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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A "Tax Week" was held for the first time in Tongatapu on October 16-22, under the theme, Revenue From The Community, For The Community.
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Monday 23 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government's public service will close down for their holidays, starting on December 20, 2017 until January 2, 2018.
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Friday 20 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Statisticians gathered to celebrate World Statistics Day with the theme ‘Better data, Better lives’ today with the launch of the 2016 Population Census Report, and the Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2015/16 Report (HIES), at the Basillica of St Anthony of Padua in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Investigators from Ombudsman and Auditor General Offices are sharpening their investigation skills to fight and manage corruption, during a regional anti-corruption training which started on October 17.
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Friday 13 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand's Chief Ombudsman, Mr Peter Boshier, is visiting Tonga for three days, from 11-13 October to establish a close working relationship between his office and his Tongan counterpart.
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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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Monday 25 September 2017

New York, USA
King Tupou VI highlighted sustainable development as critical to tackling climate change, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, on 22 September.
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Friday 15 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Emeline Tuita and Edgar Cocker have been appointed new Chief Executive Officers for two Government Ministries.
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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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Thursday 7 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's former Deputy Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni emotionally bowed out yesterday, saying; “On no occasion did I try to undermine the support and cohesion within Cabinet.”
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Wednesday 6 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Ma‘afu, named as Tonga's new Deputy Prime Minister this morning, has been Tonga's Acting Prime Minister since 1 September. The Prime Minister's Office today announced the backdating of new ministerial appointments. Uncertainty over who was in charge had left the Caretaker Government in a state of disarray, after the PM left for the Pacific Forum Leaders Meeting at the end of last week.
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Tuesday 5 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Tonga's Prime Minister Hon 'Akilisi Pohiva left Tonga on Friday with his delegation for the annual Pacific Island Forum Leaders Meeting in Apia, Samoa, he left behind a Caretaker Government with its Ministerial portfolios in disarray.
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Monday 4 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s caretaker government is currently in turmoil as Tongans are waiting to find out who is officially the Acting Prime Minister, after the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva left to attend an overseas meeting last week.
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Thursday 31 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There should be a Cabinet Minister in the Privy Council. “There should be a connection between the Cabinet and the Privy Council,” said the PM, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva yesterday. By Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 31 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While Tonga argues over its protocol for signing the PACER Plus Trade Agreement, the other signatories and donor partners Australia and New Zealand say it is a matter for the Kingdom to sort out.
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Wednesday 30 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government's signing of the PACER Plus Trade Agreement is not valid as it was not presented to the King for approval, the Acting Attorney General, ‘Aminiasi Kefu said today, amid a growing row over government's apparent failure to follow proper protocols.
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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 14 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Cabinet Ministers have given themselves a 5% pay increase, according to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office on August 11. The increase has not been extended to civil servants. By Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 14 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Can the Tonga government hold the money collected from its Pacific Games foreign exchange levy and use it for other purposes? It's a question that many people are continuing to ask, following the government's withdrawal from its agreement to host the 2019 Pacific Games, while the games levy continues to be imposed on foreign exchange transactions
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Wednesday 2 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China marked the 90th Anniversary of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army with an event attended by diplomats, ministers, nobles and defence force personnel at Loumaile Lodge in Nuku'alofa last night, 1 August.
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