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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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Sunday 19 December 2010
California,USA
One of the fundamental challenges that the new Government will face is inheriting an extremely depressed economy that depends on foreign aids and remittances. Tonga is not alone in this problem, most economies around the world are facing major problems like us . . . - Thomas M (Soni) Uata.
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Wednesday 15 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Paati Temokalati 'a e 'Otumotu Anga'ofa (PTOA) called a press conference this afternoon and invited members of the local media to ask questions.
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Wednesday 8 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A bloc of 15 Members of Parliament have agreed on one nomination for Tonga's new Prime Minister, which was submitted on Tuesday, December 7, according to a People's Representative.
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Thursday 2 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga'sSupervisor of Elections, Pita Vuki, expects to close the Results of the Writ of Election today at 4:30 pm.
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Tuesday 30 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Candidate Siosaia Moehau, who was four votes behind the winner of the Tongatapu 6 seat in the November 25 election, has requested a recount of his ballot with the Electoral Commission in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 26 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supervisor of the Election, Pita Vuki read the full results of Tonga's General Election for 17 People's Representatives to the Legislative Assembly tonight on Tongan television and radio. Download results here:
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Thursday 25 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The former Speaker of the House, Hon Tu'ilakepa was re-elected into the Tonga Legislative Assembly today, November 25, while two new MPs Hon. Vaea and Hon. Tu'i'afitu will enter the House.
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Thursday 25 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People's representatives results at 8pm from all polling places on Tongatapu. Also results of the Nobles' Representatives election: as follows:
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Thursday 25 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With early results coming in from individual polling stations the names of the leading candidates in Tonga's General Election are expected to be clear by 9:00 pm tonight after thousands of people turned out for the polls on an overcast day. Photos by Linny Folau, Pesi Fonua and Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Thursday 25 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three of the king's Law Lords: Lord Tufui, Lord Tupou and Lord Dalgety, cast their votes for the first time at the 2010 Nobles Election this morning, together with about 19 of Tonga's traditional nobles who were present to cast their votes at the Palace Office in Nuku'alofa between 10:00 - 11:00am.
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Thursday 25 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A delegation of 14 observers, nine Australians and five New Zealanders, are in Tonga to observe Tonga's parliamentary election today Thursday, November 25. Invited by the government of Tonga, the New Zealand observers are led by New Zealand parliamentarian John Hayes. His delegation includes Shane Jones, MP; Chester Borrows MP; David Parker MP and Noel Scott a former MP.
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Saturday 20 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan voters know very little about the structure of the new government that Tonga will introduce following the November 25 election, according to some candidates who have attended village meetings in their constituencies.
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Thursday 18 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When civil servants registered as candidates for the election, their resignations took immediate effect, the Solicitor General 'Aminiasi Kefu said on November 17.
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Saturday 13 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
For Tonga to raise it's standard of living and to eradicate poverty, candidates for the coming parliamentary election had a few different ideas, including changing lending policies and declaring Tonga to be a "least-developed country".
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Friday 12 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are keeping a watchful eye on campaigns leading up to a peaceful General Election on November 25 and are prepared to take action if the need arises, said Police Commander Chris Kelley yesterday.
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Thursday 4 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One hundred and sixty nine polling stations will be set up throughout Tonga on Election Day November 25, for registered voters to cast their votes and elect Tonga's new leaders under a new form of government.
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