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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Although the Free Trade area for the Pacific has started to take shape Tonga is not ready to take advantage of it. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Law
Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The proposed amendment to the Tongan Constitution Clause 7- Freedom of Speech would replace the existing Clause 7 if government succeeds in passing it through the Legislature. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The rumour that two Tongan Rugby League stars, Lesley Vainikolo and Tevita Vaikona who are currently playing for the Bradford Bulls, in the United Kingdom may play for the ‘Ikale Tahi at the coming Rugby Union World Cup could become a reality according to Jim Love, the ‘Ikale Tahi’s coach. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Development should be regarded as a synthesis of many good things that can be found in all cultures not just in western culture, believes ‘Okusitino Mahina. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Dr Sam Wong, the controversial Chinese businessman who has invested millions of dollars in Tonga since 1992 returned to the kingdom in May. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A new airline, Kingdom Airline, aims to open up the trading route between Tonga and the USA, using two 420 Convairs aircraft, scheduled to begin operations before August. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When the Tonga government’s ban on the Taimi ‘o Tonga newspaper came unstuck in March, it proceeded to draft bills to amend the Constitution and to introduce new legislation to try to regulate the media. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The establishment of the Vava‘u Agricultural Farmers Council Inc. on April 3 is yet another attempt by farmers to pool their resources and to find a market for their produce. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Law
Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tongan way of life is not based in the right of the individual but that of the extended family, the church and the whole country. We have a collective peoples value, and that is where our strength is, and we do not want to give that up, says ‘Alisi Taumoepeau, Tonga’s Solicitor General. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Court of Appeal sitting in Nuku‘alofa on July 25, dismissed several appeals made by the Government, and increased the amount awarded to three respondents, Akilisi Pohiva, Filokalafi ‘Akauola and Kalafi Moala for damages. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga imports $6 million worth of vegetables annually to meet demand, a surprising amount for a country with an annual trade deficit of about $90 million, which has its main export strength in agricultural produce. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
New Zealand’s Maori Queen, Dame Te Arikuini Te Atairangikaahu visited Tonga twice recently to attend a wedding in the Tongan Royal Family, and the King’s 85th birthday. She was amazed at how well Tonga has held together its traditions, but also expressed concern about the need to make the young people of the Pacific aware of their unique heritage in a world that often does not understand their cultures. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
“We have not been able to utilise the ocean’s prosperity and availability,” said the newly appointed Secretary for Fisheries, 46-year-old Manase Felemi. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
‘Akilisi Pohiva, the controversial, Tongatapu no. 1 People’s Representative to the Tongan parliament won his most serious court battle ever when a jury cleared him and his associates on May 19 on charges of crimes against the state. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s civil aviation safety assessment wins the approval of USFAA. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The new General Manager of the Westpac Bank of Tonga, Mishka Tu‘ifua (37), is a winner. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Several controversial and hastily-prepared bills that were introduced to the Tongan legislature when its 2003 session opened in June, have provoked international outrage and local concern. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When Gloria Guttenbeil (24) earned her Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Economics) and her Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Otago her proud parents showed their happiness by buying her a $15,000 V6, Mitsubishi GTO. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tongan community lost a dear friend when Dr. Jehanne Hildegard Teilhet-Fisk passed away in the United States on 28 August 2002 at the age of 63, after fighting a brave battle with cancer. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
There is increasing interest in the state of the economy: in particular the fall in the level of the Pa‘anga, the high level of inflation, and the economic reform programme. I intend to link these issues and to explain the economic and developmental factors behind them. In an educated, open society like Tonga’s, it is important that as many people as possible understand these important issues so that they can make informed contributions to the debate. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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