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 Tonga Defence Services - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The TDS is partially supported by defence cooperation agreements with both Australia and New Zealand, which support the TDS with small in-country detachments of military technicians.
As of July 2004, the Royal Tonga Marines were augmenting the 1st Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.
Tonga first served with the 1st MEF on the Solomon Island during World War II.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tonga_Defense_Services   (559 words)

 Encyclopedia: Tonga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
King George Tupou I of Tonga George Tupou I (1797-1893 (known until 1875) as Siaosi Taufaahau Tupou Maeakafaua), was the king of Tonga from November 18, 1845 until February 18, 1893.
Main article: Economy of Tonga Tongas economy is characterized by a large nonmonetary sector and a heavy dependence on remittances from the half of the countrys population that lives abroad, chiefly in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
Tonga A country, a land, is a geographical area that connotes an independent political entity, with its own government, administration, laws, often a constitution, police, military, tax rules, and population, who are one anothers countrymen.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Tonga   (5525 words)

 Tonga Defence Services -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Tonga Defence Services (TDS) is the 450-person (Click link for more info and facts about armed force) armed force of (A monarchy on a Polynesian archipelago in the South Pacific; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1970) Tonga.
Tonga participated in (A war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the central powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918) World War I, as part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
the Chief of Defense of the Tonga Defense Services,
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/to/tonga_defence_services.htm   (765 words)

 Audit Report - Defence Cooperation Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Defence advised the ANAO that the guidelines for the use of DC funds are flexible and are applied using the professional judgment of IP Division.
Defence also advised the ANAO that the public Defence performance targets for DC in PBS 2000–01 are not intended to be final and that there is room for a fuller and more transparent statement of regional engagement performance targets in budgetary documents and the annual reports.
Defence advised the ANAO that the absence of information on DC by country in the May budget documents was an unintended consequence of Defence changing to a significantly new output and reporting framework that was better suited to meaningful reporting for the majority of Defence’s expenditure.
www.anao.gov.au /WebSite.nsf/Publications/4A256AE90015F69BCA256A240082335B   (13197 words)

 Tonga - Country information - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Tonga's foreign policy is one of independent "friendship to all" but its practical focus is on the facilitation of foreign development co-operation, including trade.
Tonga is an active member of the Pacific Islands Forum and the Pacific Community (SPC), as well as other regional organizations (SPREP, SOPAC and Forum Fisheries Committee).
Tonga is a growing tourism destination for eco-tourists, with whale watching and diving among the popular activities.
www.dfat.gov.au /geo/tonga/tonga_brief.html   (1619 words)

 Port Vila Presse Online Vanuatu News :: Tonga report talks of royal instability, fears of conflict
His ambitious and expensive agricultural projects in Tonga and overseas, which are the subject of his speeches at the openings and closings of the Legislative Assembly and at New Year, are clearly a misdirection of the country's resources.
Tonga has asked New Zealand to help in its reform effort and we have set aside a sum of $300,000 in each of the next three years for this, on top of our on-going assistance in regard to state owned enterprises and training in public sector management.
Tonga - and in particular the royal family - are still enamoured with their new found friend China.
www.news.vu /en/news/RegionalNews/49.shtml   (3630 words)

 Defence Annual Report 2003-04 :: Chapter Two :: Outcome Five: Strategic Policy :: Defence Cooperation :: South Pacific ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The defence relationship with Fiji has now returned to a level similar to that before the imposition of sanctions by the Australian Government in the wake of the 2000 coup attempt.
Defence cooperation with the Cook Islands focused on support to the maritime wing of the national police through the Pacific patrol boat program.
Defence cooperation with the Federated States of Micronesia focused on support to the maritime wing of the national police through the Pacific patrol boat program.
www.defence.gov.au /budget/03-04/dar/02_09_outcome5_6_coop.htm   (1031 words)

