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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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Wednesday 31 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The names of Tonga's new Cabinet Ministers were released by the interim Chief Secretary to Cabinet, 'Aholotu Palu after mid-day today, following the acceptance by King Tupou VI of the nominees submitted by the Prime MInister elect 'Akilisi Pohiva yesterday.
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Wednesday 27 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A lawsuit filed by Tongan MP Sione Taione against the Tongan government, accusing it of unlawfully making payments to three nobles, was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday 22 August.
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Friday 27 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Communications Corporation has paid a dividend of $839,987 Pa‘anga to the Ministry of Public Enterprise, the majority shareholder of the company.
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Tuesday 1 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tanoa Hotel Group of Fiji has pulled out from its proposed take over of the International Dateline Hotel, Tatafu Moeaki, the CEO for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning told the Tonga Chamber of Commerce yesterday, March 31.
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Thursday 13 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government is offering for sale 40% of its shares in the Tonga Development Bank.
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Thursday 16 January 2014
Wellington, New Zealand
Tear Fund New Zealand is urging the Tongan government to formally ask for international help following Tropical Cyclone Ian before it is too late to get assistance.
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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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Thursday 5 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
During its first year of operation Tonga's new National Retirement Benefits Fund collected over $6.15 million pa‘anga from its membership of 4,304 employees and 308 employers, and may expect to double its membership in the future as more businesses join the statutory fund, whose administration has been supported by donor funding.
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Thursday 21 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet Busby Kautoke told the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa this afternoon, that he was not aware of any move by government to force John Cauchi to resign from his Attorney General position in 2010.
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