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Monday 25 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister surprised a local press conference last week by leaking a document that he said was a "confidential" Cabinet decision relating to funds allocated for the opening celebration of the new St. George Government Building on September 1.
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Friday 8 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sacked Minister of Finance Hon. Tevita Lavemaau said yesterday that it was his vote in Parliament that made Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva the Prime Minister. Without being specific, he alluded to a conviction that Cabinet decisions should not be made by one man or a minority in Cabinet.
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Friday 12 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese will take over the running of Tonga in a few years time, Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told an incredulous Press Conference he called yesterday, 11 May at Popua. He was commenting on the low-productivity rate of Tongan workers, after he was asked why so few Tongans were employed by Chinese construction companies in Tonga. AUDIO FILE ADDED.
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Friday 24 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Deliberations by the Tongan Parliament over a motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva continued on its Stop-Start track when the Speaker Lord Tu’ivakano deferred further consideration and voting on the motion to Monday, 27 February.
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Friday 3 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will be able to host the Test Match between the ‘Ikale Tahi and Wales in June, and the 2019 Pacific Games, Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva assured the Tonga Media on Monday, 30 January during a Press Conference at the Prime Minister’s Office.
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Friday 23 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A decision by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva to redeploy four senior staff from Foreign Affairs to other government ministries was overturned by the Public Service Tribunal on 9 December 2016.
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Friday 30 September 2016
New York, USA
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva received a Certificate of Honour as Honorary International Consultant of Peace from the President of the Federation of World Peace and Love, Dr Hong Tao-Tze on 22 September at a United Nations side event
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Monday 15 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s eccentric Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told Parliament today that he had declared Lord Vaea to be the leader of an “opposition party”, while he was on his first official visit to New Zealand from July 27-30. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 4 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Vote of No Confidence against the Prime Minister has not been filed with Tonga's Parliament. "We have not received a notice or motion for Vote of No Confidence," the Clerk of the Tongan Legislative Assembly, Ms Gloria Pole’o confirmed this morning, 4 August.
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Thursday 21 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A major $66 million upgrade of the domestic wharf in Nuku'alofa to be completed by 2018, was launched today with a groundbreaking by HM King Tupou VI, who was accompanied by Queen Nanasipau'u. The project funded as a part of Japan's grant aid will include the extension of the domestic wharf and the building of a terminal for passengers and cargo.
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Friday 1 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Government officials of the former governments who were involved in the passport scandal are soon to be arrested.
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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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Wednesday 2 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We are a people destined for failure because of the corruption we have allowed in our government. Crime is on a steep rise but that is to be expected...when our leaders set such a poor example. We have lost all dignity as a people. – ‘Aisea ‘Amanaki.
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Friday 27 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva this afternoon, at a Press Conference, sentenced Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu for corruption by terminating his ministerial post as Minister of Infrastructure but retained him as Minister of Tourism without pay for five months as from January 2016. No questions were allowed.
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Thursday 19 November 2015
Minister Lavulavu has done everything possible to avoid his upcoming trial. In the meantime the Prime Minister sits by and does nothing, allowing his government (and ours) to be dragged through the mud and embarrassment of yet another 'Etuate Lavulavu scandal. - Peni Katoa.
Saturday 24 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If the Cabinet Minister Lavulavu was an ordinary Tongan public servant, he would have been arrested by the Police and charged with corruption and other criminal offences. But because he is a minister of the Crown, the Prime Minister of Tonga, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, together with his cabinet and his followers, voted to set him free. – Senolita Swan.
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Friday 11 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I would like to thank Lord Tu’ilakepa for taking the fight against nepotism to Parliament. Sadly, most of the People’s Representatives voted against the motion thereby closing the door on democracy in favour of an undemocratic, unconstitutional, uncivilized nepotistic leadership style. -Senolita Swan
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Tuesday 24 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new multi-million-dollar software is now being cleared through Cabinet, to be purchased from the PM ‘Akilisi Pohiva’s son and his partner Paula Piveni Piukala to replace the existing computer program that has been used by the Education Department. – Sione Ake-mei-haku Mokofisi.
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Monday 9 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's "de facto" new government of Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pōhiva, who masterminded the hijacking of the majority ballots cast by voters on November 27, 2014 general elections, is basking delightfully in power today. Thanks to the local media's adoration of this political "sophism" . . . - Sione A. Mokofisi – MBA.
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Tuesday 20 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The European Union today committed a $2.3 million pa’anga grant to boost the restoration of the power network damaged by Tropical Cyclone Ian in Ha’apai over a year ago.
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