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Wednesday 3 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only 20% of households in the Pacific Islands have access to electricity, and electricity prices in the region are among the highest in the world, the Pacific Power Association Conference in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, was reminded yesterday. Keynote speaker, Kamleshwar Khelawan pointed out that more clarity in governance areas would help to encourage private sector confidence and much needed investment partnerships in the energy sector.
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Thursday 23 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New water supply systems for the villages of Vaipoa, Hihifo and Falehau on the remote island of Niuatoputapu were commissioned on Wednesday, 22 June.
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Wednesday 15 June 2016

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Sione Talanoa Fifita says: “I admire the PM for acknowleding his sympathy with the flood victims and at least he was honest with his response, despite the fact he is not proactive enough. The global most concern now is climate change and he should have been forecasted that such natural disaster would occur and be proactive to put aside a proportion of the budget for such occurrence.” Read 21 other comments on lack of funding for flooding…
Monday 16 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Faceook, Jo Yasmina says: Malo Australia :) , like all other Development Partners for Tonga are ‘committing’ & ‘giving’ $, and all are helping the “ongoing development in Tonga as well as economic reform”. . Plus, no Gov’t so little as Tonga economy can work alone. God bless Tonga!
Sunday 15 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Development Bank has won international recognition for offering financial services that are supporting small income generating projects among disadvantaged and low-income earners in Tonga.
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Wednesday 11 May 2016

Facebook, Robert Blake says: No disrespect to Australia for supporting, thanks- But this is undermining Tonga’s Democratic system. …When Australia help release that pressure by paying AUD$12million…the Government no longer see needs to answer to its people, no longer needs to justify their action to the people. …coz the Gov’t is employed by Australia.
Tuesday 1 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New climate resilient buildings for twelve schools that have been rebuilt and refurbished in Ha’apai after being badly damaged by Tropical Cyclone Ian in 2014, were handed over to the Tonga government last week on 26 February.
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Tuesday 2 February 2016
Wellington, New Zealand
Pacific Island nations and territories will continue to receive help to strengthen development needs thanks to New Zealand’s largest volunteer agency, Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA), for signing a three year Memorandum of Understanding with the Pacific Community (SPC).
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Thursday 28 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia as a development partner, would continue to support the directions Tonga sets to achieve sustainable inclusive growth, said HE Mr Brett Aldam during Australia Day celebrations marked on 26 January, in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 29 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 900 students in several schools on Tongatapu now have safe and accessible drinking water thanks to community efforts to restore broken water catchment systems. Lack of clean drinking water can cause ill health and poor attendence among students and remains an ongoing challenge for communities throughout Tonga.
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Monday 28 September 2015

Bangkok, Thailand
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) estimates that the Asia-Pacific region will need to invest between $2.1 trillion and $2.5 trillion per year to fund a comprehensive agenda for sustainable development. Shamshad Akhtar.
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Monday 31 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A training program to help professional women reach leadership positions was launched in Nuku’alofa on 25 August by the Asian Development Bank in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 19 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Government has approved in principle the draft Tongan Strategic Development Framework 2015-2025, ‘A more progressive Tonga: enhancing Our Inheritance’ to be shared widely to the public and stakeholders outside government for information and comment. Key Stakeholders and the public are invited to review and submit comments on the TSDFII before March 31, 2015.
Thursday 12 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tanoa Hotel Group from Fiji will take over Tonga’s International Dateline Hotel for redevelopment this year, aiming to transform the seafront hotel and reopen as Tanoa Dateline in mid-2017, with a Tongan four star standard.
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Tuesday 6 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new $25 million pa’anga Government office building dubbed “St George Palace” at Pangai Si’i in the Nuku’alofa CBD, has been postponed until after the Coronation of King Tupou VI in July 2015.
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Saturday 6 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga took a giant step toward making itself one of the easiest places to do business in the Pacific when the Hon. Dr Viliami Latu, the Minister for Commerce, Tourism and Labour launched the Online Business Registries on 2 December at the Fa’onelua Convention Center.
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Saturday 6 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A population of 1.8 billion of adolescents and youth was recorded this year, according to the State of World Population Report 2014, but nine of 10 of them live in less developed countries, where the young encounter obstacles to their rights to education, health, and to live a life free from violence.
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Tuesday 4 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has continued its membership of the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Pilot program. The insurance program has been credited for its financial insurance to Tonga in the wake of Cyclone Ian earlier this year.
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Friday 10 October 2014
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Road rumble strips and smart new red and white signs with village names, are being constructed for eight villages along the Hala Liku from ‘Utulau to Kala’au this month, the latest among many different kinds of signposts that have gone up around Tongatapu recently.
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Tuesday 2 September 2014
Bali, Indonesia
A call for action to include media in the global development agenda was released in a ‘Bali Road Map’ at the end of a Global Media Forum on August 28 in Indonesia.
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