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Monday 11 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When the crunch of Tonga's huge debt to China becomes critical in the new financial year 2013-14, the government, naturally, will be looking for someone to blame. ... The failure of the government and parliament to present a transparent, accountable and comprehensive report on the destruction and the reconstruction of the Nuku'alofa CBD remains the most controversial issue for the government of Lord Tu'ivakano, since he came into office on December 2010. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 16 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Friendly Islands Bookshop today moved back to the Tungi Colonnade building in the Nuku'alofa Central Business District, exactly six-years to the day since the riots and fire on November 16, 2006 destroyed the shop, warehouse and stock amounting to $1.2 million pa'anga in unrecoverable losses.
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Monday 12 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four local companies who were suing their insurance company for cover over damage to their properties in the riots of 16 November 2006, ended their case today on the basis that no party paid costs. The plaintiffs were disappointed to pull out as the evidence in court about the riots favoured the defence position that the riots resulted from "a popular rising, people connected with an organisation the objects of which included influencing the government by violent means and terrorism."
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Monday 12 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister of Justice, Hon Clive Edwards told the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Friday, November 9, that three businesses, associated with the Prime Minister, the monarchy and their business partners were targeted in violence in central Nuku'alofa on 16 November 2006.
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Friday 9 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Isileli Pulu, who followed a crowd of rioters and witnessed damage to businesses during the 16 November 2006 Nuku'alofa riots, was vigorously questioned on his movements on that day, when he gave evidence in an insurance case heard at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court yesterday. During the hard questioning the judge warned 'Isileli that he may not answer any questions if he felt it might incriminate himself.
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Thursday 8 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
During 'Akilisi Pohiva's first two days of giving evidence, in an insurance case heard in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this week, he was questioned closely about the ingredients for violent demonstration that were evident on November 16, 2006, when the central business district was destroyed by rioters. He told the court he had no connection to the rioters.
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Tuesday 6 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight plaintiffs of local businesses whose properties were damaged and gutted by fire during the riots of November 16, 2006 are suing their insurance company the National Pacific Insurance (Tonga) Ltd, for coverage.
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Sunday 30 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People's Representative 'Akilisi Pohiva who is accused of swearing in the House on Wednesday, September 26, is now facing a possible suspension from parliament. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 12 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Since Monday, September 10, the Tongan Parliament has been trying to decide what to do with a new motion by the Minister of Justice, Hon. Clive Edwards for a parliamentary select committee to go and find out why protesters burned the Nuku'alofa Central Business District on 16 November 2006. Clive's new motion riled up emotional and aggressive comments from members of the House who reminded him that there were court cases and they had got off, but if he wanted to go back to the past they might get caught this time. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 11 September 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five People's Representatives in the Tongan parliament in 2006 are acquitted of an indictment on a joint charge of seditious conspiracy because of inadequate evidence by the Crown, in a decision released by Tonga's Appeal Court on Wednesday.
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Sunday 26 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Our Government and the People's Representative has been very quiet on the matter of setting-up an Independent Commission to investigate the events that lead up to the destruction and riot of 16 November 2006. - Langafonua Tu'uloa Party
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Monday 15 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A debate in parliament over the reinstatement of the Emergency Powers sparked off comments over what caused the events of 16/11 and a concern that a repeat is still possible. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 25 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tau'a'alo Kavaliku of Vaini was given an 18 months suspended sentence by Chief Justice Anthony Ford at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on Friday, August 22.
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Thursday 5 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Violence is a learned behavior. Community violence is a traumatic event that is a bad symptom of something that has reached deep into our society. It is a behavior of citizens who are stressed, who are trying to cope and solve problems. When tragedies like random violence (in Tonga, the events of 16/11, the recent Westpac shooting, an armed robbery and domestic violence shooting) occur, it affects many of us very deeply for several reasons. By Kristi Seymour, LPC, MBA
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Monday 19 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sangster Sauala, the former General Manager of the Oceania Broadcasting Television OBN, appeared for the first time in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 16, charged with two counts of sedition and riotous assembly relating to the November 16 riots.
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Monday 19 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight men appeared in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 16 charged with multiple offences including attending a riotous assembly and taking part in the destruction of Molisi Supermarket, the Shoreline Building and the Pacific Royale Hotel during the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Monday 19 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fapiano Kali of Fanga appeared in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on May 16, and pleaded not guilty to the destruction of a Chinese shop during the Nuku'alofa riots of November 16, 2006
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Saturday 17 May 2008
Nomuka, Tonga
Kuo hoko 'a e "16/11" pea mo pule'anga "temokalati tikitato" lolotonga 'o Fisi ko e fakatokanga fakamanavahee (brutal warning) pea mo e fakamo'oni ta'etoekofukofu'i (naked witness) ki he Tonga kotoa ke tau ki'i toloi atu 'a e feinga 'a e kau Temo-Tonga exteremists ke fakamalohi'i 'a e liliu ke fakahoko he 2010. Te u lave ki ha 'elia lalahi 'e ua 'oku ha mahino ai 'a e ta'efalala'anga 'enau fokotu'utu'u ki he kaha'u 'o Tonga. -Uili Finau
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Thursday 15 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongatapu no. 2 People's Representative, 'Isileli Pulu, has pleaded not guilty to charges of abetment to murder and abetment to arson at the Shoreline Building on November 16 2006.
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Wednesday 14 May 2008
Nomuka, Tonga
Taha e vaivai'anga mo e to'anga 'o e temo Tongaa pea mo e ngaahi fonua langalangahake ko e 'ikai ha kau taki 'oku fakatoukatea e poto faka'atamai mo e fakapotopoto fakaeongo (intellectual and emotional intelligence). Tokolahi e kau ma'u mata'itohii ia, kae fiu'akumi ha ni'ihi 'oku loloto fakaeloto (deep people). - Uili Tu'ifua Finau
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