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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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Monday 12 December 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government's public service will close down next week, on December 22 at 4:30 pm for the beginning of their Christmas and New Year holidays.
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Thursday 3 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Tonga enters the last stage of its accession to the World Trade Organisation this month, a workshop to help familiarize and educate Tongans on International Trade Policies was held in Nuku‘alofa on November 2-3.
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Wednesday 5 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It will be a big pay day for many of Tonga's civil servants next week when they collect back pay for the weeks they were on strike.
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Tuesday 27 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fewer customs officers and a restructured Customs Department were the secrets for a successful tax collection by the Customs and Trade Division (CTD) during August, according to the Commissioner for Revenue, Sifita Tangi.
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Friday 23 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's six week long strike by the Civil Servants could have been avoided, believes Sione Tu'alau Mangisi, a retired Chief Establishment Officer.
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Friday 16 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga'’s civil servants have elected Fotu Fisi'iahi and incumbent member Manu 'Akau'ola to be their representatives to the Retirement Fund Board for the next three years.
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Wednesday 14 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's civil servants will cast their votes tomorrow to elect their representatives to the Retirement Fund Board, which is responsible for the management of the now $50 million retirement fund established in 1999.
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Thursday 8 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government was back in full operation today, according to Kelepi Makakaufaki, the Secretary for the Public Service Commission.
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Tuesday 6 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the largest protest march in Tonga's history over 10,000 people gathered outside the Royal Palace today calling on the King of Tonga to dismiss the Prime Minister, Prince 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata, and all of his 14 Cabinet Ministers. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Linny Folau
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