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Saturday 29 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand has committed $5.2 million pa'anga over three years to support the development of tourism in Tonga by funding the development of marketing activities and heritage sites to supporting community-based tourism association projects.
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Friday 21 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga needs to step up its efforts in combating basic-needs poverty, and to provide employment, in particular for youth, the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Samiu Vaipulu said this week in launching a report on Tonga's progress towards the Milliennium Development Goals.
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Friday 17 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The $30 million reconstruction of Vuna Wharf in Nuku'alofa is on track to be completed in a year's time by January 2012, according to Charles Nepia the Project Engineer for the Nuku'alofa Reconstruction Project. Photos by Charles Nepia
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Tuesday 23 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four years ago on 16 November 2006 the heart of the Nuku'alofa Central Business District was destroyed by protesters but on November 19 the keys to three new multi storey buildings were handed over to their owners by the Prime Minister Dr Feleti Sevele in a ceremony at the International Dateline Hotel.
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Monday 25 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight volunteers from Japan began a two year working experience in Tonga on Monday, October 25 and share their knowledge in fields such as early childhood education, electronic engineering and fine arts.
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Wednesday 22 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Nuku'alofa Central Business District is undergoing a major facelift with new multi million buildings under construction rising up from the ashes of the fires and destruction in the riots of November 16, 2006.
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Wednesday 8 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new modern Vaini Community Police Station constructed at a cost of $980,000 pa'anga was opened on September 8, the first to be built under a Tonga Police Redevelopment Program.
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Thursday 26 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The opening of two new and safer prison facilities at Tonga's main Hu'atolitoli Prison at Vaini today, August 25 could not have been more timely, after prison escapes reached record high with 33 in the last seven months.
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Saturday 21 August 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The berths for inter-island ferries at Queen Salote Wharf will undergo a $140,000 upgrade in preparation for the expected arrival of the new inter island ferry, MV 'Otuanga'ofa from Japan on October 20.
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Sunday 27 June 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $32 million reconstruction of Vuna Wharf project was announced on Friday, June 25 by Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele, who expects the facility to attract dozens of cruise ships a year into Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 11 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan has today committed a total of $38 million pa'anga to Tonga, for construction that includes a new Outpatient Department, Dental Unit and Nursing School, and solar power for Vaiola Hospital in Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 11 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two new and safer prison blocks are being constructed at a cost of over $1 million pa'anga at Tonga's main Hu'atolitoli Prison, Vaini, Tongatapu, and over 100 prisoners are expected to be moved there in June.
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Thursday 6 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The European Union has agreed to provide a grant worth TOP$24 million to support Tonga's budget and improve its electricity distribution network to rural areas.
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Thursday 6 May 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paulo Kautoke, the former Secretary for Tonga's Ministry of Labour Commerce and Industries, has been appointed as one of four Assistant Secretaries-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group Headquarter in Brussels, starting on July 1.
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Tuesday 13 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wwork on the final draft of the Tonga Energy Road Map 2010-20, was concluded on Friday April 9 with the signing of the Minutes of a meeting on the Tonga Energy Road Map that ran from April 7-9 at the Fa'onelua Convention Center, Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 17 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new German Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Thomas Meister presented his Letters of Credence to HM King George Tupou V at the Consular House yesterday afternoon, March 16.
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Monday 15 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
$11 million pa'anga for the installation of new Solar Home Systems in eleven remote island communities in Vava'u and two islands off Tongatapu was committed by the Government of Japan to Tonga last week.
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Saturday 6 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government has committed AUD$7 million dollars for three years funding of a new Health Systems Support Program with Tonga's Ministry of Health, focussing on key priority health areas such as reducing the prevalence of non communicable diseases in the country and will help to improve community health care.
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Saturday 6 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven remote islands communities in Vava'u and islands off Tongatapu will benefit from the installation of new solar power home systems this year under a Project funded by the Japanese Government.
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Thursday 11 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister for Information and Communications, Hon 'Eseta Fusitu'a, said today that the construction of the new inter-island ferry that is being built by the Japanese Government, was delayed for three years because of protests and objections from Mr. 'Uliti Uata, Member of Parliament for Ha'apai, and owner of the Uata Shipping Line, to the negotiations between the Governments of Tonga and Japan in 2005.
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