Statement of His Majesty King Tupou VI on the occasion of the General Debate at the Seventy-fourth Session of the United Nations General Assembly

"Mr President, I congratulate you on the assumption of your presidency of the 74th Session of the UN GA. I assure you that the Delegation of the Kingdom of Tonga will fully support your able leadership I express our gratitude to your predecessor, HE Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, for her successful Presidency of the 73rd … Continue reading Statement of His Majesty King Tupou VI on the occasion of the General Debate at the Seventy-fourth Session of the United Nations General Assembly

To Transform is to Empower (International Youth Day 2019) by Aulola Ake

Transforming education is the 2019 theme for International Youth Day. It highlights efforts to make education relevant, equitable and inclusive for all youth and the efforts by youth themselves. Education is not confined to the four walls of a classroom and has more to do with accessing knowledge than standardized learning.  I read something that … Continue reading To Transform is to Empower (International Youth Day 2019) by Aulola Ake

Review: “For My Father’s Kingdom” by Chesta Fa’otusia

“To be honest, to be love, to be understanding...then you will make it to Heaven.”Saia Mafile’o (For My Father’s Kingdom, 2019). I attended the NZ premiere of ‘For My Father’s Kingdom’ by Vea Mafile’o and Jeremiah Tauamiti last night and it was an invaluable experience. What made it even more significant was the warm and … Continue reading Review: “For My Father’s Kingdom” by Chesta Fa’otusia

The Fragrances of Our Different Communities by Elizabeth V Kite

While the smallest unit in Tonga is the family, this way of living can be seen in the wider community. Our stratified society largely operates in collective groups; whether as an extended family, village community, church congregation or college alumni. These particular groupings help to define who we are, and where we come from. Cultural … Continue reading The Fragrances of Our Different Communities by Elizabeth V Kite