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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The saying that one can’t see the wood for the trees, is so appropriate to our situation in Tonga today. It has been pointed out numerous times, and we can see it with our own eyes, that we are blessed with a good country, where the weather is hospitable, and the soil is so fertile that plants can grow even in the sand. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Lopeti Senituli, the former Director of the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre, took over as the new Director of the Tonga Human Rights and Democracy Movement in July. - Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tongan Prime Minister, Prince ‘Ulukalala Lavaka Ata, joined world leaders attending the U.N. Millennium Summit in September, the largest such gathering in recorded history. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Dr Heather Leslie, Assistant Professor with the Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Canada, will be carrying research in Tonga during the next six years for a book on the history of the medical profession in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Fiji Foreign Affairs Minister Kaliopate Tavola said he was very pleased with his meeting with his Australian counterpart Alexander Downer, the Fiji Daily Post reported on August 26. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Peseti Ma’afu’s dream of an Insurance Centre for Tonga is becoming a reality after he was appointed as the first General Agent for Colonial Life Insurance in Tonga on August 18. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Tokyo, Japan
    : Tonga came away from the second Junior Sumo World Championship that was held in Tokyo on August 19 with two medals—a silver for Kesomi ‘Aukafolau in the Open, and a Bronze for Minaminoshima Falevai, Middleweight.. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Plastic money arrived in Tonga on June 21, with an enthusiastic reception seeing over 1000 cards issued in the first month. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : While Tonga’s economy is under pressure from the Reserve Bank, because of a steep dive in the Foreign Reserve; and while the Private Sector and the government are preoccupied with far-sighted new projects in telecommunications, power generation and the marketing of Tongan produce overseas—projects that could secure a place for Tonga in the global economy of the 21st century—Parliament, somehow, has been looking inwards, and preoccupying itself with its internal affairs. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The annual consultation meeting between TongaSat and a Satellite Committee of government got underway in Nuku’alofa for two days during the third week of August. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Consumption is up as economic activity increases in Tonga. Trade figures for the first quarter of 2000 compared to the same period in 1999, for selected Tonga imports. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Sione Tu‘alau Mangisi, the new Business Manager of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga is over the moon, because he believes that exploiting the commercial potential of the plant hiapo, or paper mulberry could lead to the setting up of a multi-million industry. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Dr Alexander Muller made his annual visit to Tonga to wish the King a happy birthday on July 4. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nadi, Fiji
    : Over 100 people are now being investigated for treason in Fiji. This includes some influential and prominent business people, reported Fiji Live on September 5. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Tokyo, Japan
    : BioTechnology can be used to produce new products from Tonga’s agriculture and fisheries, and it may help Tonga maintain its claim to niche markets that it has initiated in Japan, said Dr Kyosuke Owa, a Japanese scientist working for the Nano Merchandise Development Co. Ltd. in Nuku’alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Hon. Ma’atu is the Patron of the newly formed Tonga-USA Business Council, which announced its executive council on September 1 in Nuku‘alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The first franchise agreement between a USA company and a Tongan company was realised on August 31, when ACE Lionvest Timber and Hardware Ltd. was officially opened by the Chairman of the company, Baron Vaea of Houma. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s struggle to maintain its foreign earnings at a level that will allow it to continue to trade with overseas countries, and to build up its economy so that it can be part of the so called Global Economy, remains an up-hill battle. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : So far no licence has been issued for the two companies that are proposing to run Tonga’s telecommunications services, Shoreline Communication, and a yet to be established, Tonga Telecommunications Corporation. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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  • Saturday 30 September 2000 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : An Airport Authority to manage the running of the Fua‘amotu International Airport, is expected to be in operation by 2002, according to the Minister of Civil Aviation, Dr Langi Hu’akavameiliku. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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