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Thursday 20 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was tension in parliament yesterday morning when the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva burst out in anger over how, during his 31 years in politics, there had been attempts to “get rid of me”.
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Friday 30 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI on 22 June 2017 appointed three new "Law Lords". Mrs Linda Simiki Folaumoetu’i (Tonga's first woman Law Lord), Mr Michael Dishington Scott K.C. and Mr Tu’inukutavake Barron Afeaki become members of two standing committees of the Privy Council.
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Wednesday 5 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister and his Cabinet struggled to answer hard questions in Parliament yesterday. Members were demanding to know how an American, charged with murder escaped from prison in Neiafu and managed to sail away on his yacht? They also wanted to know when the construction of sports facilities for the 2019 Pacific Games will start? And what is the government's foreign policy on West Papua? From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 18 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The involvement of Tongan Diplomatic Passport holders in the transference of millions of dollars worth of illicit drugs into New Zealand, Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. Akilisi Pohiva told the Tongan Parliament yesterday, had got to a situation where he does not know what to do about it. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 8 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament has abolished the responsibilities of the Lord Chancellor and the Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel (JADP) when it passed bills to amend the Constitution, and for a Judicial and Legal Service Commission Act 2014 on August 28. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Saturday 23 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A move by the Tongan government to shift the selection of the judiciary from the King in Council to the Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly has stirred up a confrontational debate about the independence of the judiciary in the Tongan parliament during the past few weeks. From the House by Pesi Fonua.