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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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Wednesday 4 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visiting Tonga, New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key this morning pledged around $2 million assistance to upgrade Tonga’s Teufaiva Stadium for the 2019 Pacific Games. New Zealand has also committed another $5 million towards the reconstruction of schools in Ha’apai that were destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Ian.
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Thursday 29 May 2014
Washington DC, USA
The World Bank on 29 May approved a US$12 million in grants and low-interest credits for the reconstruction and repair of hundreds of homes in Ha’apai, and to restore critical community facilities like markets, health centers and schools that were badly damaged by Tropical Cyclone Ian.
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Friday 4 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Infrastructure has stopped the Tonga Red Cross from constructing temporary shelters for families in Ha‘apai after Tropical Cyclone Ian devastated the islands in January. Two houses completed on the island of Mou’unga’one were handed over to affected families this week but the Red Cross had planned to build another 24 to alleviate the suffering.
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Friday 21 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is weeding out corruption from its development projects, barring any firm or individual it believes is cheating development projects.
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Wednesday 26 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga signed a $23.1 million grant agreement with the Asian Development Bank to fund a Climate Resilience Sector Project on February 25 in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 4 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All classrooms at Tupou High School’s Nukunuku Campus are being renovated by the Government of Japan.
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Tuesday 4 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s third solar farm is being constructed at Vaini on Tongatapu, at a cost of $14 million (USD) under Japanese aid funding. The project will introduce a special micro-grid system to coordinate electricity generated from a variety of renewable sources in the future.
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Friday 31 January 2014
Noumea, New Caledonia
Dr Colin Tukuitonga is the new Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) based in Noumea, New Caledonia effective on January 23.
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Friday 20 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened Foa’s upgraded causeway linking Foa island to the main island of Lifuka in Ha’apai yesterday December 19.
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Friday 13 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Islands fisheries development projects have received USD$45 million in allocations from the European Union over the last four years to help promote sustainable management of fisheries resources and with the aim of ensuring maximum economic returns for the region from the resources. However, the countries in the region are mainly responsible for their own development - based on national strategies, the European Union reported.
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Thursday 5 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
During its first year of operation Tonga’s new National Retirement Benefits Fund collected over $6.15 million pa‘anga from its membership of 4,304 employees and 308 employers, and may expect to double its membership in the future as more businesses join the statutory fund, whose administration has been supported by donor funding.
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Friday 29 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Development Bank (TDB) opened a new Hihifo district branch at Nukunuku on 27 November, its eighth branch in Tonga.
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Tuesday 26 November 2013
Sydney, Australia
The Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA has become a new partner to the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility PRIF, the Asian Development Bank ADB announced today, 26 November.
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Thursday 31 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga and China will celebrate the 15th anniversary of their diplomatic relations on November 2, while looking forward to continuing development assistance along with opportunities for Chinese enterprises to invest in Tonga. China has also expressed an interest in closer coordination and cooperation with Tonga in international and regional affairs, according to a statement from the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Wang Donghua.
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Friday 25 October 2013
Seoul, South Korea
A more targeted and mutually accountable Regional Partnership that clearly sets out the specific areas of the Republic of Korea’s assistance was agreed upon during a 2nd Korea-Pacific Islands Senior Officials Meeting held in Seoul this week.
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