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London, United Kingdom
Lord Tu’ivakano, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga attended an International Parliamentary Conference on National Security in Westminster, on March 27-31.
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Thursday 16 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A changeover from a Commissioner for Public Relations to an Ombudsman was a “coming of age” for Tonga, the kingdom's first Ombudsman ‘Aisea Taumoepeau SC, said yesterday at a function to mark the establishment of his office.
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Thursday 2 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2016-2017 proceedings of the Tongan Parliament had a “soft”, and very brief closing ceremony this morning. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 23 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were further delays today to the Tongan Parliament's deliberations on a motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva. Today's recess was reportedly allowed so that defamatory remarks on two private individuals could be deleted from the response of the Prime Minister to the Motion. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 3 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva was received by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Lord Tu’ivakano yesterday, Thursday, February 2, the Chief Clerk stated today.
Friday 20 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Diplomatic Relations between the Kingdom of Tonga and the People’s Republic of China are warm and vibrant, Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva along with the Speaker of the Tongan Parliament Lord Tu’ivakano, reassured a Chinese National People’s Congress delegation visiting Nuku’alofa this week.
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Wednesday 5 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petitioners who are concerned with the leadership of Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva as Minister for Education and Training, this morning presented a petition to the Speaker of the House Lord Tu’ivakano from a Working Committee of educators. They cite "maladministration, incompetency, destruction or embezzlement of government property" and creating "difficulties with another country".
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Monday 26 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Speaker of Parliament Lord Tu’ivakano spoke at the commemoration of the International Day of Peace 2016 and met with the Vice-President of the People's Republic of China HE Mr Li Yuanchao last week in Yinchuan, Ningxia.
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Wednesday 14 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s second Court of Appeal sitting today dismissed an appeal filed by a letter writer to the Kele’a newspaper, the Kele'a, and two others in a defamation case that awarded judgment against them when they were ordered to pay more than $200,000 in damages and costs after they were found guilty of defamation in 2013.
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Tuesday 12 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Consider the Tongan pillars of love, respect, humility, reciprocation and patriotism Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala urged a gathering of parliamentary staff from 10 Pacific Islands, as he opened the 47th Annual Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference held from July 11-14 at the Fa'onelua Centre in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 25 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HSH Prince Tu’ipelehake delivered the King's speech in a very short closing of the Tonga’s Legislative Assembly's 2015-16 session, this morning at Parliament House in Nuku'alofa. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Monday 8 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Members of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga today 8 February received around 50 new copies of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Handbooks tailored specially for them by Tonga Red Cross Society. The Speaker Lord Tu'ivakano said parliament would take action to ensure Tonga is a party to IHL treaties.
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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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Monday 1 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Parliament started its 2016 proceedings this morning 1 February, by pondering its casualties over the holidays. The speaker, Lord Tu’ivakano informed members that since parliament’s closure in October 2015 two of the 26 members of the House had lost their seats. 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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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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Tuesday 11 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Parliament could not re-open its sitting yesterday Monday 10 August when only 11 members turned up and failed to meet the quorum of 13. The absence of the executive members was the worst ever, the Speaker said in calling for Cabinet ministers to improve their attendance. The sitting which had been adjourned since 23 June, was further adjourned to next week.
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Wednesday 5 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tui’vakano and three others have filed a notice of appeal to the Supreme Court on Monday, 3 August against a judgment by the Lord Chief Justice in June this year ordering that legal costs amounting to $22,000 be returned to the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva.
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Thursday 4 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga High School marked its 68th Anniversary today 4 June, which included the launch of new solar panels that can provide up to 70 percent of the school's electricity demand.
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Tuesday 19 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Waving pictures of Jesus and placards in opposition to the United Nation's Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Tonga's Catholic Women’s League today led a march to Parliament to present a petition.
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