• KING GEORGE TUPOU V's DEATH - Tonga Government Public Announcement

    Announcing of the Passing Away of a Monarch, King George Tupou V of Tonga in Tongan. Released by the Prime Minister - Hon. Tu'ivakano on March 19th, 2012. Hereby put together, narrated and produced by Siosifa 'Isama'u. Background "HIMI PUTU" provided with the courtesy of MrKPua and video clips of "By George its the King of Tonga " by Dan1stEarlofBugerton, "Benedict XVI receives the King of Tonga" by vatican, "King Of Tonga Dies: Flamboyant Ruler Brought Democratic Change" by mallugirls15, "The Tongan King visit to NZ 2011 Tagata Pasifika 7 July 2011 TVNZ Tangata Pacifica" by tagatapasifika1 and "Tōfolofola Huufi Fale Alea 2011" by micmouse2011.

    published: 21 Mar 2012
  • Tonga's new Prime Minister and government

    Kua tohua a Ariki Tu'ivakano hei pirimia hou o Tonga. No te ra tonu nei i panuitia ai e te mangai o te whare paaremata e Ariki Tupou, te karere e mea ana, kua riro i a Ariki Tu'ivakano me Te Kahui Ariki o Tonga nga tuuru tekau ma wha, no reira, ko ratou te kawanatanga o tonga.

    published: 21 Dec 2010
  • Controversy over Tonga aircraft gift from China

    An aircraft donated by China to Tonga has created controversy over its poor safety record and the New Zealand government has suspended millions of dollars in tourism aid to Tonga. The MA60 Chinese-made aircraft has had 9 serious accidents in in the past 4 years, including a runway crash in Indonesia. The donated second-hand plane will flown under the Real Tonga airline

    published: 12 Jul 2013
  • Tonga Pacific Games

    The kingdom of Tonga have been gearing up to host the Pacific Games in 2019. However a dispute between the Tongan government and the local game organising committee is threatening to derail the event. John Pulu with the story.

    published: 13 Jun 2016
  • 7 Facts about Tonga

    Learn, Share, Subscribe The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Tonga. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Tonga became known in the West as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit i...

    published: 30 Nov 2016
  • SPC and EU gifted TP$50,000 to Tonga government for Ha'apai agriculture rehabilitation efforts

    published: 25 Mar 2014
  • Launching of Tonga's Information Policy

    Mr Paula Pouvalu Ma'u, Secretary and CEO for Ministry of Information and Communications address Tonga launched its Freedom of Information Policy on 28 June, 2012, with a whole day dedicated to the promotion of a culture of openness among Government agencies making information available about services, corporate structures and policies to the public, at the first-ever ' government open day information displays ' held at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in Nuku'alofa.

    published: 04 Jul 2012
  • Prime Minister leads Government delegation to the Turaga Na Kalevu funeral.

    Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama today led the Government delegation to the ireguregu of the Late Na Kalevu Ratu Kinijoji Vosailagi at the Cuvu Village in Sigatoka. He was accompanied by cabinet ministers and other senior government officials.

    published: 16 Sep 2016
  • Social Protection of the Vulnerable in Tonga

    The Government of Tonga and the Asian Development and the Japan for Poverty Reduction is working together to strengthen the support to the vulnerable citizens of Tonga. The Government of Tonga continues to seek ways to strengthen its village communities by partnering with NGOs, Churches, Village Councils, and other Government Ministries to make a difference in the lives of people.

    published: 20 Feb 2014
  • [Wikipedia] Cabinet of Tonga

    The Cabinet of Tonga is the cabinet (executive branch) of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga. It is composed primarily of the ministers of government. The latter, including the Prime Minister, are appointed by the monarch. The Governor of Ha'apai and the Governor of Vava'u also serve on the Cabinet ex officio. When in session and presided over by the monarch, the Cabinet is known as the Privy Council. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_Tonga Please support this channel and help me upload more videos. Become one of my Patreons at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3823907

    published: 06 Feb 2017
  • Tonga through New Zealand & Samoan eyes: Government

    New Zealand and Samoan views on Tongans government.

    published: 10 Jul 2007
  • Government Motion - Regarding the death of the King of Tonga, King George Tupou V - Part 1

