The call for Tongans to be sensible and to select parliamentary representatives who will use their money wisely, is a message that we have heard repeatedly since the first election under our new system of government that was introduced in 2010. Campaigning is underway for the upcoming General Election on November 18, 2021, which will be the fourth General Election under our so-called “More Democratic System of Government”. But most interestingly, after 11 years, we find ourselves still living in Disneyland, with politicians promoting many different interpretations of the system of government and encouraging everyone to go along for the ride. By Pesi Fonua
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Sunday 26 September 2021
Tuesday 14 November 2006
The future date of Tonga's annual King's Birthday Heilala Festival remains uncertain, following the death of the late king, Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
Tuesday 30 January 2001
Tonga’s new Prime Minister Prince ‘Ulukālala Lavaka Ata, at the end of his first 12 months in office, appears to be taking a tight control of everything from economics to controlling the pigs in the villages. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
Friday 29 September 2000
The Jester to the King of Tonga, J. D. Bogdonoff visited the Kingdom in July. As might be expected, the visit was a mixture of pleasure and business for the Jester. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
Wednesday 1 July 1998
HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV at 80: "The main thing is to have good manners, be smart, know what you are doing, then there is no reason why a person is not given the opportunity." The King recently introduced a new sport, hockey for girls, which he hopes will make them so tired that they will not have time to get into trouble. Interview by Pesi Fonua, from Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol.13 no. 2, July 1998.