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Thursday 27 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told the Parliament yesterday, 26 August, he wants commercial banks to reduce their interest rates and keep their profit margins to less than $2 million pa’anga per annum. “If not, tell them to go,” he said.
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Tuesday 25 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was an uproar in the Tongan Parliament this morning, 25 August when, in a bid to avoid impeachment, Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu presented a motion for parliament to replace members of its Standing Committee on Privileges with new members of his own selection. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 20 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Parliament was in an upheaval this afternoon with the revelation by Lord Tu’ilakepa that the Prime Minister was paying his Media Adviser $500 a day, three days a week. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 19 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Parliament this afternoon decided unanimously to allow more time for the House Committee on Privileges to inquire into impeachment allegations against Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu, that were tabled into parliament on Monday 17 August.
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Law
Tuesday 18 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-day local training program for Magistrates, prosecutors and legal professionals began on Tuesday, 18 August to strengthen and improve the judiciary in Tonga held under the Pacific Judicial Development Program (PJDP).
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Monday 17 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A letter seeking the approval of the House for the impeachment of the Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism, Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu was tabled into parliament this morning, 17 August by the Vava’u No. 2 Nobles’ Representative, Lord Tu’ilakepa.
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Tuesday 11 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition signed by 700 calling for the restoration and preservation of Tonga’s cultural heritage in the complex of sia heu lupe and related mounds in Popua that are endangered by a settlement subdivision, was submitted to Parliament on Tuesday, 11 August at Parliament Office.
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Tuesday 11 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Parliament could not re-open its sitting yesterday Monday 10 August when only 11 members turned up and failed to meet the quorum of 13. The absence of the executive members was the worst ever, the Speaker said in calling for Cabinet ministers to improve their attendance. The sitting which had been adjourned since 23 June, was further adjourned to next week.
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Friday 31 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year’s session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga will resume on Monday, 10 August in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 17 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Members of Parliament, Lord Fusitu’a and Mateni Tapueluelu will represent Tonga at an Anti-Corruption Workshop for Pacific Parliamentarians to be held in Nadi, Fiji from 20-21 July.
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Thursday 25 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva told the House budget debate on Tuesday night that if the Government has to pay Forbes magazine USD$100,000 for an interview they did with him on 11 February, then there was nothing to worry about, - “it is not a big amount, we can recover the money”, he said. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 4 June 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new big budget offers a $5 million boost for government salaries along with new charges to be imposed on foreign exchange and a large increase in airport tax to raise funds for the 2019 Pacific Games. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 28 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Majesty King Tupou VI officially opened the Tonga Legislative Assembly this morning, 28 May. Photos by Linny Folau
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Thursday 21 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a very short soft closing of the current session of Tonga’s Legislative Assembly King Tupou VI today extended his hope that work would continue to assist the socio-economic development of the country.
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Wednesday 20 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three nobles will close the current sitting of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga tomorrow, Thursday May 21 before King Tupou VI opens it again on May 28.
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Saturday 9 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s 2014-15 Parliamentary session will be officially closed on May 21, before reopening a week later with a state ceremony on May 28 for the 2015-16 Parliamentary session.
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Tuesday 24 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was a sense of disbelief in the Tongan Parliament last week when it was reported by an independent auditor that the Audit Office had a number of abnormalities and “a style of working which left room for cheating.” From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 19 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Parliament this afternoon, March 19, passed a Motion Resolution for government to borrow $16. 5 million Pa’anga from the World Bank. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 16 March 2015
Parliament House

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was confusion in the Tongan Parliament today when government was asked to confirm if the United Nations had accepted Tonga’s ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 23 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Legislative Assembly will convene on Monday, March 16 and sit for nearly two-weeks.
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