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Noble and Independent MPs walk out, but work of Parliament continues as normal

The nobles and three Independent MPs walked out of Parliament  this afternoon after the Chair of the Whole House Committee, Veivosa Taka,...

“Unnamed party” funding Tongasat unlikely to pay costs if it loses appeal, Lord Chief Justice says; orders security deposit

An unnamed party was standing behind Tongasat and funding its appeal against a ruling that the transfer of nearly US$50 million to the company...

Auckland school rugby coach Alosio Taimo jailed for 22 years for historical sex abuse

By Radio New Zealand Alosio Taimo, the Auckland rugby coach found guilty of 95 sex charges, has been sentenced...

Inflation likely to fall further says Reserve Bank as rate falls below five percent

Tonga’s overall price level fell by just under one percent and inflation slowed to just under five percent in December, the National Reserve Bank...

Tonga and Fiji network in fight against violence

by Radio New Zealand Anti-violence campaigners in Tonga say a recent fact-finding mission to Fiji has helped them become...

Tongan US man gets eight-year prison term for molestation

A Tongan man in San Mateo was sentenced to eight years after he was found guilty of two counts of child molestation....

Supreme Court hands down manslaughter conviction after man stabbed with scissors

The Supreme Court has sentenced Hateni Kaufusi to five years and nine months for manslaughter. The last two years of...

Common questions on how foreign exchange rules affect movement of money

Tonga’s National Reserve Bank has issued a set of commonly asked questions regarding the new Foreign Exchange Control Act. This is...