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US federal grand jury charges Dr Hilamani Hansen with immigration scam

US federal grand jury charges Dr Hilamani Hansen with immigration scam

UPDATED: Despite insisting his agency had done nothing wrong after the United States Federal Law Enforcement raided his Sacramento based office in December, Dr Hilamani Hansen the owner of the Americans Helping America organisation has been charged Thursday in relation to a scam that promised U.S. citizenships in return for fees as high as $10,000.. Dr […]

Court dismisses Keleʻa newspaper’s application to transfer defamatory civil proceeding to Supreme Court

Court dismisses <i>Keleʻa</i> newspaper’s application to transfer defamatory civil proceeding to Supreme Court

Mateni Tapueluelu (left) and Ritzvi Jurangpathy (right). Tonga’s Supreme Court has dismissed an application by the publisher of Kele’a newspaper, Lautala Tapueluelu and its former editor, Mateni Tapueluelu, to transfer a civil proceeding for defamation from the Magistrates’ Court to the Supreme Court. Lord Chief Justice Owen G. Paulsen said the argument was without merit. […]

Testimony: Sione Mangisi dies of head injuries, the court was told

Testimony: Sione Mangisi dies of head injuries, the court was told

Heneli Kaufusi accused of Mangisi’s death. Photo/Davis County Sheriff’s OfficeA court in the United States was told on Wednesday that a 37-year-old Tongan man attacked outside a Bountiful home in Utah on October 2015 died of blunt force injuries to the head and torso. In her conclusion the Utah Assistant Medical Examiner Pamela Ulmer testified […]

Royal romance, no confirmation from king yet

Royal romance, no confirmation from king yet

Today in 2014 we wrote that HRH Princess Angelika Latūfuipeka Halaevalu Mata’aho Napua-Okalani Tuku’aho, was expected to choose a husband that year. It has been two years today and  nothing has been confirmed yet although one proposal and a Christmas card had been presented to the only daughter of His Majesty King Tupou VI by […]

Three new classrooms opened in Kahoua

Three new classrooms opened in Kahoua

Three new classrooms at Kahoua Government Primary School were officially opened February 9 by the New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga Sarah Walsh and Australia’s Acting High Commissioner Sophie Temby. The project is part of an initiative the two countries have initiated to support Tongan government in improving access and quality of education for all […]

Relative charged over death of Keleiola in car accident

Relative charged over death of Keleiola in car accident

Police have charged a 27-year-old man for the death of Keleiola Pifeleti, a 19-year-old Tongan teenage girl who died in a car accident on Trafalgar St in Onehunga in 2015. Paul Onelani Pifeleti has been charged on Tuesday with being in charge of a vehicle while above the alcohol  legal limit and causing the death of Keliola […]

Boy died after being hit by truck in Vavaʻu named

Boy died after being hit by truck in Vavaʻu named

Mourners have gathered at a residence in Tuʻanekivale, Vavaʻu to pay their respects to the little boy killed when his bike collided with a heavy truck on February 6. He later died in hospital on February 7. He was Siaosi Fifita Jr, aged 4. Police said a 44-year-old man was arrested in relation to the […]

Semisi Sika approached for Tourism Minister

Semisi Sika approached for Tourism Minister

Tonga’s Chair of the Whole House Committee and Democratic Party MP Semisi Sika said he has been approached by the Prime Minister about the prospect of becoming his Minister of Tourism. “I shared with him my views and gave him my proposal and I am just waiting for him,” Sika said. The kingdom’s Chief Secretary […]

Tongan royals steal the show during wedding celebrations at Shangri-La resort in Fiji

Tongan royals steal the show during wedding celebrations at Shangri-La resort in Fiji

Her Royal Highness Princess Pilolevu Tuita (left) and Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala during the wedding celebration in Fiji last week. Photo/Island Business (Facebook)Tongan royals stole the show at a wedding ceremony for the Queen Mother’s niece at the Shangri-La resort on Yanuca Island in Fiji on Saturday, January 6. Odette Inez Kilinalivoni Tupou-Moheofo Taumoepeau married […]

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