An ill-timed move by government to enact an Employment Relations Bill 2013 will cripple businesses with extra costs and reduce employment, according to the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., who this week are facing a growing confrontation with Tonga’s Minister of Labour, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and hardliners in Tonga’s Public Service Association.
On World Press Freedom Day May 3, Tonga’s Attorney General Neil Adsett told journalists in Nuku’alofa that while Tonga’s Constitution guarantees Freedom of Speech and Press Freedom, there remains in the Constitution two other conflicting sub-clauses, inserted by an amendment in 2003, which are partly void and should be changed so that it is not misleading.
Tonga’s Deputy Commissioner of Police Taniela Faletau (56) has taken up voluntary retirement effective March 1, after over 30-years of service. Trained in New Zealand the top cop was farewelled with a parade at the Police Headquarters in Longolongo, on Wednesday February 20.
Tonga’s new Minister of Police, Prisons and Fire Services and Revenue Services, Siosifa Tu’utafaiva, is being challenged by a disciplinary committee of the Tonga Law Society.
Tonga’s Solicitor General, ‘Aminiasi Kefu, said today that the Crown was dropping drugs charges against Lord Tu’ilakepa because of the complexity of the case, and also because key evidence gathered from telephone interceptions was done outside of the Tongan law.
Tonga’s new Attorney General Mr Neil Adsett was appointed as a Senior Counsel by Chief Justice Hon Michael Dishington Scott, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on Friday, March 16.
The first session of Tonga’s Court of Appeal fpor 2011 ended on Friday, April 15 with the delivery of judgments at the Supreme Court of Nuku’alofa after one week of sitting.