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Thursday 22 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project to support the development of E-Government, and improved digital services in Tonga was launched last week by the Ministry of Finance. In Tonga, a legal and regulatory framework and cyber security framework needs to be put into place first, to enable further e-government services to be built.
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Friday 25 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Common Utilities Board accepted the resignation of board member John Paul Chapman, effective from the end of June, “with no cause or allegations against him or vice versa”, the Prime Minister's Office announced yesterday.
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Thursday 17 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The convicted Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism ‘Akosita Lavulavu (36) is on leave until the conclusion of her legal proceedings, the Prime Minister’s Office announced this morning. 'Akosita and her husband 'Etuate (62) are to be sentenced on July 2, after they were found guilty of obtaining over $500,000 pa'anga by false pretences from a TVET education fund.
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Sunday 6 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A public holiday will be observed on Monday, June 7, to commemorate Emancipation Day, when Tonga’s first Christian King, Siaosi Tupou I officially abolished serfdom in Tonga in 1862.
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Friday 14 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lopeti Heimuli is the new CEO for the Ministry of Infrastructure for the next four years effective from 10 May, the Public Service Commission announced this week.
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Friday 14 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rosamond Carter Bing has been re-appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, for four-years.
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Thursday 13 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has prohibited the import of passenger vehicles older than 15 years under a recent Customs and Excise Management Act Order 2021 made on 2 March. Forfeiture and penalities came into effect last week on 3 May, said the Ministry of Revenue and Customs yesterday.
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Thursday 13 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Income tax cuts for individuals and sole traders from July 1 means all income taxpayers in Tonga will pay less. The tax-free income level will be raised from the first $10,000 to the first $12,000 pa'anga earned in the new financial year, with further adjustments in tax thresholds easing higher income tax levels.
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Tuesday 11 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government is rolling out business recovery support payments to those in the informal sector, who have suffered financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Monday 10 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Public Health Emergency has been renewed to prevent or minimize the spread of COVID-19 within Tonga, starting from 8:00pm today until 8:00pm 7 June.
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Tuesday 6 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's prime minister is reportedly working on plans for not only a big international airport at Vava'u, but also two inter-island bridges: one in Vava'u to connect Mala Island to Talihau, and another in Tongatapu to connect Patangata to the Eastern Districts
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Friday 26 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A government department at a workshop with journalists yesterday, has requested to partner with the media to promote government messages. The department seems to be faced with the challenge of not getting their key messages across to the public.
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Tuesday 16 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cheque of $250,000 dividend was presented to government from the property sector of public enterprises during their Annual General Meeting today, 16 February.
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Tuesday 2 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The best countries on the 2020 Corruption Perception Index are New Zealand and Denmark with scores of 88. However, two thirds of countries scored below 50/100 and public sector corruption was deadlier than ever during the pandemic. “The results make one thing clear – corruption kills people,” stated Transparency International this week in releasing their report.
Thursday 28 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister was today conferred as a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Australia, by the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga on behalf of the institute.
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Monday 25 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A reshuffle in the Tongan Cabinet, was approved today by HM King Tupou VI, with the appointment of a new Minister of Justice and Prisons, and a new Minister of Trade and Economic Development.
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Monday 11 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pilimilose Balwyn Fa’otusia has been re-appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Finance for another four-years, starting January 4.
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Friday 6 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government's infrastructure planning procedures along with the associated budget and aid management systems will be improved by the end of the year, with assistance from the Pacific Regional Infrastructure Facility.
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Wednesday 4 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The dates for public holidays in 2021 have been confirmed by the Tonga Government, with most observed on the actual day.
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Wednesday 28 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifty solar street lights were donated to Tonga by China’s Dongguan Municipality, during a signing ceremony at Fa’onelua Convention Centre today.
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