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Tuesday 9 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva is currently in Auckland for a medical examination, after leaving hospital in Tonga.
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Thursday 4 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva is currently recovering at Vaiola Hospital after being admitted last week due to pneumonia like symptoms.
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Tuesday 2 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Yesterday, April 1st, the Prime Minister's Office asserted that the Tongan government “was delighted” to receive eight brand new fishing boats from Dongguan in January, even though Chinese Embassy officials concluded later that the hulls were damaged and the boats were not safe to use.
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Friday 29 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A commemoration service to honour the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack and to acknowledge New Zealand’s National Service Day was held this morning, 29 March, at the Tonga Police Headquarters in Longolongo.
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Thursday 28 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Flags will be flown at half-mast in Tonga on Friday 29 March to respect New Zealand's National Memorial Service to honour those killed in a terrorist attack in Christchurch on Friday 15 March.
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Thursday 21 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Members of the community today had their say on how to tackle Tonga's rising illicit drugs problem, during a one-day national Stakeholders Consultation, aimed to form a Tonga Illicit Drugs Policy.
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Tuesday 12 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has placed development loans on hold effective 1 March said the Tonga Development Bank (TDB) in a statement. No reason has been given for the suspension of the economic development scheme.
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Monday 11 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four tractors were gifted to the Tongan Government by the local government of Dongguan, a city in the Guangdong Province of China, on March 11.
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Wednesday 27 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ombudsman Office is carrying out an investigation into a series of allegations of maladministration in the Boards of Public Enterprises.
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Tuesday 26 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition signed by Pentecostal churches supporting the call for King Tupou VI to dissolve the Tongan Parliament and investigate government, was presented to the Palace Office today, February 26.
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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.
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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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