Former Catholic bishop dies

Dr. Bishop Soane Lilo Foliaki SM, 80,  a former and retired bishop of the diocese of Tonga and Niue died Tuesday 24 in Nuku’alofa. A Vigil Mass by the Marist priests in Tonga will be held on Dec, 30 at the cathedral in Ma’ufanga. His funeral Mass will also be held Dec, 31 at the […]

‘Temo’ party celebrates Eke’s PHD award

Aisake Eke, the Parliament Representative for Tongatapu 5 was awarded with a doctor of philosophy in business administration which he completed at the University of South Queensland in Australia. Eke was a civil servant and  a former Secretary for Finance at the Tonga Treasury. Resigning from the civil service in 2010  he declared standing as […]

Tonga secondary school rugby finals continue no spectators allowed

The members of the Tonga Secondary School Principals Association (TSSPA) last night have decided that finals for secondary schools rugby tournament 2013 continue with only “parents and guardians of students in the teams” allowed to attend. Fr. ‘Aisake Vaisima, the president of the TSSPA said the decision, “was confirmed by the Ministry of Education and […]

Patients of Unregistered Tongan dentist urged to contact hospital

Hundreds of mainly Tongan patients are believed to have  “been exposed to blood-borne diseases such as Hepatitis C or B, or other cross-contamination of infection risks” after Mr. Sione Heinave Vailea was found by CMDHB to be conducting dental work in Mangere without registration. Counties Manukau District Health Board found evidence that Vailea has been […]

Princess Pilolevu took China’s $25.45 grant for her private owned company

The Government of Tonga transferred a fund from China to Tongasat Company after the owner Hon Princess Pilolevu requested it to help revive her business to “commercially and internationally competitive basis,” documents submitted to court reveal. Tonga’s Leader of the Democratic Party Akilisi Pohiva sued Hon Princess Pilolevu, Hon Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano and Justice […]

Kava ceremony for HRH Princess Latufuipeka in honour of dual Masters degree

On Saturday morning, 22nd December 2012 at the Royal Palace ceremonial ground, Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Halaevalu Mataʻaho Napua Okalani Tukuʻaho, received her kava in honour of her having attained dual Master’s degrees from the Australian National University (ANU). Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Halaevalu Mataʻaho Napua Okalani Tukuʻaho, The Princess had graduated […]