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Thursday 31 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There should be a Cabinet Minister in the Privy Council. “There should be a connection between the Cabinet and the Privy Council,” said the PM, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva yesterday. By Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 31 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While Tonga argues over its protocol for signing the PACER Plus Trade Agreement, the other signatories and donor partners Australia and New Zealand say it is a matter for the Kingdom to sort out.
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Wednesday 30 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government's signing of the PACER Plus Trade Agreement is not valid as it was not presented to the King for approval, the Acting Attorney General, ‘Aminiasi Kefu said today, amid a growing row over government's apparent failure to follow proper protocols.
Monday 28 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Speaker of Tonga's Legislative Assembly Lord Tu'ivakano today on national radio outlined his many serious concerns about the government of Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva that he had brought to the attention of King Tupou VI last week. His move was sparked by what he said was evidence last week that government was pushing to do away with the Constitutional authority of the King to endorse legislation. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 14 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Cabinet Ministers have given themselves a 5% pay increase, according to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office on August 11. The increase has not been extended to civil servants. By Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 14 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Can the Tonga government hold the money collected from its Pacific Games foreign exchange levy and use it for other purposes? It's a question that many people are continuing to ask, following the government's withdrawal from its agreement to host the 2019 Pacific Games, while the games levy continues to be imposed on foreign exchange transactions
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Wednesday 2 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China marked the 90th Anniversary of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army with an event attended by diplomats, ministers, nobles and defence force personnel at Loumaile Lodge in Nuku'alofa last night, 1 August.
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Thursday 27 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Staff of Tonga's Office of the Auditor General are undergoing training to improve the standard of public financial management.
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Friday 14 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year’s budget is Tonga’s biggest ever of $595.8 million, more than its 2016-2017 national budget of $545.2 million.
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Wednesday 5 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government's $382.4 million pa'anga budget appropriation was assented by King Tupou VI today, July 5.
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Friday 23 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new Tonga government office building, St George Palace at Pangai Si’i in the Central Business District was completed on 17 May, but no date has been confirmed for the opening.
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Monday 29 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new members have been appointed by King Tupou VI to sit on the Privy Council. Lord Tangi of Vaonukonuka and Rev. Dr Tevita Koloaia Havea will revive an elite group of advisors.
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Thursday 25 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has signed up with Australia to share Cyber Security information in order to be able to manage cyber threats and vulnerabilities for businesses and the Tongan community, such as online scams, banking fraud and identity theft.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rosamond Bing is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, starting on Monday, May 15.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga has purchased the Vava’u Market from Pacific Property Ltd. for a total of $3.335 million pa'anga (CT inclusive), made out in a combination of cash payment and tax credits.
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Friday 12 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese will take over the running of Tonga in a few years time, Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told an incredulous Press Conference he called yesterday, 11 May at Popua. He was commenting on the low-productivity rate of Tongan workers, after he was asked why so few Tongans were employed by Chinese construction companies in Tonga. AUDIO FILE ADDED.
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Thursday 11 May 2017

Strasbourg, France
Tonga has become the 55th Party to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime Treaty, allowing for effective international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence.
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Thursday 20 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's state owned enterprises are featured on an updated website of the Ministry of Public Enterprises, that was launched by Hon. Poasi Tei, the Minister of Public Enterprises and Tatafu Moeaki, the Asian Development Bank Representative this morning, 19 April at the Tonga Post Building.
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Monday 3 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government is embarking on a reform program "to change people’s mind-sets", the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told a Press Conference that he called on March 29 at the Fa‘onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa. He also said that government is preparing a bill that will allow district and town officers to appropriate "deserted" properties and clear them for community use.
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Tuesday 21 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Construction of Tonga’s new government office block, St George Palace at Pangai Si’i in the Nuku’alofa Central Business District is on schedule to be completed on 17 July for an opening in August this year.
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