The day darkness fell on the kingdom was the day the first glimmer of democracy was seen

    Twenty five years ago this month about 2500 citizens marched to the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa to ask the king not to legalise the sale of Tongan passports to foreigners. On that day, March 8, 1991, many of the people were weeping as they peacefully approached the palace. The Tongan government had sold 426 Tongan…


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