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Tuesday 6 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Manitasi Leger says he was the first Tongan representative to attend the Commonwealth Youth Parliament when it was held in Brisbane, Australia in 2005, and Tonga had another representative, Kerry Lepa, attend in 2012, before Elizabeth Kite was nominated in 2016.
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Friday 18 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Elizabeth Kite, Tonga’s first youth representative at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament (CYP) held in Canada last week, says the experience has been one of the most inspiring events in her life to date. She was inspired to see so many female politicians and how people regarded that as "normal". She now aims to pursue a career in Tongan politics.
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Saturday 12 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The actual number of Tongan Diplomatic Passports in circulation is unknown, the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, told a Press Conference on Friday 11 November. The PM who is responsible for the issue of diplomatic passports has expressed his concern over the illegal selling of Tongan Diplomatic, and Ordinary passports to criminals who were using them to transfer illegal drugs to New Zealand and Australia.
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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will apply to become a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told the UN General Assembly in New York on 24 September, during a 26 minutes address that covered a range of issues.
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Friday 19 September 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
A second edition of the ‘Fakahalafononga' handbook by Malakai Koloamatangi will be launched on New Zealand's Election Day in Auckland on Saturday, September 20.
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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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Friday 10 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s ousted Finance Minister Lisiate ‘Akolo told journalists today that he will not resign and he believes that he is still the Minister of Finance.
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Wednesday 8 January 2014
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.
Tonga’s Cabinet this afternoon supported the Prime Minister’s call for the resignation of the Minister of Finance, Hon. Lisiate ‘Akolo - who is refusing to stand down, after commenting on radio recently about a 5% salary rise for civil servants.
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Thursday 29 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Claims in Tonga's parliament that there was an illegal transference of government money to Tongasat have been denied by two Prime Ministers, in a row over how a USD$75 million grant from China to Tonga was used.
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Tuesday 18 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Attorney General, Neil Adsett, said that a Parliamentary Select Committee that investigated the use of a multi million loan from China for the restructuring of Nuku'alofa had done a good job, but its report had no real finding of any person taking money they should not have had, or using money for themselves or against the interest of Tonga. But the Attorney General's freely expressed opinion has upset the Select Committee's chairman, 'Akilisi Pohiva.
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Monday 10 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reconstruction of the Nuku'alofa CBD along with the formation of a Nuku'alofa Town Council was intended to play a key part in the economic and political development of Tonga, according to a former Prime Minister, Lord Sevele.
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Monday 16 April 2012

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Tonga's political reform introduced an elected government for Tonga in 2010 when constituencies voted for their favourite personalities, but the process lacks vision, according to one of the architects of the reform. Dr Sitiveni Halapua believes that Tonga's new electoral system needs to be revised, so that when a new government is elected into power, it should already have a clear vision of where they are taking Tonga. Interview by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 30 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government has offered its continued support to China, including support of issues important to China in international forums of which Tonga is a member the Acting Prime Minister, said last night.
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Thursday 25 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 'Ikale Tahi's participation in the Rugby World Cup 2011 "is not in doubt", the International Rugby Board stated yesterday, 24 August, after seeking "urgent assurance" from Tonga's Prime Minister that there had been no government interference in the composition of the board.
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Monday 22 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bob Tuckey, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Tonga Rugby Union Board, resigned suddenly on Saturday 20 August, apparently after a disagreement with head coach 'Isitolo Maka over the selection of former 'Ikale Tahi captain, Nili Latu, and against a background of parliamentary interference in the countdown to the Rugby World Cup.
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Friday 5 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A by-election to elect a new People's Representative for Tongatapu No. 9 will be held on September 15, the Electoral Supervisor Pita Vuki told Matangi Tonga Online on August 3.
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Wednesday 3 August 2011
Mu'a,Tongatapu
The Kingdom of Tonga can now say goodbye to a transparent, publicly trusted and efficiently run Police Ministry when Commissioner Chris Kelley leaves on Friday 5th, August 2011. - Daniel K. Fale.
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Sunday 17 July 2011
Salt Lake City, UtahUSA
Lets be honest on why do rich nations offer financial aid to poor ones: "They are given for political gains coveted by the richer countries." In diplomatic terms, they call it "national interests." - Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi.
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Thursday 17 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new Police Commissioner Chris Kelley said in a statement today that he had not seen a petition regarding police reforms that was presented to Cabinet on Friday March 11; and he believed that change to merit-based promotion and other changes to a new Police Act, "may be at the 'heart' of these perceived grievances".
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Wednesday 16 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition reportedly signed by 150 police men and women, seeking the suspension of the Police Commissioner Chris Kelley, and resisting some of the reforms introduced under the $4m police development programme, was presented to the Tongan Cabinet on Friday, March 11.
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