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Thursday 24 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by ‘Etuate Lavulavu against a Supreme Court ruling that found he committed bribery will not be heard until the second session of Tonga’s Court of Appeal in September later this year.
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Wednesday 3 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa is the Acting Minister of Tourism effective 1 February, after HM King Tupou VI approved the termination of ‘Etuate Lavulavu’s appointment as Minister of Tourism.
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Tuesday 2 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No decision has been made by Government to appoint a new Minister of Tourism following the former Minister ‘Etuate Lavulavu’s exit as a Member of Parliament last week.
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Friday 29 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s troubled Cabinet minister ‘Etuate Lavulavu today lost his disputed seat in Parliament when Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen declared his election on November 27, 2014, as the People’s Representative for the Vava’u No. 16 Electoral District to be void.
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Tuesday 19 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The seat for the Tongatapu No. 4 People’s Representative to Parliament will remain vacant until at least April this year, after Mateni Tapueluelu lost the seat in a Supreme Court ruling on December 11, 2015.
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Wednesday 16 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A judgment to decide the fate of Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu as Vava’u’s No 16 People’s Representative to Parliament is expected to be delivered in January 2016.
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Monday 14 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for illegal campaigning and corruption continued today Monday, 14 December when the Supreme Court in Neiafu heard some of the remaining witnesses for the defendant.
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Wednesday 9 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu denied allegations of illegal campaigning and corruption in the 2014 General Election, during his evidence to the Supreme Court in Neiafu on Friday, 4 December.
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Saturday 5 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a marathon press conference lasting nearly four hours yesterday, Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva tried to defend his decision to retain a self-confessed corrupted Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, as his Minister of Tourism.
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Saturday 5 December 2015
Neiafu, Vava'u
The trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for corruption during his 2014 election campaign continued this week with witnesses called by the Petitioner Viliami Uasike Latu, at the Supreme Court in Neiafu.
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Wednesday 2 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We are a people destined for failure because of the corruption we have allowed in our government. Crime is on a steep rise but that is to be expected…when our leaders set such a poor example. We have lost all dignity as a people. – ‘Aisea ‘Amanaki.
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Wednesday 2 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for alleged corruption during his 2014 election campaign continued today, 2 December in Neiafu.
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Monday 30 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A trial to hear an election petition filed against the Minister of Tourism and Vava’u No.16 People’s Representative to Parliament Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu which was to continue today was further adjourned to Tuesday, 1 December in Neiafu.
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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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Friday 27 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva this afternoon, at a Press Conference, sentenced Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu for corruption by terminating his ministerial post as Minister of Infrastructure but retained him as Minister of Tourism without pay for five months as from January 2016. No questions were allowed.
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Thursday 26 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A trial to hear an election petition filed against the Minister of Infrastructure and Vava’u No.16 People’s Representative to Parliament Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu started on Wednesday, 25 November only to be adjourned to Monday, 30 November in Neiafu.
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Saturday 21 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A trial to hear an election petition against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for alleged corruption during his election campaign last year will go ahead on 25 November, after the Chief Justice dismissed two applications by Lavulavu, made on 13 November, for the trial to be adjourned. The Chief Justice stated “This court must…ensure the just but efficient and speedy hearing of an electoral petition and to discourage frivolous applications which have been the intention or effect of delaying the hearing.”
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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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Saturday 24 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If the Cabinet Minister Lavulavu was an ordinary Tongan public servant, he would have been arrested by the Police and charged with corruption and other criminal offences. But because he is a minister of the Crown, the Prime Minister of Tonga, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, together with his cabinet and his followers, voted to set him free. – Senolita Swan.
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Thursday 22 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Impeachment would be too much since Lavulavu would not stand alone. [The PM] is the one who is responsible for his irresponsibility. – Tamanomuka.

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