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Monday 15 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva has, in an abrupt turnaround, said in a radio interview today that Tonga will not host the Pacific Games 2019. His statement comes just days after confirming last week that the games were on.
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Thursday 9 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has signed an MOU with the APEC Climate Center (APCC) for a new Agri-water project to enhance reponses to water shortages by facilitating the use of climate information in water management systems.
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Monday 21 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The responsibility for planning and preparing Tonga's hosting of the South Pacific Games in 2019 has been given to three authorities, the Prime Minister’s Office stated on March 16.
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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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Friday 15 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Airports Ltd. has declared a $1.3 million pa'anga annual dividend for 2014-15 - its highest dividend amount payable to its shareholder the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga.
Thursday 19 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan law students who arrived in Tonga today are hoping that government will assist the remaining Tongan students to return. They are grateful to be back home after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu five-days ago, “but we feel really bad that we had to abandon the rest of our Tongan students,” said Esther ‘Aholelei in tears at Fua'amotu airport.
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Tuesday 10 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government's decision to ratify UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was welcomed by Tongan women's rights advocate 'Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki who was in New York for the announcement at the UN last night, where there were lots of accolades for Tonga.
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Saturday 6 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga took a giant step toward making itself one of the easiest places to do business in the Pacific when the Hon. Dr Viliami Latu, the Minister for Commerce, Tourism and Labour launched the Online Business Registries on 2 December at the Fa'onelua Convention Center.
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Friday 21 November 2014
Tonga's government has asked Tonga Power Ltd staff to call off a strike, planned from 9:00am on Monday 24 November.
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Tuesday 13 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ports Authority Tonga has announced a new Port Master for its Port Operation Division.
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Tuesday 6 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The disgruntled Friendly Island Bus Association members are still not happy with the way Government rejected their request for Customs Duty and Consumption Tax exemptions.
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Tuesday 1 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu‘ivakano who remains in New York's Bellevue Hospital is reported to be “doing well” after a cardiac emergency at the weekend.
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Monday 19 August 2013
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government has imposed new Duties on unhealthy foods along with higher Excise Tax Rates on tobacco products, and slashed tobacco concessions for arriving passengers by half, in an effort to encourage “healthy living”.
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Monday 5 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chief executive officers, cabinet secretaries and leading administrators from Commonwealth Pacific member states are meeting in Nuku’alofa this week to come up with an agreed plan of action on how to better support the political and administration environment at the centre of Government.
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Tuesday 14 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Consultations on Tonga's Employment Relations Bill 2013 have been extended to 31 May 2013, and a revised bill is expected to go to parliament in August.
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Wednesday 8 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A draft Employment Relations Bill 2013 is being discussed in Nuku'alofa introduced by a Government convinced that there are important provisions that need to be legislated soon to safeguard fundamental rights. Some business owners questioned how fair the bill will be for those involved, its costs and impact on businesses who are already struggling in a weak economy, while others supported it. By Linny Folau
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Friday 15 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On Tuesday, March 12, Parliament started off with a bang when the Speaker reminded Commoners in the House that they would start with the Land (Amendment) Bill 2013, but under Clause 67 of the Constitution only nobles could debate and vote on matters relating to the entitlement of nobles. The bill was one of three relating to constitutional change regarding penalties for nobles and civil servants who are convicted of an indictable offence. Under the existing law convicted people are disabled from holding government office, voting and being elected, and includes loss of noble titles. The proposed constitutional change applies the loss of rights to only people who are sentenced to more than two years imprisonment. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 4 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's pubic servants have launched a year-long programme to combat non-communicable diseases and to create healthier workplaces in an effort to "build a healthier quality public service for Tonga".
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Thursday 14 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new tax regime for small businesses in Tonga, offering flat tax rates on turnovers of under $100,000, has been drawn up by government in a proposed amendment to Tonga's Income Tax Act 2007.
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Tuesday 22 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is among five Pacific nations to adopt a Pilot Catastrophe Risk Insurance Program that was launched in Sydney, Australia on 18 January.
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