10 Nov 2009

Vava'u MP becomes Tonga's new Justice Minister

1:08 pm on 10 November 2009

The King of Tonga has appointed the Number Two Representative for Vava'u to Cabinet.

Samiu Kuita Vaipulu becomes the new Minister for Justice, a post that in May was temporarily filled by the Information Minister, Eseta Fusitu'a.

Mr Vaipulu, a lawyer who has been an MP for just over a year, has long established business links, including in tourism and the Shipping Corporation of Polynesia.

The Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele, says Mr Vaipulu will continue to be one of the two MPs representing Vava'u.

Last week, the Ha'apai No. 2 People's Representative, Sione Teisina Fuko, was also added to the Cabinet, becoming the Minister for Revenue Services.