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  • Religion
    Sunday 27 May 2007 11:31am

    Pago Pago, American Samoa
    :

    Editor,

    In support of reverend Dr. Palu and my concern over the Muslims
    development in Tonga.

    I wander Mr. Viliami Lakasi whether you have heard the old United States
    wild west cowboy saying, “the best Indian is a dead one”.

  • Press Releases
    Saturday 26 May 2007 12:49pm

    Prague, Czech Republlic
    :

    CIVIC initiative “No to the Bases” is organizing protest demonstration this Saturday, May 26 at 3pm at Wenceslas’ Square in Prague. The aim of the demonstration is to oppose the US plan to install a military base in the Czech Republic as part of the National Missile Defense System of the US. “Tomorrow is a big day for the future of Czech Republic and Europe.

  • Press Releases
    Saturday 26 May 2007 12:39pm

    New Zealand
    :

    PROMINENT New Zealand church leader Bishop Brian Tamaki is calling on Christian-based countries to unashamedly declare their religious identity or risk losing it forever.

  • Police and Crime
    Friday 25 May 2007 8:43pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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  • Photo News
    Friday 25 May 2007 5:28pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :


    THE Catholic Church World Youth Day Cross was carried by ‘Apifo’ou students at the head of a procession of hundreds of Catholic youths from Tonga through central Nuku’alofa on Wednesday morning, May 23.

    The march was the beginning of four-day journey by the Cross carried on foot and on vehicles through Tongatapu. On the way they will stop at 52 stations for prayer rituals and medidations.

    The Cross’s journey through the Pacific is part of the celebration by the Catholic Church of the 2007 World Youth Day.

  • Religion
    Friday 25 May 2007 9:52am

    Sydney, Australia
    :

    Editor,

  • Development
    Friday 25 May 2007 9:30am

    Brussels, Belgium
    : The Tongan Delegation to the ACP Council of Ministers Meeting in Brussels, led by the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Authorizing Officer for the European Development Fund (EDF) to Tonga, the Hon. S Tu’a Taumoepeau Tupou, after meeting with the EU Head of the Pacific Division in Brussels, Mr. Valeriano Diaz and staff from the EU Pacific Division, confirmed the re-commitments of a total of Euro 6.1 million, equivalent to about T$16.8 million from the European Development Funds (EDF) towards the followings;
  • Press Releases
    Thursday 24 May 2007 12:49pm

    Honiara, Solomon Islands
    :

    THE immunities granted to RAMSI do not give personnel the authority to break the law, RAMSI Special Coordinator, Tim George told regional journalists today.

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Thursday 24 May 2007 12:33pm

    'Okalani, Nu'usila
    :

    ‘Oku ‘ikai puli ia ‘i ha taha ‘a e feinga e kau mateaki ‘o e Temokalati ke liliu hono fakalele ‘o e fonua mei he pule fakatu’i ki he pule ‘oku fai’aki e loto ‘o e kakai.
    ‘Oku ha he hisitolia ko e ngaahi fonua lahi ‘o ‘Iulope na’e ‘ikai faingofua ‘enau maliu ‘o temokalati. Ko e liliu ia ne fai’aki e me’a ‘e ua. ‘Uluaki ko e ngutu’i me’afana, pea ko hono ua ko e pa’anga.
    Te u toki lave ki ai ha taimi ka ‘oku mahu’inga ke fakama’ala’ala atu e kaveinga ni mei he tala fakatataa ko ‘eni.

  • From the Courts
    Thursday 24 May 2007 11:11am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    TONGA’S Minister of Police Hon. Siaosi ‘Aho said that he thought ‘Akilisi Pohiva was hallucinating when he came into the Cabinet Room on November 16 and demanded for government to endorse a proposal by the people for political change.

  • Press Releases
    Wednesday 23 May 2007 6:06am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    KO E vakai mei he …‘Unuaki-…‘o-Tonga Royal University ki he ngaahi fakakaukau mei he National Economic Summit na…’e fakahoko …‘e he Potungaue …‘a e Kakai, Fefakatau…’aki mo e Ngaahi Ngaue…’anga iiki.

  • Press Releases
    Wednesday 23 May 2007 5:58am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :




    WITH the increasing closer relations between China and Tonga, the traditional Chinese culture is becoming more appealing to people in the kingdom. This is the very reason for Chinese Embassy to be invited to give a lecture on Chinese culture and customs in Queen Salote College on May 18, 2007.

  • Press Releases
    Wednesday 23 May 2007 5:39am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    THE Waste Authority Ltd have commenced the official household waste collection yesterday, May 22 in the areas of Kolomotu…’a, Sopu and …‘Isileli. These areas have participated in a trial of the service, but from today have their permanent weekly household service in place.

    Garbage Removal Services of Kolomotu…’a were successful in their tender to operate both urban waste collection runs, with Jenkin Renovations winning the contract for the rural areas.

  • Development
    Tuesday 22 May 2007 8:17pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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  • From the Courts
    Tuesday 22 May 2007 9:57am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    TONGA’S Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele was repeatedly warned by ‘Akilisi Pohiva that Nuku’alofa would be destroyed if the government would not do what the people wanted, Lopeti Senituli, told the Nuku’alofa Police Magistrate’s Court yesterday morning.

    Lopeti, the Prime Minister’s Press Secretary and Political Adviser, said that before a special meeting in the Cabinet Room that was called by the Prime Minister in the afternoon of November 16, ‘Akilisi sounded his warning to the PM.

  • Photo News
    Monday 21 May 2007 11:39am

    Pangaimotu,Tonga
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  • Rugby
    Sunday 20 May 2007 7:57pm

    Apia, Samoa
    :

    The FMF Flying Fijians put on a brave and defensively sound performance against a more experienced Manu Samoa side in the opening match of the 2007 IRB Pacific Nations Cup, but fell 8-3 at a muddy Apia Park on Saturday.

    With six new caps in the starting line-up and another two getting a run from the bench, FMF Flying Fijians coach Ilivasi Tabua gave us a glimpse of the future of Fiji rugby, and no-one let him down. Indeed, several of the debutants shone brightly.

  • From the Courts
    Saturday 19 May 2007 12:51pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    A RADIO broadcast made on the evening of November 16, by five People’s Representatives, who have been charged with sedition, called on their supporters to stop destroying properties in central Nuku’alofa because they had achieved their aim.

    The tape was replayed in the Nuku’alofa Police Magistrate’s Court on Friday on Day Five of a Preliminary Inquiry.

  • Press Releases
    Friday 18 May 2007 9:16am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    The Government of Japan continues to provide development assistance to rural sectors, which benefits villages in the Kingdom of Tonga. This time, three villages will celebrate the opening of new water supply systems. These projects were funded under Japan…’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.

  • From the Courts
    Thursday 17 May 2007 7:11pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    WITNESS, Hon. Luani told a Preliminary Inquiry today that he had initially supported a proposal by five People’s Representatives for the People to elect 21 representatives into the House, but he did not agree with the methods used in trying to achieve this.