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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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Friday 31 March 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES; Hon. Dr Frederick Vaka'uta Sevele, (61) has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Tonga, as from 30 March 2006, he confirmed last night, calling it, "a new era in cooperation with the private sector...who will drive the economy".
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Wednesday 29 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Acting Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele this afternoon, announced the appointment of three new Public Services commissioners, who are drawn from the private sector to replace the cabinet ministers who were running the PSC.
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Monday 27 March 2006
Melbourne, Australia
It was disheartening to learn that someone has apparently given the above residence to Latufuipeka. This beautiful residence ought to be designated as the official residence of the Prime Minister of Tonga. - Sione Tapana Mangisi
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Friday 24 March 2006
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Privy Council this morning, March 24 approved the restructuring of government ministries, for a leaner government with 14 ministries to replace the existing 16 ministries on July 1.
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Thursday 2 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Major changes to the structure of the Tongan government have been pushed through two weeks of consideration in order to meet today's deadline for the submission of reports on new models that will cut the number of government departments by at least half.
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Monday 27 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Public Servants Association has issued another ultimatum to government and threatened to go on strike if their demands are not met.
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Tuesday 21 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A move by government this month to drastically reduce the size of Tonga's Public Service is being challenged by Tonga's Public Service Association who claim that it may breach last year's strike end agreement.
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Wednesday 15 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister HRH Prince 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata resigned as Prime Minister on Saturday February 11 and stepped down after six years as head of cabinet.
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Thursday 9 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Commonwealth constitutional expert will arrive in Tonga in March to assist government with its proposed constitutional changes.
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Friday 3 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

THERE will be no changes to terms that Tonga agreed to in its accession to the World Trade Organisation WTO, according to Paulo Kautoke, the Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries.

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Thursday 12 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Teachers employed by the Tongan government are threatening to go out on strike again on January 23, after today accusing the Ministry of Education of unfairly withholding promotions this year from teachers who joined the 2005 strike.
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Thursday 5 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The draft of a new Employment Relations Bill for Tonga will be presented to Cabinet this month with the aim of enacting it later this year, Tonga's Minister for Labour, Commerce and Industries, Dr Feleti Sevele, said yesterday.
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