 New air service connects Vava'u to Samoas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Polynesian Airline's new service, connecting 'Apia and Pago Pago to Vava'u, landed at the Lupepau'u Airport, Vava'u, this morning, November 5, beginning a twice weekly Dash 8 air service between the two Samoas and Vava'u.
The new Polynesian Airlines air service and the charter service of the Peau Vava'u will be a boost to the flow of tourists to Vava'u, from the east via Pago Pago and from west via Fua'amotu International Airport, Tongatapu.
Meanwhile, domestic air services to the remote Niuatoputapu and Niuafo'ou, and to the island of 'Eua are expected to resume soon following the completion of the extension of runways in these islands.
www.matangitonga.to /article/tonganews/tourism.travel/poly051104.shtml   (388 words)

 Tonga may open up domestic air service for other operators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
TONGA will tender its domestic air service for other operators if the monopoly air service of Peau Vava'u does not improve within 30 days, the Prime Minister told parliament on September 27, responding to criticism over the failure of Tonga's one airline policy.
With regards to the domestic air service he said that he was told that the policy was under review.
The Prime Minister said that the one airline that was operating the domestic air service had been given 60 days to improve its service, if there was no improvement in 60 days they would tender the service for other operators to bid.
www.matangitonga.to /article/tonganews/parliament/airservice062005.shtml   (3270 words)

 'Eva - Your Guide to Tonga - No. 45, February-March 1999
To the east is the Tonga Ridge which forms the bases for the main islands of Tonga - Vava’u, Ha’apai, Tongatapu and ‘Eua, which are raised marine volcanic islands and coral limestone islands.
Also running parallel to the east of the Tonga Ridge is the Tonga Trench, which at five miles deep is one of the deepest undersea trenches on earth.
Tonga’s lack of financial backing and inability to mount a marketing drive means that such a claim cannot be turned into a profit-making tourism venture.
www.fiat.to /eva/eva-45.htm   (2400 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » ACT Appeal Tonga: Rehabilitation for Hurricane Waka Victims - PATA-21   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ACT member the Tonga National Council of Churches (TNCC) approached the ACT Co-ordinating Office with a proposal for assistance in the form of construction and repair of damaged houses as well as reconstruction and repair of community and church halls.
Tonga National Council of Churches is made up of 4 churches - the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, the Diocese of Catholic Churches of Tonga, the Anglican Church of Tonga and the Free Constitutional Church of Tonga.
Tonga Association for Non Government Organization, of which the Tonga National Council of Churches is a member, is currently involved in facilitating rehabilitation work under Canada Aid to two of the damaged church schools; Tailulu College and Mailefihi Siulikutapu.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/760206ec34b02b20c1256b6f00547a6e   (1993 words)

 Tonga on the 'NET - Island Snapshot 970515
The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga's annual Conference, formally closed Wednesday evening with the sealing of the conference minutes and the announcement of the parish appointments for conference ministers and stewards.
Choirs from Tongatapu, Vava'u, Ha'apai, Hawai'i, Australia and from the Constitutional Free Church of Tonga participated in nightly choral services during the week-long conference.
Tonga Chamber of Commerce has a full time officer Tupou Jarmin who is available to assist local business operators and international inquiries regarding the chambers membership and services.
www.tongatapu.net.to /tonga/news/briefs/ss970515.htm   (1263 words)

 Audit -- Tonga
San Mateo Daily Journal,: John Tonga later pleaded no contest to assault with a deadly weapon and using a firearm while Jared Fonua was acquitted of attempted murder, assault with a...
Honolulu Advertiser,: Tonga's prime minister said Thursday that his country is concerned about tsunamis and low living standards, and noted the island kingdom's slow steps toward...
Monsters and Critics,: A 20-year-old student from the Kingdom of Tonga and an 18-year-old Japanese student, both of whom are rugby players studying at the Saitama Institute of...
bluegrouper.com /feb2004/Audit/Tonga.html   (4199 words)

 Government of Tonga :: Appointment of His Excellency Mr. ‘Aloua Fetu’utolu Tupou as Minister of Defence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The letter of appointment was conveyed to the new Defence Minister at his residence,  in Kolofo’ou, by the Acting Private Secretary to His Majesty, Hon.
A vital component of the Tonga – New Zealand Mutual Assistance Programme (MAP) in which there was a  provision for New Zealand to provide Commanders to direct, train and manage the Tonga Defence Services for 24 years from 1953 until the post was localized in 1977.
The new Minister of Defence had served as Commander of the Tonga Defence Services for 23 years from 1977 until his diplomatic posting to Europe in 2000.
pmo.gov.to /index.php/news/5?theme=rss   (620 words)

