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Monday 10 November 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In spite of its critical financial problems, Royal Tongan Airlines plans to go ahead and extend its international services.
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Monday 10 November 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's annual squash exports for Japan could reach 20,000 tonnes, but people in the industry are predicting the price will plummet this year to a disappointing low of between 20 and 15 seniti per kilo.
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Monday 10 November 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Taufa Vaka (23), was found guilty on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm, when he appeared in the Nuku'alofa Police Magistrate's Court on November 11.
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Friday 7 November 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga'’s 'Ikale Tahi rugby team returned home from Australia with the Wooden Spoon for Pool D in the Rugby World Cup, after losing all of its four pool games against Italy, Wales, the All Blacks and Canada.
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Thursday 30 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“It seems that the state of our economy is starting to look up, the result of efforts that we have made in the past”.- King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
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Friday 24 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Member of Parliament, 'Etuate Lavulavu, who was arrested in the United States on October 1, returned to Tonga on 24 October 2003.
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Friday 24 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The amendment to Clause 7 'Freedom of Speech' of the Tongan Constitution, was passed by the Tongan Legislative Assembly with a vote16-11 on October 16, along with a new Newspaper Act 2003, which was passed 14-8.
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Friday 24 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Disregarding strong public protests and the opposition of People'’s Representatives, the Tongan Government pushed through a bill for Constitutional change on October 16. The changes, which have yet to be signed into law by the king, will allow government to control freedom of speech. The 16 members who voted in favour of the controversial Bill were: Prince 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata, James Cecil Cocker, William Clive Edwards, Dr Masasso T. Paunga, Dr Viliami Ta'u Tangi, Fielakepa, Siosiua Tupou 'Utoikamanu, 'Aisea Havea Taumoepeau, Paula Sunia Bloomfield, Tuita, Malupo, 'Akau'ola, Fohe, Nuku, Havea Tu'iha'angana, and Tu'i'afitu.
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Friday 24 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Security officers at Tonga's airports will be armed in the near future.
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Friday 24 October 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Drunken driving is responsible for an increasing number of road accident deaths in Tonga, where fatalities have doubled in the last year, 2003.
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Friday 24 October 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Tongan rugby league stars Lesley Vainikolo and Tevita Vaikona, were due to return home to Tonga at the end of the year, after helping their British club side, Bradford Bulls, to an unprecedented trio of Super League trophies.
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Monday 6 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
2,000 to 3,000 Freedom Marchers gathered at the Catholic Basilica of St Anthony of Padua, Nuku'alofa, the capital of Tonga, at mid-day today, and marched to the Tongan Parliament (below) to present petitions calling for protection of Freedom of Speech, which is threatened by a Government Bill to change the Tongan Constitution. - Photos by Pesi Fonua, Linny Folau, and George Cocker.
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Thursday 2 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The campaign by seven of the nine people's representatives to win public support to oppose the Tonga government's proposed changes to Clause 7 "Freedom of Speech" of the Constitution is in full swing, and they are calling for people to turn out for a national demonstration on Monday 6 October 2003 .
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Thursday 2 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The controversy over the proposal by government to amend Clause 7 of the Tongan Constitution, giving government the right to make laws to control Freedom of Speech and the media, is dividing the country. Government is not going to win respect by changing the laws, simply because it has been losing its court cases against its critics. We are at the cross roads, in an unfamiliar Twilight Zone. Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua (From our Archives 2003).
Thursday 2 October 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
The Oceania Broadcasting Television Network was fined Tongan $750, and its two presenters, Sangstar Saulala and Semisi Kailahi were also fined T$500 each for defaming the former Minister of Justice, Tevita Tupou.
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Thursday 2 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's "March for Freedom" will begin in the three main centres at 12 noon on Monday October 6, the same day that Parliament is due to debate Constitutional change.
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Wednesday 1 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The hockey and cricket seasons opening in Tonga on Saturday September 27 with a march along Hala Taufa'ahau, the capital's main street, by the All Tonga Cricket Association and the girls Tonga Hockey Federation.
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Wednesday 1 October 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Dan Manu, a former open-side flanker for the Australian Wallabies, is one of several international rugby players who have helped to promote Tonga through excellence in sport.
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Tuesday 30 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Remote Islands and Rural Technology was the theme of a two-day Pacific Islands telecommunications workshop that was held at the International Dateline Hotel, Nuku'alofa, from September 29-30.
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Tuesday 23 September 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Sangstar Saulala, Semisi Kailahi and Oceania Broadcasting Television Network OBN were found guilty of criminal defamation for defaming the former Minister of Justice, Tevita Tupou, at the Supreme Court, Nuku'alofa, Tonga, on September 19.
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