A Tongan operation aimed at preventing alcohol-fuelled crimes has led to the arrest of over 500 people since it began in July.
Dongguan, China: Live Tongan dance performances at Tonga’s exhibition were a hit with visitors to the 2016 Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo in Dongguan, China.
Suva, Fiji: Two young Tongan swimmers, Finau ‘Ohuafi (15) and Noelani Day (13) brought home a total of 16 medals between them, including 9 gold and 7 silver after competing in the SC Central Region Age Group Invitational 2016 in Suva, Fiji.
Nuku’alofa, Tonga: A four-day regional training workshop to support school readiness and reading for Pacific children and teachers, is underway in Nuku’alofa this week with 50 participants from eight Pacific Island countries and development partners including practitioners attending. The workshop is part of the Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning (PEARL) Program funded through the Global Partnership for Education and led by the World Bank.
A flight from Auckland was forced to return because of a runway lighting issue at Tonga’s main airport.
There are concerns the independence and effectiveness of Tonga’s first Anti-Corruption commissioner could be affected by government proposals.
A noble MP has called on Tonga’s government to stop delaying the appointment of the country’s first Anti-Corruption commissioner.
Tonga’s police commissioner has come under close scrutiny from the government.
Strong opposition is likely to calls from Tonga’s LGBTI community to revise the country’s Criminal Offences Act.