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Tuesday 3 May 2005
Newbury, United Kingdom
As a Member of Newbury RFC, I would like for you to know what a marvellous ambassador for Tonga Johnny (Sione) has been these last months.
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Tuesday 3 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Nobles 'Ahome'e, and Lasike have been chosen today as the new Nobles Representatives to replace the nobles who were recently appointed as Ministers.
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Monday 2 May 2005
Sydney, Australia
Ko e lea tau e mala’e ‘o e politiki ‘i he fonua mo e kuonga kotoa pe ko e fo’ilea koia ko e .”KAKAI” (people). Ka ko e lea’ni ‘oku mafulifuli hono ‘uhinga, ‘a ia ko hono kakano ia, ‘o makatu’unga ‘i he va (relation) ‘o e “founga fakahoko ngaue’ mo e “kaveinga’ ‘a ia ‘i he faka-politikale ‘oku nofo kainga ai e ongo fakakaukau ‘e ua: -'Inoke Fotu Hu'akau
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Monday 2 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Professor Futa Helu withdrew his support from 'Akilisi Pohiva and Dr Feleti Sevele, and endorsed Clive Edwards as the Number One candidate for Tongatapu in the recent March parliamentary election, he initiated a split in Tonga's Pro-democracy Movement. Tonga now has two Demo camps, the Tonga Human Rights and Democracy Movement and the People's Democratic Party, which have begun to be critical of each other. - Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 2 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An argument among "Demos" People's Representatives, and between the Demos and the new kid on the block, the People's Democratic Party, featured in most of the local newspapers this week in Tonga, apart from the Kele'a, which featured another episode in the Piveni Pikula revelations about Shoreline.
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Monday 2 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25 per cent increase in Nuku'alofa's port tariffs due to start on April 1 has been deferred until July 1 by the Nuku'alofa Port Authority.
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Friday 29 April 2005
California, USA
My story is as similar to yours. Your forebears were in the middle of all these. Mine just happened to be better liars. Six generations later, the story is still told as if they were happened yesterday. Somewhere in Timbuktu, USA, life is good to me. However, I am emotionally tied to a small island nation in the South Pacific. What this small nation need is a leader; someone who remembers, he is provided with luxury while his subjects are struggling to make ends meet; someone who remembers being king is a privilege not a right.
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Thursday 28 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prince Regent, HRH Crown Prince Tupouto'a, was at Fua'amotu International Airport yesterday afternoon, April 28, to welcome the arrival of a 37-seat Convair aircraft of the Peau Vava'u Airways from New Zealand.
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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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