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Friday 23 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government has today announced the appointment of Mrs 'Emeline Tuita as its first Ambassador to the People'’s Republic of China.
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Friday 23 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In July 2004 readers from 68 countries visited the Matangi Tonga Online website with over 1.46 million hits for our busiest month since we started posting news stories in December 2003.
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Friday 23 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
From the House, Minute No. 20, Monday 19 July 2004. The House approved to pay the medical bill of the Chairman of the Whole House Committee (Prince Tu‘ipelehake) who was taken to Mercy Ascot hospital in Auckland for an emergency heart operation. By Pesi Fonua
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Friday 23 July 2004
Suva, Fiji
The United States is pushing the multilateral development banks (MDBs) to further strengthen their frameworks for measuring the results of projects they fund so that outcomes can be monitored and assessed, says the Treasury Department's top official for international affairs.
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Law
Wednesday 21 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sixteen Tongan legal practitioners will study in Tonga for a UK Diploma in Law under a new programme supported by the British High Commission in Nuku'alofa
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Wednesday 21 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Constitutional Monarchy form of Government came under scrutiny during a three-–day Human Rights Educational and Awareness Consultation seminar that was hosted by the Human Rights and Democracy Movement in Tonga in Nuku'alofa, July 7-9.
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Wednesday 21 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The elimination of trade protectionism by the World Trade Organisation, in its quest to establish a global economy will confront Tonga with a tremendous trade disadvantage, warned the Prince Regent, Crown Prince Tupouto'a when he opened a three-day National Seminar on WTO issues on July 19, at the National Reserve Bank building, Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 21 July 2004
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
More than 60 lecturers and professors from New Zealand and Australia met in Tonga July 8-10 for their bi-annual conference on Communication Skills in University Education.
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Wednesday 21 July 2004
Press Release Canberra, Australia
Terrorism poses a grave threat to international security. As a Western country with global interests that values peace, religious freedom, respect for the rule of law and tolerance, Australia is a target.
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Friday 16 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has a new reputation as a leader in world web pornography, this week being ranked as one of the top ten country suffixes for web porn publishing.
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Friday 16 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Felicia was crowned Miss Air New Zealand Galaxy Queen by the Hon. Lupepau'u Fusitu'a at the Queen Salote Hall on July 15. Her winning prizes included $700 and a return ticket for two to Los Angeles.
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Thursday 15 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Tongan police officer was cleared of charges that he interfered with the course of justice and of bribery connected to marijuana case evidence.
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Thursday 15 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan continues to support Tonga's education sector with the completion of two further projects funded under Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.
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Thursday 15 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was top heavy at the Miss Galaxy Pageant last night, July 14 with contestants wearing some unusual and monstrous hat creations, such as a house (yes, on the head) and the Titanic. Photos by Linny Folau
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Wednesday 14 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Miss Galaxy pageant for 2004 lived up to its reputation as an outrageous, and fun-packed fashion show of young men dressing up as girls, wearing the most fantastically designed costumes.
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Wednesday 14 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United States and Australia signed a framework memorandum of understanding July 7 outlining future Australian participation on cooperative missile defence activities.
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Wednesday 14 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
MPs dismayed with a reduction in the allocation for road construction and repair, and point to desperate need by the people of Kanokupolu and Ha'atafu to stop their villages from eroding into the sea. From the House, Minute No. 19, (Monday night) 28 June 2004.
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Saturday 10 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's sole supplier of electricity, the Shoreline Power Group, is investing $13 million to upgrade its power generation capacity and its distribution network.
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Saturday 10 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A nineteen year old local beauty, Telesia Kaitapu was crowned Miss Heilala 2004-5 last night, by the Hon. Fane Tupou Vava'u Tuita at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 9 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Justice Ford at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court, July 7 reserved his decision on whether a civil defamation should be heard by a jury or by a judge.
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