Tonga’s upcoming high speed broadband capacity welcomed in Nuku’alofa this morning when the Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano opened the Tonga National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day at the Queen Memorial Hall in Nuku’alofa. Matangi Tonga Online is working at a booth in the Hall and as you are reading this article your location is shown as a dot on a world map.
A plan to upgrade the Tonga campus of the University of the South Pacific was welcomed by Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano, when he opened the 76th Meeting of the USP Council in Nuku’alofa on May 15.
Fiji will be welcomed to participate in the newly formed South Pacific Defence Ministers Meeting once Fiji holds a credible general election and returns to democratic rule, the Australian Defence Minister, Hon. Stephen Smith said in Tonga on May 2, after the regional ministers agreed to a higher level of military co-operation on regional security issues.
Tonga and New Zealand today signed a Tonga-NZ Visiting Forces Agreement that will allow members of the New Zealand Defence Force to stay temporarily in Tonga and increase joint operation with the Tonga Defence Services.
A Nuku’alofa Magistrate has ruled there was no case to answer in accusations made against Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano, the Minister of Justice Hon Clive Edwards, and a Tongan company Tongasat, headed by HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita, who appeared before the court last week.
Tonga’s Fisheries Sector is to be exempted from the 15 percent Consumption Tax on sales, the Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano told a gathering at Tu’imatamoana Wharf on Tuesday, 9 April.
The Government of Japan has committed $2.95 million pa’anga for the installation of a micro-grid control system at the Maamai Mai Solar Farm and a 1 mega-watt photovoltaic generator at Vaini to help Tonga’s Energy Road Map move forward.
A two-day Pacific Leaders Energy Summit started in Nuku’alofa today, with eight leaders sharing experiences, while coming up with models to develop the usage of renewable energy in the Pacific.
The International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA launched the world’s first Global Renewable Energy Atlas on 13 January at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate UAE, to coincide with the opening of IRENA’s two-days Third Assembly 13-14 January. Tonga’s Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano led a 9-members Tongan delegation.
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala opened a new Vaipua Bridge in Vava’u on Friday 14 December. The bridge was reconstructed with a T$10 million grant from China.