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Tropical Cyclone Gita: Tonga State of Emergency

Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:36 pm | Government of Tonga

Pursuant to section 32 of the Emergency Management Act 2007, and having being satisfied that an emergency is happening or is about to happen in the Kingdom due to the destructive force winds and sea rises caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita, and that it is necessary ... More >>

Tonga Celebrates Arrival of Broadband

Friday, 17 May 2013, 2:09 pm | Government of Tonga

NUKU’ALOFA, 17 th May 2013 ---- Today Tonga’s National ICT Day showcased the advent of high-speed internet in July, under the first phase of the Pacific Regional Connectivity Project supported by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). More >>

Tongan PM, Lord Tu’ivakano Opens 76th USP Council Meeting

Friday, 17 May 2013, 11:23 am | Government of Tonga

The Vice Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Prime Minister of Tonga (centre), Lord Tu’ivakano, and Pro Chancellor and Chair of Council, Mr Ikbal Jannif with the USP Council members at the official opening of 76th Council ... More >>

Tonga: Commission on the Status of Women

Sunday, 4 March 2012, 12:01 pm | Government of Tonga

Commission on the Status of Women Fifty Sixth Session National Statement Delivered by Ms. Polotu Fakafanua - Paunga More >>

Police Commissioner post to be advertised

Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 2:55 pm | Government of Tonga

The Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano was In Audience of His Majesty King George Tupou V yesterday, as part of the Prime Minister’s monthly briefing to His Majesty. On the issue of Cabinet’s decision concerning the contract of Police Commissioner ... More >>

Prime Minister makes first official visit to New Zealand

Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 11:43 am | Government of Tonga

The Prime Minister of Tonga, Lord Tu’ivakano will depart tomorrow for his inaugural tour of New Zealand and Australia since his election to office. More >>

Tonga Police Commissioner post to be advertised

Saturday, 6 August 2011, 4:05 pm | Government of Tonga

The Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano was In Audience of His Majesty King George Tupou V yesterday, as part of the Prime Minister’s monthly briefing to His Majesty. More >>

Tongan teachers commended by Australian Head of State

Friday, 5 August 2011, 12:16 pm | Government of Tonga

The Governor-General of Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce praised the dedicated work of Tongan teachers during a special visit with His Majesty King George V to the Nukualofa Primary School yesterday morning. More >>

Government launches ‘Ikale Tahi Fridays

Thursday, 28 July 2011, 3:38 pm | Government of Tonga

A Cabinet decision made on 15th July has set aside every Friday of the week as ‘Ikale Tahi Support Day, in backing the nation's rugby team as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup 2011. More >>

Global summit signals progress for Tonga’s energy road map

Monday, 18 July 2011, 11:56 am | Government of Tonga

The first governing Council meeting of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in which Tonga took part as a sitting member, concluded this week with a forward looking approach to issues of global renewable energy and energy efficiency. More >>

Tonga, New Zealand team up to reach development goals

Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 5:43 pm | Government of Tonga

The Governments of Tonga and New Zealand endorsed a Joint Commitment for Development today in Nukualofa, outlining shared strategies for reaching development goals in Tonga, including the Millennium Development Goals. More >>

Tongan laws do not permit Mara’s extradition

Friday, 24 June 2011, 5:08 pm | Government of Tonga

A diplomatic note sent yesterday to Fiji from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tonga states that due to Tongan laws, the Government is unable to extradite Ratu Tevita Ululakeba Mara. More >>

NDC report “inadequate”,to be submitted to Cabinet on Friday

Wednesday, 22 June 2011, 2:38 pm | Government of Tonga

A report commissioned by the Government of Tonga and recently leaked to media regarding the Nuku’alofa Development Corporation (NDC) will be tabled in the next scheduled Cabinet meeting on Friday, 24 June 2011. However, Government wishes to provide some ... More >>

Tonga and Fiji: Sovereignty, humanity two different issues

Wednesday, 25 May 2011, 11:51 am | Government of Tonga

Claims of Fijian sovereignty need careful scrutiny, with recent events leading to the destruction of the Minerva Reefs, says Chief Secretary and Secretary to the Cabinet, Busby Kautoke. More >>

Cabinet Retreat targets strategic plans for Tonga’s future

Tuesday, 24 May 2011, 4:54 pm | Government of Tonga

Tonga’s top officials have gathered for a special Cabinet Retreat on the island of Vava’u to review the progress made by the new Government, and make strategic plans for the future. More >>

Tongan Prime Minister responds to Fiji government

Monday, 16 May 2011, 11:12 am | Government of Tonga

I wish to add my support to the sentiments of friendship and general good wishes contained in the Commodore’s statement but wish to make certain points clear. Fiji’s domestic affairs are her own and His Majesty’s Government has no interest in bringing ... More >>

NZ Foreign Minister grateful for Tongan generosity

Friday, 13 May 2011, 10:11 am | Government of Tonga

The New Zealand Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Murray McCully left Tonga yesterday after holding bilateral talks with Government leaders and visiting local projects supported by the NZAid programme. More >>

Tonga sets 2012 target for rooftop solar electrification

Monday, 9 May 2011, 10:52 am | Government of Tonga

The Government of Tonga has announced plans to enable the setup of rooftop solar electric systems around the country, as part of on-going efforts by the Tonga Energy Road Map [TERM] to help curb dependence on fossil fuels. More >>

Copra trade to be revived with new Tonga-Fiji Agreement

Wednesday, 4 May 2011, 11:49 am | Government of Tonga

His Majesty’s Cabinet has approved at its meeting on Thursday 28th April, that the Tonga Government through the relevant Ministry pursue further negotiations for the Tonga/Fiji Trade Agreement. More >>

Tongan King arrives in London to attend the Royal Wedding

Friday, 29 April 2011, 11:22 am | Government of Tonga

His Majesty King George Tupou V arrived safely in London on Sunday 24th April 2011, in order to attend the Marriage of His Royal Highness, Prince William of Wales with Miss Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on Friday 29th April 2011. More >>





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