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Sunday 13 March 2022
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Nuku'alofa
Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. Hu'akavameiliku, has gone into home isolation after he tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, with the Prime Minister's Office stating that, “his symptoms are mild”.
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Wednesday 23 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon Siaosi Sovaleni today tested the connectivity on one of 50 VSAT terminals, set up at the PMO. The terminals were donated by US billionaire Elon Musk.
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Friday 28 January 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Bank has donated USD$8 million to Tonga for emergency support due to the widespread damage caused by tsunamis generated by the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption on January 15.
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Thursday 27 January 2022
PM

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two highly specialised ships need to come to Tonga – one to assess the current state of the Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha’apai volcano, and another to repair Tonga's submarine fibre optic cable and restore communications with the world.
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Friday 7 January 2022
Hsinlong I

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three months after a Tongan fisheries observer, Arnold Latu (37), was found dead on the fishing vessel Hsinlong I, in Tongan waters, on 27 September 2021, his mother today finally received the autopsy report that may help to bring some closure to the family who were puzzled by his death.
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Wednesday 29 December 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, this afternoon announced his new 12-member Cabinet and the two Governors for Vava‘u and Ha‘apai. The Prime Minister has kept four major portfolios under himself, taking on the Police and the armed forces as well as education.
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Thursday 16 December 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eighty-two marriages have been registered this month by the Nuku'alofa Registry, as December remained the most popular month for couples to tie the knot, before government closes for the Christmas holidays on 20 December.
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Tuesday 14 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sorry folks, in Tonga there will be no extra days off this holiday season to commemorate Christmas Day and New Year's Day because the two public holidays fall on weekends, and must be observed on those days.
Thursday 25 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Reports that the Interim Prime Minister, Hon. Rev Dr Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa early this month initiated a move to sell the government-owned Lulutai Airline Ltd. to an airline called FlyNiu, has stirred concern over the future of the domestic air service, and raised questions that have not been answered by the airline's board.
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Friday 12 November 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Government's public services will close down for their annual Christmas holiday, for two-weeks from Monday December 20, 2021 to resume on Monday January 3, 2022.
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Wednesday 10 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr. Viliami Toalei Manu has been reappointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests, starting November 1 for two-years.
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Thursday 4 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will observe Constitution Day, November 4 with a public holiday on Monday, November 8, marking the 146th anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution by HM King Tupou I on November 4, 1875.
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Thursday 4 November 2021
SANTA TAXES

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If you are thinking of posting a parcel to Granny in Tonga this Christmas – please think again - because your loved one now has to pay the cost of a sizeable turkey to collect a small personal package from the Post Office – even if it is a gift. Customers at the Post Office, along with some officers who have to enforce the rules, are not happy with the new procedures. This is not surprising, when very small personal gifts worth $10 can cost over $100 to clear and when times are extra tough. Customs says its because of their war on drugs. By Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Tuesday 2 November 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over $240 million pa'anga in revenues was collected by the Tonga Government for 2020/2021 - that's about $10 million pa'anga more than they had estimated for the year. During the year Consumption Tax compliance was the highest ever, while Tonga is importing more and consuming more domestically.
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Monday 25 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Health State of Emergency has been renewed for another month to prevent the spread of COVID-19, starting from 8:00pm today until 8:00pm November 22, the Prime Minister announced.
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Tuesday 28 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister told the United Nations that Tonga aims to vaccinate up to 70% of its population by end of 2022. He also said that Tonga has been ranked by the World Risk Report 2017 “as the second most at-risk country in the world to natural disasters such as cyclones, flooding and sea level rise.” Tonga is supporting the goal of limiting global warming.
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Tuesday 24 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Local groups, businesses and some Government Ministries are displaying their Tongan-made products, during a Trade Week organised by the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development at its compound in Fasi.
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Friday 20 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ombudsman gained Constitutional status this month, two decades after the first moves were made to establish accountability and good governance within government through a public complaints process. The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday celebrated the 20th anniversary of Tonga’s journey to establish their office. By Pesi Fonua.
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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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