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  • Thursday 18 October 2018 7:22pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A high ranking official from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), visited Tonga this week for discussions with the Prime Minister and Tongan officials about capacity development to improve financial stability and other important issues.
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  • Thursday 18 October 2018 5:59pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A two-day Climate Change Donor Roundtable started on October 18 at the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, and focused on Tonga’s Joint National Action Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. A climate resilient and low emission development pathway is essential for safeguarding Tonga’s social, economic, and environmental aspirations, says the Minister of MEIDECC.
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  • Thursday 18 October 2018 12:26pm


    Honiara, Solomon Islands
    : Tonga is one of four Pacific Island countries that is supporting a proposal for the establishment of a Regional Secretariat for labour mobility initiatives and a PACER Plus Implementation Unit. The Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu also offered to host the Labour Mobility Initiatives and the PACER Plus Implementation Unit in their own country, when the proposal was raised at the 2018 Pacific Labour Mobility Annual Meeting, held in Honiara, Solomon Islands on 10 October 2018.
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  • Wednesday 17 October 2018 10:37pm


    Nuku'alofa Tonga
    : It will cost around $45,000 pa‘anga for the Tongan Parliament to send a delegation of six people, including the Speaker Lord Fakafanua, “to show Parliament’s unwavering support for Mate Ma’a Tonga” on Saturday. But the Clerk of the House said the figure had yet to be finalised as some MPs who are overseas might join the delegation in Auckland.
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  • Wednesday 17 October 2018 10:19pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : More than 25,000 spectators will watch the Mate Ma‘a Tonga play Australia in a sold-out Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland this Saturday, 20 October. This figure almost doubles the crowd of 12,763 that watched the Kiwis play Australia last weekend at the same stadium.
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  • Wednesday 17 October 2018 6:49pm


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Parliament has not revealed how much it will allocate to spend on sending a 6-person delegation to Auckland to watch this weekend's Rugby League match.
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  • Wednesday 17 October 2018 6:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Mate Ma’a Tonga have announced their team to play Australia this Saturday. Konrad Hurrell has been placed on reserve, to the surprise of many fans.
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Cost of parliamentary delegation to League match not revealed  - 2 comments
BJ says:

This is why Tonga should have a Ministry of Sport and/or Portfolio/Minister for Sport to avoid this political saga and waste of money.

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Cost of parliamentary delegation to League match not revealed  - 2 comments
en123 says:

Not sure how tax payers benefit by this, I hope they cancel this terrible idea. They can go if they want but better to cover their own expenses with their own personal funds.

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Opinion

  • Thursday 18 October 2018 9:55am


    Stockholm, Sweden
    : As scientists have conclusively shown, in the last decade, we have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, in which human activity – in particular, economic activity – has been the dominant factor influencing Earth’s climate and environment. In the Anthropocene, our planet’s life-support system is changing faster than ever. By Johan Rockström, Jørgen Randers, and Per Espen Stoknes
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  • Tuesday 16 October 2018 10:56am


    Amman, Jordan
    : Arab countries have a long history of rewarding journalists who toe the official line, while punishing those, like Khashoggi, who dare to speak truth to power. Such behavior is not limited to dictatorships. It does not help that many of those press-freedom violators – including Saudi Arabia – are among America’s closest allies. President Donald Trump’s attacks on the US press, together with his silence on attacks occurring elsewhere, have gone a long way to embolden violators of press freedom around the world. By Daoud Kuttab
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