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Monday 1 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition from Non-Government Organisations and the Civil Society Forum of Tonga was presented to Parliament today in support of a Cabinet decision to ratify the United Nation’s Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
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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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Thursday 19 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Parliament this afternoon, March 19, passed a Motion Resolution for government to borrow $16. 5 million Pa’anga from the World Bank. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 2 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Akilisi Pohiva, in his first press conference as Tonga’s new Prime Minister, said that realistically his new government would not be able to implement their own working programs until they introduced their national budget for the 2015-16 financial year at the end of June.
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Monday 29 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Akilisi Pohiva was declared Tonga’s new Prime Minister this afternoon by the Interim Speaker of the Tongan Parliament Lord Tupou.
Wednesday 24 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The election of Tonga’s next Prime Minister will take place at 10:00am Monday, 29 December at the Parliament House, the Interim Speaker, Lord Tupou announced this morning.
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Monday 22 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One nomination for Tonga’s next Prime Minister was submitted in a sealed envelope to parliament today, 22 December.
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Thursday 11 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
By Wednesday next week, the 26 newly elected members of the Tongan Parliament should be ready to proceed and elect a Prime Minister, said ‘Etuate Lavulavu, the spokesperson for seven independent People’s Representatives.
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Thursday 11 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
State Owned Enterprises constrain island countries economies, where they absorb large amounts of scarce capital and are generally low in productivity and services, according to an ADB report that was released early this month.
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan parliament yesterday, July 28, passed a Bill, raising the alcoholic drinking age from 18 to 21 years old. Alcohol is blamed for fuelling violent behaviour by some teenagers. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 17 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has two accumulating government debts that the Minister of Finance, Dr ‘Aisake Eke plans to address during the 2014-15 Financial year.
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Thursday 5 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of Tongatapu secondary and tertiary school students with lively brass bands marched through central Nuku’alofa this morning, June 5 to mark the opening of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga 2014 Session. Photos by Linny Folau and Caroline Manu.
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty representatives will take part in Tonga’s first “Practice Parliament for Women” on April 10-11 in Nuku’alofa, a two-day event that aims to encourage women to run for parliament in the upcoming 2014 General Election in November.
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament Whole House Committee passed the Nurse Bill on 26 March, to allow practiced nurses to prescribe medication for patients.
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Thursday 14 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An art piece ‘Fatu’ by Walter Holakeituai (25) of Fanga, a student at Unitech in New Zealand has won the Speaker’s Art Choice Award of $1,000 cash prize.
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Wednesday 4 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The resignation of Lord Tu‘iha‘ateiho as the Acting Speaker of the Tonga Legislative Assembly, on Tuesday, 27 August, is the latest fiasco in parliament, since Tonga introduced a new political system at the end of 2010. Editor’s Comment, By Pesi Fonua
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Friday 14 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga needs to find ways to boost the local economy, said HM King Tupou VI when he opened the 2013 Session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga at Parliament House, on June 13.
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Thursday 13 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of secondary and tertiary school students with lively brass bands from throughout Tongatapu marched through central Nuku’alofa on Thursday, June 13 to mark the opening of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga 2013 Session.
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Tuesday 11 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister of Finance, Hon. Lisiate ‘Akolo has launched Tonga’s biggest ever national budget amounting to T$357.6 million for the 2013-14 financial year, and expressed concern over low returns to government from public enterprises.
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Monday 29 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new donor-funded programme aims to develop the skills of parliamentarians in order to improve law-making processes in Tonga and to strengthen the ability of the government to build democracy.
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