Pacific journalists to meet here in May

Pacific Islands News Association President Moses Stevens

NUKU’ALOFA-April 19, 2018: 9.40pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Close to 100 journalists and media operators from around the Pacific are due to meet here in Nuku’alofa from May 7-11 in the 5th Pacific Media Summit.

Schools rugby starts tomorrow

Tupou College (Blue) and Tonga College (Red) in  a clash some time back. FILE Photo

NUKU’ALOFA-April 19, 2018: 9.30pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Inter-college rugby returns to Tongatapu tomorrow as the first round of the Tongatapu Inter College Rugby Championship kicks off at different grounds around the island.

Akosita reveals Suva bullying and defends her stand

Etuate and Akosita Lavulavu

By ALFRED TUIKORO NUKU’ALOFA-April 19, 2018: 8.55pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Former Sports and Internal Affairs Minister ‘Akosita Lavulavu has revealed that she was bullied to give up her seat at the recent Pacific Sports Ministers’ meeting in Suva, Fiji by Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva and Cabinet Minister Tui ‘Uata.

Cops seize $297,000 Pa’anga worth of methamphetamine


NUKU’ALOFA-April 19, 2018: 8.40pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Police this week seized $297,000 Pa’anga worth of methamphetamine and cannabis here in Nuku’alofa.

Cyclone Josie brings rain and strong winds to Fiji and Tonga

The latest weather simulation map showing TC Josie.

RAYONG, Thailand – April 1, 2018: 9.15am (Nuku’alofa Times/Fiji Times): Flooding is the order of the day in Fiji and Tonga this weekend.

PM slams PACER Plus claims

PM Pohiva has denied a media report

NUKU’ALOFA – March 31, 2018: 1.45pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Prime Minister, Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva, today denied making a statement regarding Tonga’s involvement in PACER Plus, during the media conference he held on 23 March, as reported in an article published by local website Matangi Tonga on March 26.


PEJN Coordinator Iliesa Tora (Fourth from Left) with a community representative at the proposed new port site as part of Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor project in Naklua. Photo: GEOFFREY SMITH/EJN

RAYONG, Thailand – March 31, 2018: 11.45am (EJN/Nuku’alofa Times): Pacific Environment Journalism Network Coordinator Iliesa Tora was part of a group of Asian Pacific environmental journalists who yesterday visited the proposed $US50 Billion Eastern Economic Corridor site in Naklua, Thailand.


The family working on their temporary shelter. Photo: TWCCC

At the moment there are 18 of us staying together in our little tin makeshift shelter in Navutoka; 3 adults and 15 children. There is my husband and myself and 7 of our 9 children and then there is my sister and her 6 children and grandchildren who all came to stay with us after the cyclone. This is our story… NUKU’ALOFA – March 31, 2018: 11.33am (Nuku’alofa Times): One of my daughters and her husband live in Folaha and they have a much sturdier house.

14yr old Tongan Swimmer Youngest in History to Attempt the 22.3km Apolima Strait Swim

Noelani in action. Photo: VILA DAY

NUKU’ALOFA – March 31: 9.30am (Nuku’alofa Times): Fourteen year old (14) Noelani Day, of the Malolo Swim Club, departs today with her Coach and support Team for Samoa to prepare for her upcoming challenge, the Apolima Strait Swim.

Students sent home amid outbreak

moh fiji

SUVA, Fiji – March 29, 2018: 4.10pm (Fiji Times): A FOUR-member team from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Central Outbreak Response Team have been camped at the Navesau Adventist High School since last week after students became ill.