears of a disease outbreak in the island kingdom.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga --- Tonga's Ministry of Health is working with churches on the Ha'apai group of islands to provide counselling services for victims of Severe Tropical Cyclone Ian.
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga---- Tonga Power Ltd. estimates that it will cost at least $3 million pa'anga (US$1.6 million) to rebuild the entire power distribution network in the Ha’apai islands after Cyclone Ian destroyed over 90 percent of the power lines and poles when it hit on Saturday, January 11.
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