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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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Tuesday 19 March 2013
Tasmania, Australia
The changes to the Constitution [clause 23] regarding the ability to continue to sit in the assembly or hold any office means that a “convicted” person who is sentenced to less than 2 years can still sit in the assembly and hold office. This does send a rather odd message to the public and the world - that the Tongan house of parliament and the Cabinet will allow a convicted person, whose character is thereby reduced, to still hold office! - John Cauchi
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Thursday 14 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A parliamentary education and outreach team is on a mission to inform and equip teachers and students in Tonga’s Secondary Schools with better knowledge of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.
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Thursday 24 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A hearing on an application for a Judicial Review of the Report of a Parliamentary Select Committee that investigated how a multi-million pa’anga loan from China was spent on the reconstruction of Nuku’alofa was adjourned to April 4. Five of the six committee members, who are defendants in this case, appeared at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on Wednesday January 23 unprepared for the hearing and without legal representation.
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Thursday 20 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s former Prime Minister Lord Sevele is calling for a judicial review of the report of a parliamentary select committee, in an application to the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court that will be heard on 23 January 2013.
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Thursday 29 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Claims in Tonga’s parliament that there was an illegal transference of government money to Tongasat have been denied by two Prime Ministers, in a row over how a USD$75 million grant from China to Tonga was used.
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Thursday 1 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s democratic adventure during the past two years has been full of intrigues, revelations and challenges. Unfortunately, these goings on have distracted the attention of the Cabinet and the Parliament from the pressing issue of the day, which is to get the Tongan economy back on its feet, or we will become heavily relying on others for our livelihoods. Editor’s Comment, by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 8 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After putting it off for a month, Tonga’s parliament today rejected a Motion for a Vote of no Confidence in the Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano and his cabinet.
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