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Wednesday 15 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tackling the problem of mindless littering, this weekend 16-18 September, more than 500 volunteers from Tongatapu youth groups will clean up beaches and villages in Houma, Hoi, 'Anana, Ha'ateiho, Veitongo, Vaini, Holonga, Kolonga, Lapaha, Lavengatonga and Navutoka. In other island groups 10 youth groups will clean up Ha'apai, 'Eua, and Vava'u villages as part of an international coastal cleanup called "Clean Up the World".
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Tuesday 14 September 2004
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.
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Tuesday 14 September 2004
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.
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Tuesday 14 September 2004
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.
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Tuesday 14 September 2004
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
Monday 13 September 2004
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
Saturday 11 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Health's new administration building was officially opened by HM King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV on September 9.
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Friday 10 September 2004
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.
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Friday 10 September 2004
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
Friday 10 September 2004
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.
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Friday 10 September 2004
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
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Friday 10 September 2004
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.
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Friday 10 September 2004
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.
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Wednesday 8 September 2004
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.
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Wednesday 8 September 2004
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.
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Wednesday 8 September 2004
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 submissio

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Wednesday 8 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chief Justice Webster this morning cancelled the injunction that he granted the FlyNiu Airlines on August 17.
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Tuesday 7 September 2004
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.
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Tuesday 7 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan noble, Hon. Fielakepa has been appointed as the new Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
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Tuesday 7 September 2004
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.
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