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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The outcome of the King of Tonga’s first visit to China in 1997 and the termination of the Taiwanese presence in Tonga, was the resignation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The relationship between the Tongan Rugby Union and South Africa will be further consolidated this year as more Tongans have been invited to study and to play rugby in South Africa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When Cable Wireless plc withdraws its operation in Tonga on July 4 this year, the service of connecting Tonga to the outside world be taken over by an Interim Management Committee, according to Hon. Clive Edwards, a member of the Board of Tonga Telecom. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Monday 20 March 2000

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

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.
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Monday 20 March 2000

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

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

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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