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Friday 28 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A five year long civil suit against Tongasat (Friendly Islands Satellite Communications) came to a close on Monday 24 September when the Tonga Supreme Court read out nine declarations, stating that the Tonga Government made unlawful payments of over USD $45 million to Tongasat in 2008 and 2011.
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Friday 21 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister told parliament yesterday, Thursday September 20, that he wanted to send all members to prison, including himself, because they did not take action on an Auditor General's annual report from 2012-13 that had been previously presented to parliament. He said that they would only do their prison time at the weekends in the morning, and members would take turns. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 22 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva released an official statement on 20 August, retracting comments he made two weeks ago in an interview with the Samoan Observer, where he suggested that Pacific Island nations should collectively ask China to write-off its debts.
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Tuesday 21 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongasat unlawfully received over USD$46 million of public money gained from the government's relinquishing of Tonga's 130 degrees East satellite slot to China, a Supreme Court action has determined, in decision over a public law claim that covers negotiations and dealings going back to 2006.
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Friday 8 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
William Clive Edwards won an appeal to dismiss a Magistrate's ruling over an unsuccessful 2012 defamation action he brought against the Kele'a and its publishers. The Lord Chief Justice on June 6 in granting Edwards's appeal said the Kele'a allegations were false and it was no excuse for 'Akilisi Pohiva to write one thing while saying that he meant to refer to something else.
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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, hopes to visit Tonga "in the near future", Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva announced today.
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Monday 26 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The composition of the Tongan Cabinet has not been completed, “we are still working on it,” the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told a Press Conference that he called on Friday, 23 March. By Pesi Fonua.
Thursday 15 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva is back in Tonga, after travelling to New Zealand on February 5 for medical check-ups following an illness. "I'm fine!" he told Matangi Tonga this morning. Parliament will meet tomorrow at a central location to be decided.
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Thursday 8 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga is dismissing accusations by a prominent Australian newspaper that China’s foreign aid is hurting Tonga’s economy. The news article claimed that many Tongans believe that they have been "sold out by the Tongan Government”.
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Monday 22 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva was discharged from hospital over the weekend and is in good health, the Prime Minister's Office said today in a statement.
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Wednesday 10 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although Tonga's Cabinet was reported to be in a meeting, without the Prime Minister, throughout the morning, no one at the Prime Minister's Office is able to say right now who those members of the Cabinet are.
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Monday 18 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Akilisi Pohiva (76) has been elected by members of parliament as Tonga’s Prime Minister, declared at about 6:30pm, at Parliament House. He narrowly defeated his challenger, former Deputy PM, Siaosi Sovaleni by 14 to 12 votes. The result arrives four months after King Tupou VI dissolved parliament on August 24.
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Monday 18 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Members of Parliament are currently on a 15-minutes break before they cast their vote in a secret ballet to elect Tonga's Prime Minister from two nominations read out this morning at Parliament House. Caretaker Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva and his former Deputy PM Siaosi Sovaleni are vying for the top job.
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Friday 1 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hosting a celebration for the 84th birthday of HIM Emperor Akihito, yesterday, the new Japanese Ambassador to Tonga recognised the friendship between the Royal household of Tonga and Imperial household of Japan.
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Wednesday 6 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Ma‘afu, named as Tonga's new Deputy Prime Minister this morning, has been Tonga's Acting Prime Minister since 1 September. The Prime Minister's Office today announced the backdating of new ministerial appointments. Uncertainty over who was in charge had left the Caretaker Government in a state of disarray, after the PM left for the Pacific Forum Leaders Meeting at the end of last week.
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Tuesday 5 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Tonga's Prime Minister Hon 'Akilisi Pohiva left Tonga on Friday with his delegation for the annual Pacific Island Forum Leaders Meeting in Apia, Samoa, he left behind a Caretaker Government with its Ministerial portfolios in disarray.
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Sunday 3 September 2017
Parliament House

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The dissolution of the Tongan Parliament by HM King Tupou VI on August 24 is a wake up call for Tongans to return their focus to Tonga's modern democratisation process. Since a move to speed up the democratic reform process was initiated in 2010, social and political progress has faltered in an increasingly unsettled and disruptive political environment. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 28 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Speaker of Tonga's Legislative Assembly Lord Tu'ivakano today on national radio outlined his many serious concerns about the government of Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva that he had brought to the attention of King Tupou VI last week. His move was sparked by what he said was evidence last week that government was pushing to do away with the Constitutional authority of the King to endorse legislation. By Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 15 June 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Please Prime Minister Pohiva, think again and do not harden your heart, because you are making a mockery of our Parliamentary system...you have Tongans and friends of Tonga with the archeological, cultural, environmental and engineering expertise and the hearts and minds to build our nation, please Prime Minister use them. You are destroying our environment and in the process destroying our very fragile “democracy” and our trust in you and this Government. -‘Ana Hau‘alofa‘ia Koloto
Saturday 10 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Cabinet has decided to annul the Host Contract that Tonga signed with the Pacific Games Council in 2013 and will amend the Pacific Games Organizing Act 2013 to put to parliament for repeal, the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told a Press Conference at noon yesterday, 9 June at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre.
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