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Powerful earthquakes strike near Tonga and Samoa

Powerful earthquakes strike near Tonga and Samoa

A 6.4 earthquake has hit close to Tonga at 6pm after a 7.6 magnitude earlier struck Samoa. But there were no immediate reports of injury or destruction and no tsunami warning has been issued. The U.S. Geological Survey said the first quake had a magnitude of 6.4 and a depth of 11 kilometres (7 miles), […]

Prime Minister’s injuries caused by accident, not an attack, Pohiva’s office says  

Prime Minister’s injuries caused by accident,  not an attack, Pohiva’s office says   

PHOTO: Elder O. Vincent Haleck of the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (right)  presented Prime Minister Pohiva with a letter from the Church’s First Presidency congratulating him on his election on 29 December. Photo/Sione Langi Folau and Siniva Fotu Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva has not been attacked, his […]

Bloomfield new ceo ministry of revenue and customs

Bloomfield new ceo ministry of revenue and customs

Tonga’s Ministry of Revenue and Cutoms has appointed Mr. Kulufeinga ‘Anisi Bloomfield of Neiafu, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Statement from Prime Minister’s office said “Mr. Bloomfield shall be employed by the Government for a period of three (3) years with effect from 30 March, 2015. “Mr. Bloomfield holds a Post Graduate Diploma […]

Dateline Hotel demolition begins

Dateline Hotel demolition begins

Works to renovate and refurbish Dateline Hotel in Nuku’alofa has been started with its demolition process beginning yesterday. It is understood the work on the refurbishment will take 24 months before the hotel will reopen as Tanoa International Dateline Hotel”. The  new owner, Tanoa Hotel Group, has  10 hotels in the South Pacific countries including […]

Noble applauds transparency as House debates auditors’ report

Noble applauds transparency as House debates auditors’ report

Former Speaker of the Tongan Parliament, Lord Tu’ilakepa, has praised the government for its transparency after it debated a report that said the former Auditor General had used practises that were open to abuse. This was the first time Parliament had debated the Auditor General’s report. The Auditor General gave details answers to questions from […]

Pātangata residents celebrate after land given to own

Pātangata residents celebrate after land given to own

After more than three decades of living in a temporary settlement without a tenancy agreement or land rights guarantee, residents of Pātangata were celebrating last week after the new government of ʻAkilisi Pōhiva made a decision to subdivide the area and distributed it amongst them. Tongaʻs Ministry of Land and Survey workers who measured and […]

Prince Tupoutoʻa starts kidney dialysis foundation in Tonga

Prince Tupoutoʻa starts kidney dialysis foundation in Tonga

Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa has started Tonga’s first kidney dialysis foundation, a reliable source has told Kaniva News. The Prince met this week with Tonga’s Health Minister Dr Saia Piukala, Minister for Infrastructure Hon. ʻEtuate Lavulavu, Minister for Public Enterprise Poasi Tei, Former MP and government minister Sangstar Saulala, local businessman Saia Moehau and others  to […]

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