Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:31:06 -0800
Looking at other experienced elected members: there are Lord Ma'afu, the Minister of Land, and Environment; Lord Vaea, the Minister for Internal Affairs, and Lord Nuku an experienced Parliamentarian who is a good political debater. The Tongan Nobles ...
New Zealand Herald
Fri, 03 Dec 2010 08:35:48 -0800
One of the nine Tongan nobles elected to Parliament last week has been arrested following a co-ordinated police raid on premises in at least four countries. The arrest has shocked the kingdom, which is in the midst of forming a government after the ...
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:40:37 -0800
The 'no confidence' dance is well rehearsed in Vanuatu politics. All the participants are familiar with the steps, the associated frustrations, the regular hand wringing about political instability and the inevitable return to 'business as usual'. If ...
Wed, 30 Jul 2008 04:32:22 -0700
The new king sat on a pile of handwoven pandanus mats on an open pavilion facing the sea, while more than 200 Tongan nobles and chiefs dressed in woven skirts and sea shells circled him. With hundreds of palm-leaf baskets of food and rows of cooked ...
Wed, 24 Nov 2010 21:44:16 -0800
The Tongan nobles held their own election behind closed doors, with nine of them being chosen to join the 17 elected MPs. Crown Prince Tupouto'a Lavaka is likely to be in the new parliament as one of them. If he is, Prince Lavaka could be chosen as the ...
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