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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 10:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s current internet charges should be seen in the context of remote Pacific Islands, and are on par with those islands that do not have a subsidised internet, said Jon Morris, the General Manager of Cable & Wireless plc Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Miss Cook Islands, Liana Tarita Scott, was crowned as Miss South Pacific 1999-2000 at the Miss South Pacific Pageant in Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 10:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Heilala Holiday Village in a natural setting at the village of Tofoa, on the outskirts of Nuku‘alofa, has completed expansions in time to cater for the Christmas and New Year. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 10:00am


    Hong Kong, China
    : Pacific Asia Global Holdings Ltd., the marketing arm of TongaSat is doing more than just marketing Tonga’s orbital slots, said Semisi Panuve, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, at its Hong Kong office. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 10:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga government’s move to form the new Tonga Communications Corporation is making sluggish progress. It has far to go before it could be in a position to take over the running of the international service from Cable and Wireless plc and the domestic telephone services from the Tonga Telecommunications Commission. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 10:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : To mark the inaugural flight of Air Fiji from Tonga to Nausori, Fiji on November 16, Sione Moala, the new Deputy Director of Tourism and the head of the Marketing Division of the Tonga Visitors Bureau, presented Michael Ah Koy and his wife a piece of Tongan ngatu at Nausori. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Tourism Recognition Award, sponsored by the Tonga Visitors Bureau and the Tonga Tourist Association was presented by Dr. Masaso Paunga on November 12 at the Dateline Hotel to several local businesses in recognition of their contribution to tourism in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 10:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Lupepau‘u, the eldest daughter of Princess Pilolevu and Noble Tuita, the Governor of Vava‘u, is among a new generation of Royals who are breaking tradition by not working for the government, but are pursuing a career in the competitive business world. “It is my first job, and even though I am working for my mother I still have to regard her as the Boss, and I can define that line. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 10:00am


    Beijing, China
    : Tongan and Chinese flags were flying all over Tiananmen Square from October 6-8, 1999, during a three days state visit to Beijing by the King of Tonga, Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV. The historic square was the scene of great celebrations in October marking the 50th anniversary of the People's Republic, proclaimed by Chairman Mao Zedong here in 1949. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999. FROM OUR ARCHIVES.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 10:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Prime Minister, Baron Vaea will go on leave from January 3 until April when a decision will be made on his application for retirement. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 10:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Australian actress, and Matrix movie star, Belinda McClory (30) came to Tonga recently for her father’s wedding, when Rob McClory the First Secretary at the Australian High Commission in Nuku‘alofa, married Savi Pangai from Vava‘u. - Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 10:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's Crown Prince Tupouto‘a (51), talks about his bid to privide a second telephone carrier for Tonga, alongside the new Communications Corporation planned by government. He also comments on the Privy Council decisions, made when he was Prince Regent, to dissolve the first Harbour Authority and to stop payment of pensions to working public servants. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 9:30am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Exploring an unknown destination without a map, may not be the wisest thing for anyone to do, but Canadian, Wanda Ariano, said that the experience of being lost on ‘Eua island was the highlight of her trip to Tonga.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 9:30am


    Hong Kong, China
    : Tonga is one country that has been trying to access the Chinese market. The King of Tonga, Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV, successfully facilitated the missing link when a Bilateral Trade Agreement was signed between the two countries during the king’s State Visit to China in October. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 9:30am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : These young people were smiling because they received certificates on November 5 at the completion of a six week course on Food and Beverage Preparation, and Customer Service. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 9:30am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The last session of the Tongan Legislative Assembly of the century was closed by King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV on November 22, at Queen Salote Memorial Hall with Cabinet ministers and the Members of Parliament. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 9:30am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Air Fiji has launched an ambitious plan in an effort to capture more regional destinations. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 9:00am


    Hong Kong, China
    : Tonga's King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV talks about his first visit to China since Tonga officially established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic, and terminated its 26-year-old diplomatic relationship with Taiwan. Interview by Pesi Fonua
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 9:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Royal Tongan Airlines new Boeing 737-200, began servicing the Tonga – Auckland – Samoa – Niue route after an inaugural flight over Tonga with King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV on November 12. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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  • Wednesday 1 December 1999 9:00am


    Hong Kong, China
    : The meeting between HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV and Jiang Zemin, the President of the People’s Republic of China, at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on October 7 was the highlight of the first State Visit to China by the King of Tonga. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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