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Tuesday 31 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Legislature met for the start of its 2005 session on Monday May 30. Its working agenda for the day included the swearing in of new members, the appointment of a new Chairman of the Whole House Committee, and the reading and debating on the first draft of a letter replying to the King's message from the Throne when he opened parliament on May 26. From the House. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 1 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
MPs expressed their concerns regarding the National Reserve Bank of Tonga such as their concern that the Minister of Finance is one of the governors of the Reserve Bank which forced the Minister of Finance to clarify their misunderstandings over the Reserve Bank funds and how they may be allocated. From the House, Minute No. 68, Wednesday 27 October 2004
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Thursday 14 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Private Member's Bill to amend the Civil Service Act 2004 which had been presented by Fineasi Funaki was rejected and the Law Committee recommended for the House to pass the Bill for an Act to establish a Pension Scheme for the Legislative Assembly 2004. From the House, Minute No. 57, Thursday 7 October 2004
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Monday 11 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Police presented their annual report which detailed traffic offenses, burglary and theft as Tonga's top crimes over the past year. From the House, Minute No. 56, Wednesday October 6 2004.
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Thursday 23 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Bill for the establishment of a Qualification and Accreditation Board was passed. From the House, Minute No. 39, Tuesday September 7
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Monday 23 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Concern over the government's Look East Policy and its impact on the social, economic and the politics of Tonga. From the House, Minute No. 30, Wednesday August 4
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Wednesday 11 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A scuffle and fist fight took place between the two members. The Speaker called for the members to settle down, then expressed his shame on the language used and what had happened in the House. Minute No. 26, Wednesday July 28
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Wednesday 14 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
MPs dismayed with a reduction in the allocation for road construction and repair, and point to desperate need by the people of Kanokupolu and Ha'atafu to stop their villages from eroding into the sea. From the House, Minute No. 19, (Monday night) 28 June 2004.
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Thursday 10 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The half day session for the Tongan parliament on June 1 gave MPs just enough time to decide to take the rest of the week off. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 10 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After taking a break since June 1 the Tongan Legislature reconvened on Monday June 7 to start working on the 2004-2005 Budget.
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Tuesday 1 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was not a Member in the Tongan parliament who understood what the King of Tonga meant when he said in his speech from the Throne to open the Tongan Parliament on Thursday May 27, that a group of foreign investors would be arriving in Tonga this month to invest hundreds of millions of dollars. -From the House, Minute no. 1, Monday 31 May 2004.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government’s Budget for 2003-04 of $156.2 million is the highest ever, and it is $37.5 million more than last year’s $118.7 million budget. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 4 July 1998

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Since the Tonga Legislative Assembly began its 1998 session on May 18, it has yet to put together a package to revive the Tongan economy. During the past three years the economy has experienced negative growth, a decline which is expected to continue unless an aggressive revival program is put into place soon. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 2, July 1998.
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