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HIS Majesty King George Tupou V will officiate at the State opening of the Legislative Assembly. The Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed that King George V has consented for Thursday 2nd of June, 2011 to be the date for the State Opening.

STUDENTS from the Tonga Institute of Higher Education’s Journalism programme visited the Tonga Legislative Assembly as part of the school’s curriculum.

ON Monday 2 May, 2011, a team of educators from the Legislative Assembly of Tonga embarked on a parliamentary awareness initiative by visiting a number of selected secondary schools in Vava’u, Ha’apai, ‘Eua and Tongatapu. The team is led by the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Lord Tu’i'afitu and includes the Assembly’s Education Officer, Dr. Sione Vikilani and Legislative Counsel, Ms Seinimili Fonua.

THE Tongan Parliament this morning opened for a special session. In order for the House to conduct its business, a soft opening ceremony was held in accordance with section 17 of the Legislative Assembly Act regarding the opening and closing of Parliament.

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