The Maritime Monument Design competition launched this week is a sad attempt at reparation that is far too little and comes way too late. The memorial wall was a selfless gift to the families of the victims in the hope that it would go some way towards appeasing their grief.- Tanya Edwards.
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Results for Princess Ashika
Saturday 14 August 2010
Tuesday 10 August 2010
A memorial stone wall for the 74 people who died in the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika, a year ago on 5 August 2009, was unveiled by Crown Prince Tupoutoa Lavaka in an emotional ceremony at the Vakataumai Cemetery, on Vuna Road, Ma'ufanga on Sunday August 8.
Friday 6 August 2010
One year after the Princess Ashika ferry sank in Ha'apai waters claiming 74 lives, the grieving families and friends of the victims gathered to hold memorials in Nuku'alofa yesterday.
Monday 17 May 2010
The first death certificates issued for victims of the Ashika ferry sinking were issued for the late Fetaulaki Mahe (25) and his three-year-old son Filimone Monti Mahe by Chief Justice Hon Anthony Ford on May 14.
Wednesday 3 March 2010
Washington DC, USA
Tongans will always remember the day the Princess Ashika sunk in the Pacific waters. Just days after the tragedy, I flew over that same ocean on my first trip to Tonga to participate in a discussion of Tonga's corruption and transparency challenges based on recent fieldwork my organization, Global Integrity, had conducted with a team of Tongan researchers and journalists. - Norah Mallaney