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Thursday 19 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the latest spill of words, Tonga's former Minister for Internal Affairs ‘Akosita Lavulavu - who was sacked by the Prime Minister last week following fraud charges, spoke of her humiliation when another Minister replaced her at a Pacific Sports Ministers Meeting in Fiji in March.
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Thursday 12 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva has fired Hon. ‘Akosita Lavulavu, his Minister for Internal Affairs and Sports, effective yesterday, Wednesday 11 April 2018, after she refused to resign.
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Sunday 8 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, made conflicting statements about Tonga’s political reform and the administration of law and order in the country this week, during his latest bid to take over executive powers that were given by parliament to the Privy Council under Constitutional changes in 2010. - By Pesi Fonua.
Monday 26 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The composition of the Tongan Cabinet has not been completed, “we are still working on it,” the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told a Press Conference that he called on Friday, 23 March. By Pesi Fonua.
Thursday 22 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reasoning behind the Tongan Parliament's urgent push to work seven hours overtime on the 8th and 12th March in order to pass five bills that don’t address Tonga’s immediate Cyclone Recovery needs, remains a mystery to the public and some Members of Parliament. Three of the five bills grant the Reserve Bank more control over moneylenders while the two other bills regard foreign exchange levies and Pacific Games taxation incentives.
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Friday 9 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has publicly scolded the Minister of Police and Fire Services, Hon. Mateni Tapueluelu, for making false allegations against Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell.
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Friday 2 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Ma’afu Tukui’aulahi resigned as Tonga’s Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, as well as the Minister responsible for His Majesty’s Armed Forces this afternoon, 2 March.
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Wednesday 28 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva wants his son-in-law, Mateni Tapueluelu, to remain in Cabinet, and today refused to accept his resignation from two key government ministerial portfolios. The Prime Minister's Office revealed in a statement that Mateni was frustrated in his bid for greater authority over the Tonga Police and did not have the support of his Cabinet colleagues.
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Thursday 15 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva is back in Tonga, after travelling to New Zealand on February 5 for medical check-ups following an illness. "I'm fine!" he told Matangi Tonga this morning. Parliament will meet tomorrow at a central location to be decided.
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Tuesday 6 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The annual induction meeting for district and town officers in Tonga, aimed to improve the effectiveness of local government, was held on February 5-6, at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre.
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Sunday 21 January 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The two Cabinet portfolios of Foreign Affairs and Defence have been reallocated, with the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva as Foreign Affairs, and Lord Ma’afu as the Minister of His Majesty’s Armed Forces, according to a Press Statement from the Prime Minister's Office yesterday, 20 January.
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Wednesday 17 January 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new government was formally formed on Friday, 5 January “when Cabinet Ministers were appointed by His Majesty,” Tonga’s Acting Attorney General ‘Aminiasi Kefu confirmed today, 17 January, but admitted that he did not have a list of the names of Tonga’s new Cabinet Ministers.
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Monday 15 January 2018

Geneva, Switzerland
Tonga’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time tonight, Monday, 15 January 2018, in Geneva. The UN in the Pacific is encouraging Tonga to continue constitutional reform and amendments "to widen the country's democratic space and respect for human rights."
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Wednesday 10 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although Tonga's Cabinet was reported to be in a meeting, without the Prime Minister, throughout the morning, no one at the Prime Minister's Office is able to say right now who those members of the Cabinet are.
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Tuesday 9 January 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva remains in the Intensive Care Unit of Vaiola Hospital, where he is being treated for a what is understood to be a temporary ailment acquired last week. Medical authorities said his condition was stable this morning.
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Monday 8 January 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at Vaiola Hospital today. No statement on his condition has been issued by the Prime Minister's Office, but medical authorities report that his condition is stable this evening. A medical evacuation to Auckland planned for today was cancelled.
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Friday 5 January 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
News that the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva has submitted a list of the names of his 12 new Cabinet Ministers, including himself, was circulated on the internet today. However, at the end of the day, the Prime Minister’s Office in Nuku'alofa could not officially confirm the new line-up.
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Thursday 4 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva (76) has been appointed by King Tupou VI as Tonga’s next Prime Minister, effective from Tuesday, 2 January.
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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A "Tax Week" was held for the first time in Tongatapu on October 16-22, under the theme, Revenue From The Community, For The Community.
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Monday 23 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government's public service will close down for their holidays, starting on December 20, 2017 until January 2, 2018.
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