A young Pacific Islander has issued a challenge to world leaders at the UN climate change talks, telling them to stop paying lip service and show the political will to fast track negotiations.
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Wednesday 10 December 2008
Monday 14 January 2008
Washington DC, USA
The World Bank and Conservation International (CI) today (11/01/08) signed an agreement for $20 million in new funds, provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to protect some of the world...s most unique and threatened areas, including island ecosystems and temperate forests.
Sunday 18 November 2007
Visitors to American Samoa for the 2008 Pacific Festival of Arts should not expect to be able to hire or use four-wheel drives or pick-up trucks. with the American Samoa Government putting a tight leash on the importation of vehicles that emit ozone-depleting substances that contribute to global warming and climate change.
Tuesday 27 March 2007
Heavy rainfall over Nuku'alofa today caused flooding in the capital and forced schools to close early, as school children and pedestrians waded ankle deep in water, while traffic crawled through flooded roads in low-lying areas. Photos by Pesi Fonua
Thursday 22 February 2007
I wish to convey my huge round of applause and immense support of Chief Justice, Anthony Ford implementation of the first offenders doing community work by cleaning up the Nuku'alofa waterfront.
Monday 11 December 2006
Tonga's new rubbish tip Tapuhia at Vaini, was officially handed over to the Government on Tonga on Friday December 8 but it will not be operational until 2007.
Monday 29 August 2005
Essential medical services at Vaiola Hospital remain paralyzed, and stressed medical and hospital staff can only hold on for so long, said the Medical Superintendent Dr Siale 'Akau'ola today.
Wednesday 9 February 2005
This year is hotter than last year in Tonga, with the two hottest days so far this year in Tongatapu recorded on January 12-13, when the temperature reached 33 degrees celsius with 96% humidity.
Wednesday 14 July 2004
MPs dismayed with a reduction in the allocation for road construction and repair, and point to desperate need by the people of Kanokupolu and Ha'atafu to stop their villages from eroding into the sea. From the House, Minute No. 19, (Monday night) 28 June 2004.
Tuesday 30 January 2001
Bravo! for the gallant initiative of Masima Sefesi ‘Akau‘ola, the District Officer of Hihifo, Tongatapu, and Manu Tangi, the District Officer of Niuatoputapu, and to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet for their approval of a regulation to stop pigs from digging up the towns and villages in these districts. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.