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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2018 session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga will have a state opening on Thursday, May 31 at the Tonga National Cultural Centre where it is temporarily located.
Monday 16 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Prime Minister, Lord Sevele has hit back at what he called "very serious" allegations made last week by Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva that reforms were made in 2010 without the approval of parliament.
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Thursday 29 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Elisapeti Makoni Lavakei’aho Langi was sworn in as a Senior Magistrate on March 29, becoming only the second woman in this position in Tonga.
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Wednesday 28 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Transparency International published its 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on 21 February, ranking the level of public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories.
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Saturday 24 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva yesterday announced that a recent ban that restricts Government school girls from playing rugby is “not Government policy”. However, the Prime Minister did not state if he had uplifted the ban nor explain why he had allowed the ban to be imposed in the first place.
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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A member of Tonga High School’s girls tag rugby team told Matangi Tonga today that her team was pulled out of a competition last week and told to stop playing rugby because they were girls.
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Thursday 15 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI today called upon all Tongans to work together in addressing the influence of alcohol and drugs in a recent upsurge of road deaths and homicides. According to police reports, there have been six alleged murders since 4 February and seven road deaths since 13 February.
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Wednesday 14 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI has appointed three Nobles of the Realm to close Parliament tomorrow, 15 March. The appointments were announced today by the Speaker of the Tongan Parliament, Lord Fakafanua.
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Monday 12 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government today extended the current national State of Emergency to finish on 9 April. Tonga’s State of Emergency was first declared on 12 February – the day Cyclone Gita struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua.
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Friday 9 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Parliament is up and running this week thanks to support from parliaments throughout the Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), after Tropical Cyclone Gita destroyed its century old building and technical equipment last month.
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Tuesday 6 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a rush by the Tonga Government to hold a parliament session yesterday 5 March in order to address the urgent needs of the country, it was decided that Parliament will have a two-day break as the Kingdom receives New Zealand’s Prime Minister Hon. Jacinda Ardern who arrives tonight for a one-day visit. Parliament will resume on Thursday 8 March.
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Thursday 1 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga will temporarily relocate and resume its session on Monday, March 5 at the Tonga National Center in Tofoa. However, this area of Tofoa underwent a zone change in order for the parliament to meet there.
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Monday 19 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament will reconvene on Monday 5 March at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre, Lord Fakafanua, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly announced on Friday, 16 February.
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Monday 22 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Members of Parliament should read and have a better understanding of the law, the Constitution, and materials that are tabled into parliament, before they engage and debate in the House, King Tupou VI told the Tonga Legislative Assembly this morning, 22 January, in a message conveyed back to the House by Lord Vaha’i and Losaline Ma’asi.
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Monday 22 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva was discharged from hospital over the weekend and is in good health, the Prime Minister's Office said today in a statement.
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Thursday 18 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today's swearing in of Tonga’s new Cabinet Ministers, to govern the Kingdom for the next four years 2018-21, has left two ministerial portfolios vacant. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 15 January 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s newly elected government remains an unofficially confirmed list of names, despite the fact that the 2018 session was officially opened on 11 January with an "in-house session". The swearing of new Members of Parliament and selected Cabinet Ministers is now scheduled to take place on Thursday, 18 January.
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Thursday 11 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva did not attend the opening of the Tongan Parliament 2018 session, this morning, 11 January and no mention of his absence was made, in what was called a "Huufi Fakalotofale 'o e Fale Alea 'o Tonga" or "in-house" session. The MPs will take their oath of office on a later day to be announced.
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Wednesday 10 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga will be opened tomorrow, Thursday 11 January 2018, at 10:30am, by a commission of three Nobles comprising of HSH Prince Tu’ipelehake, Lord Fakatulolo and Lord Luani.
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Tuesday 9 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Legislative Assembly may open its 2018 session this week on Thursday January 11 to swear in the new members, according to a source. If that happens, the Prime Minister is expected to leave Vaiola Hospital's Intensive Care Unit in order to attend the session.
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