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Tuesday 15 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I note with incredulity, in reading the Press Release from the Prime Minister's Office today, that Government proclaims that an, "elevated sensitivity to public sentiments was formalized in the establishment of the Commission for Public Relations". To call this a "meritorious trend" is simply hogwash in light of the fact that the Prime Minister's Office and its Chief Secretary have led the way in ignoring the decisions and recommendations of the Commissioner for Public Relations.
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Tuesday 15 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Good governance is what good governments do. And although "good" can be a subjective abstraction, an honest appraisal of Government procedures will show that within its legal, historical and cultural framework, the process of governing and implementing decisions have the required elements that characterize good governance. From the empowerment of the different levels of political dispensation, to the operation of the executive machinery, decisions and appointments by the Government has been carried out increasingly with a view towards inclusiveness, accountability, transparency and the rule of law.
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Monday 7 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Privy Council on Friday March 4 approved the implementation of Tonga's new Consumption Tax. Later, in the afternoon, the Minister of Finance, Hon. Siosiua ‘Utoikamanu officially launched Tonga's Consumption Tax which will come into force on April 1.
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Tuesday 1 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister of Finance, Hon Siosiua T ‘Utoikamanu, on January 31 released for public scrutiny the Consumption Tax Act 2003.
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Friday 14 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga approved last week US$65,000 in financial assistance towards Asian Governments that were devastated by the December Tsunami.
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Wednesday 24 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Government offices will be closed from Wednesday 22 December 2004 and public servants will not resume duty until Monday 3 January 2005.
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Tuesday 26 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government Printing Department and the Post Office will become corporatised bodies in January 2005, according to the Acting Deputy Secretary of the Public Enterprise Division of the Ministry of Finance, Henry Cocker.
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Wednesday 29 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A secure, fast and high capacity fiber optic telecommunication network has been established exclusively for the use of Tongan government ministries.
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Friday 24 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government today announced the appointment of Siaosi Taimani '‘Aho as the new Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
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Wednesday 15 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government aims to start privatising all the services and the operation of the Fua'amotu International Airport in February 2005.
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Tuesday 14 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HE Mr 'Aloua Fetu'utolu Tupou, Tonga's former ambassador to the United Kingdom was this morning, appointed by HM King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV as Tonga's new Minister of Defence.
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Friday 10 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga's policy on domestic air operations. Whereas the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga recognizing the importance of a sustained safe and secure domestic air transport system as a catalyst and essential service for the socio economic development of the peoples of the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Tuesday 7 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan noble, Hon. Fielakepa has been appointed as the new Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
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Thursday 2 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's former Secretary of Foreign Affairs Mr Sonatane Tu'akinamolahi Taumoepeau-Tupou, has been appointed as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, receiving his letter of appointment this morning.
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Monday 26 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government has today announced the appointment of Mrs 'Emeline Tuita as its first Ambassador to the People'’s Republic of China.
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Friday 21 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has not received any international mail this week, while about forty bags of Tongan mail are still stranded in Air New Zealand's cargo office in Auckland, following the collapse of Royal Tongan Airlines, which used to share the mail load.
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Monday 22 March 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Starting in July heads of Tonga's government departments will be required to sign a working contract with government, setting out the duration of their service and their salaries.
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Thursday 11 March 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
The bad smell of Tonga's lost $US26 million Trust Fund keeps emerging whenever Jesse the jester thinks it is time for a wise crack.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s civil aviation safety assessment wins the approval of USFAA. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Royal Tongan Airlines wants to make Tonga the hub of a regional service that will connect the South Pacific kingdom with Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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