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Election: Vavaʻu complaints, Haʻapai recount

Election: Vavaʻu complaints, Haʻapai recount

Tonga’s Electoral Commission’s office received two complaints relating to alleged breaches of the Electoral Act and an application for a judicial recount following the general election last week.…

Democrats and independents agree to form Tonga’s next government

Democrats and independents agree to form Tonga’s next government

Tonga’s independent parliamentarians agreed with the Democrats to form the next government after the independents declined to accept a proposal by the nobility yesterday to propose Lord Vaea…

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MP Viliami Manuopangai retains his seat after requested recount

MP Viliami Manuopangai retains his seat after requested recount

MP Viliami Hingano won one more vote, while unsuccessful Democratic candidate Moʻale Fīnau’s votes remain…

Earthquake hit near Nukuʻalofa

Earthquake hit near Nukuʻalofa

An earthquake with magnitude 5.3 occurred near Nukuʻalofa, Tonga this morning November 28, 2014at 15:05:48.00…

Chinese man kidnapped, injured and dumped at Veitongo

Chinese man kidnapped, injured and dumped at Veitongo

In an apparent abduction on November 22, a Chinese man was injured and dumped at…

Government launches online registration of companies

Government launches online registration of companies

The Tongan government has announced it would launch its new online registry system for the…

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Tongan independents want government led by the people; could propose own candidate for PM

Tongan independents want government led by the people; could propose own candidate for PM

The independent members of Tonga’s Parliament want a government led by a Prime Minister from their ranks and not from the nobility. But they have made it clear…

Democratic Party gets the support of three independents

Democratic Party gets the support of three independents

Tonga’s Democratic Party has obtained the support of three independents and Sione Vuna Fa’otusia has signed the party’s Memorandum of Understanding. Democrat leader ‘Akilisi Pohiva told Kaniva News…

Independents have the right to a place in the race for Tongan premiership

Independents have the right to a place in the race for Tongan premiership

Editor’s comment Political discussion in Tonga is dominated by the idea that either one of the nobility or the Democratic Party could become Tonga’s next Prime Minister if…

9 nobles vs 9 Democrats: 8 Independents decide which party to form government

9 nobles vs 9 Democrats:  8 Independents decide which party to form government

Nine nobles were elected by only 33 nobles under the Tongan constitution while nine Democratic Party and eight independents were elected  by 40,727 as Tonga’s election results were officially…

Democratic Party wins eight out of 11 seats in Tongatapu and Eua

Democratic Party wins eight out of 11 seats in Tongatapu and Eua

Democratic Leader ‘Akilisi Pohiva and his party won eight seats from 11 constituencies, 10 in Tongatapu and  ‘Eua 11, as the election’s preliminary  results for 11 constituencies  officially…

Nobles election results for 2014 released

Nobles election results for 2014 released

The results for the Nobles’ election held at the Palace Office this morning 10am 12pm was officialy released as follows. Tongatapu 1. Lord Vaea (10 votes) 2. Lord…

Valerie crowned World Athlete of the Year

Valerie crowned World Athlete of the Year

The Tongan-New Zeland born Valerie Kasānita Adams has been named the World Athlete of the Year in Monaco on Saturday. The Olympic champion shot putter was the first…

Tongan News

Tonga Police open new garage and workshop

Tonga Police open new garage and workshop

The Tongan Police have opened a new garage and workshop on Wednesday at Longlongo Police Academy and Headquaters, a project funded…

India sends more assistance to Tonga and the Pacific

India sends more assistance to Tonga and the Pacific

India will continue to share expertise and experience in areas of IT, healthcare and agriculture, by sending depute India experts to…

A case of typhoid confirmed in Tongatapu

A case of typhoid confirmed in Tongatapu

Tonga’s Ministry of Health has yesterday announced  a number of restrictions after a case of typhoid fever had been identified in…

School fight: Police hunt father and son following machete attack

School fight: Police hunt father and son following machete attack

Tongan Police have launched a manhunt after an incident they described as – a machete attack that occurred as part of…

Police name Halaleva murder accused

Police name Halaleva murder accused

Police have identified the man who has been arrested and  charged in connection with the murder of the Chinese shopkeeper at…