 Salon Technology | Domain names from paradise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Paelata Fetu'u, for example, is working on a B.S. in Criminology at Florida Gulf Coast University, which she plans to put to good use in her career with the Tonga Defence Services.
Tonga's international telephone service is currently the exclusive province of Cable & Wireless, and domestic traffic is handled by the government-owned Tonga Telecom, which still uses mechanical switches and commonly requires multi-year waits for a phone line installation.
Best of all, she says, the Tonga of the future may be able to reverse history and take better advantage of its most underutilized resource.
www.salon.com /tech/feature/1999/05/17/tonga/index1.html   (1158 words)

 Ministers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His return to Tonga was motivated by his appointment by His Majesty King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV as the Minister of Health.
Taumoepeau-Tupou was Tonga's first permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador to the United States of America, Mexico, Chile, the Republic of Cuba, and concurrently accredited as High Commissioner to Canada.
Having worked in the civil service for many years before running for parliament and holding a diploma in forestry, he was the perfect candidate for this portfolio.
parliament.gov.to /ministers1.htm   (1357 words)

 Radio Australia - News - Tonga to cut services to fund wage rises for public servants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tonga to cut services to fund wage rises for public servants
The Tongan government says it plans to fund the massive wage rises to the nation's public servants by cutting services.
But he says some services will not be affected by the cuts.
www.abc.net.au /ra/news/stories/s1459480.htm   (229 words)

 Lease -- Tonga
The initial servicer of the lease pools was Commercial Servicing Corporation ("CSC").
CoStar Group,:...leaked that Cousins has reached an agreement with financial services firm Smith Barney on the framework for an approximately 50,000-square-foot lease at the...
Seven.com.au,: Ratings service Standard and Poor's has lowered Lend Lease Corp's credit rating and flagged the possibility of lowering that of General Property Trust (GPT).
bluegrouper.com /feb2004/Lease/Tonga.html   (4801 words)

HM King TAUFA'AHAU TUPOU IV born 4th July 1918, 4th and Present King of Tonga 1965/-, 3rd Tungi and 2nd Tupoutoa, K.C.M.G. (Hon)[cr.1968], G.C.M.G.(Hon)[cr.1977], G.C.V.O.(Hon)[cr.1970], K.B.E. (Hon) [cr.1958], C.B.E.(Hon)[cr.1951], educated at Tupou College, Tonga and Newington College, Sydney and Wesley College, Sydney University.
Minister for Health and Education 1943/1950, 9th Prime Minister of Tonga 1949/1965, married 10th June 1947 in Nukualofa, Tonga, HM Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho 'Ahome'e, born 1926, (daughter of Manu'opangai 'AHOME'E and Heuifanga Veikune), and has issue.
Salote Lupepau'u Salamasina Purea Tuita, born 1977, educated at Auckland University, Tonga’s Honorary Consul to the Republic of China and Hong Kong, married 10th June 2003 at the Centenary Church in Nukualofa, Matai’i’ulua Fusitu’a, a lawyer based in the Tongan Government’s Crown Law office in Nuku’alofa, and has issue.
uqconnect.net /~zzhsoszy/states/tonga/tupou.html   (1808 words)

 'Eva - Your Guide to Tonga - No. 42, July 1998
In the beginning the Tonga Visitor’s Bureau were directly involved in the running of the festival, but now our role is to co-ordinate events, because various groups have their own programs.
The National Music Festival, sporting clubs, the Tonga Defence Services, the Miss Heilala Pageant committee, the Miss Galaxy committee, the churches, and the Prime Minister’s office all have their own programs, so our role is to co-ordinate these programs and make sure that there are no clashes."
Mr Paul Karalus, Tonga Manager of Polynesian Airlines said this new service is being operated under a commercial agreement between Polynesian Airlines and Royal Tongan Airlines.
www.fiat.to /eva/eva-42.htm   (873 words)

