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Pacific Islands threatened by COVID – 19

27 May, 2020 - Already among the most remote countries on earth, Pacific island states saw their vital economic links weakened in recent months...

Former Papua New Guinea PM arrested over mis-used of public funds

Tuku mai 'I he ngaahi ongoongo lalahi 'a mamani na'e puke fakahu he kau Polisi 'a e e Palemia Maloloo 'o Papua New Guinea,...

COVID-19 and corruption in the Pacific

(UN-PRAC) - Adopting comprehensive auditing, oversight, accountability and reporting mechanisms to monitor the disbursement process is one of the key recommendations to prevent corruption...

Opinion: Tonga Aviation

Tonga Aviation Industry Nuku'alofa, Tonga - Tulou moe Hau e ‘Otu Tonga, Hou’eiki, Fale Alea, Palemia moe Pule’anga kae ‘umaa e Tonga kotoa kae fai...

Holo ‘aki tanaki tukuhau 7% ki he mahina kaha’u

20 ‘o Më, 2020 Kuo tuku mai ‘e he Pule Lahi ‘a e Potungāue Tanaki Pa’anga Hü Maí mo e Kasitomú, Kelemete Vahe ‘a e fakafuofua...

Australia continues funding Tonga Ministry of Health support program

Nuku'alofa, Tonga - The Government of Australia through the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) signed the amended Tonga Health Systems Support...

Veivosa Taka ousted, Lord Tu’i’afitu takes over Chairman of Whole House Committee

20 May, 2020 - Parliament took another interesting turn today when Minister of Education, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, moved to replace Ha'apai 13 People's Representative,...

Australia spends $100m in quick financial support for Pacific countries hit by cyclone and pandemic

Exclusive by foreign affairs reporter Melissa Clarke Countries like PNG have taken swift action to keep coronavirus in check, but their economy has suffered.(Facebook: United...

Parliament opens with record budget, deficit, pay cut, and party dispute

Nuku'alofa, Tonga - Tonga's Parliament recently opened on 7 May, with His Majesty Tupou VI exhorting House members via live-stream to work together for...

Constitutional debate in Samoa

Proposed changes to Samoa’s Constitution have provoked fierce debate. The views of the Prime Minister, the former Head of State, the judiciary, chiefly leaders, current and former government officials, the Samoa Law Society,...

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A call to review and repeal Tonga’s abortion laws

By Kalafi Moala   Nuku’alofa: A call to review and repeal abortion legislation in Tonga is part of a number of recommendations presented in a report...

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...