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Monday 1 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The resignation of Tonga's Minister of Justice and Attorney General, ‘Alisi Afeaki Taumoepeau, became effective today, three years after she was appointed to the post.
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Monday 18 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I refer to Mariner's remarks Promote small businesses to stimulate economy to promote small businesses to stimulate the economy. A valid idea but I think he misses the business linkage of the economic stimulus announced by the Hon. Minister of Finance.
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Thursday 14 May 2009
United Kingdom
Just to clarify on comments regarding the stimulus scheme implemented in Australia, which were in two stages. The first stimulation package was implemented last year before Christmas of 2008, focusing on low income earners (Family Tax Benefit A or B) of amounts of $1,000 per child in that group. A lot of Tongan families in Australia benefited from this hand out or splashing in order to stimulate Australia's economy.
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Tuesday 5 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Cabinet is undergoing a reshuffle as two new Ministers take-up the portfolios of Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Forestry and Minister of Information and Communication while the Minister of Justice is resigning.
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Wednesday 29 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new Government Ministers are expected to be appointed this week to the portfolios of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Forestry, and the Ministry of Information and Communication.
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Thursday 16 April 2009
Brisbane,Australia
I suggest that the ERC does little for Tonga's guest for good governance, accountability and transparency. Cutting edge research on governance suggests that nominating committees, remuneration committees, audit committees and other sub-committees for that matter do not necessarily provide for better governance, accountability and transparency. Suggested instead from governance literature is that these committees serve a "window dressing" purpose. Further, the same literature does not attribute improved performance to good governance. With that theoretical background I am confident ke fokotu'u atu 'oku 'ikai ke 'iai ha kakunga'a e ERC ki hono improving governance, accountability and transparency in the public sector. - A Funaki
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Wednesday 15 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If the king has given up his executive powers, who is going to sign the Bill(s) that passed by parliament. Who will choose Ministers of the Cabinet, and make other such changes to Cabinet if needed? - D. K. Fale
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Thursday 26 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At a two-day conference in Nuku'alofa this week civil societies and other community organisations are presenting their reports on a Reconciliation and Civic Education Programme that has been funded by the European Union in Tonga.
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Thursday 19 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Emergency Powers (Public Safety and Public Security Regulations 2008) have been renewed for another 30 days, until March 19, 2009.
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Wednesday 28 January 2009
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When Mr. Sevele took office as the Prime Minister of the kingdom, there were lots of hopes riding his appointment. To our dismay, the freedom of the press got more restrictions under his watch than any other time. - TamaFoa
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Tuesday 20 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Emergency Powers (Public Safety and Public Security Regulations 2008) been renewed for another 30 days, until February 16, 2009.
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Thursday 15 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new CEOs for five government ministries will be announced toward the end of February.
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Wednesday 14 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although the Government of Tonga is out-sourcing some of its services and assets to be managed and funded by private companies it will retain ownership in them, the Prime Minister Hon Dr Feleti Sevele said this afternoon.
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Tuesday 13 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Emergency Powers (Public Safety and Public Security) Regulations 2008 renewed for 30 days on December 19, 2008 stands to expire on Saturday, January 17.
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Monday 29 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's members of Cabinet will continue to receive two pay packets, one for their ministerial posts and the other from the House, the Minister of Finance Hon. Afu‘alo Matoto said on December 19.
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Monday 29 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government on Friday December 19 extended the Emergency Powers (Public Safety and Public Security) Regulations 2008 to January 3.
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Monday 1 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new single parliamentary salaries of Tonga's Cabinet Ministers have not been put into place, but when they are there will be no increase on the budgeted amount, Tonga's Minister of Finance Afu'alo Matoto told Matangi Tonga on November 28.
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Monday 1 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government will officially close down for ten days for its Christmas and New Year holidays, from December 23 to January 1.
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Monday 17 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Royal Land Commission that was established on October 10 has a mandate to investigate land practices and to present a report to HM King George Tupou V by October 2011.
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Tuesday 11 November 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister of Finance, Hon. Afu'alo Matoto believes that elected Cabinet Ministers could abuse their authority if there is no strong Public Service in place to check and advise them during Tonga's political reform. By Pesi Fonua
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