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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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Monday 5 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's striking civil servants were told by PSA officials to return to work this afternoon - and then the workers could apply for casual leave to have another day off tomorrow to join another march.
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Sunday 4 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Cabinet will consider setting up a Royal Commission to review the Constitution with a view to allowing a more democratic form of government for Tonga. by Pesi Fonua.
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Saturday 3 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government has conceded to the basic demands of the national civil servants strike, including back-dated 60-70-80% pay rises, no disciplinary actions, and a two year suspension of the salary review that led to the six weeks old strike.
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Friday 2 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
High expectations this evening that an understanding would be signed to end Tonga's national strike of civil servants, as it entered its seventh week today, were shattered when the PSA committee postponed a scheduled signing indefinitely.
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Friday 2 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Large groups of civil servants from Vava'u and Ha'apai staged two colourful marches in Nuku'alofa today in solidarity with Tongatapu strikers. Photos and story by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 1 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Public Servants' Association this afternoon rejected most of the new offer made by the Princess Regent, Princess Pilolevu, this morning, September 1 at Pangai Si'i.
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Thursday 1 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Princess Regent offered striking civil servants their 60-70-80% wage increases and a new team of government negotiators, in an effort to encourage strikers to return to work today, and to bring the strike committee back to the negotiating table.
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Tuesday 30 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Striking teachers marched through central Nuku'’alofa today, this time to present a letter of petition calling for the dismissals of the Director of Education, Viliami Takau, and three of his deputies.
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Saturday 27 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As the leaders of Tonga's civil service strike are shifting their stance to seek regime change in the kingdom, the Minister of Justice, Hon. Siaosi 'Aho, says they are holding the people of Tonga hostage with unreasonable demands.
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Saturday 27 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand's Judge Thomas Goddard will leave Tonga tomorrow night, and he said it was unfortunate that parties in the ongoing civil service strike were unable to agree on a process of mediation today.
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Friday 26 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although the Tonga government this evening conceded to provide an interim salary scale and to provide a lump sum of money for independently adjudicated salary rises, the PSA has again refused to return to the negotiating table.
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Friday 26 August 2005
My spirit has been moved by the situation that goes on in our island paradise Tonga. I am saddened by the fact that our Noble leaders and some of the royal family could take for granted what God had blessed them with. - Kia Fualalo
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Friday 26 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 100 public civil servants sailed from ‘Eua this morning and marched from the Tu'imatamoana Wharf to join the civil service strike at Pangai Si'i, in Nuku‘alofa.
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Friday 26 August 2005
Ontario, Canada
It seems that little had been said on the third parties to this national strike, which are the public (people in the outer towns, NGOs, foreigners and tourists alike) and also the business community. - Brian Sutton
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