Fiji and Tonga has stopped using DST

Paul Eggert eggert at
Tue Dec 5 01:19:24 UTC 2000

> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 22:37:46 +0100 (CET)
> From: Steffen Thorsen <straen at>

> Risto Nykänen <ristonykanen at> has reported to me that both Tonga
> and Fiji has stopped using DST.
> I have tried to research this a little bit further, and found an official
> statement about Fiji: 
> from

That statement no longer seems to be on the web.  However, I did find
an earlier press release
which says nearly the same thing.

> I have not found anything for Tonga, but it is actually no surprise if
> they have stopped using DST, as the "first into year 2000" hype has ended.
> Back in March I found a notice on the website
> that Tonga changed back to standard time one month early, on March 19
> instead of the original reported date April 16. Unfortunately, the article
> is no longer available on the site, and I did not make a copy of the
> text, and I have forgotten to report it here.
> (Original URL was: )

That's plenty good enough for me.

Thanks for both pointers.

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