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Friday 22 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The public has a right to know about MP ‘Akosita Lavulavu’s state of mind while her husband was misusing his authority. Was she just a silent partner who went along for the ride? – Sione Mokofisi.
Friday 1 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The need for a tsunami evacuation route from low-lying Nuku’alofa to higher areas in central and eastern Tongatapu, was a major concern of Lord Nuku during Parliament’s budget debate on Wednesday, 29 June 2016. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Wednesday 3 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa is the Acting Minister of Tourism effective 1 February, after HM King Tupou VI approved the termination of ‘Etuate Lavulavu’s appointment as Minister of Tourism.
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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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Tuesday 12 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Supreme Court has yet to confirm a date for the delivery of a judgment that will decide the fate of Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu as the Vava’u No. 16 People’s Representative to Parliament.
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Thursday 31 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A year after Tonga’s second democratically elected government came into power at the end of December 2014, Tongan politics is stuck in the doldrums. The repetition by PM Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva that his government has the will to “take action” guided by the high moral principles of “good leadership, rule of law - justice for all and the fair distribution of national wealth,” so far, are just hot air. The difference between what has been said and what has happened, speaks for itself. Editor’s Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 11 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition signed by 700 calling for the restoration and preservation of Tonga’s cultural heritage in the complex of sia heu lupe and related mounds in Popua that are endangered by a settlement subdivision, was submitted to Parliament on Tuesday, 11 August at Parliament Office.
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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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