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Thursday 20 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten days of mourning began in Tonga this morning with the arrival from the USA of the caskets of Prince Tu‘ipelehake and Princess Kaimana.
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Thursday 20 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Polling started slowly this morning in a by-election to elect a new Ha'apai People'’s Representative to the Tongan Parliament. Photos by Linny Folau
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Thursday 20 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vinisia Lose Hefa (36) was finally laid to rest yesterday, July 19, at the Piki pea Vela Cemetery, Haveluloto, following a funeral service at the Fakamolemole Free Wesleyan Church, conducted by Rev. Dr Manase Tafea.
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Thursday 20 July 2006
Brighton, United Kingdom
I write from the UK where the Princess Kaimana was posted for four years at the Tongan High Commission in London. She touched people on the other side of the world as much as she did in Tonga. Hers were not always great acts of politics but of acts of kindness, consideration, and humour that often go unacknowledged but have an enduring influence in many unanticipated and important ways. - Dr Maika Poltorak
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Tuesday 18 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sudden death of Prince Tu'ipelehake was a great loss to Tonga's political reform movement. Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 17 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The official program for the funeral of the late Prince Tu‘ipelehake and the late Princess Kaimana on July 20-21 will be released on Wednesday, Paula Ma'u, the Deputy Secretary to Cabinet said today.
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Monday 17 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new proposal for a Parliamentary Democratic form of government was presented by Sione Tapani Mangisi to the Kingdom of Tonga National Committee for Political Reform on June 22 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Monday 17 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is most certain to secure a place for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, after thrashing Cook Islands 90-0 last weekend July 8 at the Teufaiva stadium, Nuku'alofa.
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Sunday 16 July 2006
American Samoa
Today, after much frustration in the District Court of American Samoa dealing with Immigration procedures (the lack of it) here in American Samoa to the disadvantages of the members of the Tongan Community, I am determined that I should be yelling at a higher level. But not about us here. I wanted to through in my hat to the political debate going on in Tonga. - Devil/Dog Kava
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Saturday 15 July 2006
Hillsborough,California, USA
Princess Siu'ilikutapu of Tonga said on Friday her family has forgiven the teenage girl charged with killing her brother Prince Tu'ipelehake, and his wife Princess Kaimana in a car crash, but they will not ask prosecutors to drop the charges.
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Saturday 15 July 2006
USA
The Temos seems to be ripping apart at the seams. The friendship and camaraderie seems to be fading in a group that seemed inseparable a couple years back. How ironic! -TamaFoa
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Friday 14 July 2006
Sydney, Australia
I, like all Tongans, feel immense sadness at the untimely deaths of HRH Prince Tu'ipelehake and Princess Kaimana of Tonga. Thank you your Royal Highnesses for all that you have done for our great country. 'Amelia Pafusi Tatola Schedlich,
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Thursday 13 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A historical link between Tonga and the islands of Futuna and ‘Uvea was reactivated this morning by the ‘Uvean chief, Saatula, who is visiting Nuku‘alofa.
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Thursday 13 July 2006
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
It's appalling to suggest that Ms Delgado would learn to appreciate the law more if she is shipped off to Tonga. In contrast, she would have been treated more humanely in the U.S. prison systems with education and rehabilitation, etc. Please note, Tonga is not a penal colony. - Sione A. Mokofisi
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Wednesday 12 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government's proposed sale of its shareholding in the Westpac Bank of Tonga was not finalized, said the new chairperson for the Westpac Bank of Tonga Board, Ms Jane Kittel, who is currently in Tonga on a five-days visit.
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Wednesday 12 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Airline Tonga introduced a 50-seater Convair aircraft to its domestic air service on July 3, servicing the Tongatapu-Vava‘u-Ha‘apai route twice daily from Monday to Saturday.
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Wednesday 12 July 2006
Seattle, USA
The NCPR committee came last Saturday to keep the original plan that was scheduled for Seattle meeting. 'Aisea Taumoepeau & Fatai Pale held the meetings followed after the community prayer by all different faiths in the Seattle area who came to mourn the loss of Prince Tuipelehake and Princess Kaimana.- Fatima 'Aho
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Tuesday 11 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Legislature has adjourned its proceedings and postponed the Parliamentarians national tour in July because of the Royal funeral of the late Prince Tu'’ipelehake and the late Princess Kaimana Tuku'’aho, according to Tevita '‘Ova the Chief Clerk of the House.
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Tuesday 11 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shoreline whistleblower, Piveni Piukala, pleaded not guilty to two criminal charges under Tonga's Computer Crimes Act at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court, this morning, July 11.
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Tuesday 11 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tabar, a destroyer of the Indian Navy, arrived in Nuku'alofa yesterday, July 10 on a three-days good will visit.
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