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Tuesday 13 April 2010
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Concerned Citizens: I suggest that Tonga has far too many fault finders, problem seekers and horn blowers; a whole bunch of whining rats. What Tonga needs are compassionate souls and intriguing minds with sensible solutions to its problems. - Mafi 'o Amerika Samoa.
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Monday 12 April 2010
Suva, Fiji
The government and the economy look certain to sink to the bottom of the ocean just as the Ashika did. And as with the Ashika, it may never be recovered unless a sea change at the Cabinet level is brought about immediately. - Dr Saia Kami, Dr Lopini Havea, Dr Lia Maka, Mr Maletino Hola, Mr Kulu 'Anisi Bloomfield, Mr Tonga Finau, Mr Siaosi Sovaleni, Mr Edwin Liava'a, Mr. Soane Lolesio, Rev 'Ikani Taliai Tolu, Mr Piveni Piukala, Mr Siaosi O Vailahi Pohiva.
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Tuesday 9 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The distribution has begun of the $1.1 million pa'anga Ashika Relief Fund to the next of kin of the 74 people who were lost at sea, and the 54 survivors from the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika in Ha'apai waters on August 5, 2009.
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Tuesday 23 February 2010
Scotland, United Kingdom
Thank you for providing a condensed version of the Ashika Inquiry testimonies. One thing struck me as I read Commander Lupeti Vi's statement on the incompetencies of some government officials that were involved in the Ashika incident.
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Thursday 14 January 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Long queues of drivers are waiting at Tonga's Ministry of Transport today in Nuku'alofa to get their new driver's licence cards for 2010 that are being issued under a computerised system launched by the Ministry of Transport in Nuku'alofa on January 12.
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Tuesday 10 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Vava'u No. 2 People's Representative to the Tongan parliament, Samiu Vaipulu has been appointed as Tonga's new Minister of Justice.
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Friday 30 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Hon Dr Feleti Vaka'uta Sevele, officially opened the new administrative office for the Vaini District, Tongatapu yesterday evening, 29 October.
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Thursday 29 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ha'apai No. 2 People's Representative to the Tongan Parliament, Sione Teisina Fuko has been appointed as the new Minister for Revenue Services.
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Tuesday 25 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government has to date distributed over $100,000 pa'anga to help bereaved families of 67 persons in Tongatapu, Vava'u and Ha'apai whose lives were lost in the Princess Ashika sinking.
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Wednesday 19 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government has distributed $66,000 pa'anga to help the families of 33 persons in Tongatapu whose lives were lost in the MV Princess Ashika tragedy. The funds were allocated at $2,000 pa'anga per head and taken from a $15 million National Emergency Fund held by Government to aid in times of emergency.
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Tuesday 11 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister of Transport Hon. Paul Karalus announced his resignation this afternoon, July 11, six days after the sinking of Tonga's domestic ferry, with the tragic loss of 95 persons, 93 of whom remain missing.
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Tuesday 11 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sea worthiness of the MV Princess Ashika, will be investigated by a Commission of Inquiry, Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele said yesterday evening, July 10.
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Wednesday 29 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Noble Ma'afu was appointed on July 28 as Tonga's new Minister for Environment and Climate Change.
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Wednesday 24 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Constitutional and Electoral Commission is pleased to announce the successful completion of the public forum with the Niua people here in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 3 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Less than a month after being appointed as Tonga's new Minister of Information and Communication, Hon 'Eseta Fusitu'a was made the Acting Minister of Justice, effective on June 1.
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Monday 1 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The resignation of Tonga's Minister of Justice and Attorney General, ‘Alisi Afeaki Taumoepeau, became effective today, three years after she was appointed to the post.
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Monday 18 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I refer to Mariner's remarks Promote small businesses to stimulate economy to promote small businesses to stimulate the economy. A valid idea but I think he misses the business linkage of the economic stimulus announced by the Hon. Minister of Finance.
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Thursday 14 May 2009
United Kingdom
Just to clarify on comments regarding the stimulus scheme implemented in Australia, which were in two stages. The first stimulation package was implemented last year before Christmas of 2008, focusing on low income earners (Family Tax Benefit A or B) of amounts of $1,000 per child in that group. A lot of Tongan families in Australia benefited from this hand out or splashing in order to stimulate Australia's economy.
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Tuesday 5 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Cabinet is undergoing a reshuffle as two new Ministers take-up the portfolios of Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Forestry and Minister of Information and Communication while the Minister of Justice is resigning.
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Wednesday 29 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new Government Ministers are expected to be appointed this week to the portfolios of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Forestry, and the Ministry of Information and Communication.
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