    Provided by http://www.inthehouse.co.nz Produced by Tandem Studios

    published: 20 Mar 2012
  • Tonga grapples with forces of man and nature

    Tonga, a remote chain of 176 lush islands spread over 500 miles of the Pacific Ocean, faces potentially devastating effects from climate change. As part of her series on small islands and climate change, Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson visited Tonga and documented the government's campaign to get the word out about the issue -- both at home and abroad. http://worldfocus.org/blog/2010/03/24/tonga-grapples-with-forces-of-man-and-nature/10154/

    published: 25 Mar 2010
  • Tonga's government still in limbo

    A week after Tonga's first democratic election, the country still doesn't know who'll be the next prime minister.

    published: 29 Nov 2010
  • Tonga may refuse to hand over Mara

    Tonga may refuse to hand over Mara after Fiji issues extradition for his arrest. Reporters have said there is more chance of Tonga snowing, than Tonga releasing Colonel Mara, due to its blood ties with his father. The stand off started last week when a Tongan navy mission to "rescued" a rebellious Fijian soldier plotting the overthrow of dictator Voreqe Bainimarama has plunged the South Pacific into a warlike crisis. As Fiji Lieutenant Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara now enjoys the protection of Tonga's King George Tupou, Bainimarama has demanded they handed him back. Looking weary and uncertain, Bainimarama said Fiji takes "strong exception" to the way Tonga breached Fiji sovereignty to snatch Col. Mara away. Both countries have standing armies, although the bulk of ...

    published: 18 May 2011
  • Reforming SOEs - Tonga Style

    Economic reform programs in the Kingdom of Tonga have included targeting the country's State Owned Enterprises or SOEs. The reform (and sometimes privatisation) of SOEs should assist economic development in the country by removing protection for government owned companies and services who compete with the private sector.

    published: 30 Jul 2012
KING GEORGE TUPOU V's DEATH - Tonga Government Public Announcement

KING GEORGE TUPOU V's DEATH - Tonga Government Public Announcement

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  • Duration: 5:02
  • Updated: 21 Mar 2012
  • views: 18192
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Announcing of the Passing Away of a Monarch, King George Tupou V of Tonga in Tongan. Released by the Prime Minister - Hon. Tu'ivakano on March 19th, 2012. Hereby put together, narrated and produced by Siosifa 'Isama'u. Background "HIMI PUTU" provided with the courtesy of MrKPua and video clips of "By George its the King of Tonga " by Dan1stEarlofBugerton, "Benedict XVI receives the King of Tonga" by vatican, "King Of Tonga Dies: Flamboyant Ruler Brought Democratic Change" by mallugirls15, "The Tongan King visit to NZ 2011 Tagata Pasifika 7 July 2011 TVNZ Tangata Pacifica" by tagatapasifika1 and "Tōfolofola Huufi Fale Alea 2011" by micmouse2011.
https://wn.com/King_George_Tupou_V's_Death_Tonga_Government_Public_Announcement
Tonga's new Prime Minister and government

Tonga's new Prime Minister and government

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  • Updated: 21 Dec 2010
  • views: 1929
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Kua tohua a Ariki Tu'ivakano hei pirimia hou o Tonga. No te ra tonu nei i panuitia ai e te mangai o te whare paaremata e Ariki Tupou, te karere e mea ana, kua riro i a Ariki Tu'ivakano me Te Kahui Ariki o Tonga nga tuuru tekau ma wha, no reira, ko ratou te kawanatanga o tonga.
https://wn.com/Tonga's_New_Prime_Minister_And_Government
Controversy over Tonga aircraft gift from China

Controversy over Tonga aircraft gift from China

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  • Duration: 1:39
  • Updated: 12 Jul 2013
  • views: 15132
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An aircraft donated by China to Tonga has created controversy over its poor safety record and the New Zealand government has suspended millions of dollars in tourism aid to Tonga. The MA60 Chinese-made aircraft has had 9 serious accidents in in the past 4 years, including a runway crash in Indonesia. The donated second-hand plane will flown under the Real Tonga airline
https://wn.com/Controversy_Over_Tonga_Aircraft_Gift_From_China
Tonga Pacific Games

Tonga Pacific Games

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  • Duration: 3:50
  • Updated: 13 Jun 2016
  • views: 1129
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The kingdom of Tonga have been gearing up to host the Pacific Games in 2019. However a dispute between the Tongan government and the local game organising committee is threatening to derail the event. John Pulu with the story.
https://wn.com/Tonga_Pacific_Games
7 Facts about Tonga

