Tonga. At the beginning of the year, more than 600 people had been arrested in connection with the violent demonstrations in the capital Nuku’alofa in November 2006, when seven people died and a large part of the shops and public buildings in the center were destroyed. According to CountryAAH, Nuku’alofa is the capital city of Tonga. Most suspects were released, but some of them, including elected MPs, were charged with incitement and more. In October, the Supreme Court released six of seven men charged with, among other things, participation in riots, arson and injury. The seventh person was found guilty, but only for burglary.
The state of emergency, which was introduced after the riots in 2006, was repeatedly extended until September 2007. During the year, the destroyed business district was rebuilt again with the help of loans and loans from, among other things. New Zealand, Australia and China.
A new party, Paati Langafonua Tu’uloa (PLT), was formed in August. Its leader Sione Fonua said the party’s most important task was to find good candidates for the new parliamentary elections in February 2008. Otherwise, the party would work to improve the living conditions of the Tongans.
In conjunction with the Pacific Leaders’ Meeting in Tonga October 16-17, around 100 people with demands for political change gathered in 2008. The gathering, held at one place two kilometers from the summit, was led by Akilisi Pohiva, leader of the Tonga Democracy Movement HRDM (Human Rights and Democracy Movement) and one of the nation’s elected parliamentarians.
Tonga joined the World Trade Organization in July in the WTO. The country applied for membership in 1995 and negotiations began shortly thereafter.
Tonga weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between 26 ° C and 29 ° C can be expected over the next three months. In Nuku’alofa it gets warmest in March, but May is a little cooler.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 26-27 ° C. This is great weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.
The expected rainfall is around 16 days in March, around 11 days in April and around 9 days in May.