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Friday 14 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Corona virus does not not respect political borders and has neither ethnicity nor nationality. The only way to resolve this non traditional security threat is by cooperating and collaborating as members of the human race. As China and the world continue to fight this Corona virus, let us not point fingers, attack our fellow citizens, or spread fear and hate. Let us unite in the face of common adversity, fight the best fight we can, and move forward to a healthier and brighter future. By Col. (Ret'd) Siamelie Latu.
Thursday 13 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We need to have a correct understanding on some basic issues about the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Epidemic. The Chinese Government and Chinese people are now working with the World Health Organization (WHO) and some other countries to fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic with all efforts, and the situation is changing for the better. China has made a solemn promise to the international community that it has full confidence and capability to win the battle against the epidemic. By Cao Xiaolin, Chinese Ambassador to Tonga.
Monday 29 July 2019

New York, USA
How did the world’s two most venerable and influential democracies – the United Kingdom and the United States – end up with Donald Trump and Boris Johnson at the helm? Trump is not wrong to call Johnson the “Britain Trump” (sic). Nor is this merely a matter of similar personalities or styles: it is also a reflection of glaring flaws in the political institutions that enabled such men to win power. By Jeffrey D. Sachs.
Wednesday 27 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Parliament passed the Foreign Investment Bill 2019 yesterday, 26 February with votes of 15-3, after a hot debate on whether or not to take into account the concerns of the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and the business community. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 8 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva was accused of "dictatorial and blatant, political interference with sport” by Lord Tupou, President of the Executive Board of TASANOC on June 6, who warned the PM that if he continued to interfere and dissolves TASANOC it may result in Tonga's suspension from the Olympic movement.
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Friday 6 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s preparations to host the 2019 Pacific Games is in uproar after the Prime Minister's Office has called for the dismissal of Lord Sevele, the CEO and Chairman of Tonga's Pacific Games Organizing Committee, and the demand may now lead to Tonga losing the Games. The Pacific Games Council has not approved the proposal and has issued a warning to Tonga.
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Wednesday 27 January 2016

Majuro, Marshall Islands
The Marshall Islands parliament has elected Hilda Heine as the country's new president, becoming the first woman in Micronesia to head the government. -PACNEWS
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Saturday 26 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Joy and charity seem to be the normal “companions” of Christmas while greed and contention are regarded as the instinctive “mates” of politics. - Tamanomuka.
Wednesday 9 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu denied allegations of illegal campaigning and corruption in the 2014 General Election, during his evidence to the Supreme Court in Neiafu on Friday, 4 December.
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Saturday 3 October 2015

New York, USA
Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva Akilisi challenged world leaders to have moral commitment and moral courage to address climate change and global inequalities; and not be distracted by political priorities, when he made his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on 29 September. At the same time, he stated that his government was considering removing constraints to sustainable development “such as cultural perceptions and religious dogma.”
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Tuesday 11 November 2014
Steven 'Esau

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Ltd staff have today in a letter to the Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano refuted an unsigned anonymous letter previously sent to him as untruthful and damaging to its Finance Manager Steven 'Esau.
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Friday 19 September 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
A second edition of the ‘Fakahalafononga' handbook by Malakai Koloamatangi will be launched on New Zealand's Election Day in Auckland on Saturday, September 20.
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Wednesday 21 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Atenisi University will hold a “festival of democracy” next month, starting on June 17. The two-week event will include various speakers and panel discussions on democracy in Tonga as the country prepares for upcoming general elections in November this year.
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Monday 28 April 2014
Singapore
Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano arrived in Singapore yesterday to renew relations with the Government of Singapore. His visit will end on Thursday, 1 May.
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Friday 11 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Public Service Association (PSA) is demanding an additional 20% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) in their salaries and wages, the Minister of Finance, Hon. 'Aisake Eke told the Tongan Parliament on April 6. Whether or not government could meet the demand would not be clear until the government’s 2014-15 budget was finalized.
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Monday 7 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first Practice Parliament for Women is a crucial milestone and a very positive step forward for Tonga, said Queen Nanasipau'u Tuku'aho in opening the event today, April 7 in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty representatives will take part in Tonga's first “Practice Parliament for Women” on April 10-11 in Nuku'alofa, a two-day event that aims to encourage women to run for parliament in the upcoming 2014 General Election in November.
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Sunday 8 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia has chosen a new government, with Tony Abbott as its new Prime Minister-elect, after the Parliamentary Election results were announced before 10:00pm yesterday September 7, following the defeat conceded by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
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Tuesday 27 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu‘iha‘ateiho resigned as the Acting Speaker of the Tongan Parliament this morning, 27 August. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 22 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a shock email sent from his iPad yesterday, Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister, Samiu Vaipulu, has told the Vava'u Business Chamber he would like to see their members' tax returns for the last five years, before he will talk about their serious concerns over the withdrawal of Chathams Pacific domestic airline service.
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