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MEMBERS of the Legislative Assembly this morning observed a one minute of silence to show respect for the passing of former MP, His Serene Highness Prince Tu’ipelehake.

The Speaker of Parliament, Lord Tu’ipelehake informed the House that his Highness passed away at Vaiola hospital last Saturday, June 15, 2014.

The Chair of the Whole House Committee Sunia Fili also send out condolences to family and loved ones for the death of former comrade, his Serene Highness Prince Tu’ipelehake.

THE total budget for 2014/2015 financial year is TOP$483.7, according to the Hon. Finance and National Planning Minister, Hon. Dr. ‘Aisake Eke when presenting it to Parliament on Wednesday, June 11.

GOVERNMENT has proposed to expand support to the elderly by lowering the starting point for aged welfare payments from 75 years to 70 years effective on July 1st 2014.

THE Legislative Assembly of Tonga is adjourned until tomorrow.

THE Legislative Assembly of Tonga today opens with a prayer led by the Speaker of the House, Lord Fakafanua.

In his prayer he calls on God’s continued guidance as the House begins the last session of the parliamentary term 2010-2014.

Meanwhile the new Noble Representative of the Niuas, Lord Fusitu’a was also sworn in as the new Member of Parliament.

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