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Friday 27 May 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vulnerable families in Tonga have received emergency multi-purpose cash hand-outs from the International Organisation for Migration, following the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis in January.
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Wednesday 25 May 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
First term school fees for 3849 secondary school students throughout Tonga are being paid under the World Bank's SET Project. A total of $962,250 pa'anga was disbursed from the World Bank's SET Project on 23 May, to pay the Term 1 fees for eligible secondary students of disadvantaged families.
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Wednesday 16 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga today thanked members of a joint military 'Tonga Assist Operation' for their assistance over the past six-weeks, in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption and tsunamis on January 15.
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Wednesday 12 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paying to the shareholder a combined total tax of $1.9 million during the financial year 2018/19 – the Transport Sector Public Enterprises reports a return to the shareholder and the people of Tonga, a total dividend and tax of $5.5 million for their performance during the financial year 2018/19, an increase of 57% from the financial year 2017/18. The Transport Sector Public Enterprises consists of the Ports Authority Tonga, Tonga Airports Limited, and the Friendly Island Shipping Agency.
Monday 10 June 2019

Geneva, Switzerland
Tonga is spearheading increased support at the regional level for improved meteorological and hydrological services at the 18th Session of the World Meteorological Organisation Congress in Geneva.
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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Federal Pacific Insurance and Finance in Tonga co-hosted a cocktail function with the National Reserve Bank of Tonga on November 16, attended by the delegates of the 32nd South Pacific Governors Meeting. The Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Dr Sione Ngongo Kioa in thanking Federal Pacific for their hospitality for co-hosting the cocktail function, commented: “this is proof that partnerships between the public and private sectors are possible."
Tuesday 21 November 2017

Bonn, Germany
Tonga at COP23 last week in Bonn, Germany, called for the establishment of Climate Change as a core security issue and stressed the need for Small Island Developing States such as Tonga, to build resilience, warning that inaction "will ultimately result in our disappearance as a people and a culture".
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Friday 15 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Emeline Tuita and Edgar Cocker have been appointed new Chief Executive Officers for two Government Ministries.
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Wednesday 31 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank has approved a $2.75 million loan and a $2.25 million grant to help Tonga strengthen it’s long-term economic growth prospects, while supporting and developing its capacity to respond to external economic shocks.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rosamond Bing is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, starting on Monday, May 15.
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Tuesday 7 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Describing economic globalization as a double-edged sword that should be viewed comprehensively, China's President Xi Jinping said in Davos in January that we should pay attention to its deficiency but "not give up eating for fear of choking" or simply attribute the problems like the financial crisis and refugees to globalization, let alone protectionism. China views globalization's general trend as right. In May this year, China will host the “Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation” in Beijing to discuss ways to boost cooperation, build cooperation platforms and share cooperation outcomes. By H.E. Huang Huaguang.
Friday 18 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $35 million pa’anga Youth Employment Project financed by the World Bank to be handled by the Government of Tonga starting in July 2017, will see funds disbursed over four-years to address youth unemployment in Tonga where the problems of idle youth are enormous and related to youth related anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.
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Monday 24 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first tourism promotion artistic group will represent and promote the country at the 2016 Guangdong Maritime Silk Road Expo to be held from October 27-30.
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Friday 21 October 2016

Rarotonga, Cook Islands
The 26th Council of Ministers of Tourism Meeting encouraged members to continue partnership in the spirit of regionalism and pursue the sustainable development of the tourism sector as it is an important source of employment and economic development for the region.
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Thursday 20 October 2016
Nadi, Fiji
A US$7.5 million Regional Disaster Resilience project, under a partnership between Russia and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) was launched on 17 October in Nadi. The Regional Disaster Resilience in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (RESPAC) Project will cover 14 countries including Tonga.
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Friday 30 September 2016
New York, USA
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva received a Certificate of Honour as Honorary International Consultant of Peace from the President of the Federation of World Peace and Love, Dr Hong Tao-Tze on 22 September at a United Nations side event
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Tuesday 20 September 2016
New York, USA
Ministers and parliamentarians from the Commonwealth, including Tonga, spoke at a panel on Migration in the Commonwealth: International Movement and Human Rights Challenges and Opportunities, at the United Nations General Assembly on 18 September in New York.
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Monday 29 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen participants completed a five-day Management Accounting for NGOs (MANGO) Training for non-finance managers and finance officers on Friday, 26 August in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 24 August 2016
Suva, Fiji
A petition by civil societies from around the Pacific was sent to Pacific Trade Ministers today, 24 August, two days ahead of their Christchurch meeting, calling for them to not reach any conclusion on the PACER-Plus talks, until all texts have been released and there has been a fully funded independent and comprehensive impact assessment.
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Friday 12 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government has today reaffirmed its confidence in the investment agreement made recently with the Ngati Tahu Ngati Whaoa Trust from New Zealand. The government stated that a recent judgment made by the New Zealand High Court against the current Chairman of the Trust "was a private matter which does not...affect the Agreement that exists between the Trust and the Tongan Government."

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