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Tuesday 24 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Distaquaine Pele Tu‘ihalamaka is the new Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development, taking up the position from March 23 for four-years.
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Tuesday 17 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Public Service Commission has cancelled all travel of Government employees until further notice, stating that this is to protect the safety of the people of Tonga against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Monday 16 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Lia Maka was re-appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the Public Service Commission for a period of four-years, starting on March 16.
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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An eight years old legal battle between the Public Service Commission and Busby Kautoke, a former Chief Secretary and the Secretary to Cabinet, and Head of Department for the Prime Minister’s Office concluded last week when the parties jointly announced they had agreed to end their “long running employment dispute.”
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A long legal action brought by Busby Kautoke against the termination of his employment as Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet, has again been referred back to a Public Service Tribunal for re-determination.
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Tuesday 5 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament has been juggling with its working agenda since yesterday, Monday 4 March, going from one thing to another and back again. The House is trying to deal with a Petition tabled into Parliament as well as the Prime Minister's corrections to a letter informing the House that six Bills tabled into Parliament were urgent and that the House has to pass them before it continues with its proceedings. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Sunday 14 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Public Service Tribunal has allowed the appeal of Busby Kautoke against the termination of his contract of employment by the Public Service Commission (PSC) on 18 April 2017.
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Friday 23 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A decision by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva to redeploy four senior staff from Foreign Affairs to other government ministries was overturned by the Public Service Tribunal on 9 December 2016.
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Monday 11 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a decision on Friday, Tonga's Cabinet turned down a Petition by the Public Service Association to defer the implementation of a new civil service salary structure from 1 July 2016 to 1 January 2017. A move to increase the salary of the Prime Minister to $100,000 per annum was also deferred.
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Thursday 30 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new call by the Public Service Association to defer tomorrow’s rollout of a new salary structure until 2017 has been critized by Tonga’s Remuneration Authority, who stated today that claims, made by the PSA Secretary General, Mele ‘Amanaki that they had overlooked employee concerns, are misleading
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Sunday 8 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new salary structure for civil servants that was approved by the Tongan Cabinet on 13 April, to be implemented on 1 July 2016 in the new budget, has been stopped in its tracks, because the Public Service Association (PSA) claims it is unlawful. Now the pressure group may have succeeded in their demand for Cabinet to change a decision, in return for the PSA withholding a threatened injunction against the Cabinet’s approval of the new salary structure. By Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 29 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Lia Latu Maka will take up a three year posting as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Public Service Commission in Nuku'alofa, on Tuesday, 1 March.
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Friday 17 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione ‘Uhila Liava‘a has been appointed Chairman of the Public Service Commission for four-years starting 10 April.
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Thursday 22 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The revelation that Tonga's new Prime Minister, Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva has appointed his son as his personal assistant, caused an uproar in parliament yesterday, 21 January. The PM defended his choice admitting that his health is not good and he believed that only his son could do what he said.
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Law
Wednesday 5 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Finau Sisifa (39) has been appointed as the new Solicitor General serving for three-years at the Attorney General's office in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 17 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The strike by the Civil Servants that was scheduled for today, 17 October has been postponed to Monday, 20 October, the Secretary General of PSA Mele 'Amanaki told Matangi Tonga yesterday.
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Thursday 2 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A planned resignation by the four members of the Public Service Commission (PSC) was avoided this week when it was discovered that there was a missing link between the Prime Minister's Office and the Commissioners.
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Friday 17 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Busby Kautoke, the former Chief Secretary and the Secretary to Cabinet, is taking legal action to challenge the termination of his Contract of Employment by the Public Service Commission, that was announced on August 8, but was effective from 6 April 2012.
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Thursday 12 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four of seven Chief Executive Officer positions for a new structure of Government have been decided by the Public Service Commission.
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Wednesday 11 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With just over two months before a new structure of the Tonga Government is implemented on 1 July, 2012, it is now proposed there will be 14 line Ministries, which will include a new Ministry of Revenue.
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