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Thursday 12 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first National University will open on 27 January, the Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni announced yesterday, January 11. Tonga needs to urgently increase its training opportunities to replace many skilled Tongans who have left to work overseas, the first press conference for 2023 at St George Building, was told.
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Thursday 22 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr. Michael Cokanasiga of Fiji has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for Ministry of Revenue and Customs for four-years.
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Thursday 8 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In reaffirming Australia's commitment to Tonga's economic recovery, an additional budget support of AUD30 million was signed by its Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Hon. Pat Conroy, during his visit to Nuku'alofa this week.
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Monday 28 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A public holiday, 'King Tupou I Day”' will be observed on Monday, 5 December in respect of the founder of the modern Kingdom of Tonga, King Siaosi Tupou I.
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Wednesday 9 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Finau Sisifa has been re-appointed as Solicitor General for four-years serving at the Attorney General's office in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 8 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government's public services will close down for their annual Christmas holiday, for two-weeks starting from Thursday, 22 December, 2022 to resume work on Wednesday, 4 January, 2023.
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Thursday 3 November 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Funding that will support the drafting of a Child Protection Policy for Tonga, and also help with education tsunami recovery and to expand remote learning, was agreed in Nuku'alofa on 1 November by the Government of Tonga,Save the Children Australia, and the Ministry of Education and Training.
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Tuesday 1 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will observe Constitution Day, 4 November with a public holiday on Monday, 7 November, marking the 147th anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution by HM King Tupou I on 4 November, 1875.
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Monday 31 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The results of the Census of Population and Housing 2021 for Tonga, were released by Prime Minister, Hon. Hu’akavameiliku, in Nuku’alofa on 28 October.
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Friday 28 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister of Fisheries (Tongatapu 8 People's Representative) Hon. Semisi Fakahau (74) passed away in Tongatapu this week.
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Saturday 22 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Assessments have begun for the building of a dialysis centre in Nuku’alofa, with a ground breaking ceremony planned for the end of the year, the Prime Minister, Hon. Hu’akavameiliku, said on 20 October, in Nuku'alofa. It will go hand in hand with education for Tongans on the importance of healthy diets, in an effort to combat the crippling effects of diabetes on the community.
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Saturday 22 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former senior civil servant and CEO of PASAI (NZ), Tiofilusi Tiueti was named as the new Minister for Finance and National Planning starting on 17 October. The Prime Minister announced the appointment on 20 October.
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Tuesday 11 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has five new drone pilots, all civil servants, who have completed the first Certified Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Training, held in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 10 October 2022
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Montreal, Canada
Tonga has signed an Air Services Agreement with the United Arab Emirates during the 41st International Civil Aviation Organisation Triennial General Assembly in Canada.
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Thursday 29 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Illegal drugs being smuggled into Tonga will be easier to detect with new spectrometer equipment. USD$3 million funding has been committed by Japan for the equipment, to assist the Tonga government's efforts to detect and prevent illicit drugs from entering its borders.
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Friday 23 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Online safety is a major concern in Tonga, especially with misuse of social media, such as spreading misinformation, abuse, bullying, fraud and fake pages, say Tonga Women in ICT, an NGO who are supported by government to increase awareness of these issues.
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Saturday 17 September 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan flags will be flown half-mast on Monday 19 September, in respect of the State Funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, following a decree by the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
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Tuesday 30 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's midnight curfew has been eased by to start at 1:00am to 5:00am, as weekly flights to Tonga have increased, since the gradual re-opening of Tonga’s international border on 1 August. Two national State of Emergencies have also been renewed.
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Friday 26 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Customs officers have received sophisticated inspection equipment under a $10 million project to help them detect smuggling or other criminal activities at Tonga's borders. China has provided non-intrusive imaging inspection equipment that will assist the Ministry of Revenue and Customs.
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Friday 12 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Hon. Hu’akavameiliku said it was tough to lose three cabinet ministers at the same time, but his government respects the judgments of the Court of Appeal. “..we will have to find replacements and continue with the work that needs to be done," he said.
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