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Saturday 14 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Attorney General and the Minister of Justice, Hon. 'Alisi Taumoepeau yesterday announced the appointment of Neil Adsett as Tonga's first Acting Anti-Corruption Commissioner.
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Thursday 12 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The appointment of Tonga's first Interim Anti Corruption Commissioner is expected to be announced on Friday June 13, following the opening this week of an office for the Anti Corruption Commission in Nuku‘alofa.
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Friday 2 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government is proposing to foot the bill for some community services that are provided by Public Enterprises, to help make them more viable businesses, and may subsidise services such as ferries to remote islands, and water for putting out fires.
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Monday 7 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mrs Mishka Tu'ifua has been appointed by the Tongan government as the first full-time Chairperson of its Public Service Commission.
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Monday 31 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new formula for calculating customs duty on imported vehicles, based on the size of the engine, will encourage people in Tonga to buy newer vehicles, the government hopes.
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Thursday 20 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister of Tourism, Hon. Fineasi Funaki was last night ordered by the Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele to work without pay for three months as a penalty for his illegal depositing into his personal account of a $3,000 pa'anga cheque that was donated by the Chinese Embassy to the Ministry.
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Tuesday 11 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government Auditor-General's report on the alleged misuse of funds by the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Fineasi Funaki is still with the Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele who is back in his office this week.
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Thursday 6 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government Auditor-General's report on the alleged misuse of funds by the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Fineasi Funaki has been completed and handed over to the Prime Minister, Hon Dr Feleti Sevele.
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Wednesday 5 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. 'Afu'alo Matoto was officiated this afternoon as the Acting Minister of Finance, while the Prime Minister Hon Feleti Sevele is in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Tuesday 26 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The portfolio of the Minister of Finance has been taken over by the Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele. Following the resignation of the Minister of Finance yesterday.
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Monday 25 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister of Finance, Hon. Siosiua 'Utoikamanu (52) resigned this afternoon.
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Monday 25 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Starting in January 2009 all directorate positions in Tonga's public enterprise boards will be filled from the private sector.
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Friday 22 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Independent Anti-Corruption Commission will be set up and it should be in operation before the end of the year, according to the Solicitor General Linda Folaumoetu'i.
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Wednesday 20 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government Auditor-General's report on the alleged misuse of funds by the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Fineasi Funaki, is expected to be completed before the end of February.
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Monday 28 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An investigation by the Government's Auditor General Dr Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa into the alleged misuse of funds by the Minister of Tourism Hon Fineasi Funaki, is ongoing.
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Wednesday 23 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister of Information, Hon Afu'alo Matoto, dismissed a report in one of the local papers today that the Minister of Finance, Hon. Siosiua 'Utoikamanu had resigned.
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Tuesday 22 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele says he is a positive thinker and he believes there is growth in the Tongan economy and that it can bounce back from its poor state. By Pesi Fonua
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Friday 18 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Cabinet today passed new regulations for the new Income Tax Act, as well as introducing new Customs duty rates and regulations, and Excise duty rates and regulations. They are all gazetted today, the Prime Minister Dr Feleti Sevele said this afternoon.
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Thursday 3 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The leaking to a Tongan newspaper of a letter of complaint from the Ministry of Tourism's Chief Executive Officer Edgar Cocker to the Prime Minister Dr Feleti Sevele, is causing a stir within government.
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Monday 24 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Cabinet Relief Committee this morning distributed packages of foodstuff valued at about $150 pa‘anga each to 168 workers and individuals whose livelihoods were affected by the riots of 16 November 2006.
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