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  • From the Courts
    Wednesday 30 May 2007 5:53am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    THE Preliminary Inquiry Hearing of William Clive Edwards, ‘Uliti Uata and ‘Akilisi Pohiva on a second sedition charge started at the Nuku’alofa Police Magistrate’s court yesterday morning, May 29.

    The second sedition charge that has been brought against the three PRs, related to seditious comments that they supposed to have made at Pangai Si’i on November 14, 2006.

  • Press Releases
    Tuesday 29 May 2007 4:33pm

    Noumea, New Caledonia
    :

    WHAT does it take to make gender equality a reality? Ministers, civil servants and representatives of donor agencies, academia and civil society tackled this tricky question at the first full day of the 10th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women, which has drawn more than 150 people to SPC…’s Noumea headquarters.

  • Press Releases
    Tuesday 29 May 2007 3:58pm

    Suva, Fiji
    :

    THE i-uk website and Live the Lingo are launching a competition on 1 June 2007, which is open to all i-uk readers.

    Answer three simple questions about British summertime, and you could be one of three lucky winners to walk away with a stack of goodies.

    Each prize pack contains:

  • Politics
    Tuesday 29 May 2007 3:35pm

    Auckland, New Zealand
    :

    Editor,

    “The cycle of corruption, coups, counter-coups and yet more corruption has proved hard to break. And there is little sign that Ivory Coast is going to prove any more able to rid itself completely of the military virus than much of the rest of Africa” (Africa Political Analysis).

  • Parliament
    Tuesday 29 May 2007 5:37am

    Sydney, Australia
    :

    Editor,

    I am glad to hear of the propect that the Tongan Parliament will be opened on Thursday, May 31. However, I am utterly concerned about those five PRs currently undergoing hearing-inquiry in the Court of Law for the charge of sedition in relation to the events of 16/11. To be sure, in a Law Court culprits are considered innocent until proven otherwise. The final pronouncement on their fate of course will have to await the conclusion of their trial.

  • Parliament
    Monday 28 May 2007 7:26pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    THE 2007 session of the Tongan Legislative Assembly will be officially opened by His Majesty King George Tupou V on Thursday, May 31.

    The Deputy Secretary of the Prime Minister’s office Paula Ma’u said that the king at Privy Council last week confirmed Thursday to be the opening day for the 2007 session of the Tonga Legislative Assembly.

  • Natural events
    Monday 28 May 2007 6:31pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    AN earthquake with the magnitude of 5.8 jolted Tonga early this morning.

    The US Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center USGS reported that the earthquake occurred at 7:12:35am, 6.8 km below sea level.

    The exact location of the earthquake was at 20.047 degree South and 174.533 degree West, which was 140km to the NNE of Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu, and 165km to the SSW of Neiafu, Vava’u.

  • Press Releases
    Monday 28 May 2007 9:44am

    Noumea, New Caledonia
    :

    A leading judge and advocate for women…’s rights has urged Pacific governments to put more effort into ensuring women play a full role in society, saying that a country which doesn…’t make the most of its women is wasting a valuable resource.

    Dame Silvia Cartwright, New Zealand…’s former Governor-General and an international judge, said that if Pacific countries discovered oil in their countries, …“would they let it seep away without recovering it for the benefit of the whole community?

  • Other
    Monday 28 May 2007 6:03am

    Sydney, Australia
    :

    Editor,

  • Foreign Affairs
    Sunday 27 May 2007 12:00pm

    London, UK
    : Bilateral relations between the Governments of Tonga and India were strengthened in a meeting between the Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Government of Tonga, Hon. S. Tu’a Taumoepeau Tupou and the High Commissioner of the Government of India to London, His Excellency Mr. Kamalesh Sharma, at India House in London on Friday 25 May 2007. The meeting confirmed opportunities for further development cooperation between the two countries.
  • 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.