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  • Monday 20 March 2000 12:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : (From our archives, March 2000). Millennium interview with Baron Vaea. When King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV finally accepted the resignation of Tonga’s 78-year-old Prime Minister, Hon. Baron Vaea, on December 3, 1999, it ended another intriguing saga of Tongan politics. Strange as it may sound, this was the case of a Prime Minister who had wanted to retire and go home after serving five decades in the public service—but he was not allowed to. When he finally agreed to our interview, on January 11, it was obvious why this overworked man had insisted on retirement. Baron Vaea was one exhausted person.
  • Monday 20 March 2000 12:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A second television station for Tonga is expected to begin broadcasting on July 4 this year, once a conflict over channels allocation is resolved. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 12:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Government will have to introduce new legislation and a mechanism in order to check the quality of goods that are imported into Tonga, once a United Nations agreement on the use of genetic engineering takes effect later this year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 12:00pm


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : When Hon. Baron Vaea of Houma retired on December 3, he had clocked up 54 years of service for the Tongan government. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 12:00pm


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Three broadcasters are gearing up to snatch Tonga's tiny television audience. One of them, Chris Racine, of the well-established OBN TV7, says he is ready for the competition. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Two important political issues that Tonga has to deal with as we are entering the new millennium, will not be resolved without heartache. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The Prince Regent, Prince Ulkalala Lavaka Ata and Princess Nanasipau‘u, officially opened the Pasifiki 2000 Trade Fair at Queen Salote Memorial Hall, March 30. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Discovery Corporation a new investor in Tonga at the beginning of 2000, is building a new $1 million complex on Nuku’alofa’s main road. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The last of the big foreign-owned island traders in Tonga, Morris Hedstrom Tonga Ltd., ended its operation in Tonga when it was bought out by a local company recently. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Minister of Police, Clive Edwards said he was concerned about reports that New Zealand was going to fund Tonga’s Pro Democracy and Human Rights Movement, and he believed that it would interfere with Tonga’s political stability. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Asian Paints expected a growth of 20 per cent in its world-wide sales this year, said Jalaj Dani, the Vice President-International and Program Office of Asian Paints India Ltd., India, who visited Tonga for the first time between March 14-16. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : A first shipment of ‘Eua timber was sent to New Zealand in March by Ha’amo Growers Ltd.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The Pasifiki 2000 Trade Fair the biggest Trade fair to be held in Tonga, is the success story of something that started small four years ago. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : A 14-member delegation from the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China visited Tonga from February 21-23, 2000. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : South Pacific Importers and Exporters Ltd. has begun a wholesale delivery business in Tongatapu. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The Tongan government is heading towards serious financial problems and new sources of revenue have to be found soon, the Minister of Police Clive Edwards warned. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Colonel Fetu’utolu Tupou, retired after 23 years as the Commander of the Tonga Defence Services at the end of March and will become the new Tongan High Commissioner to London on May 1. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : When the King of Tonga appointed Prince ‘Ulukālala Lavaka Ata as Prime Minister on January 3, he bestowed on his youngest son, executive power that is second only to his own. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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  • Monday 20 March 2000 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s three-year-old sea-weed export industry expects the coming sea-weed season from June to December to be the best yet. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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