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Can you spot the spelling blunder on this Fu’amotu International Airport sign?

Can you spot the spelling blunder on this Fu’amotu International Airport sign?

Can you spot the spelling blunder on this Fu’amotu International Airport sign? Photo/Yvette Gutteinbeil Paea An eagle-eyed Tongan has noticed a spelling mistake on a Fu’amotu International Airport direction sign. Yvette Guttenbeil Paea posted a picture to Facebook of the error on a sign at the terminal hall way in Tongatapu on Saturday. The local business woman was waiting […]

VIDEO: Tongan teens confront Gargasoulas with a baseball bat before his murderous rampage

VIDEO: Tongan teens confront Gargasoulas with a baseball bat before his murderous rampage

Scroll down to watch 7News video Two Tongan teens confronted Dimitrious “Jimmy” Gargasoulas with a baseball bat before his murderous rampage on Friday in Melbourne. A 10-year-old girl, 25-year-old man and a woman, 32, died at the scene after Gargasoulas sped along Bourke Street Mall and a 33-year-old man died in hospital on Friday night. A three-month-old […]

Is the man accused of Melbourne’s CBD deadly rampage having Tongan connection?

Is the man accused of Melbourne’s CBD deadly rampage having Tongan connection?

The perpetrator of the car ramming terrorist attack carried out in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday, January 20,  claimed he was a “Muslim Kurd” on Facebook, but has now been positively identified as a mixed-race person with a Greek father and a Tongan mother, the newobserveronline has reported. Dimitrious Gargasoulas, also known as James “Jimmy” Gargasoulas. claimed […]

Dr Michael Horowitz assesses Pōhiva’s government as vote of no confidence looms

Dr Michael Horowitz assesses Pōhiva’s government as vote of no confidence looms

Dr Michael Horowitz will conduct the seminar and speak on the topic: “Can the Democracy Coalition retain power in Tonga?”The chance for Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva’s government to survive the upcoming vote of no confidence will come under scrutiny next week at the Auckland University of Technology Thursday 26. Dr Michael Horowitz, Academic Dean, ‘Atenisi […]

CEO ‘Asipeli Palaki’s coffin arrives home

CEO ‘Asipeli Palaki’s coffin arrives home

The body of the CEO of Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, ‘Asipeli Palaki, has arrived in Tonga from Fiji, where he died after seeking medical treatment. Hundreds of people were at the airport to see the arrival of the plane carrying his coffin. His casket was covered with the Tongan flag and it was […]

Tonga, China ties strengthened as leaders meet

Tonga, China ties strengthened as leaders meet

Tonga and China have strengthened friendly cooperation and diplomacy. Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva met Chinese Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (SCNPC), His Excellency Mr. Ailigeng-Yimingbahai on Tuesday 17  for a three-day visit to the Kingdom. A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office says: At the meeting, the Hon Prime […]

Tonga and World Rugby to support ‘Atelea ‘Okati’s family

Tonga and World Rugby to support ‘Atelea ‘Okati’s family

In picture: Fe’ao Vunipola (right) with ‘Okati’s children and wife before ‘Okati’s body was laid to rest. Photo/Fe’ao VunipolaTonga Rugby Union (TRU) along with World Rugby were organising supports for the  family of Tonga’s late rugby sevens captain who was killed in a crash December 28. Atelea ‘Ōkati, 29, died in the Veitongo crash along […]

Takuilau College industrial Art building destroyed in massive fire

Takuilau College industrial Art building destroyed in massive fire

Massive flames and large plumes of thick smoke poured into the sky this afternoon when a fire erupted at the Takuilau college complex in Lapaha. The fire destroyed the college’s industrial art building blocks. The building was still standing but all contents were destroyed, an alumni said. Firefighters arrived and battled the flames but it […]

Doctors and health staff illegally charge public circumcision fees, ministerial investigation has found

Doctors and health staff illegally charge public circumcision fees, ministerial investigation has found

An investigation by Tongan Ministry of Health has found  doctors and staff of  the Ministry have illegally charged members of the public TP$50 paʻanga before circumcising their children. This was an illegal activity and a breach of the Ministry’s policy, a statement from the Ministry says today. It is understood the investigation was conducted after complaints […]

Tongan government CEO dies in Fiji

Tongan government CEO dies in Fiji

The Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, ‘Asipeli Palaki has died in Fiji. It is understood  Palaki was in Fiji for medical treatment but he died on Sunday. His body will be flown to Tonga on Thursday. Palaki of Mounga’one Ha’apai, Noapapu Vava’u and Haveluloto Tongatapu became  CEO on September […]

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