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Friday 10 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva and the Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands (DPFI) in power, Tonga has to restructure its political system. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 7 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva at mid-day today announced a new reshuffled cabinet, which has yet to receive the official consent of King Tupou VI.
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Thursday 27 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has decided to adopt daylight saving and will advance its clock one hour ahead on Sunday, November 6 for two-months, in order to allow more daylight hours in the evening during the longer summer days. The change will put Tonga 14 hours ahead of UTC during the summer.
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Friday 14 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new Minister for Internal Affairs has been named as Hon Penisimani Fifita, Tongatapu’s No.9 People’s Representative to Parliament, effective today, Friday October 14.
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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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Tuesday 9 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Public Service Association PSA on 8 August applied to the Tonga Supreme Court for an injunction to stop government from implementing a new salary structure that was introduced on 1 July 2016.
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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a surprise announcement today Tonga's government revealed that it is shifting its Tourism Division away from the Ministry of Labour, Commerce, and Tourism and placing it under the Ministry of Infrastructure from June 1.
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Tuesday 17 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I recall your 2009 report on the Parliament’s 21-1 vote against ratifying CEDAW; it included Prime Minister Pōhiva who voted against ratification. It is, therefore, as clear as noonday to me that Parliament has not passed legislation re-authorizing the ratification of CEDAW if it has previously voted against it. – Sione A. Mokofisi.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A current attempt by the Tongan government to attract business investments, and to revitalize business growth by offering very low interest loans, so far appears to remain an unattractive proposition for businesses in Tonga.
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Saturday 23 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A move by the Tongan government to shift the selection of the judiciary from the King in Council to the Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly has stirred up a confrontational debate about the independence of the judiciary in the Tongan parliament during the past few weeks. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
Monday 21 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Bill to dissolve government when parliament closes in a few days times, and a caretaker government to take over in preparation for the Parliamentary Election in November 2014, was introduced into the Tongan parliament this afternoon, 21 September. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 4 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a Cabinet reshuffle over the weekend, the two portfolios of the Minister for Police, Prisons and Fire Services, and the Minister for Revenue Services, have been taken up by a new member of Cabinet, Siosifa Tu'utafaiva, the No. 6 Tongatapu People's Representative to the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.
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Thursday 10 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano has formally announced his Cabinet for 2013.
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Tuesday 26 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three People's Representatives who were appointed as Cabinet Ministers in the Government of the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano, have resigned from Cabinet, the Acting Secretary for Cabinet Alfred Soakai announced late last night, June 25.
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Tuesday 1 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Cabinet Ministers took up their new Ministerial portfolios today, May 1.
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Saturday 21 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Government this afternoon announced the reassignment of four of its Cabinet Ministers effective on 1 May.
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Thursday 19 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Government is understood to have reshuffled six of its Cabinet Ministers this month but they have not taken up their new portfolios.
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Sunday 21 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Under a proposed new structure of the Tongan government, aimed to be in place by 1 July 2012, it is proposed there will be only 13 line ministries, which will include a new Ministry of Internal Affairs.
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Saturday 6 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's cabinet has this afternoon warned striking public servants, who are planning a mass march on Monday, that if they do not return to work on Monday they will be dealt with under the Public Service regulations.
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Friday 5 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Public Servants Association ended negotiation talks with a Cabinet Sub Committee yesterday Thursday, by rejecting a new offer for a 10%, 20% and 30% pay rise.
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