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Wednesday 16 May 2007
Nuku'aofa, Tonga
As a result of the continuing monitoring of the security situation in the country, Government has extended the period for the state of emergency, but with some changes to the associated regulations.
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Friday 11 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Labour,Commerce and Industries (MLCI) hereby advises businesses affected by the events of 16/11, of the existence of the Business Hardship Fund (BHF).
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Tuesday 20 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Finance Minister and Chief Commissioner of Revenue, Hon Siosiua T.T. 'Utoikamanu, has announced the appointment of an external Special Advisor for Customs. He is also seeking assistance from an International Agency on tackling corruption.
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Wednesday 31 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government will at the end of February begin its pre-selection process of labourers from around the country who are interested in applying for New Zealand's seasonal labour scheme.
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Friday 22 December 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The names of eleven new Heads of Department were announced on December 21 by Tonga's Public Service Commission, while another six HoD posts are expected to be filled by early next year.
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Thursday 21 December 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government will officially close down for its Christmas and New Year holiday at 8:30am on Friday December 22.
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Tuesday 12 December 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There will be no Santa Claus or Christmas shopping in Central Nuku'alofa this year while the area remains a ghost town.
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Friday 24 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Post Office has set up a mobile service at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall outside the Restricted Area of central Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 10 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Public Service Commission (PSC) will announce the 17 successful applicants for CEO positions with government departments before the end of the month.
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Thursday 7 September 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's US$8.2 million loan from the Asian Development Bank in 2002, earmarked for the government's Economic and Public Sector Reform Program, has been nearly all spent on paying civil servants, the Minister of Finance, Hon. Siosiua 'Utoikamanu revealed to Parliament this week.
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Friday 11 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport will be managed by a private company, the Tonga Airports Ltd. (TAL), starting on January 1, 2007.
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Wednesday 2 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr. Justice Anthony David Ford (64) has been appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tonga, taking up the post from September 8 when Chief Justice Robin Webster's term in office ends.
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Wednesday 5 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government urgently needs new workers to replace its rubbish collectors who have taken their redundancy package and gone home.
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Monday 3 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 815 civil servants retired on Friday, June 30, in a mass redundancy that has cost the government somem $22 million in a massive cash handout this week.
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Tuesday 27 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government yesterday June 26 started distributing Letters, outlining its redundancy offer to 871 civil servants who are interested in a voluntary Redundancy Program worth $28 million.
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Saturday 24 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Privy Council has agreed to allow dual citizenship for Tongans and urgent legislation will go to the House this year to make it a reality.
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Monday 22 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
TONGA'S Public Service Association (PSA) is unhappy with the new Cabinet reshuffle and has discussed taking new strike action if government does not respond to their concerns and call for reconsideration of the new ministerial appointments.
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Thursday 18 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele, on the evening of Tuesday May 16, announced the appointment of three new Cabinet Ministers, and the relieving from their ministerial posts of the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Cecil Cocker and the Minister of Land, Hon. Fielakepa.
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Monday 8 May 2006
Nuku'alofa ,Tonga
Questioned about a proposed $60 million loan by the Tonga government from China to buy back Tonga's power generation assets from Shoreline, the Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele, at a May 3 press conference quoted the bible: "Knock and the door shall be opened, and ask and you shall be given."
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Tuesday 11 April 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Introducing stringent new measures to raise more revenue for the Tonga Government, the Ministry of Finance will this month, start scrutinizing all businesses collecting Consumption Tax.
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