President Sirleaf Congratulates Tonga

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the government and people of the Kingdom of Tonga on the occasion marking the Kingdom’s 46th Independence Anniversary on June 4, 2016.Tonga, officially known as the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands of which 36 are inhabited. June 4 is celebrated annually throughout the islands of the Kingdom as its Independence Day (also known as Emancipation Day). Tonga became fully independent from Britain in 1970, but had never relinquished its sovereignty to any foreign power. In 2010, Tonga took a decisive step towards becoming a fully functioning constitutional monarchy, after legislative reforms paved the way for its first partial representative elections.According to a Foreign Ministry release, in her message to His Majesty King George Tupou VI, King of Tonga, President Sirleaf extended sincere felicitations to him and through him the people of the Kingdom of Tonga on behalf of the G=government and people of Liberia, and in her own name.As both countries strive together in furtherance of the principles of the United Nations in promoting peace, security and cooperation among all nations, President Sirleaf prayed that the Almighty God will endow King Tupou VI with wisdom and strength as he leads his compatriots to greater prosperity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chelsea star out of Everton clash but set for Arsenal return

first_imgChelsea manager Guus Hiddink says he expects Eden Hazard to be fit to play in next weekend’s London derby against Arsenal.The Belgian has been suffering with a groin injury sustained in the win over Crystal Palace at the start of the month.Hazard has been training this week but Hiddink will not risk him in tomorrow’s game at home to Everton.The reigning PFA Player of the Year, however, is in line to be ready to face the Gunners.“He is on the pitch working and I think in the upcoming week he will have full training sessions,” said Hiddink.“And then I will decide if he can join us for next’s weekend’s game against Arsenal.“We must be careful he doesn’t have a setback which is why he needs some tough training sessions next week from Tuesday to Thursday.” Eden Hazard 1last_img read more