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Tonga Police signs bilateral agreement with Australian Federal Police

Nuku’alofa, Tonga- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for partnership and policing development for the Tonga Police with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) was signed this...

Nicholas Cooper appointed Supreme Court Judge in Tonga

Nuku'alofa, Tonga - The Supreme Court of Tonga announced on 5 February the appointment of Nicholas Cooper by His Majesty King Tupou VI in...

Police officer arrested over domestic violence and child abuse now suspended

Nuku'alofa, Tonga - Commissioner of Police Stephen Caldwell suspended a 34-year-old male Senior Police Constable from police duty on Wednesday 3 February 2021 following...

Judge rules controversial trial moves forward without further delay

By Kalafi Moala   Nuku’alofa, Tonga - There are a number of crucial issues hanging on this case that are significant to the public interest, that...

Former PM Sevele pleads with PM Tu’ionetoa to fix the private school subsidy fiasco

By Kalafi Moala   Nuku'alofa, Tonga -  It was at the ceremony where Prime Minister Rev. Dr. Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa was conferred as a Certified Fellow Accountant...

Suspended court sentence a trend in Tonga

Is suspended sentencing a new trend at Tonga's Courts? By Kalafi Moala   Nuku'alofa, Tonga  - Siosifa Fotu, 37, was a convicted dealer of methamphetamine at the...

Tonga female judge lenient on sexual assault case

Suspended sentencing becomes an issue in sexual assault case By Kalafi Moala Nuku'alofa, Tonga - It was a case of sexual assault, and it should have...

Tongan businessman sought with warrant of arrest in New Zealand

By Kalafi Moala   Auckland, New Zealand - A prominent Tongan business consultant, Soane Ramanlal, 62, has a warrant out for his arrest after being charged...

Small Tongan Church in Auckland targets members with Immigration scam

By Kalafi Moala   Auckland, New Zealand: A major immigration scam targets vulnerable Tongans at a South Auckland Tonga Church, ‘I Laumalie mo Mo’oni, located in Mangere...

Commentary: PM Tu’ionetoa survives vote of no confidence

 By Kalafi Moala   Nuku’alofa, Tonga - It ended not so much as a Vote of No Confidence (VONC) on Prime Minister Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, as much...

Small businesses hit with skyrocketing rent hike plead for help

Small Industries' business owners petition Prime Minister against skyrocketing rent increases By Ana Tausinga   Nuku'alofa, Tonga - In a letter to Prime Minister Tu’ionetoa on 5...

News Briefs: Rugby Union picks Peter Harding, Balwyn Fa’otusia continues with Finance

BREAKING NEWS BRIEFS Nuku'alofa, Tonga Compiled by Kalafi Moala   Peter Harding – a new CEO for Tonga Rugby The Tonga Rugby Union has elected an Australian rugby administrator,...

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A murder and suicide shock the Tongan community in New Zealand

By Kalafi Moala   The youngest child of a murdered mother, Toakase Finau, 29, was left with her grandmother, 'Alilia Teu Kata to care for. Kata...

“Say no to drugs” campaign, is this the beginning of a solution?

By Kalafi Moala   Nuku’alofa, Tonga - A significant march took place in Nuku'alofa on Saturday 13 March, with the declared theme of “Say No to...

Tohi kihe ‘Etita: Faka’ilonga ‘o e faihala

‘Etita, ‘Oku tatala ma’u pe e pulonga ‘o e fifili he taimi ‘oku fasitanunu e ngaahi kaupeau he halafononga ‘o e tangata ha vaaita ‘o...

Will the PTOA Party survive the latest crisis in leadership?

By Kalafi Moala Nuku’alofa, Tonga - It is the most well-known political party in the Kingdom of Tonga. And for many years, it was the...