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Monday 4 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The House continues to debate the Bill to amend Clause 6 of the Order in Public Places Act (regarding working on Sunday). The amendments would revolve around service providers whom provide "essential services", in the case of this Bill such service providers are in the Airports and Ports realm. From the House, Minute No. 48, Wednesday 22 September 20014.
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Sunday 3 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Telesia Kaitapu (20) the reigning Miss Heilala loves to sing and dance, and to fly, and this month she will be representing Tonga in the Miss South Pacific Pageant 2004-05 to be held in American Samoa, October 24-29. Interviewed by Linny Folau
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Friday 1 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pohiva said that if Ministers could not solve this small problem of plastics and diapers what were they capable of solving? From the House, Minute No. 51, Tuesday September 28, 2004.
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Friday 1 October 2004

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dozens of volunteers who went out last weekend as part of the Clean Up the World Day, believe that Tonga needs to clean up its act because there is an awful lot more rubbish out there to pick up - they were overwhelmed by it and some groups ran out of bags.
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Thursday 30 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An attempt by the Tongan Government to introduce the death penalty for possession of all illicit drugs was defeated in the Tongan Legislature on Monday.
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Thursday 30 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Commonwealth countries must ensure that measures to tackle terrorism do not unduly impinge on the rights of the people, said Ms Betty Mould-Iddrisu, the Director of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat visiting Tonga this week.
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Wednesday 29 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Peau Vava‘u Airwaves confirmed today that it will not bring in a 10 seater Islander aircraft for its outer island services. It plans instead to bring in a third DC3 aircraft that will arrive in November.
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Wednesday 29 September 2004
Robinvale, Australia
I would like to see anything about the health of the people in Tonga or something to promote health. - Hiki Holani
Wednesday 29 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A secure, fast and high capacity fiber optic telecommunication network has been established exclusively for the use of Tongan government ministries.
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Tuesday 28 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The compilation of the first Tongan monolingual dictionary is expected to be completed by 2007.
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Tuesday 28 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tohitangi Manu, of Kolofo'’ou appeared at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court yesterday, September 27, charged with manslaughter by negligence.
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Tuesday 28 September 2004
Suva, Fiji
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat today refuted allegations that it was embroiled in a "turf war" with the Pacific Power Association (PPA) over implementation of a EUR11.4 million energy project in five Pacific ACP countries.
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Tuesday 28 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's official foreign reserves held by the National Reserve Bank for August, stood at $78.4 million, an amount equivalent to 4.8 months of imports of goods.
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Tuesday 28 September 2004
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
A newly formed tuna industry association says that tuna stocks in the Pacific are coming under too much pressure from poorly regulated foreign fishing fleets. It wants Pacific Island governments to be stricter about the number of licenses that are issued to fishing vessels.
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Tuesday 28 September 2004
London, UK
Britain is planning a new effort to help poor countries reduce their huge debts by offering to pay off 10 percent of the total owed to international agencies and challenging other nations to follow suit, said Gordon Brown, the chancellor of the Exchequer.
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Saturday 25 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new loan allocation for Tonga from the Asian Development Bank will be decided on early next year, said Rolf Eckermann, a member of an ADB Executive Directors delegation who visited Tonga this week.
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Friday 24 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Isileli Fatani (70) who was charged with the possession of one ounce of cocaine walked free from the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court yesterday afternoon.
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Friday 24 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government today announced the appointment of Siaosi Taimani '‘Aho as the new Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
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Thursday 23 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan wild seaweed, limutanga'u, or Angel's Hair, is becoming popular in Japan and this season a local company Tangle Nano Company Ltd. will export 1,430 tonnes, bringing in $2 million pa'anga in export earnings.
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Thursday 23 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The launching of the new book, Songs & Poems of Queen Salote (Vava'u Press), at the Dateline Hotel on September 21 was attended by over 100 guests, including members of the Tongan Royal Family.
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