Planet Tonga Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:27:26 +0000Teen convicted of underage carnal knowledge
Nuku’alofa, Tonga: A 17-year-old youth was found guilty on charges of carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 15, committed in January last year in Tongatapu. Source: Teen convicted of underage carnal knowledgeWed, 10 Apr 2019 21:33:15 +0000Israel Folau’s latest anti-gay comments ‘unacceptable’
By Radio New Zealand Fullback Israel Folau’s latest anti-gay comments on social media are “unacceptable” and its integrity unit will look into the matter, Rugby Australia (RA) says. Wallabies international Folau, one of Australia’s top player...Wed, 10 Apr 2019 21:33:03 +0000Why Tongan language has no word for human rights
Auckland, New Zealand: Tongan people, a product of centuries of monarchy and social hierarchy, are never born free or equal, and the Tongan language has no word for ‘rights’ as in ‘to have rights’, nor a conventional way of saying that one ha...Tue, 09 Apr 2019 21:42:07 +0000Tonga’s PM in NZ for medical check
Nuku’alofa, Tonga: The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva is currently in Auckland for a medical examination, after leaving hospital in Tonga. Source: Tonga’s PM in NZ for medical checkTue, 09 Apr 2019 21:41:23 +0000Cabinet seeks royal authority in appointing Planning Tribunal
Nuku’alofa, Tonga: An urgent bill pushed by Cabinet last month – the National Spatial Planning And Management (Amendment) Bill 2019 – aims to replace the King’s authority in appointing the ‘Planning Tribunal’ which adjudicates appeals...