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Friday 8 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva was accused of "dictatorial and blatant, political interference with sport” by Lord Tupou, President of the Executive Board of TASANOC on June 6, who warned the PM that if he continued to interfere and dissolves TASANOC it may result in Tonga's suspension from the Olympic movement.
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Friday 2 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano (66) has been arrested and charged with numerous crimes, including allegedly making a false statement to obtain a Tongan passport, and money laundering. He remains in police custody, in Nuku'alofa today.
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Friday 18 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Elizabeth Kite, Tonga’s first youth representative at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament (CYP) held in Canada last week, says the experience has been one of the most inspiring events in her life to date. She was inspired to see so many female politicians and how people regarded that as "normal". She now aims to pursue a career in Tongan politics.
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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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Thursday 10 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano has formally announced his Cabinet for 2013.
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Wednesday 18 July 2012
England UK
"What is the reason for the vote of no confidence?". 'Otuanga'ofa Democratic Party 'ODP: "We have a constitutional right to put forward this motion, whether the motion is strong enough or relevant, that's a different issue altogether." Now that is what I call 'a direct abuse of the constitution' – Senolita Swan.
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Wednesday 18 March 2009

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Following the posting of my Editorial, "Fresh new parliament needs fresh new members" on February 23, there has been some aggressive flak from a People's Representative and reactions from political observers that attempt to distract from the points that were made. I have consistently pointed out that if Tonga sets up a new parliament with such a composition of 26 members...it is clear to see we will put a dictator in power. The great challenge before Tonga now is to put a democratic government into place as soon as possible and to avoid allowing vested interests to create a dictatorship. Editor's Comment.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Two important political issues that Tonga has to deal with as we are entering the new millennium, will not be resolved without heartache. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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