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Sunday 29 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva has brought Tonga to an all-time moral low! The "new standard" for government officials is that it is okay to be corrupt as long as you admit you are corrupt when you get caught. We must remove the Prime Minister Now! – Sione Masa.
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Thursday 22 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Impeachment would be too much since Lavulavu would not stand alone. [The PM] is the one who is responsible for his irresponsibility. – Tamanomuka.
Thursday 22 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government’s foreign relations, its education system and its stance on the rule of law are issues that have suddenly confronted the public with mass confusion during the past few days. The authorities must now clarify where we stand or risk further loss of credibility. Editor’s Comment by Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 20 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A letter of petition signed by over 900 people - calling on King Tupou VI to revoke the appointment of Tonga’s Minister of Education, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, was submitted to the King at the Palace Office this morning, Tuesday 20 October 2015. Photos by Caroline Manu Moli
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Saturday 3 October 2015

New York, USA
Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva Akilisi challenged world leaders to have moral commitment and moral courage to address climate change and global inequalities; and not be distracted by political priorities, when he made his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on 29 September. At the same time, he stated that his government was considering removing constraints to sustainable development “such as cultural perceptions and religious dogma.”
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Friday 11 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I would like to thank Lord Tu’ilakepa for taking the fight against nepotism to Parliament. Sadly, most of the People’s Representatives voted against the motion thereby closing the door on democracy in favour of an undemocratic, unconstitutional, uncivilized nepotistic leadership style. -Senolita Swan
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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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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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Thursday 27 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told the Parliament yesterday, 26 August, he wants commercial banks to reduce their interest rates and keep their profit margins to less than $2 million pa’anga per annum. “If not, tell them to go,” he said.
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Friday 3 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australian Foreign Minister, Hon Julie Bishop on her first official visit to Tonga today, met the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva and his Cabinet and discussed Tonga’s economic and political reform agenda. 'Akilisi said his government would continue to support New Zealand and Australia as members of the Forum.
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Wednesday 1 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Critical letters recently sent to the Prime Minister accuse him and his government of lack of disciplinary action against one or more of his Ministers. - PR Prime Minister's Office
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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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Wednesday 24 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The election of Tonga's next Prime Minister will take place at 10:00am Monday, 29 December at the Parliament House, the Interim Speaker, Lord Tupou announced this morning.
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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Tu‘ivakano has commended the draft outcome of the 3rd Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conference, which started yesterday September 1, in Apia, Samoa.
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Friday 10 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s ousted Finance Minister Lisiate ‘Akolo told journalists today that he will not resign and he believes that he is still the Minister of Finance.
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Tuesday 8 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister, Lord Tu‘ivakano, is expected to return to Tonga next week on October 16, after receiving medical treatment overseas.
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Wednesday 2 October 2013
New York, USA
Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano was discharged from New York's Bellevue Hospital today (NY time 1 October 2013).
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Tuesday 1 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu‘ivakano who remains in New York's Bellevue Hospital is reported to be “doing well” after a cardiac emergency at the weekend.
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Monday 30 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano, was admitted to hospital in New York for an emergency procedure late on the night of Saturday 28 September after suffering from acute chest pains. [updated]
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Tuesday 21 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One of the two nominees for Tongan Prime Minister has received a majority vote in a secret ballot this morning and the Interim Speaker is now on his way to meet with the king shortly after 11:00 am this morning to give him the result before announcing it to the Legislature. Photos by Linny Folau.
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