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Monday 25 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With only one month away from the General Election on November 25, Tonga's first National Identification Cards for voters are currently being distributed to voters in Tongatapu, with the outer islands to follow in the next few weeks.
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Friday 22 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Registration of candidates closed at 3pm today, with a total of 147 candidates running for the General Election on November 25.
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Friday 22 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifty candidates had registered for the November 25 General Election, on the first day of registration in Tongatapu today and more have registered in the outer islands.
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Tuesday 19 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Guaranteeing equal rights for women in Tonga by endorsing CEDAW was not a commitment for four of the candidates running for election, who did not understand the Convention to End All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
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Saturday 9 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Would it be necessary to restructure Tonga's education system when a new system of government is introduced following the General Election on November 25?
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Tuesday 5 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"What will be the impact of the Political Reform that is about to take place in November on the Tongan culture and the relationship between the Common People and the Monarchy, and the Nobles?" That was the topic for a programme of Candidates Meeting the Press Dialogue on September 29 at the International Dateline Hotel.
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Tuesday 28 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With only three weeks left until candidates register for the Tonga General Election set for November 25, it is expected that some high level public servants will resign their posts in order to stand for election to parliament.
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Thursday 23 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Media Dialogue providing a forum for journalists and the public to question candidates who are running for the Tonga General Election continued in Nuku'alofa on September 22.
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Monday 20 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Public Service Commission has to date, not received any resignations from public servants who are planning to run as candidates in Tonga's General Election on November 25.
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Friday 17 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
IN the lead up to the Tonga General Election on November 25, a Media Dialogue began in Nuku'alofa providing a forum for journalists and the public to question candidates who are running for election.
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Sunday 5 September 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Does Mr. Hola think that Tonga will do a better job than the British Lord Chancellor? After 1,400 years, former Prime Minister Tony Blair finally agreed in 2003 to close it down. It had run afoul of the law for many years, and had violated basic democratic principles. - Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi.
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Friday 3 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
About 40,000 Tongan voters have registered for the 2010 Tonga General Election, to be held in November, after the final round of registration closed throughout Tonga on Tuesday August 31.
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Friday 3 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Registration of candidates for the 2010 Tonga General Election will be held for two days in October on a day to be announced soon, said the Election Supervisor Pita Vuki on September 2.
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Wednesday 1 September 2010
Suva, Fiji
I must admit that the departure of two senior judges of the Supreme Court in recent times is quite disturbing. As a developing nation, this trend is a sign of an unhealthy judiciary and the state must inquire as to how this can be reversed. - Freddy Kavaha'apai.
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Monday 30 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I would maintain there is accountability with check and balance in place with the appointment and functional duties of the office of Lord Chancellor and others, to ensure independence of the judiciary. The repealed Judiciary Services Commission, glaringly lacked accountability with the required check and balance in place, to ensure, as Mokofisi has relayed, it does not run afoul of the law. - Moto Ki Lau Hola.
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Thursday 26 August 2010
San Francisco,USA
There has been a lot of concerns about the independence of the judiciary branch of government in Tonga. I believe that these concerns are valid. For this reason, I have two suggestions to resolve this problem. - Siosaia Fatani.
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Thursday 26 August 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
From Medieval England in the 7th century until the 21st century, the Lord Chancellor Office has had the propensity to run afoul of the law, ethical practices, and moral governance. The Judicial Services Commission model has been adopted by many Commonwealth nations under the democratic principles of "participation" and "representation." - Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi.
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Sunday 22 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Judicial Services Commission was a "Big Farce" and the repealing of the Judicial Services Commission Act 2006, was called for, thank God. The Act itself was an invitation for corruption and buddy buddy at the highest level of the judiciary. Sadly, both Mr Niu and Chief Justice Ford (Chairman) sit in the four-members, Judicial Services Commission. - Moto ki Lau Hola.
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Wednesday 18 August 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Our political reform will not be completed without Judiciary Independence. His Majesty wants to preserve His privileges to appoint and dismiss justices. This is an egregious breach of democratic principles: The Constitution must be amended to remove those privileges from His Majesty's Executive power. - Sione Akemeihakau Mokofisi.
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Monday 16 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Parliamentary Process in a Democracy' was the subject of a three day workshop held in Tonga last week by a New Zealand parliamentary delegation.
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