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Tonga rugby players welcomed in Pontypool


As Wales’ rugby team takes on Tonga for the first time since 2003 a man from Pontypool has been sharing his memories of Tongan players who have been welcomed to his home since the late 1990s.

Terry Simonds and his wife Jane were involved in bringing the players over to play for Pontypool RFC.

via BBC News – Tonga rugby players welcomed in Pontypool.

Tonga Constitution needs correction to secure Press Freedom


On World Press Freedom Day May 3, Tonga’s Attorney General Neil Adsett told journalists in Nuku’alofa that while Tonga’s Constitution guarantees Freedom of Speech and Press Freedom, there remains in the Constitution two other conflicting sub-clauses, inserted by an amendment in 2003, which are partly void and should be changed so that it is not misleading.

via Tonga Constitution needs correction to secure Press Freedom | Matangi Tonga.