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Cabinet changes

King Tupou VI has made a number of ministerial changes on the recommendations of Prime Minister Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva. This follows the sacking of the Finance Minister last week after […]

FinMin sacked

Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva has dismissed his Minister of Finance, Dr ‘Aisake Eke. The Minister was informed yesterday that the prime minister would want his resignation by 9 a.m. this […]

King appoints Semisi Sika as Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism

King Tupou VI has appointed Semisi Sika as Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism. He replaces Etuate Lavulavu who lost his seat in February after he was found guilty of conspiracy […]

Tourism Minister found guilty of bribery

‘Etuate Lavulavu, Tonga’s Minister of Tourism has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery by the country’s Supreme Court. He has also had his election declared null and void […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with Tonga

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Tonga. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board Concludes […]

IMF completes Article IV mission to Tonga

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV mission to Tonga. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Staff Concludes 2015 […]

Full list of new Cabinet

King Tupou VI has, this morning, approved the new Cabinet of Tonga following the general election on 7th November. The full list of the new Cabinet as published on the […]

Akilisi Pohiva elected first commoner Prime Minister

Following the general election of 27th November, Akilisi Pohiva has been elected as Prime Minister of the country, the first commoner to hold the post. Akilisi Pohiva took 15 votes […]

Parliamentary 2014

An election to the Legislative Assembly took place on 27 November 2014. Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands 9 Independents 8 Noble representatives* 9 Total 26 * The Noble representatives […]

Changes in Tonga as first results come in from General Election

More than 51,000 Tongan voters were eligible to go the polls today to elect the 17 representatives of the people in the 26 seat Legislative Assembly. Polling stations were open […]