Samuela Mataele charged over Liava’a’s death

Updated – A former New Zealand detective sergeant, Joshua (Josh) Tu’iono Liava’a died in Kahaluu, Hawaii yesterday July 14 after  a shooting incident in a house at the Waihee Road, his first cousin Taufu’i Moala has confirmed this to Kaniva News. Honolulu Police have charged 18-year-old Samuela Mataele with second degree murder, terroristic threatening and a firearms … Continue Reading

King appoints ‘Akilisi Pohiva as Tonga’s Prime Minister

Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pōhiva, 72, Tonga’s new Prime Minister Designate, was appointed by His Majesty King Tupou VI this morning to become Tonga’s new Prime Minister, a ceremony conducted according to the Tongan constitution. PM Pohiva was elected yesterday after winning over 50 percent of a secret ballot in a Special Meeting by the legislature. Spokesperson … Continue Reading

PM Pōhiva: We have to prove to His Majesty that we can work together to build Tonga

Revisited: Tonga’s Democratic supporters were celebrating the achievement of Tonga’s longest Democratic campaigner in history Samuela ‘Akilisi Pōhiva after he was popularly elected today as Tonga’s Prime Minister. Now 72 and facing his last terms in Parliament, Pohiva was the first commoner to be democratically elected to the premiership ending a long history of leadership … Continue Reading

In pictures: Cyclone Ian aftermath

Tonga’s Digicel mobile communication provider has announced this morning its telecommunication services to Ha’apai have been restored after links were cut by the massive destruction caused by Cyclone Ian. Sione Taumoefolau, Tonga Red Cross Secretary General told Radio & Television Tonga this morning about 4000 out of the 6000 residents of Ha’apai were affected. At … Continue Reading