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New cabinet, 2011[edit]

There is a new cabinet, but I don't have time to update this page, my apologies. Second problem: the source I have for this information is "Matangi Tonga" which is an online newspaper that only allows free access to their articles for a week, i.e. this article won't be viewable as a reference a week from now. I'm not sure what we do to get around this.

I've copied the important bits below:

"The seven Cabinet Ministers who were nominated by the Prime Minister include three Noble's Representatives and four People's Representatives. They are all men: -

Lord Tu'ivakano - Prime Minister, also responsible for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Defence; and Communication and Information.

Samiu Vaipulu - Deputy Prime Minister, responsible for the Ministry of Justice; and the Ministry of Transport.

Sunia Fili - Minister of Finance.

Fe'ao Vakata - Minister for Technical Training, Youth and Sports.

Dr Viliami Latu - Minister of Police, Prisons and Fire Services.

Lord Vaea - Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries.

Lord Ma'afu - Minister of Lands, Survey, Natural Resources, Environment and Climatic Change."

...

"The Prime Minister's additional five nominees that are yet to be appointed by the King are:

'Akilisi Pohiva - nominee Minister of Health;

'Isileli Pulu - nominee Minister of Tourism;

Lisiate 'Akolo - nominee Minister of Labour, Commerce and Industries;

'Ana Taufe'ulungaki - nominee Minister of Education; and

Clive Edwards - nominee Minister for Public Enterprises and Revenue Collection."

...this from http://www.matangitonga.to/article/tonganews/government/20110103_tonga_government_new.shtml ...Dracunculus (talk) 19:08, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! I've added the new Cabinet, based on this source (which will also be unavailable in a few days). Aridd (talk) 20:16, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

new cabinet, July 2012[edit]

Once again, I've found a new cabinet but don't have time to re-do this page. They also restructured several of the ministries.

http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2012/July/07-10-08.htm

"After the passing of the budget Tonga's new line of Ministries have come into place as of July 6:

The Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade – Lord Tu'ivakano

Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Infrastructure – Hon. Samiu Kuita Vaipulu

Minister for Lands, Environment, Climate Change and Natural resources – Lord Ma'afu

Minister for Internal Affairs – Lord Vaea

Minister for Revenue Services – Hon Sosefo Fe'aomoeata Vakata

Minister for Commerce, Tourism and Labour – Hon. Dr Viliami Uasike Latu

Minister for Finance & National Planning – Hon. Lisiate 'Aloveita 'Akolo

Minister for Justice and Public Enterprises – Hon. William Clive Edwards

Minister for Education and Training –Hon. Dr. 'Ana Maui Taufe'ulungaki

Minister for Health – Lord Tu'i'afitu.

Matangi Tonga Magazine: www.matangitonga.to/home/

Copyright © 2012 Matangi Tonga. All Rights Reserved"

...Dracunculus (talk) 16:44, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. That's not the latest, though; as I indicated in the article some time ago, there was another change on 13 July. Aridd (talk) 17:52, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

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