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Wednesday 23 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The implementation of a newly structured Tonga Police was officially declared by the Minister of Police, Hon. Dr Viliami Latu on Monday, February 21, when he announced the appointment by the government of Police Commander Chris Kelley as Tonga's first Police Commissioner.
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Thursday 13 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new Minister of Health 'Akilisi Pohiva tendered his resignation today, less than two weeks after he was appointed as a Cabinet Minister on 29 December 2010.
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Thursday 13 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Princess Regent HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita arrived in pouring rain to open the first session Tonga's Legislative Assembly under the new system of government, shortly after 10:00am today at Parliament House, Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 4 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Fijian artistocrat, Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi, today joined Tonga's Law Lords becoming Lord Madraiwiwi Tangatatonga, through a life peerage bestowed by Tonga's King George Tupou V.
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Wednesday 10 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States Armed Forces Admiral Michael Mullen dropped into Tonga for a three-hour visit on November 9 and thanked Tonga for their continued commitment and support in promoting peace and stability in the world, by providing troops to Iraq and now Afghanistan.
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Thursday 9 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visiting Tonga in early September an award-winning writer and geopolitical expert, Cleo Paskal, is looking closely at Tonga's political reform process in a country she says is "a remarkable, spectacular place" that is now in a unique situation of having to think through many of the fundamentals of an electoral process from scratch. - by Mary Lyn Fonua
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Wednesday 18 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'On The Spot', a talented young Tongan singing group received an award for the "Best Commonwealth Band/Artist" musical video, at Marlborough House, London on August 12, 2010, International Youth Day. Three girls, singers 'Emeline Kite, Minaira Fifita and Nisyola Fifita, and two boys, guitarist Samiu 'Ofa and cinematographer Malani Wolfgram travelled to London to receive their award.
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Law
Saturday 14 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chief Justice Anthony Ford during his last day in office on August 13 stressed the importance of ensuring the independence of the Tongan judiciary.
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Tuesday 29 June 2010
Sydney, Australia
By Adam Freier. My new comrade, the ever-positive curly-haired kid, was quickly becoming my newest mate and inspiration. His name was George Smith. Rugby was just a game, and a game to always enjoy. And we did and we both made the Australian schoolboys Test versus New Zealand few days later. What I learnt from George was to be yourself; to not let the game rule you and determine your happiness. The lesson George taught me was to cherish every opportunity that comes your way. Who knows where it will take you?
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Wednesday 16 June 2010
Wellington, New Zealand
George 'Alipate Tupou or 'Baron Vaea' as he became better known, was the 12th Prime Minister of Tonga, presiding over the Pacific nation from 1991 until 2000. - Article from the New Zealand Defence Force.
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Monday 14 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Una Tupou (63) received the Japanese decoration of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays on June 11, in recognition for her significant contribution in the development of soroban education in Tonga.
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Monday 14 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan drama graduate Anthony Taufa (27) is making a name for himself in Australia as a Shakespearean actor, playing the lead role of Othello, the Moor of Venice in a production by The Kingsmen currently running in Melbourne.
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Thursday 10 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Nuku'alofa businesswoman Naoko Matahira Afeaki (51) passed away at her residence in Kolofo'ou on Wednesday, June 9 after a battle with cancer.
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Wednesday 9 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. 'Inoke Tongaleva Ngongokilitoto Luani (22) was appointed to the hereditary noble title, Luani at the Free Wesleyan Church at Malapo on May 27.
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Monday 31 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The popular Billfish Bar and Restaurant on the Nuku'alofa waterfront celebrated its 15th birthday on May 4.
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Thursday 27 May 2010
Toulouse, France
Finau Maka, a Tongan Rugby star in France, was arrested and subsequently released by police who were investigating a charge of keeping an illegal immigrant as his personal slave at his home in Toulouse this week.
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Monday 24 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Noble Luani (50) who passed away in Vava'u on 12 May was laid to rest at the Tufu mo Kale Cemetery, at the village of Malapo. Tongatapu, on Friday, May 21.
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Wednesday 19 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pirates from 31 yachts raided Big Mama's Yacht Club at the Pangaimotu Island Resort on Monday evening for the Great Fancy Dress Party of the 2010 Big Mama's Tonga Rally.
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Tuesday 16 March 2010
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Tribute was made to the contribution of the late Dr Hu'akavameiliku by Mr. Murray Proctor, AusAID's HIV Ambassador at the first Pacific launch of the report "Turning the Tide: An OPEN strategy for a response to AIDS in the Pacific" that took place here in Papua New Guinea on Thursday 11 March 2010. Dr. Hu'akavameiliku was the Chairman of the Commission of AIDS in the Pacific when work began on this report. - 'Amelia Kinahoi-Siamomua.
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Thursday 18 February 2010
Crocus Valley, Canada
Faith, Wisdom, Courage, Knowledge and Quality of a Tongan Ministry encouraged Canadian Professionals to visit Tonga.
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