Colourful sarong wear and talent performances by seven Miss Heilala contestants wowed a large crowd during the pageant’s first night of competition last night, 7 July at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Tuesday 8 July 2014
Friday 13 August 2010
Tonga is sending four contingents of soldiers to Afghanistan to support the Western Allied War on Terror. The Tongan Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele in an interview said that Tonga has previously supported requests from both the USA and the UK for soldiers to fight their battles overseas. But this time Dr Sevele says "let's not kid ourselves that is all plain sailing." By Pesi Fonua.
Saturday 30 August 2003
Tonga was fulfilling an obligation to the United States when it supported the Coalition operation in Iraq, Tonga’s Prince Regent, Crown Prince Tupouto‘a said on July 22 when questioned by Matangi Tonga on Tonga’s position. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
Monday 20 March 2000
(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.