7 Facts about Tonga

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  • Duration: 3:27
  • Updated: 30 Nov 2016
  • views: 9822
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Learn, Share, Subscribe The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Tonga. More information about the video content bellow: 1. Tonga became known in the West as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773. He arrived at the time of the ʻinasi festival, the yearly donation of the First Fruits to the Tuʻi Tonga (the islands' paramount chief) and so received an invitation to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, the chiefs wanted to kill Cook during the gathering but could not agree on a plan. 2. The primary island, Tongatapu, has a number of tricks up its sleeve, such as the spectacular blowholes along the south western coastline. You’ll find four miles of coast with countless blowholes that can spout water 30 meters high. Go ahead and take bus from Nukualofa towards the village of Houma (Half an hour) and make sure to be there at high tide for any truly spectacular view. 3. The current royal dynasty of Tonga was founded in 1831 by Taufa’ahau Tupou, who took the name George I. He consolidated the kingdom by conquest and in 1875 granted a constitution. Tonga became independent on June 4, 1970. The government is largely controlled by the king, his nominees, and a small group of hereditary nobles. 4. Not much is known before European contact because of the lack of a writing system, but oral history has survived and been recorded after the arrival of the Europeans. By the 12th century, Tongans and the Tongan paramount chief, the Tuʻi Tonga, had a reputation across the central Pacific—from Niue, Samoa, Rotuma, Wallis & Futuna, New Caledonia to Tikopia—leading some historians to speak of a Tuʻi Tonga Empire. 5. Despite being a small country, Tonga has its own army. Furthermore, it participated in WWI, as part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and in WWII. In recent times, Tongan soldiers were sent to Afghanistan and Iraq and participated in several peace keeping missions. 6. Located in Oceania, Tonga is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, directly south of Samoa and about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. Its 169 islands, 36 of them inhabited cover an 800-kilometre-long north-south line. The largest island, Tongatapu, is where the capital city of Nukuʻalofa is located. 7. The Free Wesleyan Church is the largest Methodist denomination in Tonga, and also the state church. Everyday life is heavily influenced by Polynesian traditions and especially by the Christian faith; for example, all commerce and entertainment activities cease on Sunday, from the beginning of the day at midnight, to the end of the day at midnight. The constitution declares the Sabbath sacred forever. More Info: http://www.factsking.com/countries/tonga/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His_Majesty%27s_Armed_Forces_(Tonga) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga#Religion Music: Teknoaxe – Urban Thaw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgf00GvfFQVsYBA7V7RwUw Images: http://www.rmg.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/slider/public/Captain-James-Cook-(detail).jpg?itok=aiUl3de5 http://www.rmg.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/slider/public/Landing%20of%20Captain%20Cook%20at%20Middleburg,%20Friendly%20Islands.jpg?itok=vINLGDOo http://tongatime.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Mapua-A-Vaca-Blowholes-26.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3L5OYIcPOJA/UVCylrYFlWI/AAAAAAAACxA/0V6qPqRLftU/s1600/tonga08.jpg http://media.washtimes.com.s3.amazonaws.com/media/image/2012/03/19/tonga-obit-tonga-king_lea.jpg https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1484w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2012/03/19/Production/WashingtonPost/Images/509762796-2804.jpg https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS7KpYUhipqMKzk5pyRzuXS48hs3BUxTpNNpaMR2WcqNUDBSU6-qw https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Tongan_Soldier_During_Pre-Afghanistan_Training_Exercise.jpg http://postcard.pics-sydney.com.au/images/maps/Tongamap.JPG http://cabinflooresoterica.com/images/tonga/tonga-06.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Saione.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Pasilika_Tonga.jpg http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/civilization-v-customisation/images/a/a4/Tongan_Leaderhead.png/revision/latest?cb=20150503182636 http://www.kingdomoftonga.de/Tu_i_Tonga_-_Koenig_von_Tonga/TongasMaritimEmpire.JPG Intro video: http://www.coverr.co/ Intro Creator: Official™ Designs http://bit.ly/OffTMDesigns
https://wn.com/7_Facts_About_Tonga
SPC and EU gifted TP$50,000 to Tonga government for Ha'apai agriculture rehabilitation efforts

SPC and EU gifted TP$50,000 to Tonga government for Ha'apai agriculture rehabilitation efforts

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  • Duration: 2:17
  • Updated: 25 Mar 2014
  • views: 146
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https://wn.com/Spc_And_Eu_Gifted_Tp_50,000_To_Tonga_Government_For_Ha'Apai_Agriculture_Rehabilitation_Efforts
Launching of  Tonga's Information Policy

