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Thursday 28 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
April was the wettest month so far this year on Tongatapu with 301.05 mm of rainfall recorded by the Meteorological Center at Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport.
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Thursday 28 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Sonatane Tu‘akinamalohi Taumoepeau Tupou, Tonga's Minister of Foreign Affairs, was appointed as the Acting Minister of Defence on Friday April 22, 2005.
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Thursday 28 April 2005
Suva, Fiji
The amount of drama and diplomacy played by greedy politicians and certain members of the royal family is quite appalling. Shoreline Company is for one. I think that it is about time that the people run their own electricity company. It is evident that in the hands of the wrong people, the Shoreline Company has become a disaster to the people as well as a liability to the kingdom itself. feleti s.
Wednesday 27 April 2005
Leicester, United Kingdom
Finau Maka scored the first try in the semi-final for the Heineken Cup between his team, Toulouse, a French outfit, and Leicester Tigers from the United Kingdom at Walker's Stadium, Leicester, last Sunday April 24.
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Wednesday 27 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Half a container of counterfeit brand name cigarettes was ordered to be destroyed, in a ruling by Justice Thomas at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on April 21.
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Wednesday 27 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 37-seat Convair aircraft for the Peau Vava'u Airways is expected to arrive in Tonga this afternoon, April 27.
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Monday 25 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The front pages of the three Local newspapers the Taimi, the Talaki and the Kalonikali, published this week, were dominated by story of the sudden death of Tonga's Minister of Defence, Col. Fetu'utolu Tupou, but other key stories included the planned May 7 march by petitioners to the Palace, the formation of the People's Democratic Party, and the need for more security at the prison to stop escapes.
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Friday 22 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sudden rise of Dr Feleti Sevele to a prominent position in Cabinet, as Acting Prime Minister, this week is food for thought, taking into consideration that he is a full-blooded Demo who has been pushing for political changes in Tonga for years. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 22 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The funeral of Tonga's Minister of Defence, the Hon. Col. ‘Aloua Fetu‘utolu Tupou, was held this morning, Friday 22 April at the Takaunove cemetery, Nuku‘alofa. Photos by Linny Folau
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Thursday 21 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Noble Vaha‘i, the Tongatapu no. 1 Noble's Representative to Tonga's Legislative Assembly was rushed to Vaiola Hospital yesterday evening after suffering a heart attack.
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Thursday 21 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele, has been appointed as Tonga's Acting Prime Minister, only a month after he entered Cabinet following the March General Election.
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Thursday 21 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The funeral of Tonga's Minister of Defence, Hon. Col. Fetu‘’utolu Tupou will take place tomorrow morning, Friday 22 April.
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Thursday 21 April 2005
Australia
I was a government employee in Tonga for almost 10 years. I am now residing in Australia as an Australian citizen. Are they distributing any Superannuation Fund statements to it's members? I have not received a single statement since I left the Tongan public service in 2001.
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Thursday 21 April 2005
USA
Leaving the comfort of my poor upbringing at Foa for a new land, I am still amazed at many things that have not changed. Juan de Mariana once said, - "Taxes are commonly a calamity for the people and a nightmare for the government. For the former they are always excessive; for the latter they are never enough, never too much." Tama Foa
Wednesday 20 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga's case the consultative meetings held this week in Nuku'alofa were poorly attended by the private sector, and participants had difficulty grasping the complexity of the trade negotiations. Meanwhile, the Forum's selection of Tonga's negotiators and representatives to some of the consultative committees was not clear.
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Tuesday 19 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young Tongan who suffered a severe spinal injury in a swimming accident at the weekend has been sent to New Zealand with the help of a group of local business people, who are now fundraising for her treatment.
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Tuesday 19 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tesina Fuko was elected as the President of Tonga's newly established People...’s Democratic Party, at a meeting of the PDP at ‘Atenisi on Friday April 15.
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Monday 18 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister of Defence, the Hon. Col. ‘‘Aloua Fetu‘’utolu Tupou died suddenly at his residence, at Pahu, Nuku‘’alofa, on Saturday morning, April 16.
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Monday 18 April 2005
Durban, South Africa
Tonga settled for fourth place in the IRB Under-19 world championship after it was beaten by Italy 34-17 on Sunday April 17, at Kings Park, Durbin, South Africa.
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Monday 18 April 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
It is rather unfortunate that we still have people like Peter P Goldstern in the kingdom or put it this way, it is only in the kingdom that we still find people like Mr Goldstern. Yes, only in the kingdom can Mr Goldstern put his strings of B.Sc and M.Sc into perfect use! Have we forgotten Dr Wong, the court jester and the like? -Sailosi Finau

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