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Monday 8 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 5 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 5 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three nobles will close the final session of Legislative Assembly of Tonga on Thursday, 11 September before the Tonga General Election in November.
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Thursday 4 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 29 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 27 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The last day of deliberation for the Legislative Assembly of Tonga has been tentatively set for tomorrow Thursday, August 28.
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Saturday 23 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
Monday 18 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three-months out from Tonga's General Election on 27 November, the countdown to the big day has begun in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 7 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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
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Friday 1 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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
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Sunday 20 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 16 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government appears to be struggling to put in place an anti-corruption mechanism. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 3 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 27 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Law
Saturday 21 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first Justices of the Peace were sworn in at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court, on Wednesday, 18 June.
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Law
Friday 20 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.”
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Thursday 19 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Monday 16 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mo'ale Finau, the No. 12 People's Representative for Ha'apai was ordered out of parliament this morning,16 June by the Speaker, Lord Fakafanua. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 11 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's biggest annual budget of $483.7 million Pa'anga was presented to the Tongan Parliament by the Minister of Finance, Hon. Dr 'Aisake Eke this morning, 11 June, revealing that government is depending on aid donors to finance 59% of its expenditure. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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