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Friday 15 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s 26 members of parliament will elect Tonga’s new Prime Minister on Monday, 18 December.
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Tuesday 12 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The dissolution of the Tongan Parliament on 24 August carried a hope that new members of parliament and a new Prime Minister with a new government might be elected to advance the Tongan democratic reform that was introduced in 2010. But that hope faded with the results of the November 16 snap General Election, when voters re-elected 21 of the 26 members of the dissolved parliament.
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Friday 1 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Invitation for nominations to elect a Prime Minister has been sent out to all elected representatives today, after the Writ of Election was returned to the King on November 30 in Nuku'alofa,
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Monday 16 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan registered voters who are residing abroad must in Tonga to vote in the November 16 General Election.
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Thursday 31 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Responding to social media commentary, Tonga's Acting Attorney General 'Aminiasi Kefu came out to set the record straight that the King's personal Royal prerogative to dissolve Tonga’s Legislative Assembly "is not limited by law and any legal action taken against this dissolution will be dismissed immediately by the Courts." He was responding to views circulated by Lopeti Senituli, a former Government CEO, who was urging the government to take legal action against the King's decision.
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Monday 28 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Speaker of Tonga's Legislative Assembly Lord Tu'ivakano today on national radio outlined his many serious concerns about the government of Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva that he had brought to the attention of King Tupou VI last week. His move was sparked by what he said was evidence last week that government was pushing to do away with the Constitutional authority of the King to endorse legislation. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 27 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva told parliament today that the House was "trespassing on authority" in their attempts to dismiss him. The Tongan Parliament rejected the Motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva with votes of 14-10 this afternoon, Monday 27 February. All members of parliament were present today, except for a time when the PM and four Cabinet Ministers left the House for an audience with the King. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 10 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A large haul of illicit drugs seized in Vava’u from a yacht called 'JeReVe' in 2012 was destroyed by authorities in Australia, Tonga's Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell confirmed today in response to allegations raised in Parliament by Lord Tu'ilakepa. He said the comments by MPs were unfounded and attacked the reputation of the police.
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Tuesday 7 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s former Speaker of Parliament Lord Lasike, who was removed from parliament in 2012 is to be paid $223,385 pa’anga in remuneration by the Kingdom of Tonga, in lieu of a salary that he would have earned as a member of the Legislative Assembly and as Speaker from July 9, 2012 to November 24, 2014, ruled the Lord Chief Justice on February 2.
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Monday 25 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Out of all of the corruption, malfeasance, bribery and incompetence in Parliament that we have all witnessed over the past 100 years; None of it was done by a woman! Congratulations ‘Akosita Lavulavu and thank you for being willing to serve. – Peni Katoa.
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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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