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Thursday 11 December 2008
USA
Let's first talk about the US economy. We here in America are just fine. Our children are still well fed. They are still well clothed. They still lie down at night and say their prayers on a warm bed. We share with those who are not fortunate enough. The laughter and smiles we see and hear from our children makes us wonder if there is really a recession. We know there is a recession but we are going to walk out of it together. I don't have time to write all day so I will get to the point.
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Wednesday 26 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Gordon Ward, Tonga's former Chief Justice has been appointed as the Chairman of Tonga's new Political Reform Commission along with four other members who were named in a statement from the Privy Council today.
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Monday 17 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The names of five candidates submitted for the Constitution and Electoral Commission may receive the formal endorsement from the Privy Council at the end of this week.
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Monday 20 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Tu'ivanuavou Vaea was named today as the representative of the nobles to Tonga's Commission for Political Reform.
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Thursday 4 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Since parliament passed the Bill for the Constitutional and Electoral Commission Act on July 22 neither the Cabinet, the Nobles' Representatives nor the People's Representatives have nominated their representatives for the Commission. By Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 21 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The names of five candidates for the Constitution and Electoral Commission should be made known by next week, said the Acting Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office, Paula Ma'u yesterday, August 20.
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Monday 26 May 2008
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Langafonua Tu'uloa Party is calling on the Prime Minister of Tonga Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele and three other Cabinet Ministers to step down claiming they have breached a Public Proclamation made in 2004 and that their term in office has since expired.
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Thursday 24 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After 7 pm this evening the results for Tongatapu have started coming in following polling in today's General Election to choose nine People's Representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly for the next three years, 2008-10.
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Tuesday 15 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Highlights from Tonga's newspapers, April 3-10, 2008. An English translation summary by Tevita Fonua.
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Tuesday 25 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Akanete Lauti, the former Director of the Friendly Islands Human Rights and Democracy Movement, who resigned in order to run in the April General Election, is disappointed with the decision that an assessment will be done to determine her comeback.
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Monday 17 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Inoke Hu'akau is one of 28 candidates who are contesting the three Tongatapu People's Representatives seats in Tonga's April 24 Parliamentary election, and appears to be the only one expressing strong views against the proposed reform program that was passed by parliament before it closed last year, that politicians are working to introduce in 2010.
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Thursday 20 September 2007
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
As one of the few loyal friends of America in the world, the Kingdom of Tonga has been rewarded with nothing but empty thanks from the U.S. Government. As most recently as a couple of years ago the U.S. Consul from the Suva Embassy, in Fiji, had the guts to lecture the Tongan Government as a "human-rights violator."
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Wednesday 22 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new political party, called the Paati Langafonua Tu'uloa or "PLT", was officially launched by its president Sione Fonua at the Basilica, Nuku'alofa, on Saturday, August 18.
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Tuesday 7 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"We the undersigned mothers, fathers and our families acknowledge with honesty and humility: ... That we have been apathetic in relation to political issues because for 131 years the Royal House of Moheofo has provided for our families a peaceful and orderly Tonga." - Salamo Fulivai.
Monday 6 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The approval by parliament for a Tripartite Committee to continue with Tonga's proposed political reform was an unwise decision, according to 'Inoke Hu'akau, the president of the Lo'au Research Society, who believes that using politics and economics to spearhead the reform has been the wrong approach and that a clear social objective should have been set first. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 16 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Noble Luani, the Chairman of Tonga's newly formed parliamentary Tripartite Committee for Political Reform does not think it is possible for his committee to produce a plan to replace Tonga's 131 years old system of government, within a mere three weeks. By Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 9 February 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three protest leaders 'Akilisi Pohiva, Tu'i Uata and Semisi Sika pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing the police and abetting disobedience, at the Fasi Mo e Afi Magistrate's Court this morning, before Police Magistrate, Samiu Palu.
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Friday 26 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's political reform program is still where parliamentarians left it in parliament on November 14, 2006, according to the Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele.
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Thursday 30 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition with 2,000 signatures was presented to King George Tupou V on Tuesday, November 28, by a group of professional women and their supporters, mainly young people from the Nuku'alofa area, who feel that the the destruction on November 16 was perpetrated by a minority and that the views of a majority of Tongans have not been heard.
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Wednesday 22 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Since Friday, Tonga's People's Representatives and their supporters have presented two letters of petition to the Privy Council, calling for the resignation of the Prime Minister and all the Cabinet members.
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