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People of Felemea overjoyed to welcome Their Majesties to the island

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa ,5/07/2018

Their Majesties took a royal tour this morning around islands in Ha’apai to witness the progress of the Special Management Areas – SMAs.

The Governor of the island – Rev. Dr. Mohenoa Puloka says the tour started  from Muitoa, Faakakai, Pukotala, Mo’unga’one, ‘Uiha and concluded with a royal luncheon in Felemea.

Upon arrival, the people of Felemea presented a traditional presentation to their Majesties.

During the royal luncheon locals performed various Tongan traditional dances including a group dance – tau’olunga and a ground sitting dance – ma’ulu’ulu.

CEO of Fisheries  Dr. Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi says, the result of the SMAs project in Felemea is outstanding compared to the other islands.

The initiative was fully supported by the locals and it has helped them with their income.

Meanwhile, following the formalities Their Majesties returned to the main island Pangai this afternoon.

Staff of His Majesties Armed Forces are preparing for the Military tattoo show to be held at the Lea’aetohi Ground this evening.

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