By John Braddock, 17 March 2018
Tonga’s autocratic political system is under increasing pressure from the regional powers, Australia and New Zealand, over growing Chinese influence.
By Tom Peters, 21 February 2018
Thousands of people remain homeless and the small Pacific island nation could take years to recover.
By Tom Peters, 14 February 2018
Australia and New Zealand have announced grossly inadequate aid after the storm destroyed crops and damaged about 40 percent of houses on Tonga’s main island.
By John Braddock, 15 January 2014
Cyclone Ian is the worst storm to hit the tiny impoverished Pacific country in more than 50 years.
By Tom Peters, 30 May 2011
The trial was a blatant act of scapegoating to cover up the failure to address the government’s role in the sinking.
By Tom Peters, 7 October 2009
In absolute terms the number of people affected by the tsunami in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga is small, but, per capita, the level of destruction is enormous.
By John Braddock, 10 August 2009
An estimated 95 people drowned, mainly women and children, when the Princess Ashika ferry sank in Tonga last week.