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

A man drowns – Touliki public swimming pool closed

A 41 year old man drowned in a public swimming pool Tuesday 31, December 2013 in Nuku’alofa . Silivenusi Moala of Fatumu who resided in Fangaloto was pulled out of the public swimming pool at Ma’ofanga (where Touliki is). Deputy and Acting Commissioner ‘Unga Fa’ao told Kaniva News the deceased was with his five children … Continue Reading

A Tongan man dies after car hits tree in BOP

AUCKLAND: Police have yet to release the identity of the person who died when a car he was driving collided with a tree before bursting into flames in Bay of Plenty this morning. But a cousin told Kaniva News the deceased was Tevita Pasikala who lived in Auckland. The incident occurred on Thornton Rd, just … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

‘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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading