Thursday, November 25, 2010

Democracy in Action: Tongan Elections 2010

Though Tonga is the last remaining Polynesian monarchy, the king is relinquishing his control in many areas of the government. Most notably, the parliamentarians, who used to be chosen by the king and his advisers, now are elected by the people.

Here's some more information about the election.

And here are pictures from the day's voting:

Tongan Elections

A Tongan Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Dinner 2010

A Fellow Outer-Islander Visits Ha'ano

Farfum, a PCV in Matamaka, Vava'u, was in Ha'ano last week. Here are some pictures from his visit, along with mask-making with the kids.

Farfum's Visit and Paper Mache