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Tuesday 25 September 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Twenty-five years ago it was estimated that 6,000 males over the age of 16 years had no land. Today, the number of landless Tongans has swelled to over 10,000. The number will continue to increase, as it is no longer possible for estate owners and government to give land to every 16-year-old Tongan, as required by the Land Act of 1903. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
An on-line direct link between the Tongan Police, the Interpol and five other Pacific island countries will be established soon under a $210,506 project that was approved at the 66th General Assembly of the Interpol in New Delhi last year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The agreement for the long awaited renovation and expansion program of the International Dateline Hotel in Nuku‘alofa was finally sealed in April and the work will start at end of September. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The settlement of Patangata in eastern Nuku‘alofa, right next to Tukutonga, the capital’s rubbish dump, has long been an example of urbanisation gone wrong, because of its unkempt and makeshift dwellings. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
An Airport Authority to manage the running of the Fua‘amotu International Airport, is expected to be in operation by 2002, according to the Minister of Civil Aviation, Dr Langi Hu’akavameiliku. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tongans who want to make a contribution to the development of Tonga may now do so simply by joining the Tonga National Volunteer Service. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The $20 million that has been invested in the development of infrastructure in Vava’u during the past 15 years, will enable this part of the country to exploit its full potential in tourism, agriculture and fisheries. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tongatapu
The concept of Free Trade according to ‘Aisake Eke, Tonga’s Chief Accountant and the Secretary for Finance, is based on a belief, “that Free Trade will bring about economic growth, because of a bigger market”.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Anna Tupou, the globe-trotting marketing manager of TongaSat is in full support of Tonga joining the World Trade Organisation. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Chamber of Commerce believes that Tonga should become a signatory to the regional Free Trade Area, and become a member of the World Trade Organisation as soon as possible, said the Chamber president, Paul Karalus. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A Free Trade Area agreement among South Pacific Forum countries is expected to come into force by October next year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Free Trade offers an advantage in theory, but in practice Tonga will be giving the advantage to the importers, warns a former secretary to Finance and former MP ‘Uhila Liava‘a. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Kingdom of Tonga is expected to become the 188th member of the United Nations in September, when its application for membership will be tabled at the United Nations General Assembly.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Free Trade, says Sioeli Matoto, the Deputy Secretary for the Ministry of Labour, Commerce, Trade and Industry, “sounds appealing, and sounds like a very good idea, but it is difficult to put into practice, because every country wants to protect their own interest.”
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Monday 31 May 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The General Manager of Tonga’s new Port Authority, Tu‘itupou Fotu, believes that there is a desperate need to improve the port facilities, and the management of Tonga’s ports. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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Saturday 26 September 1998

Neiafu, Vava'u
Neiafu, Vava‘u is undergoing a $7 million pa‘anga face lift, and will soon have a new market, a new town jetty, and a wharf complex including a cargo shed and a passenger shelter.
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