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Wednesday 4 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan people, for the last three weeks have been deprived of reading newspapers, including the Tongan government's own newspaper.
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Wednesday 4 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After weeks of wrangling over the proposed $6.3 million loan by Tongatapu squash exporters, from the Tonga Development Bank, $2 million has been approved.
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Wednesday 28 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 152 plaintiffs are signatories to a writ, calling for a Judicial Review of the media legislation enacted by the Tonga government last year, which curtailed freedom of speech and introduced restrictive print media licensing.
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Saturday 24 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The USA government does not like the move by the Tongan government to regulate Press Freedom, according to the USA Ambassador to Tonga, David Laurence Lyon, who visited Tonga January 14-16.
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Thursday 22 January 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
The first Marijuana case for 2004 was dismissed by Chief Justice Ward at the Supreme Court Nuku'alofa on January 20 because of the irregularities and unreliable evidence provided by the police.
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Friday 16 January 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Two Czech men were detained overnight at Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport on Tuesday January 13 after arriving without visas.
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Friday 16 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The capital's rubbish dump at Popua near Nuku'alofa, has been the source of headaches for the residents in the nearby areas with frequent burning and smoke as experienced on Christmas day.
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Thursday 15 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 20 new US Peace Corps volunteers for Tonga were sworn in on January 15, by the US Ambassador to Tonga, David Lyons.
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Wednesday 14 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Police raided village shops in Tonga last week confiscating copies of the Taimi 'o Tonga newspaper, and also seizing cash from shops that had sold newspapers.
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Wednesday 14 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man accused of murder will face trial by jury in the Supreme Court of Tonga on 25 February 2004.
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Wednesday 14 January 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
A national 7-a-side Rugby League team to represent Tonga at the World Sevens League tournament in Sydney at the end of January was announced in Nuku'alofa on January 8.
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Tuesday 13 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cyclone Heta has left the isolated island of Niuatoputapu with a limited supply of food crops and a lot of damage to infrastructure, after passing within 45 km of the island in the early hours of January 6.
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Wednesday 7 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prince Tu'ipelehake, in an unprecedented move by a member of the Tongan Royal Family, has called on the Australian Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, to use his influence to pressure the Tongan government to further democratise its Constitutional Monarchy system of government.
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Wednesday 7 January 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first Cyclone to threaten Tonga in 2004 moved away from the southern islands of Tongatapu yesterday to the south east after passing on a track that took it south from Tuvalu passing between Samoa and Tonga, but close to the northern island of Niuatoputapu.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was no Christmas cheer for the Tongan media from the Tonga Government this year. In the Christmas Eve mail postmarked "Nuku'alofa December 24, 2003" were the Gazetted copies of the government's new Media Legislation, which had been withheld from the eyes of the local press after being signed by the King in November this year.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Between 2,000 to 3,000 Freedom Marchers gathered at the Catholic Basilica of St Anthony of Padua, Nuku’alofa, at mid-day on October 6, and marched to the Tongan Parliament to present petitions calling for protection of Freedom of Speech, threatened by a Government Bill to change the Tongan Constitution. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
These days if Tongans are befuddled by their independent news services, then their government’s information machine is no better. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Now that they are illegal, Tongan adoptions will not be recognised by other countries From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
How they voted in the House, the 16 members who voted to curb free speech were: Prince ‘Ulukalala Lavaka Ata, James Cecil Cocker, William Clive Edwards, Dr Masasso T. Paunga, Dr Viliami Ta‘u Tangi, Hon. Fielakepa, Siosiua Tupou ‘Utoikamanu, ‘Aisea Havea Taumoepeau, Paula Sunia Bloomfield, Hon. Tuita, Hon. Malupo, Hon. ‘Akau‘ola, Hon. Fohe, Hon. Nuku, Hon. Havea Tu‘iha‘angana, and Hon. Tu‘i‘afitu. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Reconstruction of Tonga High School started on October 9, three years after a fire destroyed over $3 million pa’anga worth of classrooms and equipment at the kingdom’s leading secondary school. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.

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