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Thursday 21 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has offered the Tongan government a free service to digitise its family history records, said Elder Aisake Tukuafu, in a statement yesterday, 20 February.
Wednesday 6 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Edgar Cocker has been appointed Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet for the Prime Minister’s Office, with effect today for a period of four years, Tonga's Public Service Commission announced today.
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Tuesday 22 January 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Cabinet portfolios have been reshuffled with the separation of the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, now headed by two Ministers. The PM has also reshuffled his own portfolios, and those of other ministers.
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Friday 18 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year 31 marriages have been registered since government offices resumed working on January 3.
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Tuesday 8 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a New Year's pep talk Tonga's Prime Minister told the civil service that Government reform is on the cards in 2019, even though some returning scholars do not want to implement reforms. The PM promised there would be in-house training to address what he believed was "a mindset problem”. He also urged the well-educated, unmarried women in his office to look for husbands.
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Wednesday 31 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will observe Constitution Day with a public holiday on Monday, November 5 marking the 143rd anniversary of Tonga's Constitution this year, which was first enacted by HM King Tupou I on November 4, 1875.
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Saturday 27 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva warmly received the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a courtesy meeting at his office on Friday morning, at the St George Government Building, Nuku'alofa, at the start of a busy morning of engagements for the Royal Couple on their short Tonga visit.
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Thursday 18 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A high ranking official from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), visited Tonga this week for discussions with the Prime Minister and Tongan officials about capacity development to improve financial stability and other important issues.
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Friday 12 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A National Climate Change Donor Roundtable, discussing Climate Change Initiatives in Tonga and its linkages to national, regional and international policy instruments under the Joint National Action Plan (JNAP) will be held on 18 and 19 October.
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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ongoing reform of Public Finance Management in Tonga is being discussed by delegates from government ministries and departments at a three days symposium that opened at the Tanoa Hotel in Nuku'alofa, yesterday 4 September 2018.
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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will strengthen its fight against financial criminal activities by having an evaluation done on its legal framework to combat money laundering, financing of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
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Monday 13 August 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Soane Patita Vahe is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ministry of Revenue and Customs, starting on August 10.
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Tuesday 7 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ringo Fa’oliu has returned as the new CEO for the Ministry of Infrastructure for four-years, starting on August 6.
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Thursday 12 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga this year will start repaying the Chinese loan of more than USD$100 million that was taken for recovery after the Nuku'alofa riots in November 2006.
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Thursday 12 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet Dr Palentina Langa’oi Tiueti has resigned effective on July 10, after three years in the job.
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Tuesday 26 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three agreements worth NZ$8 million were signed between New Zealand and Tonga to strengthen Tonga’s education and justice systems, and public sector management through policy reform.
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Friday 15 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crowds of families queued at the government's Treasury today waiting to get cash handouts in the form of cheques from a government account. The people waiting for the handouts said their homes were either damaged or destroyed by severe Tropical Cyclone Gita in February. The hand out organised by the Ministry of Finance they said aimed to help them rebuild their homes.
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Thursday 14 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mahe ‘Uli’uli Tupouniua has been appointed as the Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nuku'alofa, for four-years starting on June 14.
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Thursday 24 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Games Council and Tonga Sports Association National Olympic Committee have filed a civil suit against the Tonga government for breach of contract when they withdrew from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games.
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Monday 21 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition to impeach seven Cabinet Ministers, including Tonga's Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva, is expected to be submitted to the King and Parliament on Friday, May 25.
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