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Sunday 6 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When confronted with revelations in the 2015-16 Annual Report of the Auditor General of unpaid debts, unrecorded assets, improper record of revenues and even separate bank accounts of government ministries, the Tongan Parliament was thrown into turmoil when it resumed its 2017-18 session on 1 August. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 24 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Deliberations by the Tongan Parliament over a motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva continued on its Stop-Start track when the Speaker Lord Tu’ivakano deferred further consideration and voting on the motion to Monday, 27 February.
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Wednesday 3 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament today was struggling with a multitude of problems: reporting five cases of the Zika virus; worrying about an over-weight population with a shorter life expectancy; realising that education was not making people smarter; and noting a palpable frustration among the people that had even led to threats on the life of the Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 2 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Parliament this morning decided off-the-cuff to close for the day to enable members to farewell a Papua New Guinea government delegation visiting Tonga since Saturday, 29 January. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 22 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Parliament before breaking for lunch today, 22 October decided not to impeach the Minister of Infrastructure Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu, voting 9-12 against the findings of a Standing Committee on Privileges that found there was a prima facie case to impeach him. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 11 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I would like to thank Lord Tu’ilakepa for taking the fight against nepotism to Parliament. Sadly, most of the People’s Representatives voted against the motion thereby closing the door on democracy in favour of an undemocratic, unconstitutional, uncivilized nepotistic leadership style. -Senolita Swan
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Wednesday 9 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A motion/resolution by Lord Tu‘ilakepa to try to put the position of the Prime Minister's Personal Assistant under the civil service, was rejected by the Tongan Parliament yesterday, 8 September. The concern was that the civil service has a recruitment procedure whereas the PM's son was appointed privately to the position. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 17 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A letter seeking the approval of the House for the impeachment of the Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism, Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu was tabled into parliament this morning, 17 August by the Vava’u No. 2 Nobles’ Representative, Lord Tu’ilakepa.
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Thursday 26 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The importance of the independence of the judiciary was stated by Tonga's Chief Justice Paulsen yesterday, when he directed that sentencing documents in the case of Lord Tu'ilakepa should be released.
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Friday 23 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today's sentencing of Lord Tu’ilakepa on firearm and ammunition charges was adjourned to Thursday February 5, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court to allow time for a probation report.
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Monday 12 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two re-elected Nobles' Representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly are due to appear at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court this month. One noble is up for sentencing while the other for sentencing submissions on separate firearm and ammunition charges.
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Wednesday 13 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongan Lords, including the current Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga and a former Speaker, have pending court cases at the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's court, after being charged with offences of illegal possession of arms and ammunitions.
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Friday 1 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 30 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Crown is expected to formally withdraw two of the illicit drug charges against Lord Tu'ilakepa due to insufficient evidence - two years after the noble was first charged in December 2010.
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Tuesday 15 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Preliminary Inquiry of the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga Lord Tu'iha'ateiho, who has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm without a license will be held on February 22. Meanwhile Lord Tu'ilakepa's appeal against a Magistrate ruling will be heard on January 30.
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Monday 17 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by Lord Tu'ilakepa, a former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, against a Magistrate's ruling to hold separate Preliminary Inquiries for his arms and drugs charges will be heard on 30 January, 2013.
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Tuesday 4 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A preliminary inquiry in an illegal arms and ammunition case against Lord Tu'ilakepa, a former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, is now anticipated for sometime early next year, depending on the outcome of his appeal lodged on Friday last week.
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Monday 26 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu'ilakepa, a former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga who is facing multiple charges of conspiracy to the importation of illicit drugs and illegal possession of firearms, had his case adjourned yet again. He is appealing against a decision by a Magistrate, for the Preliminary Inquiry to be held on 27 November.
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Wednesday 3 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Preliminary Inquiry of the current Deputy Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly Lord Tu'iha'ateiho on one charge of unlawful possession of a firearm without a license is adjourned to October 18, for a new date to be fixed.
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Tuesday 18 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Speaker of Parliament Lord Tu'ilakepa and the current Deputy Speaker Lord Tu'iha'ateiho will appear at the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court separately in October and November, for preliminary inquiries on separate criminal charges.
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