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Tuesday 17 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Spumante corks were popping, along with cheers of relief at the FlyNiu Airlines office after the granting at 12.37 pm by Chief Justice Webster of an injunction quashing the revocation of the FlyNiu Airline licence to operate by the Civil Aviation on August 14.
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Tuesday 17 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
During proceedings on the Bill for a National Accreditation and Qualification Act a People's Rep. pointed out that the 30 year old Regulation for the Education Act of 1974 had not been tabled into the House. The Minister of Justice replied that the Regulation the member was referring to had been passed [by Cabinet] and was in use but it was awaiting to be tabled into the House. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 16 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's FlyNiu Airline is fighting a sudden government decision to revoke its domestic air licence under a new one airline policy for Tonga.
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Monday 16 August 2004
Washington D.C., U.S.A
The following is a fact sheet from the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Non-proliferation on the Australia Group, which was created in 1984 to combat the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons.
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Sunday 15 August 2004
London, United Kingdom
As a prospective visitor from the United Kingdom intending to stay in your Kingdom during January 05 I had hoped that after the demise of Royal Tongan Airlines the authorities would have learnt some basic lessons. - David Chapman
Friday 13 August 2004
Athens, Greece
Tonga's Olympic team and officials for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
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Friday 13 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Trade relations between Tonga and the Peoples' Republic of China reached a new height this week, with the first visit to Tonga by a high level trade delegation from China to assess investment opportunities in power supply, information technology, agriculture, import and export. They also included banking and risk management officials.
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Friday 13 August 2004
Canberra, Australia
HIV/AIDS is a global emergency. Around the world 20 million people, almost three times the population of the Pacific, have died already. A further 38 million are now living with the disease.
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Friday 13 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heneli Saafi 21, was found guilty of manslaughter by a jury of seven at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court today, August 13.
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Wednesday 11 August 2004
Athens, Greece
The Olympic countdown is on for Tongan archer Sifa Taumoepeau in Athens who faces a world ranking competition on Thursday 12 August. He will then shoot on Monday in his first Olympic match play, a knock out competition.
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Wednesday 11 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A scuffle and fist fight took place between the two members. The Speaker called for the members to settle down, then expressed his shame on the language used and what had happened in the House. Minute No. 26, Wednesday July 28
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Wednesday 11 August 2004
London, UK
I have recently taken up work with a sports management company called athletes1, based in London. I am in charge of the Rugby Union division which means that I am currently the agent for about 40 professional rugby players, finding clubs for them, sponsorship deals, helping them with their finances, etc. My love for Tonga has meant that I have tried to help as many Tongan players as possible. - Tom Fowler
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Tuesday 10 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
From the House, Minute No. 25. Tuesday July 27. The Minister of Finance said that the Sales Tax would be terminated and replaced with a Consumption Tax next year and small businesses would not be required to keep any records. He said that the method of collecting taxes would be different.
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Tuesday 10 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21 year old man who thought he was helping a young couple to meet in secret, is now facing manslaughter charges in the Tongan Supreme Court this week, after the couple died in a fatal motor accident in January 2003.
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Monday 9 August 2004
Canberra, Australia
The Tongan Defence Service is to help Australia provide housing facilities to Australian Aborigines.
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Monday 9 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
From the House, Minute no. 24, Monday July 26. 'Uliti Uata queried the logic of the penalties for the non-payment of income tax. He said that Inland Revenue Department has been forwarding their assessment of income taxes from 1997 up to 2003 and demanding the payment of penalties and interest.
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Friday 6 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced on Tuesday, August 3, that by August 15 only one airline will be operating Tonga's domestic air service, it sparked off another national economic and political turmoil.- by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 6 August 2004
Suva, Fiji
o SANZAR has turned down the possibility of the Pacific Islanders team being allowed to join the Super 12 competition? by Professor Wadan Narsey
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Thursday 5 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's second military contingent for the Solomon Islands returned home on July 27, after completing their six-months tenure of peace keeping duty.
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Thursday 5 August 2004
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Tongan Military Contingent to the Solomons during the Farewell Military Parade held on the Honiara International Airport grounds, to celebrate the one year anniversary of the arrival of RAMSI in the Solomons, July 24. Photos by Linny Folau
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