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Friday 23 February 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Education yesterday, February 22 signed a 3-years contract with UniQuest Pty Ltd. of the University of Queensland to develop a new school curriculum for Tonga.
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Friday 23 February 2007
Neiafu, Vava'u,Tonga
A special US$848,968 Japanese Non-Project Grant Aid to Tonga was signed in Neiafu, Vava'u, last Wednesday, February 14.
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Friday 23 February 2007
Oslo, Norway
I congratulate Chief Justice Anthony Ford on his decision in ordering first time offenders to do community work and cleaning up/picking up the rubbish along the waterfront in Nuku'alofa. - Peki Matheson
Thursday 22 February 2007
USA
I wish to convey my huge round of applause and immense support of Chief Justice, Anthony Ford implementation of the first offenders doing community work by cleaning up the Nuku'alofa waterfront.
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Wednesday 21 February 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
First offenders who have been given suspended sentences and ordered to do community work by the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court will next month serve the community by picking up rubbish from along the Nuku'alofa waterfront.
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Tuesday 20 February 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After the Tongan Cabinet extended the Emergency Powers for another 30 days, effective from Friday, February 16, the Tonga Defence Services has removed all their check points from the central Nuku'alofa area.
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Tuesday 20 February 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The four People's Representatives, 'Akilisi Pohiva, 'Isileli Pulu, William Clive Edwards and Lepolo Taunisila who have been charged with sedition could lose their parliamentary seats and their right to stand for re-election if they are found guilty by the courts.
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Monday 19 February 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The four People's Representatives, 'Akilisi Pohiva, 'Isileli Pulu, William Clive Edwards and Lepolo Taunisila, who have been charged with sedition and other counts will appear for their Preliminary Inquiry hearings during the last week of March.
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Friday 16 February 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan public, the government and the police were unanimous in their desire for the Tonga Police Force to be reformed a seven-members assessment team from Australia and New Zealand have found.
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Friday 16 February 2007
Wellington, New Zealand
With the Solomon Islands claiming Australia is a meddling regional bully, defence ties with Fiji cut following the fourth military coup in 19 years and the state of emergency poised to be extended in Tonga, John Howard has his hands full in the Pacific, The Age reports.
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Thursday 15 February 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three months after the Nuku'alofa Central Business District was destroyed by a mob on November 16, 2006, very little reconstruction work has begun. Photos by Linny Folau
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Thursday 15 February 2007
Sopu 'o Taufa (Israel),Tonga
Please add on my letter to the interesting debate raised by Joe Smith. I heard the comment on TV as Defence is allowed to cap their strength at 1500. They still have to ask for their budget, so the question is how much Tonga can afford and how Tonga need. With all the great ideas the weakness of Joe's argument is based on his bottom line. - Sione Talateu
Wednesday 14 February 2007
Pago Pago, Amerika Samoa
The Tonga Defense Force deserve more credits than what it has been dealt lately. Joe Smith, after 20 years in the US armed Forces is missing the point here. The Tonga Defense Force is better compared to its equivalent as the National Guard in the United States armed Services System. Their mission is quite similar. - Sione Lousiale Kava
Wednesday 14 February 2007
Salt lake city, Utah,USA
I used Fiji and Samoa because they face about the same level of external threat as Tonga (basically none). They are in the same geographical region and share many similarities. I threw in the USA, who is a major super power engaged in a war, to demonstrate the absurdity of the size of the TDS. I used published numbers on population, GDP and military size to add facts to my argument. - Joe Smith
Tuesday 13 February 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's national rugby team the 'Ikale Tahi finally qualified to participate in the 2007 Rugby World Cup on Saturday, February 10 after thrashing South Korea 85-3 at the Waitemata Park, Auckland, New Zealand.
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Tuesday 13 February 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Defence Services TDS has issued a public warning that they will use "lethal force (force causing death)" to apprehend anyone who uses weapons such as axes, knives and firearms to threaten the safety of the public.
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Tuesday 13 February 2007
Pahu,Tongatapu
I was interested in one of the letters from Mr Kavaha'apai where he touched very briefly on what is expected of our representatives, and their important roles and the impact of their roles on us, the people that they represent. This is an important and much relevant issue for us commoners. We must understand what qualities do we want our people's representatives to have and what we want our representatives to do in parliament, considering the paths we came and where we are now and the political climate that is prevailing in the country at the moment. - Losena Vai
Monday 12 February 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government will not wait forever for the Peau Vava'u Airways to get its service back on air, according to Viliami Ma'ake, the Acting Secretary and Director of Tonga's Ministry of Civil Aviation.
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Monday 12 February 2007
During the past months and in the process of rebuilding our own organisation, we have been trying to find ways to improve our news services to our many readers from all over the world. Just last week we have introduced a system whereby the content of the Matangi Tonga Online is divided into three categories: Premium Content, Delayed Premium Content and Free Content.
Sunday 11 February 2007
Mangere, New Zealand
It is very important to accept the fact that Shorelines has made a big different to the reliability of power generation and distribution. We should also understand the fact that we cannot control the oil price and the price of oil has been sky high by more than 200% during the last 2 decades and to be reasonable, the rates of tariff increase is acceptable. -David Tapiaka
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