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Wednesday 1 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Nuku'alofa Magistrate has ruled there was no case to answer in accusations made against Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, the Minister of Justice Hon Clive Edwards, and a Tongan company Tongasat, headed by HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita, who appeared before the court last week.
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Sunday 14 April 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Fisheries Sector is to be exempted from the 15 percent Consumption Tax on sales, the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano told a gathering at Tu'imatamoana Wharf on Tuesday, 9 April.
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Friday 22 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan has committed $2.95 million pa'anga for the installation of a micro-grid control system at the Maamai Mai Solar Farm and a 1 mega-watt photovoltaic generator at Vaini to help Tonga's Energy Road Map move forward.
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Thursday 21 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Pacific Leaders Energy Summit started in Nuku'alofa today, with eight leaders sharing experiences, while coming up with models to develop the usage of renewable energy in the Pacific.
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Tuesday 5 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA launched the world's first Global Renewable Energy Atlas on 13 January at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate UAE, to coincide with the opening of IRENA's two-days Third Assembly 13-14 January. Tonga's Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano led a 9-members Tongan delegation.
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Monday 17 December 2012
Neiafu, Vava'u
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala opened a new Vaipua Bridge in Vava'u on Friday 14 December. The bridge was reconstructed with a T$10 million grant from China.
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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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