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Wednesday 21 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Parliament this afternoon deferred its voting on a report of a Standing Committee on Privileges that found “there is prima facie case” for the Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism, Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu, to be impeached on various allegations of abuse of his office. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 17 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition that called on Tonga’s government to “safeguard and preserve the Popua Sia for future generations and to find another site for housing developments,” was approved by Tonga’s parliament yesterday, September 16, and passed to government to action. “We will not lose it,” the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told the House. “We will cement it, preserve it, and landscape it.” From the House, by Pesi Fonua
Wednesday 9 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A motion/resolution by Lord Tu‘ilakepa to try to put the position of the Prime Minister's Personal Assistant under the civil service, was rejected by the Tongan Parliament yesterday, 8 September. The concern was that the civil service has a recruitment procedure whereas the PM's son was appointed privately to the position. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 3 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court decision on whether or not People's Representative, Mateni Tapueluelu, will lose his parliamentary seat, will be made on 12-13 November, Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen, stated yesterday September 2.
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Friday 21 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of four Pacific countries that have not ratified the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), along with New Zealand, Samoa and Niue.
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Monday 17 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A letter seeking the approval of the House for the impeachment of the Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism, Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu was tabled into parliament this morning, 17 August by the Vava’u No. 2 Nobles’ Representative, Lord Tu’ilakepa.
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Friday 27 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An insightful video documentary called “Women's Leadership in Crisis” was launched by the Talitha Project yesterday evening in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 10 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“How is the new government?” It's a question that most Tongans and people interested in the region are asking these days. Editor’s Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 23 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Legislative Assembly will convene on Monday, March 16 and sit for nearly two-weeks.
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Tuesday 9 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga may have a new Prime Minister at the earliest by Christmas Eve, according to the Interim Speaker of the Tongan Parliament, Lord Tupou, who said that the first chance to call a meeting for the secret ballot would be 24 December.
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Wednesday 12 November 2014
Parliament House

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan voters will be put on the spot on November 27 to elect a new government that could save the country from its current economic downward spiral, and to start a recovery process that will restore the trust and confidence of the people in the system of government that was implemented in 2010. Until we fully understand how our system works, and why it doesn't work, we will continue to struggle. Editor's comment, by Pesi Fonua
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Sunday 18 May 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The verbatim reporting of the proceedings of the Tongan Parliament does not interpret accurately the meaning of what has been said in parliament, according to Gloria Pole'o, the Clerk of the Tonga Legislative Assembly. From the House, By Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2013 Session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga will be closed by three nobles, tomorrow Thursday, April 3, after sitting this week in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 27 March 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Chinese State leader, Mr Wang Jiarui and a delegation arrived in Tonga this morning, 27 March on a two-days goodwill visit.
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Thursday 13 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first Practice Parliament for Women will be held on April 10-11 hosted by the Legislative Assembly of Tonga in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 10 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Rugby League Squad, Mate Ma'a Tonga arrived in Tonga this morning, 10 October for a five-day visit before they leave for England for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.
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Monday 24 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The year 2012 has been an eventful year for Tonga, and a real test of the ability of government, and the people of Tonga to get the new system of government to work properly. Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua.
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Saturday 20 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I am writing concerning a set of new bills that are to be introduced into the House for enactment into Law. I have noted a few points. 1. Consolidate a huge amount of legal power in the hands of very few and possibly unelected officials, and 2. Provide the platform for more such bills by precedence, creating a highly corrosive and corruptible government and legal environment. – Samisoni Tuloa.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The events of the past week, with the parliament deferring its deliberation on a motion for a vote of no confidence for a month, and then the death of a New Zealand policeman in the care of the Tonga Police, has highlighted the social, economic and political problems that are engulfing Tonga at the moment. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 23 February 2009

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As we are rushing to gather ideas to structure a new system of government, it is only wise for us to stop and have another critical look at what the Tongan parliament has forced on us to determine over a ridiculously short period of time. Editor's Comment.

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