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Results for Pacific Games 2019

Thursday 15 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition to King Tupou VI signed by 11,366 signatories was presented by TASANOC on Thursday, June 15 in Nuku’alofa seeking the reversal of the Government of Tonga’s decision to cancel the country’s hosting of the Pacific Games 2019.
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Monday 15 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva has, in an abrupt turnaround, said in a radio interview today that Tonga will not host the Pacific Games 2019. His statement comes just days after confirming last week that the games were on.
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Friday 7 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Drainage work at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium is expected to officially start next week after the arrival of a shipment of materials by the contractor Field Drainage Specialists Ltd from New Zealand.
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Monday 27 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The clearing process of an area to construct an 18-holes new Popua Golf course is currently underway for the 2019 Pacific Games.
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Friday 24 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Chinese design team for the Tonga High School Sports Complex to be constructed for the 2019 Pacific Games are in Nuku’alofa for 27-days to finalize their designs and specs.
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Friday 17 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government yesterday rushed a Bill through parliament to attract investment in Tonga, as government prepares to host the 2019 Pacific Games. Under the Act large tourism investors may apply for tax exemption on millions of pa'anga of their income - if they can win the approval of the Minister of Revenue and Customs and consent of Cabinet, while sponsors who make donations similarly may apply for large income tax exemptions. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 19 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
China has committed to provide financial assistance to construct a new Tonga High School Sports Complex for the 2019 Pacific Games, and construction is expected to start soon. The amount of the Chinese funding and the cost of the project has not been released.
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Wednesday 5 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister and his Cabinet struggled to answer hard questions in Parliament yesterday. Members were demanding to know how an American, charged with murder escaped from prison in Neiafu and managed to sail away on his yacht? They also wanted to know when the construction of sports facilities for the 2019 Pacific Games will start? And what is the government's foreign policy on West Papua? From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 30 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a defiant statement to the Pacific Games Council, the Tongan Government today boldly announced it will not let the council dictate who Tonga should employ to facilitate the 2019 Games, and announced that government had replaced Tonga's organising committee chairman Lord Sevele on May 27 with Tonga's Solicitor General Sione Sisifa.
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Monday 21 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The responsibility for planning and preparing Tonga's hosting of the South Pacific Games in 2019 has been given to three authorities, the Prime Minister’s Office stated on March 16.
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Tuesday 19 January 2016
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea has offered to help the Tongan government in hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, particularly in management expertise for the sports.
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Saturday 21 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s controversial Foreign Exchange Levy Act 2015 has been suspended, according to Press Statement released by the Ministry of Finance and National Planning yesterday, 20 November.
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Wednesday 11 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With the current exchange rate…of banks on NZD, this levy would reduce their margin on foreign exchange transactions by 60%. …This seems like a huge tax so one would expect that the banks would simply reduce the TOP paid out or increase the TOP to be paid by 1c for every unit of foreign currency received or paid out. - Peter Goldstern
Tuesday 10 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The implementation of the government’s controversial 1% Foreign Exchange Levy has been deferred again for a “few weeks”, stated the Minister of Finance, Hon. ‘Aisake Eke in a letter, dated 6 November, circulated to general managers of financial institutions in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 13 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is 18 months late in its preparations for the 2019 Pacific Games, the visiting Pacific Games Council President Vidhya Lakhan noted today in endorsing the 2019 Pacific Games Master Plan in Nuku’alofa.
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Sunday 11 August 2013
USA,
In my view as a Tongan from America and was involved with the Olympic Games of 1984 in Los Angeles California, I can tell you that you can do it. – Meteliko Tuaileva.
Friday 7 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A six-member Tonga Pacific Games Organizing Committee including a Chief Executive Officer is expected to be confirmed by the end of this month, said Lopeti Senituli the CEO of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on June 6.
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Thursday 14 March 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three-days Special Session of the Tonga Parliament to deliberate over five Bills ended on Tuesday evening, March 12, after the House passed four Bills and deferred one Bill to the House's Standing Committee on Legislation. One of the bills that establishes the organizational structure of the Tonga Pacific Games Organizing Committee (TPGOC) as a statutory corporation with separate legal entity, allows the CEO and members of the committee to set their own salaries. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 22 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of two countries bidding to host the 2019 Pacific Games for the first time, and expressed its full commitment to Pacific Games Council President and Executive Director that it could ensure a successful games if they are preferred over Tahiti in October.
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