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.
Tonga has a high level of vulnerability to climate hazards and over the next five years will start planning to be better prepared to cope with the increased risks of climate change. Tonga is one of only three Pacific countries chosen to pilot a Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) under a global climate change initiative. By Linny Folau
The United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said security and stability in the Pacific is important to the United States, reflected in an ongoing strong commitment that would see them put more emphasis and more of their assets into the region. By Linny Folau.
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is making an official visit to Tonga May 9-10.
A team of six young Tongan performers are travelling to New Caledonia today to showcase their creation, a full-length theatre production titled “Kuonga”.
Tongan vanilla beans and products processed by Heilala Vanilla will be introduced to the Japanese market after they were displayed for the first time at the World Food and Beverage Expo 2013 in Tokyo in April.
Future projections for Tonga’s current debt crisis are not looking good, with an ever-rising tide of debt repayments visible over the next three years, leading to concerns that the government will be unable to maintain basic services.
Tonga’s Energy Road Map will get a $6.5 Million boost from the European Union over the next three months after a deal was signed between the European Union and the Tongan Government at Pacific Energy Summit in Auckland on Monday March 25.
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.
Increased opportunites for Tongan migrant workers and lower fees for students going to New Zealand and Australia, along with other development assistance goals, are among key advantages being sought by Tonga in its PACER Plus free trade negotiations.