Many Small Island Developing States SIDS are thought to have economic strength because they enjoy middle income status, and are therefore considered well-positioned to achieve their development goals. However, the reality is often the opposite. By Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj
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Durable partnerships between small island states and their developing partners will be a way forward for small island states to achieve sustainable development, adapting to climate change while providing a decent standard of living for all, with lasting economic growth.
Tonga’s Prime Minister Tu‘ivakano has commended the draft outcome of the 3rd Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conference, which started yesterday September 1, in Apia, Samoa.
Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General was made a Samoan Chief yesterday, 31 August.
A landmark change in the International Rugby Board (IRB) rules will make it possible for Rugby players to play for more than one country so long as they hold a passport for the country they represent and haven’t played for that country for at least 18 months.
The Samoa Government has donated $50,000 pa’anga in humanitarian relief to help Tonga’s rehabilitation effort in Ha‘apai after Cyclone Ian.
Development partners are being asked to channel Aid for Trade resources through a regional trade and development facility that now has ten Pacific Islands as signatories.
The ‘Ikale Tahi succeeded in disappointing a packed Apia Park stadium after pulling off a draw against a highly favoured Manu Samoa in the opening match of the Pacific Nations cup on Saturday June 7.
The ‘Ikale Tahi will face Manu Samoa in their home ground Apia tomorrow, June 7.
Tonga is the world’s most overweight country, according to a study published yesterday by a well-known medical journal, The Lancet.
Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister Samiu Vaipulu has announced that Polynesian Airlines will begin servicing direct flights to Vava’u from Apia, Samoa in August, following a one month delay in introducing the new service.
Samoan Gridiron Superstar Troy Polamalu and Fijian rugby legend Nicky Little have made strong statements about the importance of education.
A regional cold storage facility for vaccines has been established in Nadi, Fiji, donated by the New Zealand Government.
The European Commission last week has announced that free-visa travel will soon be granted for nationals from 19 third-world countries, including ten Pacific Island countries.
‘Ikale Tahi Captain, Nili Latu has been voted Pacific Rugby Player of the year by the Pacific Islands Players Association (PIPA) for his achievements during 2013.
Samoa has been granted US$14.6 Million by the World Bank to improve the resistance of coastal communities against natural disasters.
The Pacific Island nations of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga have pulled off many upsets in the Rugby World Cup, but we have yet to see one in the cup final. The Pacific Island nations are disadvantaged in rugby, and they could drastically improve their performance on the world stage. - Andrew Joakim.
On her first visit to Samoa as the new World Bank Regional Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, Pamela Cox told Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi that the Bank hopes to offer Samoa up to US$100 million in concessional finance and grants over the next five years to increase resilience against shocks and generate opportunities from greater global and regional integration. She said the Bank would encourage private investment and broad-based growth, with a strong focus on helping farmers to improve yields and access new opportunities to sell their products.
Mr. Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will visit Apia, Samoa, on March 23, 2012 to address a high-level conference co-hosted with the Government of Samoa on “Fostering Inclusive Growth and Building Resilience” in the Pacific islands.
Kataki kae faka’au atumu’a ‘eku fakamalo ‘i he loto hounga mo’oni k he si’i fiekaungamamahi ‘oku ha mai mei he Matangi Tonga. akamalo atu kihe ‘Eiki Minisista Labor and Commerce, Lisiate ‘Akau’ola neu fakahoko ‘ene popoaki ki he Kovana ‘o Amerika Samoa ‘i he Emergency Operation Center (EOC) he pongipongi pe hili ‘a e Tsunami, pea lau pe ia ko e popoaki faka pule’anga mei Tonga. -Mafi ‘o Amerika Samoa