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Wednesday 11 November 2015
The fact that Tonga has not ratified the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), did not hamper the participation of Tonga's representative, Lord Fusitu’a, in panel discussions at the 6th Forum of Parliamentarians held in St Petersburg, Russia on November 5.
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Tuesday 3 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga has been adjourned to reconvene sometime early next year. No date has been confirmed at this stage.
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Thursday 29 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The soft closing of the Tongan Parliament’s 2015 Session has been deferred indefinitely, according to the clerk of the Tongan Parliament, Dr Sione Vikilani.
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Friday 23 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An announcement by Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva that yesterday’s decision by parliament gave him the authority to punish Lavulavu for abuse of office, has astounded the media who were called to a press conference outside parliament today, Friday. From outside the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 22 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Parliament before breaking for lunch today, 22 October decided not to impeach the Minister of Infrastructure Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu, voting 9-12 against the findings of a Standing Committee on Privileges that found there was a prima facie case to impeach him. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Wednesday 21 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Parliament this afternoon deferred its voting on a report of a Standing Committee on Privileges that found “there is prima facie case” for the Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism, Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu, to be impeached on various allegations of abuse of his office. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 12 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga, which was set to resume sitting today has been further adjourned to Monday, 19 October.
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Friday 9 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament has rushed through two new Communications Bills to establish a new regulatory body that will have powers to block selected internet content to internet users in Tonga, along with other clauses that give power to infringe individual rights. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 17 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition that called on Tonga’s government to “safeguard and preserve the Popua Sia for future generations and to find another site for housing developments,” was approved by Tonga’s parliament yesterday, September 16, and passed to government to action. “We will not lose it,” the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told the House. “We will cement it, preserve it, and landscape it.” From the House, by Pesi Fonua
Tuesday 15 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Proceedings in the Tongan Parliament kicked off on a high note this morning, September 15, when the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told members he was concerned that government was being accused of taking a wild swing (fakanafala) on directors of six boards of public enterprises who were told to voluntarily resign. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Law
Tuesday 15 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one-day workshop on cross border dispute resolution in the Pacific Islands and International Trade was held in Nuku'alofa on Tuesday, 15 September.
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Wednesday 9 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The final resting place for Tonga’s War Memorial remains uncertain amid conflicting statements that were made by Cabinet Ministers in parliament and a press release from His Majesty’s Armed Forces yesterday, 8 September.
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Wednesday 9 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A motion/resolution by Lord Tu‘ilakepa to try to put the position of the Prime Minister's Personal Assistant under the civil service, was rejected by the Tongan Parliament yesterday, 8 September. The concern was that the civil service has a recruitment procedure whereas the PM's son was appointed privately to the position. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 1 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government has reneged on its commitment to the United Nations of March 9 to ratify the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
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Thursday 27 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told the Parliament yesterday, 26 August, he wants commercial banks to reduce their interest rates and keep their profit margins to less than $2 million pa’anga per annum. “If not, tell them to go,” he said.
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Tuesday 25 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was an uproar in the Tongan Parliament this morning, 25 August when, in a bid to avoid impeachment, Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu presented a motion for parliament to replace members of its Standing Committee on Privileges with new members of his own selection. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 20 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Parliament was in an upheaval this afternoon with the revelation by Lord Tu’ilakepa that the Prime Minister was paying his Media Adviser $500 a day, three days a week. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 19 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Parliament this afternoon decided unanimously to allow more time for the House Committee on Privileges to inquire into impeachment allegations against Hon. 'Etuate Lavulavu, that were tabled into parliament on Monday 17 August.
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Law
Tuesday 18 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-day local training program for Magistrates, prosecutors and legal professionals began on Tuesday, 18 August to strengthen and improve the judiciary in Tonga held under the Pacific Judicial Development Program (PJDP).
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Monday 17 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A letter seeking the approval of the House for the impeachment of the Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism, Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu was tabled into parliament this morning, 17 August by the Vava’u No. 2 Nobles’ Representative, Lord Tu’ilakepa.
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