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January, 2018


Mosese’s bid for a green port

Tonga Ports CEO Mosese Lavemai

NUKU’ALOFA-January 30, 2018: 4.30pm (Pacific Green Business Centre/Nuku’alofa Times): Mosese Lavemai has been the CEO of the Ports Authority Tonga since 2010.

‘Akosita sets 100-day benchmark for her ministry

Hon 'Akosita Lavulavu has challenged her staff with a 15-point work-plan for the first 100 days of 2018

NUKU’LOFA-January 30, 2018: 4.15pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The new Minister for Interrnal Affairs and Sports has drawn up a 15-point work-plan for her and her ministry for the first 100 days of work year in a bid to bring about change and professionalism in the deliverance of services from her ministry.

Salote and team fly netball high

The national netball team at the Mini Games in Vanuatu where they won the silver medal.

By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA-January 30, 2018: 3.50pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga Netball surprised many in the region at the Mini Games in Vanuatu in December last year when they lost narrowly to Papua New Guinea in the netball finals.

Fiji ATS workers elated to be back at work

Workers have now been allowed to return to work.

NADI, Fiji: January 22, 2018: 4pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Elation and plenty of it were seen at the Airport Terminal Services front gate this morning as close to 200 suspended workers filed back to work this morning after a tribunal order on Saturday.

Prime Minister is doing well: Health Minister

PM Pohiva has been discharged from hospital

NUKU’ALOFA-January 22, 2018: 1.50pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Prime Minister Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva has recovered from his illnes and is now back at work.

FTUC says national strike in Fiji if no resolution to ATS issue found

Locked out ATS staff

NADI, Fiji – January 16, 2018: 4.40pm (FIJI TIMES): The Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) says it is prepared to hold a national strike if the Air Terminal Services (ATS) issue is not resolved soon.

Tonga to host Pacific Media Summit here in May

Pacific journalists will converge in Nuku'alofa for the 5th PMS in May

NUKU’ALOFA-January 16, 2018: 1.10pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga will host the Pacific Media Summit here in Nuku’alofa in May this year.

PM Pohiva still at Vaiola Hospital

Veteran journalist Pesi Fonua says it is disappointing Government has not released anything official about PM Pohiva's health

NUKU’ALOFA-January 16, 2018: 12.50pm (Nuku’alofa Times): There has been no official statement from the Prime Minister’s Office about the health status of Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva.

Soft opening of Parliament tomorrow


NUKU’ALOFA-January 10, 2018: 4.15pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Legislative Assembly of Tonga will open tomorrow, Thursday January 11.

Locked out ATS staff continue to fight on

Locked out ATS staff

NUKU’ALOFA-January 9, 2018: 4.20pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Fiji Air Terminal Services staff who have been locked out by management and the Board continue to sit in solidarity 25 days into the lockout.