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Taimi Media Network (The Times of Tonga)
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agriculture, health, water, energy, climate change, biodiversity, sustainable development, poverty reduction, policy
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Hi, I'm a local Journalist from the Island of Tonga and I am always interested to meet new people and discuss different topics from different countries.


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Tsunami hit Niuatoputapu (Tonga) ... 9 confirmed dead


At 6:50am, Wednesday 30th September 2009, the island of Niuatoputapu was struck by a 8.3 magnitude earthquake which lasted 20 minutes.

Five minutes after the earthquake the island of Niuatoputapu was hit by the first of 3 large tidal waves at 3 minute intervals measuring at about 6 meters.

The waves moved inland about 600 meters. The largest and the strongest was the last wave.

90% of the houses… Continue

Posted on October 1, 2009 at 2:51

Tongan Cabinet has decided not to Ratify CEDAW

Ratify CEDAW

Cabinet has decided not to ratify CEDAW, which is The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

CEDAW is often referred to as a “Bill of Rights” for women. It is the only international instrument that comprehensively addresses women’s rights within political, civil, cultural, economic, and social life. Click here to find out more.

Ratifying (or accepting) CEDAW is the first step in making legislation that… Continue

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 22:30

Darkest Day in Tonga's Maritime History.

My Island Kingdom of Tonga is still in shocked and in mourning from the loss of lives and for the missing crews and passengers of the MV Princess Ashika that sunk early last Thursday.

I have to say that this tragic loss is what perhaps the darkest day in Tonga's maritime history that struck the heart of a sea-faring people.

The numbers of those who was on board the MV Princess Ashika has increased to 149 with 54 rescued, 28 of those were crew members and 26 were… Continue

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 10:00

Why we take for granted tsunami warning, earthquakes, volcanic eruption?

Why is it that we Tongan people take for granted tsunami warning, earthquakes and volcanic eruption? Who's to blame for not getting the information out there to the public so that they will know how to prepare themselves when these happens?

On March 20, a major 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck off the Tonga islands region early Friday triggered a tsunami threatening Tonga, Samoa and Fiji.

A tsunami warning was issued by the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre… Continue

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 21:51 — 1 Comment

New Minister of Information for Tonga

It has now been approved that Mrs. 'Eseta Fusitu'a the former Secretary for Cabinet and Prime Minister's Office is the New Minister of Information in the Island Kingdom of Tonga.

When she was still working as a Secretary for Cabinet and at the PMO she was one of the few people in government that it was very hard to get information from and she was very good at not giving information. I just can't wait to see what this new appointment will do to the situation of the Media here in… Continue

Posted on April 28, 2009 at 23:31

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At 10:08 on November 26, 2009, Josephine Latu said…
At 3:34 on September 23, 2009, Josephine Latu said…
Hi Sia!! Wow they actually refused to ratify CEDAW! Hey did you run a story on this for the Taimi? If yes, can we translate it here and run it on our website ( and attribute it to you and Taimi? Kole pe ka 'Osi LOL... I wanted to write a story but haven't had the time... Hope all is well
'Ofa atu
At 12:51 on September 17, 2009, Shahidul Islam Chowdhury said…
Peace be upon the Tonga people whatever strong the storm is, but is the government in particular and the people in particular are prepared to face the calamity.
At 4:24 on August 20, 2009, Josephine Latu said…
EHK he komeni "you r nice looking" 'i lalo.... mate he kata... malie mu'a sia mo ho fanga fans...
At 3:38 on August 20, 2009, Poli Leger said…
Sia i donʻt know a thing at all
At 11:11 on May 1, 2009, Lillyrose Leonie Welwel said…
Thanks Sia
At 10:51 on May 1, 2009, Lillyrose Leonie Welwel said…
Hey Sia ,
Thanks for the invitation just testing it out .
But am bit in the dark !
Can you give me some idea on what to do apart from networking .

At 4:36 on May 1, 2009, Dave Motulalo said…
you too...
At 22:17 on April 29, 2009, Rhonda Joyce Moala said…
Thanks Sia, i really like this site.....interesting!!!
At 21:55 on April 29, 2009, Poli Leger said…
Hey thanks for the invitation but since i donʻt know what to do some help wud do.......... lolz
At 1:02 on April 29, 2009, Md. Jahidul Islam Shohag said…
You most welcom
At 22:34 on April 28, 2009, Md. Jahidul Islam Shohag said…
You r nice looking
At 21:33 on April 28, 2009, Hola Siale said…
Hi Sia.....thanks for the invitation.....see you in class


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