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
A beautiful picture of Tonga’s ‘Eua Island seen from space on a clear day was posted by astronaut Chris Hadfield in his twitter account recently.
The ‘Ikale Tahi has announced its 39 man squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup. The tournament is set to kick off on May 25 with Tonga taking on Japan in Yokohama.
Combating human trafficking in the Pacific islands was the focus of a three day regional workshop held from April 23-25 in Nadi, Fiji. The workshop was organised by the United States Embassy based in Suva who invited the participation of 27 legal officials, prosecutors, customs and immigration officers from Tonga, the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
‘Ofa Tu’ikolovatu, of Gio Recycling, was elected as the new President of the Women in Sustainable Enterprises (WISE) Tonga Inc. at its second Annual General Meeting in Nuku’alofa, on Wednesday 3 April.
Tonga’s Chief Justice Hon. Michael Scott is to decide whether the Supreme Court has the jurisdiction to review the internal proceedings of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, in an application brought by Tonga’s former Prime Minister Lord Sevele and Paul Karalus, a former Minister of Transport, who are claiming that their reputations were damaged by the Report of a Parliamentary Select Committee.
The Tongan economy is stuck in a “development trap”, according an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report on the current state of the Tongan economy that was released on Monday, March 25.
A new leadership program to assist and train promising young women in implementing community projects is in need of more applicants.
A Tonga Seabed Minerals Bill 2012 is expected to be introduced to Tonga’s Parliament in July-August this year and Tonga’s Attorney General hopes that the bill will be available for public comment before it is finalized.