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Monday 16 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The program for the State Funeral of Tonga's Prime Minister, the late Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva, remains uncertain after Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Semisi Sika sent out an urgent press release at 1:13am this morning (Monday) saying a draft programme had been released “by mistake”.
Thursday 22 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Local business operators will gain an insight into how to win contracts funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank (WB), at an upcoming seminar in Nuku'alofa on 29 August.
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Tuesday 9 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Tonga's Ministry of Public Enterprises, Sione Pulotu ‘Akau‘ola, has been reappointed for a four years term by the Public Service Commission.
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Wednesday 13 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament degenerated to a one-party political system yesterday afternoon, 12 March, when the only Members left in the House were Cabinet Ministers and their supporters, after the Noble's Representatives walked out, along with three People's Representatives, Tevita Lavemaau, Siaosi Sovaleni and Samiu Vaipulu.
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Tuesday 12 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has placed development loans on hold effective 1 March said the Tonga Development Bank (TDB) in a statement. No reason has been given for the suspension of the economic development scheme.
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Thursday 21 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has offered the Tongan government a free service to digitise its family history records, said Elder Aisake Tukuafu, in a statement yesterday, 20 February.
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Wednesday 6 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Edgar Cocker has been appointed Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet for the Prime Minister’s Office, with effect today for a period of four years, Tonga's Public Service Commission announced today.
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Friday 25 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva raised laughter at an Australian function last night before proposing a toast to HM Queen Elizabeth II, when he said that he may need god's smile as another petition was being filed to the King to dissolve parliament.
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Tuesday 8 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a New Year's pep talk Tonga's Prime Minister told the civil service that Government reform is on the cards in 2019, even though some returning scholars do not want to implement reforms. The PM promised there would be in-house training to address what he believed was "a mindset problem”. He also urged the well-educated, unmarried women in his office to look for husbands.
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Friday 28 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A five year long civil suit against Tongasat (Friendly Islands Satellite Communications) came to a close on Monday 24 September when the Tonga Supreme Court read out nine declarations, stating that the Tonga Government made unlawful payments of over USD $45 million to Tongasat in 2008 and 2011.
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Monday 12 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government today extended the current national State of Emergency to finish on 9 April. Tonga’s State of Emergency was first declared on 12 February – the day Cyclone Gita struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua.
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Thursday 8 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga is dismissing accusations by a prominent Australian newspaper that China’s foreign aid is hurting Tonga’s economy. The news article claimed that many Tongans believe that they have been "sold out by the Tongan Government”.
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Thursday 7 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's former Deputy Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni emotionally bowed out yesterday, saying; “On no occasion did I try to undermine the support and cohesion within Cabinet.”
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Wednesday 30 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government's signing of the PACER Plus Trade Agreement is not valid as it was not presented to the King for approval, the Acting Attorney General, ‘Aminiasi Kefu said today, amid a growing row over government's apparent failure to follow proper protocols.
Tuesday 29 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Legal officers who draft legislation for governments in the Pacific region, met in Tonga last week, 23-24 August to share expertise and to reinforce knowledge of legislative procedures.
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Thursday 15 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cabinet has approved the funding of the live broadcast of the Tonga vs Wales rugby match tomorrow, June 16.
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Sunday 21 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“We have the money let's get on with the games!” Lord Feleti Sevele told Tongan media on Friday, 19 May. He is challenging "what was the basis of government's withdrawal to host the games", when government had not yet prepared a budget for the games?
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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 8 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga has formally submitted an extradition request to the United States Government for the return of Dean Jay Fletcher (54) to be tried in Nuku’alofa to face a charge of murdering his wife in July this year in Neiafu, Vava'u.
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Saturday 2 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ban on selling bread on Sundays will be enforced tomorrow, July 3. The ban, which was pushed for by church leaders and supported by members of parliament, re-enforces one of Tonga’s oldest laws, which forbids commercial undertakings on the Sabbath. However, owners of Tonga’s two biggest bakeries told Matangi Tonga Online that the ban would likely result in job losses because bakeries have been trading on Sunday for over 30 years.
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