Launching of Tonga's Information Policy

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  • Duration: 9:22
  • Updated: 04 Jul 2012
  • views: 245
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Mr Paula Pouvalu Ma'u, Secretary and CEO for Ministry of Information and Communications address Tonga launched its Freedom of Information Policy on 28 June, 2012, with a whole day dedicated to the promotion of a culture of openness among Government agencies making information available about services, corporate structures and policies to the public, at the first-ever ' government open day information displays ' held at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in Nuku'alofa.
https://wn.com/Launching_Of_Tonga's_Information_Policy
Prime Minister leads Government delegation to the Turaga Na Kalevu funeral.

Prime Minister leads Government delegation to the Turaga Na Kalevu funeral.

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  • Duration: 5:26
  • Updated: 16 Sep 2016
  • views: 4962
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Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama today led the Government delegation to the ireguregu of the Late Na Kalevu Ratu Kinijoji Vosailagi at the Cuvu Village in Sigatoka. He was accompanied by cabinet ministers and other senior government officials.
https://wn.com/Prime_Minister_Leads_Government_Delegation_To_The_Turaga_Na_Kalevu_Funeral.
Social Protection of the Vulnerable in Tonga

Social Protection of the Vulnerable in Tonga

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  • Duration: 10:32
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2014
  • views: 1946
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The Government of Tonga and the Asian Development and the Japan for Poverty Reduction is working together to strengthen the support to the vulnerable citizens of Tonga. The Government of Tonga continues to seek ways to strengthen its village communities by partnering with NGOs, Churches, Village Councils, and other Government Ministries to make a difference in the lives of people.
https://wn.com/Social_Protection_Of_The_Vulnerable_In_Tonga
[Wikipedia] Cabinet of Tonga

[Wikipedia] Cabinet of Tonga

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  • Duration: 7:43
  • Updated: 06 Feb 2017
  • views: 111
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The Cabinet of Tonga is the cabinet (executive branch) of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga. It is composed primarily of the ministers of government. The latter, including the Prime Minister, are appointed by the monarch. The Governor of Ha'apai and the Governor of Vava'u also serve on the Cabinet ex officio. When in session and presided over by the monarch, the Cabinet is known as the Privy Council. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_Tonga Please support this channel and help me upload more videos. Become one of my Patreons at https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3823907
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Tonga through New Zealand & Samoan eyes: Government

Tonga through New Zealand & Samoan eyes: Government

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  • Duration: 6:02
  • Updated: 10 Jul 2007
  • views: 2400
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New Zealand and Samoan views on Tongans government.
https://wn.com/Tonga_Through_New_Zealand_Samoan_Eyes_Government
Government Motion - Regarding the death of the King of Tonga, King George Tupou V - Part 1

Government Motion - Regarding the death of the King of Tonga, King George Tupou V - Part 1

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  • Duration: 3:29
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2012
  • views: 2380
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Provided by http://www.inthehouse.co.nz Produced by Tandem Studios
https://wn.com/Government_Motion_Regarding_The_Death_Of_The_King_Of_Tonga,_King_George_Tupou_V_Part_1
Tonga grapples with forces of man and nature

Tonga grapples with forces of man and nature

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  • Duration: 5:58
  • Updated: 25 Mar 2010
  • views: 10824
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Tonga, a remote chain of 176 lush islands spread over 500 miles of the Pacific Ocean, faces potentially devastating effects from climate change. As part of her series on small islands and climate change, Worldfocus producer Megan Thompson visited Tonga and documented the government's campaign to get the word out about the issue -- both at home and abroad. http://worldfocus.org/blog/2010/03/24/tonga-grapples-with-forces-of-man-and-nature/10154/
https://wn.com/Tonga_Grapples_With_Forces_Of_Man_And_Nature
Tonga's government still in limbo

Tonga's government still in limbo

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  • Duration: 1:58
  • Updated: 29 Nov 2010
  • views: 1001
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A week after Tonga's first democratic election, the country still doesn't know who'll be the next prime minister.
https://wn.com/Tonga's_Government_Still_In_Limbo
Tonga may refuse to hand over Mara

