‘Atenisi University will hold a “festival of democracy” next month, starting on June 17. The two-week event will include various speakers and panel discussions on democracy in Tonga as the country prepares for upcoming general elections in November this year.
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Wednesday 21 May 2014
Friday 18 November 2011
Bankstown, NSW, Australia
The Futa Helu Performing Arts and Culture Inc. was officially launched by the Mayor of Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia, Mr Khal Asfour, on November 12 at the Bankstown Arts Centre Theatre.
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga quietly buried one of her most influential scholars and visionaries when they laid Ilaiasi Futa ki- Ha'angana Helu to rest at Telekava cemetary in Nuku'alofa this week. Quietly, that is, for someone who has had a prominent role in shaping Tongan society over the last half-century.
Monday 2 May 2005
When Professor Futa Helu withdrew his support from 'Akilisi Pohiva and Dr Feleti Sevele, and endorsed Clive Edwards as the Number One candidate for Tongatapu in the recent March parliamentary election, he initiated a split in Tonga's Pro-democracy Movement. Tonga now has two Demo camps, the Tonga Human Rights and Democracy Movement and the People's Democratic Party, which have begun to be critical of each other. - Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua
Monday 28 March 2005
As the latest Tongan Government political reform initiative begins to unfold, following the appointment of Cabinet ministers from elected members of Parliament on March 21, we are witnessing a number of interesting political happenings. At the same the Temo's position as an opposition to government has been weakened - they have lost their fighting edge with their acceptance of the government proposal for a piece-meal political reform program. Editor’s Comment
Monday 14 March 2005
Led by three candidates for Thursday's Parliamentary Election, about 50 demonstrators marched down the main street of Nuku'alofa this morning March 14, protesting about the privatisation of Tonga's electricity supply.
Wednesday 16 June 2004
A celebration to mark the 70th birthday of the Founder and the Director of Tonga's ‘Atenisi Institute, ‘Ilaisa Futa-‘i-Ha‘angana Helu, included a two-day seminar was from June 15-16 attended by overseas academics, singers and writers.
Monday 1 December 1997
While their political views may differ widely, the one thing that most people agree on is that Tonga as a nation is a special case. ...While Tonga enjoys a certain status among nations under a constitutional monarchy form of government, any move to replace it with an elected form of government will be a step into the unknown. Matangi Tonga looks at what different people in the community have to say about their current system of government. FROM OUR ARCHIVES, by Pesi Fonua.