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Thursday, February 8th, 2018


PM dismisses Minister’s sacking rumour

New Minister of Revenue and Customs Hon. Pohiva Tuionetoa (Nuku'alofa Times)

NUKU’ALOFA-February 8, 2018: 4pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva had today dismissed rumours that he had sacked Finance and National Planning Minister Dr Pohiva Tu’ionetoa.

Real Tonga to fly direct to Apia from February 12

Tevita Palu

NUKU’ALOFA-February 8, 2018: 3.35pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Real Tonga will make her first direct flight to Apia, Samoa on February 12.

Samoan newspapers have to register with the Supreme Court from now on

samoa paper

APIA,08 FEBRUARY 2018 (SAMOA OBSERVER): The Samoan Government is finally moving to implement a policy they had passed into law some 24 years ago in relation to newspapers.

Kiribati announces Commission of Inquiry into ferry tragedy

Some of the 7 survivors shortly after they were rescued.

TARAWA, Kiribati-February 8,2018: 3.15pm (RNZ PACIFIC/ABC): The Kiribati government is to set up a Commission of Inquiry into the disappearance of the MV Butiraoi and has pledged stern action against those responsible.