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  • Parliament
    Thursday 20 July 2006 3:37pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Polling started slowly this morning in a by-election to elect a new Ha’apai People’’s Representative to the Tongan Parliament. Photos by Linny Folau
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Thursday 20 July 2006 3:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

  • People
    Thursday 20 July 2006 6:00am

    Brighton, United Kingdom
    : I write from the UK where the Princess Kaimana was posted for four years at the Tongan High Commission in London. She touched people on the other side of the world as much as she did in Tonga. Hers were not always great acts of politics but of acts of kindness, consideration, and humour that often go unacknowledged but have an enduring influence in many unanticipated and important ways. - Dr Maika Poltorak
  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Wednesday 19 July 2006 6:18pm

    Pango Pango, Tutu'ila
    :

    ‘Etita,

    Fakatapu atu, pea tuku mu’a ke hao atu e motu’a
    nofo hili koau he Tutu’ila ‘o e Tu’i Manu’a. ‘Oku ou lave’i koe kelekele kehe ‘eni ‘oku ou feinga keu a’a atu kiai.

    Ka ‘oku toe ongo ange he ko e vaka teu ngaue ‘aki ‘oku fe’unga pe ia mo
    kinautolu poto’i lea he lea faka Tonga. ‘Oku ou manako ke nofo pe ki he
    lea fakpapalangi he ‘oku ‘ikai keu ilifia au hono laiki mo nusi noa’ia e
    lea keheni. Ka ko e ‘uhi ko e kole mai ‘e hoku kau nga poupou teu feinga
    atu he’etau lea, ‘e fai e feinga.

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Wednesday 19 July 2006 1:04pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :



    ‘Etita,

    Ko e ki’i fakakaukau pe ‘ena ne ma’u ‘osi e fakaha mai e Tapu (Taboo) ‘o e Me’a Faka’eiki ‘o e Tama Tu’ipelehake.

  • Editorials
    Tuesday 18 July 2006 5:59pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The sudden death of Prince Tu’ipelehake was a great loss to Tonga’s political reform movement. Editor’s Comment, by Pesi Fonua.
  • Politics
    Tuesday 18 July 2006 3:02pm

    USA
    :

    Editor,

  • Politics
    Tuesday 18 July 2006 6:06am

    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    :

    Dear Editor,

    Mr. Hao’uli resorts to personal attacks on Tama Foa (and Sione Kava) in his defense of his “pro-democratic” colleagues. Perhaps in jest, but it reminds me of Mr. Pohiva calling the King (tapu mo ‘Ene ‘Afio) a person suffering from a mental problem.

    (In logical discourses, his approach is called a “gratuitous” argument. Attack on the debater…’s character, or even engaging him in a fistfight or a dual rather than the issue at hand.)

  • Royalty & Nobility
    Monday 17 July 2006 4:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    THE official program for the funeral of the late Prince Tu'ipelehake and the late Princess Kaimana on July 20-21 will be released on Wednesday, Paula Ma'u, the Deputy Secretary to Cabinet said today.

    The delay in releasing the program to the public was because, “it is not a state funeral, but just a royal family funeral, similar to that of the late noble Ma'atu.”

  • Politics
    Monday 17 July 2006 4:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new proposal for a Parliamentary Democratic form of government was presented by Sione Tapani Mangisi to the Kingdom of Tonga National Committee for Political Reform on June 22 in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Rugby
    Monday 17 July 2006 4:25pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga is most certain to secure a place for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, after thrashing Cook Islands 90-0 last weekend July 8 at the Teufaiva stadium, Nuku’alofa.
  • Letters
    Monday 17 July 2006 9:30am

    U.S.A
    : I do applaud Kava’s letter re: the Democratic Movement in Tonga. However, instead of saying the “‘demo-boyz” and their supporters have no idea what they are talking about, I would rather say they do not fully understand the principles and practices of democracy. Had they known them, by now or even earlier on, they would have been able to draw and to come up with a clear and concrete definition to what degree, and to what form of democratic government they want in Tonga. The question is, what takes them so long to come up with one? -Manulea-‘i-Pangai
  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Monday 17 July 2006 6:08am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    ‘Etita,

    Ko e ki’i tali pe ‘ena ki he taufale mo e fie paa telinga ‘a e fefine ko ia ko Mele H Payth.

  • Politics
    Sunday 16 July 2006 5:19pm

    Auckland, New Zealand
    :

    Editor,

    Tama Foa admits only to a short memory but years of lunching on Tongan
    grape-fruit on the way to GPS Fotua has made him short-sighted as well.
    Yes Senituli, Sevele and Pohiva did share the same platform and they all
    called for change and significant changes are taking place. That Pohiva
    continues to rally for change is exactly in keeping with a realistic and
    farsighted view even though Sevele and Senituli are now playing a
    decisive role in running the affairs of the nation.

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Sunday 16 July 2006 5:07pm

    Campbell,California, USA
    :

    ‘Etita,

    Ko au, kapau na’a ku ‘ilo ‘a e feitu’u ‘oku nofo ai ‘a Siosaia Moimoiangaha, kuo u ‘osi lele pe ‘o paa’i e telinga ke tuku ‘a e me’a ko e fakaanga. Tuku ‘a e fakaanga, nofo ko e ‘o tali ha’o fo’i pulu, na’a to atu ia ko ha pulu mofele pe pulu kokoo pea nifi ee ka ke toki nefe koe.

    Poupou atu kia Lucia pea mo ‘Ofa-ki-Tonga!

  • Politics
    Sunday 16 July 2006 6:57am

    American Samoa
    :

    Dear Editor:

  • Royalty & Nobility
    Saturday 15 July 2006 6:24pm

    Hillsborough,California, USA
    : PRINCESS Siu’ilikutapu of Tonga said on Friday her family has forgiven the teenage girl charged with killing her brother Prince Tu’ipelehake, and his wife Princess Kaimana in a car crash, but they will not ask prosecutors to drop the charges.
  • Politics
    Saturday 15 July 2006 6:16am

    USA
    : The Temos seems to be ripping apart at the seams. The friendship and camaraderie seems to be fading in a group that seemed inseparable a couple years back. How ironic! -TamaFoa
  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Friday 14 July 2006 12:23pm

    Stanford University, PA,USA
    :

    ‘Etita,

    ‘Oku ou tui tatau pea mo koe “Moimoi-anga-kuo-ha” ‘i ho’o fokotu’u
    fakakaukau fekau’aki mo ha me’alele fakapule’anga ‘a Tonga ‘i SFO,
    pea mo ha faka’uli taukei mo fakapotopoto ke ngaue ma’ae fale ‘o e
    Tu’i pea pehe ki he kau ma’olunga ‘o e fonua ‘o ka nau ka ‘ahia mai e
    feitu’u ni.

  • Letters
    Friday 14 July 2006 8:01am

    Sydney, Australia
    : I, like all Tongans, feel immense sadness at the untimely deaths of HRH Prince Tu’ipelehake and Princess Kaimana of Tonga. Thank you your Royal Highnesses for all that you have done for our great country. ‘Amelia Pafusi Tatola Schedlich,

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