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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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Wednesday 18 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The five People's Representatives who face criminal charges relating to the destruction of Nuku'alofa on November 16, 2006, appeared at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court for the first time this morning to make their pleas.
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Thursday 24 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister of Police Hon. Siaosi 'Aho said that he thought 'Akilisi Pohiva was hallucinating when he came into the Cabinet Room on November 16 and demanded for government to endorse a proposal by the people for political change.
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Thursday 17 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Acting Prime Minister took the witness stand on Day Three of a preliminary inquiry hearing into sedition charges against five People's Representatives and told the Court that the Prime Minister had been asked to write a letter under duress on November 16 while the town burned.
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Wednesday 7 February 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police Magistrate Samiu Palu this morning adjourned again the court appearance of 'Akilisi Pohiva, Tu'i Uata and Semisi Sika to Friday Febuary 9.
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Thursday 23 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Noble Tu'ipelehake today refused to attend the closure of the Tonga Legislative Assembly, and sat outside in protest against the People's Representatives who, he said, "have used terrorism as a political tool."
Wednesday 22 November 2006
2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Addressing a stunned nation at about 6:30 pm on Thursday 16 November 2006 after the supporters of a rally organised by Pro-Democracy People's Representatives' and the Pangai Si'i Committee had sacked central Nuku'alofa, 'Akilisi Pohiva, 'Uliti Uata, Lepolo Taunisila, Clive Edwards and 'Isileli Pulu went live on Radio Tonga to make their victory speeches to the nation. By Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 8 September 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No costs were awarded to the Government of Tonga, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House after the Tonga Supreme Court heard submissions on costs for the Parliamentary case that challenged the legality of the Opening of the Tongan Legislature by the Princess Regent on June 1.
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Thursday 15 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The eight members of parliament who forced the Tongan Legislature to close this week changed their minds yesterday afternoon, and now, in an abrupt turnaround, they want the House to reopen, fearing that they have given the government a free-rein on the new Budget. Withdrawal is not going to be easy or cheap for the plaintiffs who, after claiming that the opening of Parliament on June 1 was illegal, have applied to the Supreme Court for their Civil Case, to be "discontinued".
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Thursday 1 June 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over a thousand people took to the streets of Nuku'alofa today, in a national march to present to the Palace a letter of petition calling for "political reform". Photos by Linny Folau/ Matangi Tonga.
Wednesday 24 May 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Public Service Association who is demanding that a new interim government take over Tonga, or else they will strike, has delayed their national march until June 1.
Thursday 17 November 2005
USA
I read about other's urgency to change the kingdom before the new king is crowned. Whether it is sooner or later, it will be the day history will judge us by how well we take care of the kingdom during our watch. Long term peace is never an accident. - TamaFoa
Friday 4 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On today's public holiday to mark the 130th year of the Tongan Constitution, a political rally of about 200 people at Pangai Si'i in Nuku'alofa was told that the constitution deprives them of fundamental rights.
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Tuesday 16 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On August 1, before the House decided to go into recess due to the ongoing civil service strike, the Prime Minister, Prince 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata, expressed his dismay with what Clive Edwards had been saying on television, calling on the strikers to do something about public servants who were not on strike but were still working for government. He thought it was unusual for a former Minister of Police to say things like that. He said that what Clive was doing was inciting people to riot. Tonga Legislative Assembly, Minute No. 22, Monday August 1, 2005. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 2 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Professor Futa Helu withdrew his support from 'Akilisi Pohiva and Dr Feleti Sevele, and endorsed Clive Edwards as the Number One candidate for Tongatapu in the recent March parliamentary election, he initiated a split in Tonga's Pro-democracy Movement. Tonga now has two Demo camps, the Tonga Human Rights and Democracy Movement and the People's Democratic Party, which have begun to be critical of each other. - Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua
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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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Monday 28 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As the latest Tongan Government political reform initiative begins to unfold, following the appointment of Cabinet ministers from elected members of Parliament on March 21, we are witnessing a number of interesting political happenings. At the same the Temo's position as an opposition to government has been weakened - they have lost their fighting edge with their acceptance of the government proposal for a piece-meal political reform program. Editor’s Comment
Friday 18 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Now that the historical 2005 parliamentary general election is over, the next question is who will gain the Grace and Favour of the Royal Family to become Cabinet Ministers? Four ministers are to be selected this year from the new Nobles' and People's Representatives. Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua
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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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Friday 18 February 2005
USA
It was a tsunami like wave that was felt through out the land, the islands that is, when Mr. Edwards blasted the royals with accusations of misappropriations and misgivings during the time he was basking in the limelight and among the elites and the crème de la crème of the populace.

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