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Tuesday 14 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only 27% of the 1,970 registered Form Five students passed the Tonga School Certificate (TSC) last year, the Ministry of Education and Training announced, releasing the 2019 results to schools on 13 January.
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Monday 13 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical depression, expected to form into a cyclone later this week could threaten Tongatapu by the weekend, Tonga Meteorological Services reported today, 13 January. There is an 85% chance of the cyclone becoming severe, impacting Fiji and then Tonga on 17-18 January.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fine Tu’itupou-Arnold, has become the first person of Pacific Island descent to be elected as a member of the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent during an international conference last month in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Monday 30 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A small tornado ('ahiohio) shocked Ha’ateiho residents this morning, 30 December, as it appeared suddenly from the lagoon area and roared through the central Tongatapu village leaving a trail of damaged homes.
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Monday 23 December 2019

Brisbane, Australia
Christmas has come early for the Sia Melie Kava Club, based in Brisbane, Australia, with members enjoying the recent increase in kava import from 2kg to 4kg, and $800 in grant funding from their local council on 20 December.
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Wednesday 18 December 2019

Bogota, Colombia
Samoan fine mats, or the ‘le Samoa, is one of 15 cultural practices worldwide that has joined UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on 12 December.
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Tuesday 17 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven biomedical engineering students from New Zealand’s University of Canterbury (UC) are spending 10 weeks in Tonga’s hospitals and clinics to repair life-saving medical equipment and to engineer biomedical solutions, as part of a work experience pilot program.
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Friday 6 December 2019

Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors has unanimously elected Masatsugu Asakawa, as president. He will assume the role on 17 January 2020.
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Thursday 5 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia has increased the number of scholarships offered to Tongan citizens with 43 confirmed to take up university studies starting next year compared to 37 offered in 2018.
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Wednesday 4 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank Group are ramping up their presence in Tonga and the Pacific sub region by working together in a new joint office in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 28 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku'aho has been appointed as the first ever Patron of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the Pacific.
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Thursday 21 November 2019

Suva, Fiji
Children in the Pacific region and millions more around the world celebrated World Children’s Day yesterday, 20 November, marking the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC30). A new report released this week addresses age-old and new threats affecting children in the Pacific.
Wednesday 16 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Marcellina Wolfgramm has been appointed as the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) new Country Manager in Tonga. She takes over the role from Daniel Henson, who led the Tonga operation since BSP started in 2015.
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Friday 4 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The film Vai premiered at the Nuku’alofa Film Festival last night, 3 October, to a full house, as part of a list of international and national films from the Pacific screening at the Tanoa Hotel.
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Friday 4 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced an extra USD$4.5 million for the second phase of the Tonga Rural Innovation Project (TRIP) this week after officials visited ‘Eua and Tongatapu. IFAD Associate Vice-President, Donal Brown said TRIP was one of the most successful projects they had in the Pacific. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 23 September 2019

New York, USA
Youth leaders from more than 140 countries and territories, including Tonga’s dual sport Olympian and UNICEF Pacific Ambassador, Pita Taufatofua, and Greta Thunberg, a prominent young climate activist from Sweden, gathered at the first UN Youth Climate Summit to voice their demands for urgent climate action in New York, USA, on 21 September.
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Tuesday 17 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of 35 medical professionals from Open Heart International (OHI) in Australia are currently in Tonga performing open heart surgery on locals with rheumatic heart disease. The lead surgeon stressed that Tongans need to try and prevent acute rheumatic fever, a disease that occurs from having tonsillitis that is not treated with antibiotics early enough.
Thursday 5 September 2019

Honiara, Solomon Islands
A surveillance operation over 18.4 million square kms of the South Pacific Ocean to detect, deter, report and apprehend potential illegal, unregulated or unreported (IUU) fishing activities last month did not locate any infringements. The operation concluded over 90 days at sea with 272 vessels sighted and 126 boardings at sea and in port, as well as 137 hours of air surveillance.
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Tuesday 3 September 2019

Suva, Fiji
Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor, has called for urgent action to end increasing violence in West Papua (Tanah Papua) along with a human rights investigation in a statement released on 2 September. Her message has been welcomed by a member-led network of global civil society organisations, the Pacific network of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC).
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Tuesday 27 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A large pumice raft is slowly drifting in the Pacific Ocean believed to be the result of an underwater volcano eruption in early August near Tonga.
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