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  • Government
    Tuesday 14 September 2004 5:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HE Mr ‘Aloua Fetu’utolu Tupou, Tonga’s former ambassador to the United Kingdom was this morning, appointed by HM King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV as Tonga’s new Minister of Defence.
  • From the Courts
    Tuesday 14 September 2004 5:12pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s chief justice has ordered that a song called “Semisi Ma‘u” should not be played on any radio stations in Tonga, so that a jury trial of a man accused of killing Semisi Ma‘u may proceed.
  • Parliament
    Tuesday 14 September 2004 12:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The following is a translation of a reply from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sonatane Tupou to a question by the Vava’u No. 1 People’s Representative, Trevor Guttenbeil about the issue of Dual Citizenship for Tongans. The Minister talks about Tongan Citizenship. From the House, Letter 7th September 2004.
  • Letters
    Tuesday 14 September 2004 9:45am

    Sydney, Australia
    : Without a unified approach Tonga will remain behind the rest of the Pacific Region which is currently enjoying a huge boom in tourism dollars and economic forcasts thanks to the worries of Terrorism and global economic down turn across the world, tourists are now looking for a safer and more affordable holiday destination. - Andrew Fifita
  • Letters
    Monday 13 September 2004 4:45pm

    Fafa, Tonga
    : I don’t know if you have some kind of a forum about the grounding of Air Niu, but we only can comment for our guests on Fafa Island Resort who have been using both airlines, and the Fly Niu was the preferred airlines with most guests. -Josef Sanladerer
  • Health
    Saturday 11 September 2004 1:05pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Ministry of Health’s new administration building was officially opened by HM King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV on September 9.
  • Environment
    Friday 10 September 2004 4:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A record rainfall for the year was recorded during the 24 hours prior to 10 a.m. today over Tongatapu causing extensive flooding in the capital Nuku’alofa and other areas.
  • Letters
    Friday 10 September 2004 4:27pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : I would be most grateful if you could try to get Peau Vava’u views in some of your articles - it may help to balance things up a little. I am seeking your kind cooperation and help with this matter.- Soane Ramanlal
  • Government
    Friday 10 September 2004 4:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga’s policy on domestic air operations. Whereas the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga recognizing the importance of a sustained safe and secure domestic air transport system as a catalyst and essential service for the socio economic development of the peoples of the Kingdom of Tonga.
  • Press Releases
    Friday 10 September 2004 12:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : In a hearing in an open court on 6th September 2004 to consider a review of the injunction granted by the Court on 17 August, 2004 quashing the sole operator license of Peau Vava’u Limited, the Supreme Court of Tonga ordered to rescind the injunction granted by it on 17 August 2004 and this to take effect from Friday 10th September 2004. - Peau Vava’u
  • Parliament
    Friday 10 September 2004 11:15am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The new Minister for Foreign Affairs took his oath and a letter from the Chief Secretary and the Secretary to Cabinet informing the House of a restructure of government ministries and the appointment of new ministers. From the House, Minute No. 38, Monday 6 September 2004.
  • Economy
    Friday 10 September 2004 11:12am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The official foreign reserves held by the National Reserve Bank decreased by $0.2 million in July 2004, from $89.7 million to $89.5 million, an amount equivalent to 5.5 months of imports of goods.
  • Business
    Wednesday 8 September 2004 5:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : FlyNiu Airlines will close down this week following a Supreme Court ruling this morning. The FlyNiu CEO ‘Atu Finau this afternoon in a Press Conference said that they had accepted the court decision with much regret. He said that the biggest loser is the travelling public who will no longer have the right to choose which airline they want to fly with.
  • Parliament
    Wednesday 8 September 2004 5:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : MP’s debate the decision to adopt a new pension scheme for Members of Parliament or whether to stay with the old pension scheme. From the House, Minute No. 35, Thursday 12 August 2004.
  • From the Courts
    Wednesday 8 September 2004 1:17pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

    Chief Justice Webster in rescinding an injunction that had allowed FlyNiu to continue flying in Tonga, said today it was important that his ruling was understood to be about a temporary measure, and that a final decision will come only after the court has heard all the facts and all the submissions for the parties.

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  • From the Courts
    Wednesday 8 September 2004 12:23pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Chief Justice Webster this morning cancelled the injunction that he granted the FlyNiu Airlines on August 17.
  • From the Courts
    Tuesday 7 September 2004 5:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Supreme Court decision on the future of the two domestic air services currently serving Tonga, FlyNiu Airlines and Peau Vava‘u, will be announced by Chief Justice Webster tomorrow, Wednesday.
  • Government
    Tuesday 7 September 2004 11:00am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tongan noble, Hon. Fielakepa has been appointed as the new Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
  • Business
    Tuesday 7 September 2004 10:54am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Shoreline Group of Companies has parted company with its main financier the ANZ Bank. At the end of last month ANZ ceased to do the billing for Shoreline Power, it closed down its branch at the Shoreline Headquarters and removed its ATM machine from outside the building.
  • Letters
    Tuesday 7 September 2004 10:30am

    Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
    : Are there any players travelling from your country to the UK in the near future who want to still play and enjoy their rugby?

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