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The closure of the 2014 session of the Tongan Parliament today was a historical occasion as it was Prince Ata’s first parliamentary closing duty and the closure of the fourth and final year in office of the current government, before the upcoming General Election on November 27. Photos by Linny Folau.
Thursday 11 September 2014 - 1 comment
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Prince Ata accompanied by Lord Nuku and Lord Ve’ehala will close the final session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga before the General Election on Thursday, September 11.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
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The Tongan Parliament has abolished the responsibilities of the Lord Chancellor and the Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel (JADP) when it passed bills to amend the Constitution, and for a Judicial and Legal Service Commission Act 2014 on August 28. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
Monday 8 September 2014 - 1 comment
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Tonga’s quest for its multi-million loans from the Exim Bank of China for the reconstruction of Nuku’alofa to be written-off, so far had been unsuccessful, the former Minister of Finance Lisiate ‘Akolo told parliament before it closed on 28 August. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
Friday 5 September 2014
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Three nobles will close the final session of Legislative Assembly of Tonga on Thursday, 11 September before the Tonga General Election in November.
Friday 5 September 2014
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Around 49,000 people have registered to vote in Tonga’s General Election on 27 November, which is a 17 percent increase from the number who registered in the last General Election in 2010.
Thursday 4 September 2014
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There were mixed emotions in the Tongan Parliament yesterday, 28 August, as it struggled to restore order and bring its 2014 Parliamentary Session to a peaceful closure, ending the first four years of Tonga’s more-democratically elected government. In the end, part of the Minutes were ordered to be deleted. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
Friday 29 August 2014 - 2 comments
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The last day of deliberation for the Legislative Assembly of Tonga has been tentatively set for tomorrow Thursday, August 28.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
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A move by the Tongan government to shift the selection of the judiciary from the King in Council to the Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly has stirred up a confrontational debate about the independence of the judiciary in the Tongan parliament during the past few weeks. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
Saturday 23 August 2014
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Three-months out from Tonga’s General Election on 27 November, the countdown to the big day has begun in Nuku’alofa.
Monday 18 August 2014 - 1 comment
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A mystery surrounds negotiations for two of Tonga’s orbital slots and the signing by the Tonga Government of an agreement with a satellite operator in the Asia Pacific region. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
Thursday 7 August 2014 - 1 comment
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Tonga will be represented at the Australian Football League AFL 2014 International Cup competition in Australia from 9-23 August, thanks to the generosity of the Tongan Parliament. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
Friday 1 August 2014 - 1 comment
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The Tongan parliament yesterday, July 28, passed a Bill, raising the alcoholic drinking age from 18 to 21 years old. Alcohol is blamed for fuelling violent behaviour by some teenagers. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
Tuesday 29 July 2014 - 2 comments
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Tonga’s Acting Commissioner for Public Relations, ‘Aisea Taumoepeau, is upset over the Matangi Tonga report From the House: “Tonga’s up-hill struggle with corruption” of July 16. By Pesi Fonua.
Sunday 20 July 2014
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The Tongan Government appears to be struggling to put in place an anti-corruption mechanism. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
Wednesday 16 July 2014 - 2 comments
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The Tongan Parliament, during its budgetary debate on 24 June increased the domestic travel allowances of the Speaker, Members of Parliament and the staff by unspecified amount. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
Thursday 3 July 2014 - 1 comment
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Fearing that a visit to Taiwan might damage Tonga’s diplomatic relationship with China, Tonga’s Parliament has stopped its Speaker from attending this year’s Asia Pacific Parliamentary Union (APPU) meeting in Taiwan. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
Friday 27 June 2014 - 1 comment
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Tonga’s first Justices of the Peace were sworn in at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court, on Wednesday, 18 June.
Saturday 21 June 2014
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Tonga’s Attorney General Neil Adsett has announced he is stepping down, stating that, “I confirm that I am finishing up soon as Attorney General in Tonga. It is the right time now for a Tongan lawyer to take over, especially with important cabinet meetings, parliament sessions and elections later this year.”
Friday 20 June 2014
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The state of democracy in Tonga, since a more democratic system of government was introduced three years ago, was the focus of a 10 days ‘Festival of Democracy’ that opened on June 17, at the ‘Atenisi University campus, Kolomotu’a.
Thursday 19 June 2014
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