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  • 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.
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  • 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
    Sunday 16 July 2006 6:57am

    American Samoa
    : Today, after much frustration in the District Court of American Samoa dealing with Immigration procedures (the lack of it) here in American Samoa to the disadvantages of the members of the Tongan Community, I am determined that I should be yelling at a higher level. But not about us here. I wanted to through in my hat to the political debate going on in Tonga. - Devil/Dog Kava
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  • 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.
  • Letters
    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
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  • 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,
  • Visitors
    Thursday 13 July 2006 7:39pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A historical link between Tonga and the islands of Futuna and ‘Uvea was reactivated this morning by the ‘Uvean chief, Saatula, who is visiting Nuku‘alofa.
  • Letters
    Thursday 13 July 2006 6:00am

    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    : It’s appalling to suggest that Ms Delgado would learn to appreciate the law more if she is shipped off to Tonga. In contrast, she would have been treated more humanely in the U.S. prison systems with education and rehabilitation, etc. Please note, Tonga is not a penal colony. - Sione A. Mokofisi
  • Business
    Wednesday 12 July 2006 7:39pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga government’s proposed sale of its shareholding in the Westpac Bank of Tonga was not finalized, said the new chairperson for the Westpac Bank of Tonga Board, Ms Jane Kittel, who is currently in Tonga on a five-days visit.
  • Travel
    Wednesday 12 July 2006 7:39pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Airline Tonga introduced a 50-seater Convair aircraft to its domestic air service on July 3, servicing the Tongatapu-Vava‘u-Ha‘apai route twice daily from Monday to Saturday.
  • Letters
    Wednesday 12 July 2006 8:27am

    Seattle, USA
    : The NCPR committee came last Saturday to keep the original plan that was scheduled for Seattle meeting. ‘Aisea Taumoepeau & Fatai Pale held the meetings followed after the community prayer by all different faiths in the Seattle area who came to mourn the loss of Prince Tuipelehake and Princess Kaimana.- Fatima ‘Aho
  • Parliament
    Tuesday 11 July 2006 7:39pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tongan Legislature has adjourned its proceedings and postponed the Parliamentarians national tour in July because of the Royal funeral of the late Prince Tu’’ipelehake and the late Princess Kaimana Tuku’’aho, according to Tevita ‘‘Ova the Chief Clerk of the House.
  • From the Courts
    Tuesday 11 July 2006 7:03pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Shoreline whistleblower, Piveni Piukala, pleaded not guilty to two criminal charges under Tonga’s Computer Crimes Act at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court, this morning, July 11.
  • Defence
    Tuesday 11 July 2006 7:02pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tabar, a destroyer of the Indian Navy, arrived in Nuku’alofa yesterday, July 10 on a three-days good will visit.
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Tuesday 11 July 2006 7:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : THE late Prince Tu’ipelehake and the late Princess Kaimana will not be buried at the Mala’e Kula Royal Tombs, the burial place of the Tu’i Kanokupolu dynasty.
  • Politics
    Monday 10 July 2006 6:04pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Despite the untimely death last week of Prince Tu’ipelehake, the chairman of the National Committee for Political Reform (NCPR), the Talanoa meetings that were scheduled for the USA are to continue.
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Monday 10 July 2006 6:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The funerals of the late Prince Tu‘ipelehake and the late Princess Kaimana will be held in Tonga on Friday July 21.
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Monday 10 July 2006 2:30pm

    East Palo Alto, California
    : A memorial service was held in East Palo Alto, California, late on Friday July 7 for the Tongan royal family members, Prince Tu‘ipelehake, 56, Princess Kaimana, 46, and their driver, Vinisia Hefa, 36, who were killed in a vehicle accident in nearby Menlo Park, on Wednesday, July 5. Princess Mele Siu‘ilikutapu, sister of Prince Tu‘ipelehake attended the service.
  • Letters
    Monday 10 July 2006 8:15am

    Hawaii
    : I have been researching why the retail price of Tonga maile leis exported to Hawaii are less expensive than local Hawaiian maile and Cook Islands maile leis here. Maile workers in Hawaii receive $12 US per lei and the Cook Islands are receiving $11.50 NZ per lei. - Dave Thompson

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