Monday, March 19, 2012

The King of Tonga Has Died

We learn from the East-West Center in Honolulu that the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga has reportedly confirmed that King George Tupou the Fifth has died at the age of 63.  He brought democracy to the nation and was considered to be a progressive leader.  The King died in Hong Kong on Sunday, in the company of his younger brother, the Crown Prince, who is heir to the throne.


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