 Salon | Domain names from paradise
And now Tupuoto'a, who personally greets visitors to Tonga's tourism Web site, plans a wireless cable system to bring faster Net access to the islands.
Citing Tonga's historic independent-mindedness -- it is the only South Pacific nation never to have been colonized-- Tuita says, "I think because Tonga always wants to be different from everybody else, what they'd really like is to be the technology hub of the South Pacific."
During a prolonged visit to the islands, the American software engineer got a hankering for his e-mail, so, with the prince's blessing, he set up a few computers running a dialup connection to a server belonging to his Sausalito, Calif., startup.
www.salon.com /tech/feature/1999/05/17/tonga/print.html   (1746 words)

 Tongan Defence Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
First and foremost is the defence of the Kingdom.
Although operational service is the primary and the ultimate role, the TDS finds that Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW) have increasingly become common and demanding on the TDS.
Under this role, the TDS contributes to the socio-economic development of Tonga.
www.defence.gov.to   (115 words)

 TONGA FAMILY HEALTH ASSOCIATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ms Jan Ritchie, Associate Professor School of Public Health and Community Medicine from the University of New South Wales is in Tonga from 08 to 09 September 2003 to conduct an evaluation and monitoring the progress of the Pacific Action on Health Promotion Project (PAHP Project) implemented in Tonga.
Tonga Family Health Association was invited to participate in the Pacific Regional Workshop on Combating Poverty and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth, which will be convened from the 15 to 19 September 2003 at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi Fiji.
Tonga Family Health Association is a non profit organization that promotes the overall health of the community through providing  information and quality service to meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of different groups of people including young people.
www.spc.org.nc /youth/Best_Practice/Ongoongo.htm   (1186 words)

 INTERNATIONAL AIR FORCE DIRECTORY 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The air wing is the latest development in the evolution of the TDS, which itself was set up in 1986.
s are operated by a state-owned company, Helicopter Services, which leases the helicopters to individuals and companies, helping reduce the overall cost of running the air wing.
The TKAF is organized along the lines of the Soviet air force with a Voyenno-Vozdushneyye Sily (VVS) air force and Protivo-Vozdushnyye Oborony (PVO) air defence force.
mylima.com /airforce/t2.htm   (1224 words)

 Tonga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In response to this governmental policy, Ministry of Defence policy echoes the aim “To develop close military cooperation among other neighbor armed forces and ASEAN in order to decrease suspicion, contribute to peace building, support humanitarian operations and the positive benefits this has to Thailand”.
The Thai Engineering Unit has provided excellent construction and engineering services as part of the joint efforts in Bagram.
At present, the fourth group is approaching the end of their tenure.
www.centcom.mil /operations/Coalition/Coalition_pages/thailand.htm   (1469 words)

 Planet Tonga
Rate It Tonga Consulate General - A trial version website of the Tonga Consulate General in San Francisco.
Rate It Tonga Consulate in San Francisco - This is the website for the Tonga Consulate in San Francisco, USA.
Rate It Tonga Consulats and Embassies in Germany - Here you will find consulats and embassies in germany and german agencies in foreign countries.
planet-tonga.com /guide/Government   (274 words)

 Asia Pacific Defense Forum Spring 2000
The theme of the gathering was "Changing Roles of the Militaries and Defense Sectors in Asia." Lt. Gen.
Bey Soo Khiang, Chief of the Singapore Defence Force addresses the conference.
Gen. Maurice Baril, Chief of the Defence Staff
forum.apan-info.net /spring_2K/8.html   (156 words)

 Fiji senator castigates government for costly dinner dance
There have been media reports quoting him as saying the government is prepared to use the army, but he says this wouldn’t help.
“The Government has responsibility to the country and the general well being of the people, but there [has been] no consideration at this stage to using emergency powers and calling out the Tonga Defence Services.
I hope at this stage that people will start speaking, in good faith, putting their concerns forward and arguing this thing out like the sensible people that we hope we all are.”
www.rnzi.com /pages/news.php?op=read&id=18913   (229 words)

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