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Friday 19 July 2019

New York, USA
Tonga admits it needs to do more to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), during a presentation of its country progress report at the High Level Political Forum held at UN Headquarters on 17 July in New York, USA. By Eleanor Gee.
Wednesday 7 November 2018
Sydney, Australia
Tonga is getting from worse to worst-ever performance by a government led by its Prime Minister. -‘Inoke Fotu Hu’akau.
Wednesday 30 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition to Parliament calling for an investigation of seven Cabinet Ministers, including the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, for allegedly breaching the Constitution of Tonga, was submitted to the Speaker today Wednesday, May 30. A copy of the petition with 3330 signatures was also delivered to the King for his information.
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Friday 25 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three-months after severe Tropical Cyclone Gita badly damaged schools on Tongatapu and 'Eua, a relief grant of $3.4 million pa’anga was handed out today by the Tongan Government to non-government schools to help repair the damage.
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Thursday 22 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reasoning behind the Tongan Parliament's urgent push to work seven hours overtime on the 8th and 12th March in order to pass five bills that don’t address Tonga’s immediate Cyclone Recovery needs, remains a mystery to the public and some Members of Parliament. Three of the five bills grant the Reserve Bank more control over moneylenders while the two other bills regard foreign exchange levies and Pacific Games taxation incentives.
Friday 26 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The main problem with Tonga's parliament today is that 17 People’s Representatives can’t work together, making it very difficult for parliament and government to function properly, says Dr Sitiveni Halapua, who played a pivotal role in Tonga’s democratisation reforms. "What is happening now, we inherited the problems of progress, but we do not have progress.” Interview by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 15 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva has, in an abrupt turnaround, said in a radio interview today that Tonga will not host the Pacific Games 2019. His statement comes just days after confirming last week that the games were on.
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Thursday 9 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has signed an MOU with the APEC Climate Center (APCC) for a new Agri-water project to enhance reponses to water shortages by facilitating the use of climate information in water management systems.
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Monday 21 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The responsibility for planning and preparing Tonga's hosting of the South Pacific Games in 2019 has been given to three authorities, the Prime Minister’s Office stated on March 16.
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Friday 29 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s troubled Cabinet minister ‘Etuate Lavulavu today lost his disputed seat in Parliament when Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen declared his election on November 27, 2014, as the People’s Representative for the Vava’u No. 16 Electoral District to be void.
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Friday 15 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Airports Ltd. has declared a $1.3 million pa'anga annual dividend for 2014-15 - its highest dividend amount payable to its shareholder the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga.
Thursday 19 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan law students who arrived in Tonga today are hoping that government will assist the remaining Tongan students to return. They are grateful to be back home after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu five-days ago, “but we feel really bad that we had to abandon the rest of our Tongan students,” said Esther ‘Aholelei in tears at Fua'amotu airport.
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Tuesday 10 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government's decision to ratify UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was welcomed by Tongan women's rights advocate 'Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki who was in New York for the announcement at the UN last night, where there were lots of accolades for Tonga.
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Saturday 6 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga took a giant step toward making itself one of the easiest places to do business in the Pacific when the Hon. Dr Viliami Latu, the Minister for Commerce, Tourism and Labour launched the Online Business Registries on 2 December at the Fa'onelua Convention Center.
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Friday 21 November 2014
Tonga's government has asked Tonga Power Ltd staff to call off a strike, planned from 9:00am on Monday 24 November.
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Tuesday 13 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ports Authority Tonga has announced a new Port Master for its Port Operation Division.
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Tuesday 6 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The disgruntled Friendly Island Bus Association members are still not happy with the way Government rejected their request for Customs Duty and Consumption Tax exemptions.
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Tuesday 1 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu‘ivakano who remains in New York's Bellevue Hospital is reported to be “doing well” after a cardiac emergency at the weekend.
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Monday 19 August 2013
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government has imposed new Duties on unhealthy foods along with higher Excise Tax Rates on tobacco products, and slashed tobacco concessions for arriving passengers by half, in an effort to encourage “healthy living”.
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Monday 5 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chief executive officers, cabinet secretaries and leading administrators from Commonwealth Pacific member states are meeting in Nuku’alofa this week to come up with an agreed plan of action on how to better support the political and administration environment at the centre of Government.
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