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Monday 24 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Nobleman Hon. Fakafanua Kinikinilau Lelea 'a Fafine was laid to rest today at the Vakataumai burial ground at Ma'ufanga.
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Sunday 23 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The night of mourning ('Apo) for the Nobleman Hon. Fakafanua was held at his residence, Siumafua'uta, Ma'ufanga on 23 May 2004.
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Wednesday 19 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The remains of the late Hon. Fakafanua, a Tongan nobleman, who died in Hawai‘i on May 13, will be returned to Tonga early Friday May 21, for burial on Monday May 24.
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Tuesday 16 March 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King and the Queen of Tonga will be mourning for 100 nights over the loss of their second son, the late Hon. Ma'atu, who died on February 17.
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Tuesday 24 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been in mourning since the death of Hon. Ma'atu on February 17, with many businesses, homes and government buildings displaying black and violet bunting as a mark of respect for the King's second son.
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Tuesday 24 February 2004
Nuku‘‘alofa,Tonga
Hon. Ma'atu's coffin was placed on Catafalque to be carried by about 500 pall bearers to Mala'e Kula.
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Thursday 19 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death of the King of Tonga's second son, Hon. Ma'atu Fatafehi Alaivahamama'o Tuku'aho, has been confirmed by the Palace Office in Nuku'alofa, following his sudden death at Vaiola Hospital on the morning of February 17, 2004.
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Thursday 15 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 20 new US Peace Corps volunteers for Tonga were sworn in on January 15, by the US Ambassador to Tonga, David Lyons.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Between 2,000 to 3,000 Freedom Marchers gathered at the Catholic Basilica of St Anthony of Padua, Nuku’alofa, at mid-day on October 6, and marched to the Tongan Parliament to present petitions calling for protection of Freedom of Speech, threatened by a Government Bill to change the Tongan Constitution. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Reaching out to Tongan women to explain their rights, and to help eliminate discrimination against them, is the aim of a newly formed women’s working group. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Human smuggling in all it forms remain an unforgivable crime, according to Denis Nihill, the regional Representative of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Denis visited Tonga in September. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The new headquarters of the Tonga Defence Services was officially opened by HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV on December 5. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A study of the level of corruption in Tonga is expected to be completed before the end of the year, and made public by March 2004. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Monday 29 December 2003
Suva, Fiji
A Tongan national has been appointed as the Forum Representative for Forum Island Countries (FICs) to the World Trade Organisation based in Geneva.
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Wednesday 10 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
British High Commissioner to Tonga, Mr Paul Nessling: “It is great to have a degree in molecular biology but out there, we are desperate for nurses, teachers, youth workers, social workers, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, cooks, IT engineers and many others with skills.”
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Monday 1 December 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Reaching out to Tongan women to explain their rights, and to help eliminate discrimination against them, is the aim of a newly formed women'’s working group. -Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 3
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Monday 1 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Human smuggling in all it forms remain an unforgivable crime, according to Denis Nihill, the regional Representative of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Denis visited Tonga in September. - Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 3
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Wednesday 26 November 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Talking of island states, “Big is useful, but small is beautiful," Sir Julius, a former Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, and a member of the Eminent Persons Group, said in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 6 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
2,000 to 3,000 Freedom Marchers gathered at the Catholic Basilica of St Anthony of Padua, Nuku'alofa, the capital of Tonga, at mid-day today, and marched to the Tongan Parliament (below) to present petitions calling for protection of Freedom of Speech, which is threatened by a Government Bill to change the Tongan Constitution. - Photos by Pesi Fonua, Linny Folau, and George Cocker.
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Tuesday 23 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wife beating, child molesting and prostitution are the pressing social problems that women are facing in Tonga today, according to Chief Inspector Officer Lautoa Faletau. Tuesday, September 23, 2003
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