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Wednesday 22 August 2012

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A revelation by 'Akilisi Pohiva yesterday afternoon that he had told the Prime Minister to dismiss his two appointed ministers, the Minister of Education and the Minister of Justice, and that 'Akilisi wanted to be the Minister of Education, presented a new dimension to the deliberation in the House over a Motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister signed by 10 People's Representatives. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
Monday 20 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a messy debate over a tangled web of confusion surrounding a Motion for Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister, Tonga's Speaker closed today's session by calling for an urgent special meeting with some of the key members involved. "I am not happy with where we have got to with the proceedings of the House," Lord Fakafanua said. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 2 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan parliament was in an uproar this afternoon as members who supported a Motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister were given the floor to counter the written response of the Prime Minister that had been read to the parliament over the previous five days of sitting. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 1 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano is the first recipient of the Shepherd of the Sea Award in recognition of the government's leadership in keeping Tonga as a whale sanctuary. The new award comes from a US based anti-whaling group the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
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Monday 30 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The MV Maohi an oil tanker which transports fuel in bulk to the Pacific region from Singapore, visited Nuku'alofa for the first time, this afternoon, as part of an effort by government to help cut down the price of fuel by having it transported directly from Singapore to Tonga.
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Tuesday 24 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Motion for a Vote of No Confidence against the Prime Minister and government was unconstitutional and should be rejected by the House, the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano stated in his response to the Tongan parliament yesterday, July 23.
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Tuesday 17 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Motion for a Vote of No Confidence, scheduled to be heard today, July 17, in the Tonga Legislative Assembly, has been postponed until Thursday July 19.
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Monday 2 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While Parliament has allowed Tonga's Prime Minister 14 days to respond to a Motion for a Vote of No Confidence in him signed by 10 People's Representatives; the People's Representatives 'Akilisi Pohiva, Sitiveni Halapua and Noble's Representative Lord Fakafanua argued that there was no need for mandatory public consultation to be included in the motion. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 29 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Developing and strengthening the capacity of Forum Fisheries Agency members to harvest and control tuna resources in a sustainable way was a key issue to be discussed at the 8th Annual Ministerial Forum Fisheries Committee Meeting held from June 28-29 in Tonga.
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Friday 29 June 2012
England, United Kingdom
The letter submitted to Parliament by the Democratic Party asking for a ‘vote of no confidence’ in the performance of the PM contains the following points: 1. That the PM reshuffled his ministers once, twice or thrice; 2. That he was not chosen by the people; and 3. That he was unreliable. What? Is that it? - Senolita Swan
Thursday 28 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's parliamentarians will go back to work in the House next week to consider a Motion for a Vote of No Confidence, after the Speaker this afternoon cancelled their annual tours, which were scheduled to begin on Monday.
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Thursday 28 June 2012
Honolulu, Hawai'i
Just when Tongans around the world are comfortable with Prime Minister Tu'ivakano's new democratically elected government, the opposition dropped this bomb in Parliament House with the filing of a no confidence vote, on the first democratically elected Prime Minister in the history of Tonga. - MT Tuaileva,
Tuesday 5 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano attended the 11th Asia-Pacific Defence Summit "Shangri-La Dialogue" that was held from June 1-3, in Singapore.
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Tuesday 22 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
NATO leaders including Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano endorsed an exit plan that will see NATO troops withdraw from Afghanistan, by the end of 2014.
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Friday 2 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The long awaited report of a Parliamentary Select Committee on how the Nuku'alofa Development Corporation NDC administered and spent the TOP$118 million loan from China for the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa, is still being prepared, according to Dr Sitiveni Halapua, a member of the Select Committee.
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Saturday 21 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu'ivakano (58) is Tonga's new Prime Minister Designate, after winning over 50% of a secret ballot in a Special Meeting of the Legislature to Elect a Prime Minister this morning.
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Tuesday 13 September 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) will set up a sub-regional office in Tonga to cater for climate change and the environment.
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Thursday 28 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An intriguing exhibition "The Dolls of Japan, Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love" has arrived in Tonga and will be on show for two weeks until August 16, offering a glimpse into Japan's rich culture and history.
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Wednesday 20 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Iteni Helu (72) has become the first Tongan to receive the Silver Wolf Award, the highest scouting award by the Scout Association of the United Kingdom in recognition of his ongoing commitment and services to the Tonga Scouts Association.
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Friday 24 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The completion of the $118 million pa'anga reconstruction of central Nuku'alofa funded by a loan from the EXIM Bank of China is now hanging on a knife-edge. An investigative report leaked to the public this week reveals that high level political manoeuvring to take over the operation could derail the reconstruction by undermining its legally contracted project management. The sensitive report goes to Cabinet today, June 24.
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