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Wednesday 16 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Better Business Governance was the theme of a short training program and mentoring for company directors in Tonga this month.
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Tuesday 15 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Long-time parliamentarian 'Uliti Uata, aims to finish building his downtown office block on Nuku'alofa's main street this year - a project that has taken 24 years.
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Tuesday 15 February 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
Although once touted as the country having the most PhD graduates/tertiary graduates per capita in the world, it remains puzzling how the Kingdom of Tonga has been lagging behind in so many aspects of government, society, law, business, religion and economics etc., for so long now.
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Tuesday 15 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The murder trial of Nakita Folau Tu‘’itavake (40), opened before Chief Justice Robin Webster at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court yesterday, February 14.
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Thursday 10 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The approach by government to appoint four cabinet ministers from the 18 elected members of the House this year has given a new dimension to Tonga's 2005 parliamentary election. Now, in effect, an elected member of the "opposition" may cross the floor to become a member of the cabinet. Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua,
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Thursday 10 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men who stole detonators to use for fishing were fined and given two and three year suspended sentences by Chief Justice Robin Webster on February 7 at the Nuku'’alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 9 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year is hotter than last year in Tonga, with the two hottest days so far this year in Tongatapu recorded on January 12-13, when the temperature reached 33 degrees celsius with 96% humidity.
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Tuesday 8 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'‘Etuate Lavulavu, (46) the Vava'u No. 2 People's Representative to the Tongan Parliament for the past three-years is seeking a second term in the House - a colourful first term as a Tongan Parliamentarian. By Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 8 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese community in Tongatapu last night celebrated not only their traditional Chinese Lunar New Year but also the beginning of the Chinese Spring Festival of the Year of the Rooster.
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Tuesday 8 February 2005
Honolulu, Hawaii
Congratulations on 14 million hits in 2004. It is quite exciting to read all letters to the Editor and all individual opinions. - M. T. Tuaileva
Monday 7 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Following concern in Tonga in recent weeks over the rising cost of electricity, the Prince Regent, Crown Prince Tupouto'a told Matangi Tonga Online that his power supply company, Shoreline, has now made it a top priority to reduce its fuel costs for power generation. by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 7 February 2005
California, USA
Clive Edwards was for eight years the most active and public critic of Tonga's pro-democracy movement even succeeding, at times, in jailing pro-democracy Members of Parliament. Now, however, he wants to join them as one of the nine Commoner MPs. How can someone who has spent close to a decade trying to keep the people out of Parliament suddenly claim that he is one of the commoners now? It's all a ploy to get back into a position of power so as to finish a lot of what he started earlier in his career. - Siane Tu‘ione
Friday 4 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When I became Minister, Kalafi Moala's little newspaper attacked me weekly for a period of nine years. These attacks have come in the form of nasty, personal letters to the Editor and articles which were all prepared by Kalafi Moala and his staff. ...His obsession for personal revenge is making him a fanatical campaigner. - Clive Edwards.
Friday 4 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan community has donated $22,887 pa'anga toward the Asian Tsunami relief fund, following a fund raising effort over the last month.
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Thursday 3 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lopeti Senituli (49), a veteran political activist who has drafted five different models of an alternative form of government for Tonga, is now a candidate in Tonga's March 17 General Election. He is one of 31 candidates competing for the three Tongatapu People's Representative seats in the Tongan Legislative Assembly.
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Thursday 3 February 2005
Honolulu, Hawaii
Sione Tui'one Pulotu, a Tongan canoe builder and woodcarver, was one of the six Hawaii residents who was named by Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, as the "living treasures of Hawaii" for their contributions in culture and the arts of Hawaii.
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Thursday 3 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Crystal Serenity was the second cruise ship to visit Nuku'alofa this year, arriving early on February 2 from Rarotonga for a one day visit before leaving for New Zealand.
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Thursday 3 February 2005
San Francisco, USA
In Response to Tupou Layton: ‘To demand respect you must earn respect'. Reading your letter, I couldn't decide if you were simply trying to put HRH Tupouto'‚a in his place or if you were auditioning for NBC's The Apprentice. -Siane Tui'one
Wednesday 2 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today is the beginning of the 2005 school year for all the Tongan Government's primary schools, high schools and tertiary institutions.
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Wednesday 2 February 2005
Durban, South Africa
The IRB's Under-19 World Championship will be played in Durban, South Africa, in April, 2005.
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