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  • Education
    Tuesday 28 September 2004 2:56pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The compilation of the first Tongan monolingual dictionary is expected to be completed by 2007.
  • From the Courts
    Tuesday 28 September 2004 2:46pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tohitangi Manu, of Kolofo’’ou appeared at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court yesterday, September 27, charged with manslaughter by negligence.
  • Pacific Islands
    Tuesday 28 September 2004 2:45pm

    Suva, Fiji
    : The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat today refuted allegations that it was embroiled in a “turf war” with the Pacific Power Association (PPA) over implementation of a EUR11.4 million energy project in five Pacific ACP countries.
  • Economy
    Tuesday 28 September 2004 2:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s official foreign reserves held by the National Reserve Bank for August, stood at $78.4 million, an amount equivalent to 4.8 months of imports of goods.
  • Pacific Islands
    Tuesday 28 September 2004 2:15pm

    Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
    : A newly formed tuna industry association says that tuna stocks in the Pacific are coming under too much pressure from poorly regulated foreign fishing fleets. It wants Pacific Island governments to be stricter about the number of licenses that are issued to fishing vessels.
  • Economy
    Tuesday 28 September 2004 2:13pm

    London, UK
    : Britain is planning a new effort to help poor countries reduce their huge debts by offering to pay off 10 percent of the total owed to international agencies and challenging other nations to follow suit, said Gordon Brown, the chancellor of the Exchequer.
  • Economy
    Saturday 25 September 2004 11:39am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new loan allocation for Tonga from the Asian Development Bank will be decided on early next year, said Rolf Eckermann, a member of an ADB Executive Directors delegation who visited Tonga this week.
  • From the Courts
    Friday 24 September 2004 7:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Isileli Fatani (70) who was charged with the possession of one ounce of cocaine walked free from the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court yesterday afternoon.
  • Government
    Friday 24 September 2004 6:54pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga Government today announced the appointment of Siaosi Taimani ‘‘Aho as the new Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
  • Business
    Thursday 23 September 2004 5:34pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tongan wild seaweed, limutanga’u, or Angel’s Hair, is becoming popular in Japan and this season a local company Tangle Nano Company Ltd. will export 1,430 tonnes, bringing in $2 million pa’anga in export earnings.
  • Arts & Entertainment
    Thursday 23 September 2004 11:30am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The launching of the new book, Songs & Poems of Queen Salote (Vava’u Press), at the Dateline Hotel on September 21 was attended by over 100 guests, including members of the Tongan Royal Family.
  • Culture and Society
    Thursday 23 September 2004 11:00am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The launching of the new book, Songs & Poems of Queen Salote (Vava’u Press), at the Dateline Hotel on September 21 was an emotional journey back in time for some to relive an era in Tonga’s past when the Queen’s classic Tongan songs and poems were composed.
  • Parliament
    Thursday 23 September 2004 10:26am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Bill for the establishment of a Qualification and Accreditation Board was passed. From the House, Minute No. 39, Tuesday September 7
  • Letters
    Monday 20 September 2004 5:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : I too have been an avid reader of comments regarding the two airlines in Tonga. Before, I lay down my comments in regards to this issue, I would like to state that my company works closely with Peau Vava’’u by means of facilitating bookings that originate from overseas. I wanted that to be clear so people who read the following comments understand the source and whilst I will write as accurately as possible, people need to be able to make up their minds on the validity of my comments. - Tele Faletau
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  • From the Courts
    Monday 20 September 2004 5:23pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Isileli Fatani, (70) from Kolonga appeared in the Supreme Court at Nuku’alofa this morning charged with the possession of one ounce of the illicit drug Cocaine.
  • Environment
    Friday 17 September 2004 6:15pm

    Houmakelikao, Tonga
    : Joining the Clean up the World weekend, the Nuku’alofa Hash House Harriers started early last evening at Houmakelikao.
  • Pacific Islands
    Friday 17 September 2004 6:00pm

    Suva, Fiji
    : Investment policy and business opportunities in the region will be the topic for discussion when heads of Investment Promotion Agencies from the Forum Islands countries (FICs) will meet on September 20-21 in Nadi, Fiji.
  • Pacific Islands
    Friday 17 September 2004 6:00pm

    Suva, Fiji
    : Tuna fishing operators have formed a new regional body to provide a stronger voice on tuna issues in the region. The move follows a meeting at the Forum Secretariat in Suva, Fiji, this week between tuna operators from the private sector.
  • Agriculture
    Thursday 16 September 2004 11:30am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The first shipment of Tongan squash for Japan for 2004 is expected to leave Nuku’alofa in early October, but this year the Tonga Squash Council takes control of the Squash Industry, and is setting a maximum of 16,500 tonnes for export.
  • Government
    Wednesday 15 September 2004 5:04pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga government aims to start privatising all the services and the operation of the Fua’amotu International Airport in February 2005.

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