Author: Taimi o Tonga

Tonga A humiliated by Samoa, and then smashed by Fiji

The Tonga A rugby team will return home without a win, after loosing to Junior Japan 8-26 in their first game at the World Rugby Pacific Challenge in Suva, Fiji. In their second game, Samoa A totally humiliated them with a 50-0 victory, and then the Fiji Warriors, who has never lost a game destroyed Tonga A 56-18. It should be noted to Tonga A’s credit that they scored two tries, and kicked a couple of penalties so they are not left scoreless. But Fiji ran away with 56 points. Of the four teams competing at the Pacific Challenge,...

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Teacher electrocuted at Toloa

  A woman teacher (41) died after she was electrocuted outside her home when she unplugged a power extension cord at Tupou College, Toloa, on Tuesday morning, 15 March. Tonga Police confirmed the victim was Mele Lausiva Felemi Manu, a teacher at the all boys’ secondary boarding school administered by the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga. The accident happened just after 7:00am. The house where she lived in with her family was newly constructed and had no electricity connection. The family used the power through an extension cord wire from a neighbouring home. The connection of the extension cords was situated outside. “She came...

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Malolo mei he ma’u ‘e he ‘uhila

  Kuo malolo ha fa’e, ka ko ha tiuta he Kolisi ko Tupou, ko Mele Lausiva Manu, hili ia hono ma’u ‘e he ‘uhila ‘i he pongipongi Pulelulu kuo ‘osi ‘i Toloa. Fakatatau ki he fakamatala mei he kau Polisi, na’e ‘ikai ha ‘uhila ‘i he ‘api nofo’anga ‘o Mele, pea na’e hoko pe ‘enau ‘uhila ki he kaunga’api ‘aki ha uaea taki, ‘o fakahoko pe ki he tu’afale. ‘Oku pehe ‘e he fakamatala na’e ‘alu atu ‘a Mele ke to’o ‘a e uaea mei he palaki, ka na’e kei mo’ui pe uaea ‘o ma’u ai ia ‘e he...

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Dr. Lia Maka – CEO fo’ou ‘o e PSC

  KUO fakaha ‘e he ‘Ofisi ‘o e Komisoni ‘o e Ngaue Fakapule’anga ( Public Service Commission – PSC) kuo hoko ‘a Dr. Lia Latu Maka ko e ‘Ofisa Pule (CEO) ‘o e Komisoni, kamata he ‘aho 1 Ma’asi, 2016. Ko Dr. Lia Maka ‘oku ne ma’u e mata’itohi PhD ‘i he Philosophy of Language Education (1996), pea mo e MEd. (1993) mei he ‘Univesiti ‘o Nottingham, England. Na’a ne ma’u foki ‘a hono mata’itohi BA ‘i he Hisitolia mo e Politikale (1984) mei he ‘Univesiti Macquarie ‘i ‘Aositelelia. Na’e ‘uluaki ngaue fakapule’anga ‘a Dr. Maka ‘i he 1984 ‘i he Potungaue Ako, ‘o a’u ki he ‘ene hoko ko e Puleako ‘o e Tonga High School ‘i he 1999. Na’a ne faiako foki he ‘Univesiti ‘o e Pasifiki Tonga ‘i he 2000, pea ne hoko ko e tokotaha fale’i ‘i he 2003 mo e 2004. Na’e ngaue ‘a Dr. Maka ko e International Development Consultant kimu’a pea ne hoko ko e CEO ‘o e PSC....

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Dr. Lia Maka – new CEO for PSC

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has appointed Dr. Lia Latu Maka as its new CEO effective from 1 March 2016.   Dr. Maka holds a PhD (1996) and a Master in Education degree (1993) from the University of Nottingham, England. Her BA in History and Politics (1984) was from Macquarie University, Australia.   Dr. Maka started her career in the public service in 1984 as a teacher at the Ministry of Education, ending up later as Principal of the prestigious Tonga High School in 1999.   She joined the University of the South Pacific as a Lecturer in 2000,...

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