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Monday, May 29th, 2017


Games Council still favor Tonga for PG 2019

Team Tonga at the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby. Photo: RNZI / Vinnie Wylie

SUVA, Fiji-May 29: 5:23pm(Nuku’alofa Times): The Pacific Games Council (PGC) Executive Board met on 26 May to address the Tongan Government’s letter of withdrawal from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games. As part of its meeting, the Executive Board was addressed by Lord Vaea, acting President of TASANOC, and Lord Sevele, the Chairman of the Tonga 2019 Pacific Games Organising Committee. The Executive Board resolved to make one last attempt to keep the 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga.

Former adviser calls for Tongan PM to resign

kalafi moala

NUKU’ALOFA-May 29: 1:34pm(RNZI): Tonga’s prime minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva should resign according to his former media adviser. Kalafi Moala, a prominent publisher, operates the Taimi ‘o Tonga newspaper, which over the weekend led with a front page article calling for Mr Pohiva to step down because of incompetence. Mr Moala said the prime minister had made false promises of good governance and transparency.