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Three men jailed over Tongan ferry disaster

By Tom Peters, May 30, 2011

The trial was a blatant act of scapegoating to cover up the failure to address the government’s role in the sinking.

Pacific tsunami relief efforts grossly inadequate

By Tom Peters, October 7, 2009

In absolute terms the number of people affected by the tsunami in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga is small, but, per capita, the level of destruction is enormous.

Grief turns to anger over Tongan ferry tragedy

By John Braddock, August 10, 2009

An estimated 95 people drowned, mainly women and children, when the Princess Ashika ferry sank in Tonga last week.