Tonga may refuse to hand over Mara

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  • Updated: 18 May 2011
  • views: 22128
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Tonga may refuse to hand over Mara after Fiji issues extradition for his arrest. Reporters have said there is more chance of Tonga snowing, than Tonga releasing Colonel Mara, due to its blood ties with his father. The stand off started last week when a Tongan navy mission to "rescued" a rebellious Fijian soldier plotting the overthrow of dictator Voreqe Bainimarama has plunged the South Pacific into a warlike crisis. As Fiji Lieutenant Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara now enjoys the protection of Tonga's King George Tupou, Bainimarama has demanded they handed him back. Looking weary and uncertain, Bainimarama said Fiji takes "strong exception" to the way Tonga breached Fiji sovereignty to snatch Col. Mara away. Both countries have standing armies, although the bulk of Tonga's army is currently serving in Afghanistan. "On behalf of the people of Fiji," Bainimarama said, "I urge the Tongan Royal Family, the Tongan prime minister, the government of the kingdom of Tonga and also the people of Tonga who I know cherish their ... cultural, economic and political ties with Fiji to stop this conspiracy by a handful of self-interested individuals." Tonga claimed they rescued Mara in international waters but Bainimarama said the operation was staged a nautical mile north west of Cape Washington in Kadavu, well inside Fiji waters. Police had launched an operation to find out who helped Col. Mara. "This is unfortunate and shows a fundamental disloyalty to Fiji, Fijian laws and the Fijian people." Tonga's breach comes after Fiji earlier this year went to the remote Minerva Atoll between Tonga and New Zealand - and claimed by Tonga - and blew up navigation lights there. Fiji says the atoll is theirs. The crisis is the most severe to affect the region since Bainimarama seized power in a coup in 2006. Tonga is involved because Fiji's Lau Islands are culturally linked to Tonga and its paramount family are also members of the Tongan royal family. Col. Mara's father was Fiji's founding prime minister and president, the late Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara. Complicating the issue further, Fiji's military appointed president, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, is married to Col. Mara's sister, Koila Mara. Key Fiji sources say that Ratu Epeli phoned King George and organised the mission to get Col. Mara out. A week ago Col. Mara and Land Force Commander Colonel Pita Driti were arrested and charged with organising a mutiny to overthrow Bainimarama. They were bailed to appear later this month. On Saturday Tonga's Lord Privy Seal, Va'inga Tone said Tonga's patrol boat Savea was "attracted to a distress signal", south of the Fiji's Ono-i-Lau islands, 365 kilometres west of Nuku'alofa. "The rescued passenger has been brought to Nuku'alofa where arrangements have been made for his accommodation by the Royal Household Office in deference to his rank," he said, without naming the person. King George, travelling in Central Europe was being "fully informed of events...." Col. Mara, who is now living in the old British High Commission building on the Nuku'alofa waterfront, then launched an attack on Bainimarama in a YouTube video. He directed most of his venom toward Fiji's military appointed Attorney General, Aiyaz Khayum. "For inexplicable reasons, Commodore Bainimarama, weakened by ill health, morally and intellectually bankrupt, is no more than Aiyaz Khayum's hand puppet," Mara said. Khayum suffered from "megalomania ... inspired entirely by the self importance of a lonely and inadequate man." Col. Mara said when he was "rescued by the Tongan Navy I asked to be brought to Nuku'alofa where under the sure protection of King George's Government I shall be able to tell the truth, without fear of retribution, about the tragic oppression which stifles my beloved land. "When this hateful dictatorship has been eradicated all of us who once served it shall answer to the Fijian people for the part we played and I will gladly submit to their verdict." Tight military censorship kept the news from most Fijians, but this ended with Bainimarama's speech to the nation. "I intend to communicate with the Tongan Prime Minister within the next 24 hours about these breaches (of sovereignty)," he said. Bainimarama said Col. Mara was a fugitive and Fiji would seek his extradition from Tonga. "Ratu Tevita's actions is an act of despicable nature for one who is accused of offences against Fijian law."
https://wn.com/Tonga_May_Refuse_To_Hand_Over_Mara
Reforming SOEs - Tonga Style

Reforming SOEs - Tonga Style

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  • Duration: 17:16
  • Updated: 30 Jul 2012
  • views: 1707
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Economic reform programs in the Kingdom of Tonga have included targeting the country's State Owned Enterprises or SOEs. The reform (and sometimes privatisation) of SOEs should assist economic development in the country by removing protection for government owned companies and services who compete with the private sector.
https://wn.com/Reforming_Soes_Tonga_Style
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