Tonga Broadcasting Studio

Controversy over new media appointment in Tonga

Setita Tu'i'onetoa, also known as Setita Miller, was recruited for the position without it being advertised.

Mrs Miller is a long time and close friend of Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva.

It was one of the requirements by the board that whoever gets the job would be someone with a university degree in media or journalism.

Sources within the TBC said this may not be the case with Mrs Miller.