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Thursday 22 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The two former People's Representatives who were appointed to the Tongan Cabinet in March have rejected claims that they had done nothing for the people.
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Monday 12 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's king is not likely to dismiss his ministers on the basis of a three pages petition, says the Speaker of the Tongan Legislature, Noble Veikune, who believes that Parliament is the place where any impeachment or restructuring of Tonga's political system has to take place.
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Monday 12 September 2005
Moss Beach, Ca.,USA
The smell of victory for the PSA and the public servants must be sweet and delightful and at best, a means but not the end. Is it too soon to rejoice or is it too soon to lament?
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Thursday 11 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A call to give the people of Tonga the right to elect a Prime Minister and Government Ministers, was delivered to the Palace Office in Nuku'alofa today by a small group of political activists.
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Wednesday 13 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first registered political party, known as PEDPIN, says its registration this month was a step toward good governance and accountability in the kingdom.
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Tuesday 24 May 2005
USA
For quite sometimes now, the Democratic Movement (Temos) has made their stand on issues very clear, and so was the Monarchy. The Temos screamed louder and seems to be louder each year. Ten years? Ten years after its formation, the Temos are as ineffective as they were at the beginning. Yet, they are claiming victory. - TamaFoa
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Thursday 19 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Shoreline Protest March, that was schedules for May 21 has been postponed again to May 26, and the march organizers have decided not to camp outside the Palace.
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Thursday 19 May 2005
USA
After reading the "Tongan Constitution", I cannot hold myself back from speculating on the state of affairs of our kingdom. A few things are now becoming clear from that reading.
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Tuesday 19 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tesina Fuko was elected as the President of Tonga's newly established People...’s Democratic Party, at a meeting of the PDP at ‘Atenisi on Friday April 15.
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Tuesday 15 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Consumption Tax that government will introduce on April 1, is intended to distract the public attention from the corruption that is going on at the wharf, said Dr Feleti Sevele, the incumbent Tongatapu No. 2 People's Representative to the Tongan parliament and a candidate for Thursday's General Election.
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Monday 14 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Led by three candidates for Thursday's Parliamentary Election, about 50 demonstrators marched down the main street of Nuku'alofa this morning March 14, protesting about the privatisation of Tonga's electricity supply.
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Saturday 19 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Human Rights and Democracy Movement THRDM is counting on winning all nine People Representatives seats in the March 17 Tongan Parliamentary Election. 'Akilisi Pohiva, the Secretary of the THRDM and the incumbent Tongatapu No. 1 People's Representative, was optimistic that the THRDM or "Temos" would be able to take the two seats for Vava'u this year.
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Thursday 3 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lopeti Senituli (49), a veteran political activist who has drafted five different models of an alternative form of government for Tonga, is now a candidate in Tonga's March 17 General Election. He is one of 31 candidates competing for the three Tongatapu People's Representative seats in the Tongan Legislative Assembly.
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Tuesday 18 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only months ago Clive Edwards, as Tonga's Minister of Police and sometimes Acting Prime Minister, was seen by many as the most bull-headed man in the Tongan parliament. Ruthlessly defending and implementing the King's and Royal Family's wishes, and employing his Special Branch Police to spy on the community to isolate dissent, few would doubt that he has been a formidable opponent of Tonga's pro-democracy campaigners ever since he was appointed by the King as a minister in 1996. Interview with Clive Edwards. Part Two. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 17 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's former Minister of Police, Clive Edwards, claimed he was sacked in August last year after being accused by the King's sons of plotting a coup and leading rebel ministers against their policies. "When Tupouto'a turned around and said ‘There are certain ministers here that I have received reports who are attempting to carry out a coup,’ I laughed, because no such information had come before me from the Special Branch," said Clive Edwards. Interview with Clive Edwards (Part One) by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 25 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
he evolution of political reform in Tonga made a giant leap earlier this month. On November 10 the Prime Minister, Prince 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata announced that four new ministers will be appointed by the King following the Parliamentary Election in February next year, 2005.
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Monday 15 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's People's Representatives were divided in their views on the move by the Tongan government to appoint four new ministers from the elected members of the House next year.
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Thursday 11 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a sudden announcement last night Tonga's Prime Minister promised that four new Ministers will be appointed from elected members of Tonga's Legislative Assembly following the triennial elections in February, 2005.
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Monday 6 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People's Representatives to the Tongan Parliament today called for government to hold a referendum, asking the Tongan people if they want the right to elect all of the 30 members of the Tongan parliament, so the King can appoint his Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers from among the elected members.
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Monday 6 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of Tongans prayed aloud together with the King and Queen last night at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium, Nuku'alofa, asking God to have mercy on Tonga's political leaders, and to teach them to be honest and truthful, and to love the people.
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