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Thursday 20 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It’s only six paragraphs long, but the response from parliament to King Tupou VI's confronting speech of 6 May, has taken a committee of nine MPs 11 days to prepare. When the draft letter was presented to the House on 18 May for approval, they went to the dark side of the moon – silencing live radio broadcasting of the debate, to prevent an inquisitive public listening to what members had to say about it. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 25 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A reshuffle in the Tongan Cabinet, was approved today by HM King Tupou VI, with the appointment of a new Minister of Justice and Prisons, and a new Minister of Trade and Economic Development.
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Monday 14 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Minister of Justice and Deputy PM, Hon. Vuna Fa’otusia, resigned from Cabinet on Friday, 11 December, according to a reliable government source. The resignation comes during a political leadership upheaval, with a letter to parliament last week for a Vote of No Confidence against the Prime Minister.
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Friday 17 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The proposed changes to the Constitution to take away the King's remaining powers and transfer it to the Prime Minister and his Cabinet is backwards and undemocratic. - 'Ana Tausinga
Wednesday 28 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva wants his son-in-law, Mateni Tapueluelu, to remain in Cabinet, and today refused to accept his resignation from two key government ministerial portfolios. The Prime Minister's Office revealed in a statement that Mateni was frustrated in his bid for greater authority over the Tonga Police and did not have the support of his Cabinet colleagues.
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Monday 25 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister surprised a local press conference last week by leaking a document that he said was a "confidential" Cabinet decision relating to funds allocated for the opening celebration of the new St. George Government Building on September 1.
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Thursday 8 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first contest in the Tonga Pacific Games 2019 could be a legal clash between the Tongan Government and the Pacific Games Council. The President of the Pacific Games Council PGC, Vidhya Lakhan said that "if we go to Samoa, you (Tonga) will still pay for the games - the ball is in Tonga’s court now, until the end of the month.”
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Monday 3 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government is embarking on a reform program "to change people’s mind-sets", the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told a Press Conference that he called on March 29 at the Fa‘onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa. He also said that government is preparing a bill that will allow district and town officers to appropriate "deserted" properties and clear them for community use.
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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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Tuesday 2 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No decision has been made by Government to appoint a new Minister of Tourism following the former Minister ‘Etuate Lavulavu’s exit as a Member of Parliament last week.
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Saturday 5 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a marathon press conference lasting nearly four hours yesterday, Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva tried to defend his decision to retain a self-confessed corrupted Cabinet Minister, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, as his Minister of Tourism.
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Monday 12 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga, which was set to resume sitting today has been further adjourned to Monday, 19 October.
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Friday 28 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When the Prime Minister told the House this week that the Reserve Bank should tell the commercial banks to reduce their interest rates and to reduce their profit to not more than $2 million pa’anga per annum - one wonders if the Prime Minister had discussed the issue with his Minister of Finance? Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 9 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Trimming expenditures of Cabinet and high ranking officials will be part of refashioning the Tongan civil service to become effective, Tonga's new Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, said in his inaugural address to civil servants this afternoon at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Friday 2 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Akilisi Pohiva, in his first press conference as Tonga's new Prime Minister, said that realistically his new government would not be able to implement their own working programs until they introduced their national budget for the 2015-16 financial year at the end of June.
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Thursday 11 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
State Owned Enterprises constrain island countries economies, where they absorb large amounts of scarce capital and are generally low in productivity and services, according to an ADB report that was released early this month.
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Monday 3 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's public servants were awarded a 5% pay rise in mid-February, back-dated to January, said Tufui Faletau, the acting CEO for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning (MFNP).
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Monday 17 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Cabinet held a half-day Retreat on Friday, 14 February, attended by Cabinet Ministers, Chief Executives Officers and members of the Private Sector, at the Fa'onelua Convention Center, to charter a way forward for the year ahead.
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Wednesday 8 January 2014
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.
Tonga’s Cabinet this afternoon supported the Prime Minister’s call for the resignation of the Minister of Finance, Hon. Lisiate ‘Akolo - who is refusing to stand down, after commenting on radio recently about a 5% salary rise for civil servants.
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