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Thursday 10 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for alleged illegal campaigning and corruption will continue on Monday, 14 December, to hear the remaining witnesses for the defendant at the Supreme Court in Neiafu.
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Thursday 10 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 120th anniversary year of Seventh Day Adventist Church education in Tonga, on 4 December, was marked with the opening of a new Home Economic Classroom at Beulah College, Vaini by the Ambassador of China to Tonga, HE Huang Huaguang.
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Thursday 10 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Community patrol volunteers in Ha’apai this week received much needed equipment from Tonga Police to help keep their communities safe.
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Thursday 10 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd. paid its highest dividend to the Government of Tonga, handing over a cheque for $2 million pa’anga on December 8. The 2014-15 dividend represents a 27% increase on the previous year’s return to government.
Wednesday 9 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 400 graduates from three Government tertiary institutes received their certificates and diplomas today, 9 December during a Combined Awards Ceremony, at Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Wednesday 9 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu denied allegations of illegal campaigning and corruption in the 2014 General Election, during his evidence to the Supreme Court in Neiafu on Friday, 4 December.
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Wednesday 9 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Aiona Prescott (20) will receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award from HM Queen Elizabeth next year in London, one of 60 from across the Commonwealth recognized as exceptional leaders in their communities.
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Wednesday 9 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eizo Ve’ehala became the first Tongan to successfully complete an International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO, Aviation Security Professional Management Course, the NZ Aviation Security Service AVSEC announced on 8 December.
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Tuesday 8 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although Real Tonga Airline has won a bid last month to operate Government’s MA60 aircraft, gifted from China, its operation will remain on hold until Government completes the aircraft’s certification due process.
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Monday 7 December 2015
Paris, France
During the final round of talks on climate change in Paris, France, Tonga is the latest country to submit its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), joining over 150 Parties who have submitted their INDCs.
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Monday 7 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Groups from Christian churches in Tonga came together for a ‘March for Jesus 2015’ in central Nuku’alofa this morning, 7 December.
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Saturday 5 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a marathon press conference lasting nearly four hours yesterday, Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva tried to defend his decision to retain a self-confessed corrupted Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, as his Minister of Tourism.
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Saturday 5 December 2015
Neiafu, Vava'u
The trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for corruption during his 2014 election campaign continued this week with witnesses called by the Petitioner Viliami Uasike Latu, at the Supreme Court in Neiafu.
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Thursday 3 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI commissioned three new Tonga Police Search and Rescue boats today, Thursday 3 December at Tu’imatamoana Wharf in Ma’ufanga.
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Thursday 3 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Miss Tonga, Brittne Fuimaono (21) will be vying with six other beauties for the title Miss Pacific Islands 2015 in the Cook Islands from December 6-12.
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Thursday 3 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga civil service has been awarded a 5% pay increase back dated to 1 July 2015, and to be paid before December 22.
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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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Wednesday 2 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for alleged corruption during his 2014 election campaign continued today, 2 December in Neiafu.
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Wednesday 2 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A waning commitment by the Tongan government to reform has caused delays in grants for budget support and raises concerns regarding long-term fiscal sustainability, the Asian Development Bank warns in the December 2015 issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor - Budget Analysis. Tonga’s budget plans for FY2016 will see another large increase in public spending.
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Monday 30 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition to revoke the appointment of the Prime Minister, Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva as the Minister of Education, and Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu as the Acting Minister of Education is in limbo.
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