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Tuesday 7 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government's biggest budget of $545.1 million pa’anga for the 2016-2017 financial year was tabled into parliament this morning, 7 June, by the Minister of Finance and National Planning, Hon. ‘Aisake Eke.
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Friday 3 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has received a $3 million grant and a $3 million loan approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to strengthen long-term economic growth and to have the capacity to respond to external economic shocks such as those caused by natural disasters.
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Tuesday 31 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Games Council today declared that a move by Tonga to vacate the Tonga 2019 Pacific Games Organising Committee - CEO/chairman’s position, is “null and void”.
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Tuesday 10 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will receive AUD$4 million in Budget Support, helping to prop up government salaries and other expenses, for each financial year over the next three years, from the Australian Government.
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Thursday 28 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga could be used as a transfer point for the illegal trade of arms if its government doesn’t sign the International Arms Trade Treaty warns Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA). In the Pacific region, Tuvalu, Samoa, Australia and New Zealand have signed and ratified the treaty and Vanuatu, Palau, Kiribati and Nauru have signed.
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Monday 4 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Chief Justice has quashed a decision by the Minister of Public Enterprises, Hon. Poasi Tei, to end the terms of two directors of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission who had refused to resign from the board voluntarily. The Supreme Court’s ruling also exposed a failure of the government in “a duty of candour” to disclose all relevant facts and the content of its decision making process.
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Wednesday 23 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
US$2 million in concessional financing approved by the World Bank on 16 March will support Tonga’s efforts to create "a more inclusive and resilient economy" through policy reform. It is to be funded with US$1 million credit and US$1 million grant, provided through the International Development Association, the World Bank's fund for poorest countries.
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Tuesday 19 January 2016
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea has offered to help the Tongan government in hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, particularly in management expertise for the sports.
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Thursday 31 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A year after Tonga’s second democratically elected government came into power at the end of December 2014, Tongan politics is stuck in the doldrums. The repetition by PM Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva that his government has the will to "take action" guided by the high moral principles of "good leadership, rule of law - justice for all and the fair distribution of national wealth," so far, are just hot air. The difference between what has been said and what has happened, speaks for itself. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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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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Friday 27 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva this afternoon, at a Press Conference, sentenced Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu for corruption by terminating his ministerial post as Minister of Infrastructure but retained him as Minister of Tourism without pay for five months as from January 2016. No questions were allowed.
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Thursday 26 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. (TCCI) returned John Paul Chapman as President, with 'Aloma Johansson as Vice President in uncontested ballots last night at the 2015-16 Annual General Meeting.
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Friday 23 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An announcement by Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva that yesterday’s decision by parliament gave him the authority to punish Lavulavu for abuse of office, has astounded the media who were called to a press conference outside parliament today, Friday. From outside the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 22 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two women were among 10 fire fighters who graduated today, 22 October, after completing two years of recruitment training at the Tonga Fire and Emergency Services Headquarter at Longolongo in Nuku’alofa. Photos by Caroline Manu Moli.
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Saturday 5 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The smashing of the protective walls around Tonga’s War Memorial and removal of its memorial plaques, during the site clearing for St. George’s Palace construction at Pangai Si’i last week might possibly be illegal.
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Wednesday 12 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The extravagant venture of the Tongan government to pay US$130,000 ($274,165.93 pa'anga) for an advertorial in the June 29 issue of Forbes Magazine has re-emerged as a verbal slinging match between the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance.
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Sunday 9 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government does not have an investigation project to find out if Tonga civil servants are considered unpaid, the Minister of Finance and National Planning, Dr ‘Aisake Eke said. “There is no investigation, but a review of the salary structure,” he said in a statement on August 7.
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Tuesday 4 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An important Tongan heritage site at Va'epopua is threatened by a swamp subdivision that government has announced yesterday will be distributed to people today.
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Wednesday 11 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Office of the Prime Minister is obligated to respond in brief to questions and criticisms raised by the liberal news media, and is dubbed to be the wider views of the public at large, as to why the New Government has been slow in instigating the changes they proposed to the constituents and the people of Tonga, prior to election. - Prime Minister's Office, Government of Tonga.
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Thursday 8 January 2015
Kailua, Hawaii
I'm very saddened, when reading headlines on RNZ News, "Citing lack of experience, Tourism Tonga wants new Minister".
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