Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

 

Tonga hosts UN regional meeting to review Samoa Pathway

Ms 'Utoikamanu (middle) with Mr Sione Mahe Tupouniua - Secretary Foreign Affairs of Tonga (right) and Ms Heidi Schroderus - Fox of the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Smaill Island Developing Stated at the press conference this morning.

NUKU’ALOFA – June 19, 2018: 3pm (UN/Nuku’alofa Times): Officials from small island developing States in the Pacific region are meeting in the Tongan capital Nuku’alofa to review progress in implementing the SAMOA Pathway –  the dedicated programme of action for small island developing States (SIDS).


Fatal hit and run as Police keep driver in custody

tonga police

NUKU’ALOFA – June 19, 2018: 12.55pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Police have arrested a 22-year-old man from Fua’amotu in relation to the death of a 52 year-old man from Tatakamotonga early on  Friday night (June 15).


‘IKale Tahi readies for Fiji Test after Samoa win

Tonga's Penikolo Latu in full cry against Manu Samoa in Suva. Photo: ZoomFiji

  SUVA, Fiji – June 19, 2018: 12.50pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The ‘Ikale Tahi will have a fight on their hand when they meet the Flying Fijians in Lautoka this weekend in a one-off Test.


Flying Fijians fight-back to retain Pacific Nation Cup

The Flying Fijians celebrating n Suva. Photo: ZoomFiji

SUVA, Fiji – June 19, 2018: 12.40pm (RNZI): The Flying Fijians retained regional bragging rights after recovering from a half-time deficit to beat Georgia 37-15 in Suva on Saturday and clinch a fourth straight Pacific Nations Cup rugby title.


Reserve Bank keep monetary policies in place

The Governor of the Reserve Bank, Sione Ngongo Kioa

NUKU’ALOFA – June 19, 2018: 12.35pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The National Reserve Bank of Tonga has approved maintaining its current monetary policy measures to encourage utilisation of the excess liquidity in the banking system, through further lending, particularly to the growth sectors, in order to support economic growth and the recovery from Tropical Cyclone Gita.


Cardiovascular disease leading cause of death in Fiji

fiji moh

SUVA, Fiji – June 19, 2018: 12.20pm (MOH/WHO): Recent headlines on diabetes rates in Fiji highlight the importance of the whole community taking action in protecting their health from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, which primarily take the form of heart attacks and strokes.


Cook Islands Party still hopeful despite odds

Incubent PM Henry Puna has retained his seat in Parliament but is not sure whether he can still be PM

RAROTONGA, Cook Islands – June 19, 2018: 12.15pm (COOK ISLANDS NEWS): The Cook Islands Party (CIP) remains hopeful of some good news when the final counting of votes from the general election is finalised later this month.


Kefu says urgent action needed to address cyber crimes

Tonga's Acting Attorney-General 'Aminiasi Kefu Photo: RNZI / Koro Vaka'uta

NUKU’ALOFA – June 19, 2018: 12.10pm (RNZI): Online child abuse is a growing problem in the Pacific region, according to Tonga’s Acting Attorney General.


Fifita, Taumalolo named in Tongan squad for Samoa test

Jason Taumalolo will play for Tonga against the Toa Samoa in Sydney this coming weekend. Photo: AAP

SYDNEY, Australia – June 19, 2018: 12.05pm (AAP): Andrew Fifita and Jason Taumalolo will once again provide the hard yards and the headlines for Tonga in Saturday’s Pacific Test against Samoa in Sydney.