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Thursday 12 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Official Public Holidays for next year 2016, were confirmed today by the Prime Minister's Office. Most of the holidays are observed on Mondays or Fridays, as shown (in Tongan and English):
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Tuesday 3 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government’s public services will close down at 4:30pm on Monday, 21 December - the last working day, before the beginning of the Christmas and New Year holidays.
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Friday 30 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Businesses in Tongatapu and Vava'u can now pay their PAYE tax and Consumption Tax online, thanks to a new revenue management system known as "RMS7", that was launched by the Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Ms Sophie Temby this morning, 30 October at Tonga's Ministry of Revenue and Customs office, Hala Lelue, Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 5 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The outcome of a decision by government to reduce the number of Boards that oversee the management of 14 public enterprises, from 14 boards to five or six new boards by the end of October, remains unknown.
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Saturday 3 October 2015

New York, USA
Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva Akilisi challenged world leaders to have moral commitment and moral courage to address climate change and global inequalities; and not be distracted by political priorities, when he made his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on 29 September. At the same time, he stated that his government was considering removing constraints to sustainable development “such as cultural perceptions and religious dogma.”
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Wednesday 26 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new government building named ‘St George's Palace’ has begun after HM King Tupou VI planted a black foundation stone at Pangai Si’i at an official groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, 25 August.
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Friday 21 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of four Pacific countries that have not ratified the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), along with New Zealand, Samoa and Niue.
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Saturday 15 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kalafi Moala, the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser has revealed the content of two emails from Prime Minister's Office dated March 7 and March 17 regarding a conversation about the Forbes Affair. The emails show that the dispute over who was responsible for organising and contracting the Magana-O'Callaghan interview with Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva for a Forbes advertorial, will drag on for a while.
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Wednesday 12 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The extravagant venture of the Tongan government to pay US$130,000 ($274,165.93 pa'anga) for an advertorial in the June 29 issue of Forbes Magazine has re-emerged as a verbal slinging match between the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance.
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Tuesday 11 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pangai Si’i - the shady green public park in the Nuku'alofa Central Business District, had many of its trees chopped down and the grass bulldozed starting yesterday in preparation for the construction of a new government building to be dubbed 'St George Palace'.
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Friday 17 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten civil servants have graduated from a training program to develop the skills of Tonga's public servants and to improve service delivery and efficiency.
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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a surprise announcement today Tonga's government revealed that it is shifting its Tourism Division away from the Ministry of Labour, Commerce, and Tourism and placing it under the Ministry of Infrastructure from June 1.
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Monday 20 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva is currently in New Zealand on a five-day leave for family matters that will include getting a routine medical check up.
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Friday 17 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione ‘Uhila Liava‘a has been appointed Chairman of the Public Service Commission for four-years starting 10 April.
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Wednesday 25 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A raid on retailers by a government team tasked with removing expired food items from shelves has cleaned out a major supermarket in Nuku'alofa yesterday, and will continue to clamp down on stores in the capital with unannounced inspections.
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Thursday 26 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one-off public holiday on Monday, March 2 this year will be held to honour the appointment of Tonga’s first Cardinal, His Eminence Soane Patita Paini Mafi (53).
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Wednesday 25 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s government will meet today with World Bank officials in Parliament.
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Friday 13 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mo’ale Finau (55) was appointed the Governor of Ha’apai during a ceremony at an LDS Church in Hihifo on Thursday, February 12.
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Thursday 12 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A desperate move by the Tongan Government to address demands by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Tonga to upgrade its Aviation Safety Regulations resulted in the grounding of the MA60 aircraft and a restriction on the size of aircraft for its outer islands domestic air services.
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Tuesday 10 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Taufa, a Tongan national who lives and works in New Zealand has been appointed as an advisor to the Prime Minister, Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva today, 10 February.
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