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Thursday 19 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Charles Cato of New Zealand is to join the Supreme Court of Tonga as its third judge, after his appointment was confirmed by the King in Council on April 4.
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Thursday 12 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four of seven Chief Executive Officer positions for a new structure of Government have been decided by the Public Service Commission.
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Wednesday 11 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With just over two months before a new structure of the Tonga Government is implemented on 1 July, 2012, it is now proposed there will be 14 line Ministries, which will include a new Ministry of Revenue.
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Tuesday 10 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chief Secretary and the Secretary to Cabinet, Busby Kautoke has been suspended from his post by the Public Service Commission PSC, according to the Acting Chief Secretary and Chief Secretary to Cabinet Alfred Soakai.
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Sunday 19 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's defunct Anti Corruption Commission will be revived soon, according to Tonga's Minister of Justice and Public Enterprises, Hon. Clive Edwards.
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Saturday 18 February 2012

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A government that does not allow its people to decide for themselves the credibility of information that is in the public arena, is a government that is scared of its people, Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Samiu Vaipulu told a workshop to consider a Freedom of Information Policy for Tonga on February 13.
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Tuesday 7 February 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six new CEO positions are expected to be finalized by the end of February. The Chairperson of the Public Service Commission, Mishka Tu'ifua told Matangi Tonga Online on February 7, that a new government structure as directed by Cabinet is to be implemented by July 1, 2012.
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Thursday 19 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's retiring civil servants can access up to 50% of their retirement fund entitlements in the form of a loan from today 19 January, following a decision made by the Retirement Fund Board earlier this week.
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Monday 16 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Cabinet went on a retreat to the island of Pangaimotu on Friday January 13, led by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano.
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Tuesday 27 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There will be no reduction in the size of Tonga's civil service in the 2012-13 budget, according to Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, whose new government, this year supported with a foreign aid-funded budget lifeline, hopes to advance Tonga's political and economic development, somehow, during its remaining three years term in office. By Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 6 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga will close down for the Christmas and New Year holidays between December 23 and January 2.
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Monday 21 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I would like to comment on the letter by 'Ana Emberson, asking for prizes for the annual prize giving of the Niua Fo'ou High School. The Niua Development Committee is happy to receive any requests for assistance from Niuafo'ou. – Viliami Liava'a.
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Thursday 17 November 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
Reef Shipping is surprised to learn that a decision is pending to grant an exclusive licence to carry cargo between New Zealand and Ha'apai and Vava'u in Tonga. Reef hopes that the opportunity to go on serving the people of Vava'u will not be arbitrarily taken away from it by the Tongan Government, without any prior consultation or opportunity to argue its case. - Phillip McNicholl.
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Friday 14 October 2011
Goodlands, Tasmania,Australia
I was interested to see "the whisper in your ear" incident. The previous government had little regard for proper procedure. Tonga is now paying the price for the neglect of the previous government. – John Cauchi.
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Wednesday 7 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Government has this month reshuffled its Cabinet Ministers in Police, Tourism, Justice and Labour to new portfolios and while the new Ministers have taken up their new posts, effective from Thursday, September 1, there has been no official statement announcing the changes.
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Sunday 21 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Under a proposed new structure of the Tongan government, aimed to be in place by 1 July 2012, it is proposed there will be only 13 line ministries, which will include a new Ministry of Internal Affairs.
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Sunday 7 August 2011
San Diego,USA
Sio ki he 'enau ta'eufi 'ikai ke nau toe fie hoko atu konituleki 'a e palangi kae ngaue'aki pa'anga tokoni ne ha'u mo e palangi ke fai'aki e ngaue?. Mou hange tofu pe ko e kau kilia 'i he toko hongofulu ne ma'a honau kili, 'ikai ha hounga mo toka'i 'a e mana kuo fai ki he 'enau mo'ui. - Lou 'Uhila.
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Sunday 7 August 2011
Kotu, Ha'apai
Two years ago today, a floating coffin was sent out from Nuku'alofa, which resulted in the death of 74 of our kainga. Today again is a very sad day for the people of Tonga and its police force as Commissioner Kelley leaves the country under some controversial circumstances as challenged by the Lord Privy Seal. - Pita Taufatofua.
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Wednesday 3 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Government has become the first donor to pledge budget support to Tonga, when the New Zealand High Commissioner HE Dr Jonathan Austin and Tonga's Minister of Finance Hon Sunia Fili, signed a Letter of Intent for the provision of $3 million in Nuku'alofa today, August 3.
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Wednesday 3 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A proposal by Cabinet that would deprive the King in Council of certain powers of appointment has been strongly challenged by the Lord Privy Seal this evening, in a statement that says Cabinet is acting outside of the law in not renewing Police Commissioner Kelley's contract.
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