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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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Saturday 23 January 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's ratification of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Statute in November last year, made it one of the first nine countries in the world to be a full member of IRENA, the Tongan Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele, said in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this week.
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Thursday 17 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Bank has approved a $TOP7.5 million grant for the construction of about 100 houses for people who lost their homes in Niuatoputapu, in northern Tonga when the island was struck by a tsunami on September 30.
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Monday 30 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three years after the destruction in the Nuku'alofa Central Business District on November 16, 2006, the reconstruction of the capital is forging ahead and according to Charles Nepia, the reconstruction Project Engineer, much of the work should be completed by the end of 2010.
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Thursday 19 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a quest to reduce Tonga's total reliance on imported fuel, the Tonga government this week took a positive step forward when 10 representatives of donor countries and agencies gave their support to an Interim Technical Report, which outlined the basis for a Tonga Energy Roadmap for the next decade.
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Thursday 22 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Focusing on conflict in a negotiation is not helpful and we need to put it away for the sake of our community, Alana Billingham, a negotiation specialist, told a workshop on negotiation yesterday at the Fa‘onelua Centre in Nuku‘alofa.
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Wednesday 5 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The foundation pouring for the new Taumoepeau Building in central Nuku'alofa has led the way in a new method of construction for Tonga.
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Tuesday 28 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A National Road Safety Plan for Tonga has to address the attitude of road users, in order to prevent fatal crashes, Commander of the Tonga Police Force Chris Kelley told a National Road Safety Workshop that began in Nuku'alofa today, July 28.
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Thursday 23 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is bidding to host the Pacific Games in 2015 and has earmarked a proposed USD$50 million budget to finance the construction of new sporting facilities and infrastructure over the next six years.
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Tuesday 2 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visiting Tonga recently Mr Thomas Elhaut, the Director of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) spoke about the challenges that Tonga's rural communities face.
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Monday 1 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia, Tonga's biggest aid donor, will increase its aid to Tonga by 10% during the 2009-10 financial year, Hon. Duncan Kerr, the Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs said in Nuku‘alofa recently.
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Tuesday 26 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
During a farewell visit to Tonga the German Ambassador HE Joerg Zimmermann handed over a refurbished kitchen for the Alonga Centre for the handicapped in Tonga, and visited other German aid projects.
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Thursday 7 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reconstruction of Nuku'alofa is finally getting a move on as excavation work has begun at the Taumoepeau Building after much delay since the groundbreaking ceremony in November last year.
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