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Wednesday 22 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five significant Tongan patrimonial artifacts are expected to fetch around 19,000 Euros ($50,000 pa’anga) when they are auctioned in Brussels, on Friday January 24, for an unnamed private owner. While critics of the sale say the objects are an invaluable part of Tonga’s cultural heritage and should not leave the kingdom to be sold in Europe.
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Thursday 19 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A special program including a peace march will be held on Saturday, September 21 in Nuku‘alofa as Tonga marks the United Nation’s International Peace Day, under a theme ‘Education for Peace’.
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Monday 24 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s ancient stonework monuments are unique in the Pacific, and the largest of them, Lapaha’s Paepae ‘o Tele’a tombs, are to be submitted for recognition as a World Heritage Site.
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Thursday 29 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We have in our beautiful country, a group of men who beg or penipeni people on the streets of Nuku’aolfa to buy alcohol, and they are drunk 90% of the time. They are a real menace to society. – Concerned Citizen.
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Thursday 6 October 2011
Australia
When I used to grow up in Tonga all I knew was that abstinence was highly emphasized and that girls must maintain their integrity in order to be respected by the men and wider community. However, I was disturbingly surprised when I visited back earlier this year since I left in 2005; a lot of things have changed … and I mean Changed! - Soa’ileat.
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Thursday 18 August 2011
Pago Pago, American Samoa
I fully understand the democratic system where one is presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, it is no difference from telling a criminal, “you have been found guilty … but while your appeal is pending, we are promoting you …” This is most embarrassing coming from a country that brags of having the most educated population per capita in the Pacific if not in the world. When will we ever learn? – Mafi ‘o Amerika Samoa.
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Thursday 10 February 2011
Zaragoza, Spain
We are living in a society that has became increasingly lower in calories, both in food as in thought. Not only have we passed from the stew and a good plate of beans to the salad slightly seasoned but we have also created rules that subordinate the personal decision to a government dictatorship. We have gone from thinking and reading to watch captivated the small screen. Models are copied more than following ideas. - Agustín Pérez.
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Monday 10 January 2011
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Each time I witnessed the late Queen Salote Tupou III and King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV attired in traditional ta’ovala reserved for royalties, they ignited a special pride feeling in me of being proud to be a Tongan. - Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi.
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Monday 22 November 2010
San Francisco,California, USA
According to a “Biography of Queen Salote” written by the daughter of Rev. Wood, ‘Atalanga is a private and a summer home of Queen Salote. This property was purchased by the government as a property and/or a gift for Queen Salote. Queen Salote used this property as a home when the summer is too hot in Tonga. - Siosaia Fatani.
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Friday 16 July 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Queen Salote Memorial Hall Cultural Projects Committee, formed to create more awareness of Tonga’s culture and heritage, had its first get-together at the hall on July 10.
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Thursday 20 May 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
The Parliamentarians’ action reflected Tongan men’s attitude towards women: “a bastion of male chauvinism.” The law discriminates against women, Christian belief praises men to rule over women, and our culture plays lip service to injustices against women in our society. - Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi.
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Friday 13 March 2009
Canberra, Autralia
The discovery of Foa petroglyphs reminds us of the prolong regional inter- and intra-migration between the West and East of Oceania, and North and South, in a complex and pluralistic nature of opposite and reversible directions since the arrival of our Moanan ancestors from South-East Asia prior to the Birth of Christ (Vikings of the South Seas). Such Vikings were travelling back and forth between islands, even further to the South of the New World and islands like Tikopia to the North-West, at any time they wanted, for whatever purposes they might be, due to their familiarity in skills and wisdom with the know-how to adapt to nature and the sea in secure and safe strategies.
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Friday 14 November 2008
UK

Editor,

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Saturday 22 March 2008
Australia

Editor,

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Thursday 20 March 2008
Pago Pago, American Samoa

Editor,

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Friday 14 March 2008

 ‘Etita,

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Sunday 27 January 2008

 Editor,

Thank you for continuously keeping us informed of what’s happening in the Kingdom.

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Wednesday 23 January 2008
California, USA

Editor,

Your news on the “Two dead in Nuku’alofa shooting” is so crippling to the heart.

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Thursday 8 November 2007

 Editor,

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Tuesday 14 August 2007
Nu'usila

‘Etita,

Fakamolemole, tuku mu’a ke ‘ata pea ngofua, ke fai atu ha popoaki fiekaungamamahi ki si’i ‘Ta’ahine Kuini Fehuhu, he peaukoso kuo ne kapa si’ono lotofale, ‘o mole ai si’i Latuniua mo Kalolaine.

Uisa e ko e pule ‘oku haohaoa pea ta’ele’eia

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