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Wednesday 6 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Ma‘afu, named as Tonga's new Deputy Prime Minister this morning, has been Tonga's Acting Prime Minister since 1 September. The Prime Minister's Office today announced the backdating of new ministerial appointments. Uncertainty over who was in charge had left the Caretaker Government in a state of disarray, after the PM left for the Pacific Forum Leaders Meeting at the end of last week.
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Tuesday 5 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Tonga's Prime Minister Hon 'Akilisi Pohiva left Tonga on Friday with his delegation for the annual Pacific Island Forum Leaders Meeting in Apia, Samoa, he left behind a Caretaker Government with its Ministerial portfolios in disarray.
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Sunday 3 September 2017
Parliament House

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The dissolution of the Tongan Parliament by HM King Tupou VI on August 24 is a wake up call for Tongans to return their focus to Tonga's modern democratisation process. Since a move to speed up the democratic reform process was initiated in 2010, social and political progress has faltered in an increasingly unsettled and disruptive political environment. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 28 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Speaker of Tonga's Legislative Assembly Lord Tu'ivakano today on national radio outlined his many serious concerns about the government of Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva that he had brought to the attention of King Tupou VI last week. His move was sparked by what he said was evidence last week that government was pushing to do away with the Constitutional authority of the King to endorse legislation. By Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 15 June 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Please Prime Minister Pohiva, think again and do not harden your heart, because you are making a mockery of our Parliamentary system...you have Tongans and friends of Tonga with the archeological, cultural, environmental and engineering expertise and the hearts and minds to build our nation, please Prime Minister use them. You are destroying our environment and in the process destroying our very fragile “democracy” and our trust in you and this Government. -‘Ana Hau‘alofa‘ia Koloto
Saturday 10 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Cabinet has decided to annul the Host Contract that Tonga signed with the Pacific Games Council in 2013 and will amend the Pacific Games Organizing Act 2013 to put to parliament for repeal, the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told a Press Conference at noon yesterday, 9 June at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre.
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Wednesday 7 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of an application by the Public Service Association and ‘Akilisi Pohiva to recover further documents from defendants, Kingdom of Tonga and Tongasat, in an ongoing legal proceeding, in which they essentially claimed the unlawful payment of millions to Tongasat, for the use of orbital slots by a Chinese company.
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Tuesday 4 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva has apologised to the Chinese community in Tonga and especially to individuals who have been victims of violent crimes, the Chinese Embassy said in a statement today. The Ambassador said that Chinese in Tonga still faced many difficulties and challenges. Crimes against the Chinese community happened frequently in 2016 and some brutal cases remained unsolved.
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Monday 3 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government is embarking on a reform program "to change people’s mind-sets", the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told a Press Conference that he called on March 29 at the Fa‘onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa. He also said that government is preparing a bill that will allow district and town officers to appropriate "deserted" properties and clear them for community use.
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Wednesday 5 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister and his Cabinet struggled to answer hard questions in Parliament yesterday. Members were demanding to know how an American, charged with murder escaped from prison in Neiafu and managed to sail away on his yacht? They also wanted to know when the construction of sports facilities for the 2019 Pacific Games will start? And what is the government's foreign policy on West Papua? From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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Wednesday 5 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Indonesian diplomat said that Indonesia is “shocked” at six Pacific Islands governments, including Tonga, for accusing Indonesia of human rights violations in West Papua. Nara Masista Rakhmatia during a speech at the 1st Session of the General Assembly of the UN in New York on 24 September 2016 also accused PM Pohiva and other Pacific leaders of using the General Assembly to advance their domestic agendas and to divert attention from political and social problems at home.
Tuesday 14 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The government can’t do much to help people in the flooded areas of Nuku’alofa because government has no money, the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told parliament yesterday, Monday 13 June. He said that the newly constructed roads in the areas stopped the floodwater from flowing out of the areas. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Saturday 4 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva’s empty rhetorics on educational reform is a cover-up for his nepotism schemes. First, he hired his own son as Personal Assistant. Then he created the false alarm with the examination computer system in the Education Department to facilitate hiring his other son and partner’s computer company.
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Wednesday 1 June 2016

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Stoneb Stone comments: Funny thing is that when I see the word 'nationalism' I remember George Speight, a 'nationalist' and the main instigator of the Fiji coup in 2000. And if the Minister is referring to Goodlad and Sirotnik's concept of moral dimension then he's turning a blind eye at how his reforms are being currently carried out in the education ministry as far from being moral.
Monday 30 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a defiant statement to the Pacific Games Council, the Tongan Government today boldly announced it will not let the council dictate who Tonga should employ to facilitate the 2019 Games, and announced that government had replaced Tonga's organising committee chairman Lord Sevele on May 27 with Tonga's Solicitor General Sione Sisifa.
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Sunday 1 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While Tonga languishes in debt as a nation owing several hundred million dollars with a dead economy and extremely high unemployment especially with our youth, we volunteer to spend $100,000,000 TOP to host the South Pacific Games....Our leaders have turned us into a beggar nation, so deeply in debt that our grandchildren and great grandchildren’s future has been sold. Faka'ofa – Sione Masa.
Monday 21 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Confusion over the credibility of final examination marks for Tonga’s Form 5, 6, and 7 students at the end of 2015 school year is a matter of great concern for Tonga. After receiving their end of the year school examination results, Tonga's Form 5, 6 and 7 students are facing the difficulties that their marks are not recognized by some higher education institutions in Tonga and overseas. By Pesi Fonua
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Sunday 29 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva has brought Tonga to an all-time moral low! The "new standard" for government officials is that it is okay to be corrupt as long as you admit you are corrupt when you get caught. We must remove the Prime Minister Now! – Sione Masa.
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Saturday 24 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mahino pee na’e fili ‘a Lavulavu ia ki he Palemiaa ‘i hono paloti’i ‘i Fale Alea ‘i he kamata ‘a e Pule’anga lolotongaa, pea ko e ‘totongi fakafoki’ nai ‘eni ‘oe paloti koiaa, he ko e politikii ia, ka ‘oku ‘ikai ko e ngaue faka-e-sevanitii ia ‘o fakatatau mo ‘enau fuakavaa. – Sione Tu’itupou Fotu.
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Wednesday 26 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new government building named ‘St George's Palace’ has begun after HM King Tupou VI planted a black foundation stone at Pangai Si’i at an official groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, 25 August.
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