By STAFF REPORTERS NUKU’ALOFA-August 30, 4.40pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Taking local sevens rugby to another level is the aim of the Tonga Kingdom 7s Incorporated, a new registered local entity that will focus on organising and staging sevens rugby tournaments here in Tonga.
NUKU’ALOFA – August 30: 4.30pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The caretaker Government of Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva has been told to refrain from making any new deals at the upcoming Pacific Leaders Forum in Apia, Samoa.
By STAFF REPORTERS NUKU’ALOFA-August 30: 4.15pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Former Prime Minister and now Caretaker PM, Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva, caused his own downfall, resulting in the indirect show of no-confidence in him and his leadership by His Majesty King Tupou VI.
By LOPETI SENITULI (This first appeared on Mr Senituli’s Facebook Page) NUKU’ALOFA-August 30: 4.08pm (Nuku’alofa Times): I have been asked whether I stand by my opinion that former Prime Minister and current caretaker PM, Akilisi Pohiva and Cabinet should apply to the Supreme Court for an immediate injunction on the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly and for a judicial review of His Majesty’s proclamation to ensure that it is constitutional.
NUKU’ALOFA-August 26: 4.40pm (Nuku’alofa Times/AP): Tonga remained calm and quite today following His Majesty’s decision to dissolve Parliament and the Government of Prime Minister Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva.
NUKU’ALOFA-August 23: 12.30pm (WCCC Media/Nuku’alofa Times): Being a male advocate on the ‘Ending All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls, Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights’ campaign is not an easy role, a trainer involved in the local training of men in the campaign said in Nuku’alofa yesterday.
NUKU’ALOFA-August 22: 4.23pm (Nuku’alofa Times/MEIDECC): Locals will be able to be tested for HIV and Syphillis by using the new HIV and Syphilis Test Kit, which is going to be piloted in Tonga in the next three months.
SUVA, Fiji – August 22: 3.20pm (FBC NEWS/Pacnews): Reverend Dr. Epineri Vakadewavosa is the president elect of the Methodist Church of Fiji.
NUKU’ALOFA–August 19: 2.47pm (NRBT/PFIP): The Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Sione Ngongo Kioa and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP) released theFinancial Services Demand Side Survey Report for Tonga this week.
SUVA, Fiji – August 19: 2.30pm (Oxfam Media): Strengthening communities and the voice of civil society in regional and international policy-making is the aim of a three-year program launched in Suva today by the European Union Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific, H.E. Andrew Jacobs.