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  • Parliament
    Wednesday 7 June 2006 6:06pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A civil action brought by the Noble Lasike and eight People’s Representatives against the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the House, and the Kingdom of Tonga, is calling for the closure of the Tongan Legislature.
  • Parliament
    Tuesday 6 June 2006 6:23pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s 2006 Parliamentary session meeting on its first day, was this morning postponed until June12 by the Speaker of the Tongan Legislative Assembly, Hon. Tu’iha’angana. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
  • Politics
    Tuesday 6 June 2006 5:01pm
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    Editor,

  • Letters
    Tuesday 6 June 2006 4:15pm

    Melbourne, Australia
    : The Tongan Government floats about aimlessly. At this time of political turmoil, the Royals would not want one of their own to be blamed when the wheels falls off the govt yet again. Their answer would be to say that it was one of your candidates. -Sione Tapani Mangisi.
  • Letters
    Tuesday 6 June 2006 3:45pm

    New Zealand
    :

    Dear Editor,

  • Letters
    Tuesday 6 June 2006 3:30pm

    California, USA
    : Sailosi Finau’s highlights of the chaotic Pacific neighbors (22nd Feb 2006) who were ones ruled or are still ruled by super-powers, cannot be gone unchallenged. -Saimone Tupou
  • Parliament
    Tuesday 6 June 2006 1:28pm

    USA
    :

    Editor,

  • Parliament
    Friday 2 June 2006 4:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Political reforms in Tonga are inevitable, the Princess Regent, HRH Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita, told the opening of parliament yesterday, but reforms must be managed properly to avoid disastrous consequences, she warned.
  • Pacific Islands
    Friday 2 June 2006 2:51pm

    Neiafu, Vava'u
    :

    Photos by Sione Vuki and Dianne Schulz

  • Photo News
    Thursday 1 June 2006 4:23pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    Photos by Linny Folau

  • Photo News
    Thursday 1 June 2006 12:59pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    Photos by Linny Folau

  • Development
    Thursday 1 June 2006 12:32pm

    Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    :

    TONGA is seeking funds from the European Union to rehabilitate earthquake-damaged infrastructure in Ha’apai and other regions, utilising an EU emergency allocation; and has also changed the focus of its remaining EU development assistance for the outer islands.

    The request was part of a Tongan proposal for using uncommitted remaining EU country funding.

  • Letters
    Thursday 1 June 2006 11:15am

    California, USA
    :

    'Etita,

    'Oku 'ikai ha me'a fo'ou ia ke vahevahe atu mo e kau memipa 'oe PSA he kuo nau 'osi kotoa pe mei he ngaahi mala'e ako kehe kehe. Ko e okooko pe 'eni ia mei he kau poto 'oe ngaahi kuonga 'oku ha atu 'i lalo, ko e fakamanatu pe na'a toe foki e manatu 'a e tu'unga matu'a' PSA ki he taimi na'a nau feinga ai ki he fekumi faka'atamai ne nau 'ikuna.

    1. Often we live side by side but not heart to heart.

  • Politics
    Wednesday 31 May 2006 5:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : TONGA’S Public Service Association (PSA) in an apparent pull-back from its demands for a new interim government and cancelling a call for strike action, has handed over the organization of tomorrow’s national march to the People’’s National Committee for Political Reform, chaired by ‘Akilisi Pohiva.
  • Parliament
    Wednesday 31 May 2006 4:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s King Taufa’’ahau Tupou IV will not be opening the 2006 session of the Tonga Legislative Assembly tomorrow June 1, the Palace office confirmed in Nuku’’alofa today May 31.
  • Letters
    Wednesday 31 May 2006 12:53pm

    Papatoetoe, New Zealand
    : After reading PSA’s plan to go on strike and the reasons for their proposed strike make me question whether they are still ok or not.
  • Letters
    Wednesday 31 May 2006 10:15am

    Brisbane, Australia
    : I have followed the discourse in your publication about the proposed buy-back of the Shoreline energy assets by the Government, it appears to me there has been no real exploration by the parties involved of other alternatives that would avoid the Government handing over money it may not have for the energy assets.
  • Letters
    Wednesday 31 May 2006 10:00am

    Gisborne,New Zealand
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  • From the Courts
    Tuesday 30 May 2006 10:37pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Six young men, described as the ringleaders of a “housebreaking scourge that has plagued Tongatapu”, committing violent robberies and leaving victims with critical injuries, pleaded guilty to 219 criminal offences at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on May 26.
  • Letters
    Tuesday 30 May 2006 3:52pm

    Moss Beach-CA, USA
    : Tonga is on the verge of declaring a “state of emergency” and we all know that it is not a natural disaster that causes the crisis; it is a human creation. It is a triumph of matter over mind and morality. With catastrophe looming over Tonga, there are many who take this matter much too lightly. Shoreline (in this case Crown Prince Tupouto’a) and the Public Servants Association (PSA) are some who are unfazed with Tonga’s bankruptcy reality.

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