May 20, 2018 Last Updated 4:18 AM, May 18, 2018
By Anish Chand "External professional services" was the highest expenditure for the COP23 Presidency of Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama as revealed in the COP23 Trust Fund account report that was tabled in Parliament this week. F$8,686,717 was used for this service. External professional services are described as “presidency services” in…
By Samisoni Pareti Top Pacific expert on tuna, Dr Transform Aqorau has congratulated Tonga national Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen in her appointment as the new Director General of the Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency. Dr Tupou-Roosen is currently Legal Counsel at the FFA headquarters in Honiara, Solomon Islands. She was one of…
By: Netani Rika  TONGAN troops will join a regional training exercise in New Caledonia this week. A platoon from the Tonga Defence Force was picked up from Fuamotu International Airport by French military aircraft. The 30 soldiers will be part of Operation Croix du Sud (Southern Cross). Troops from Fiji…
By: Netani Rika  LAST minute unification talks between rival Tongan media groups saw the election of Katalina Tohi as vice president of the Pacific Islands News Association today. Papua New Guinea broadcaster Kora Nou was voted PINA President on the back of a strong Melanesian lobby led by the Solomon…
By: Netani Rika MOVES are afoot in Tonga to set up a commercial television company. Papua New Guinea's Click TV has started negotiations to purchase a licence to operate in the kingdom. Click TV's Richard Broadbridge is expected in Tonga today to hold talks with potential partners. The move was…

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