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Monday 10 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI unveiled a plaque and cut a ribbon to open a new Vuna Wharf, reconstructed with a $32 million pa'anga loan from China, in time to welcome its first cruise ship, the Ocean Princess tomorrow Tuesday 11 December. The new wharf is expected to help drive the economy by attracting more cruise ships to Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 4 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Niuatoputapu on Saturday December 1, Prime Minister of Tonga, Lord Tu'ivakano handed over 34 new houses for the people of Niuatoputapu who lost their homes during the tsunami that followed the Great Samoa-Tonga Earthquakes of 29-30 September 2009. Supported by the World Bank, a total of 73 new houses were constructed as part of the Post-Tsunami Reconstruction Project,
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Thursday 29 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Claims in Tonga's parliament that there was an illegal transference of government money to Tongasat have been denied by two Prime Ministers, in a row over how a USD$75 million grant from China to Tonga was used.
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Wednesday 28 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano received the first membership pin of a newly established Lions Clubs International Tonga that will be launched on Friday 30 November, at Liku'alofa Beach Resort in Tongatapu.
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Thursday 25 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police need to win back the trust and confidence of the public after the homicide death of Kali Fungavaka in Nuku'alofa had tarnished the Police's reputation both locally and internationally, the Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano told the 43rd Commissioned Officers two-day Annual Conference.
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Friday 19 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new Tongan stamps, one featuring the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano, and the other featuring Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, were released by Tonga Post on Friday, 12 October, World Post Day.
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Thursday 13 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A motion by the Minister of Justice, Hon. Clive Edwards, for a Parliamentary Select Committee to find out why protesters burnt Nuku'alofa on 16 November 2006, was withdrawn by order of the Acting Speaker yesterday, after 'Akilisi Pohiva pleaded with the Prime Minister to ask the Acting Speaker to have it withdrawn. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 23 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's parliament today decided to defer their deliberation on a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister for one month from today. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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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,

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