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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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Thursday 27 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Staff of Tonga's Office of the Auditor General are undergoing training to improve the standard of public financial management.
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Friday 14 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year’s budget is Tonga’s biggest ever of $595.8 million, more than its 2016-2017 national budget of $545.2 million.
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Wednesday 5 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government's $382.4 million pa'anga budget appropriation was assented by King Tupou VI today, July 5.
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Friday 23 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new Tonga government office building, St George Palace at Pangai Si’i in the Central Business District was completed on 17 May, but no date has been confirmed for the opening.
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Monday 29 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new members have been appointed by King Tupou VI to sit on the Privy Council. Lord Tangi of Vaonukonuka and Rev. Dr Tevita Koloaia Havea will revive an elite group of advisors.
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Thursday 25 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has signed up with Australia to share Cyber Security information in order to be able to manage cyber threats and vulnerabilities for businesses and the Tongan community, such as online scams, banking fraud and identity theft.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rosamond Bing is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, starting on Monday, May 15.
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