You are here

Results for tag

Tuesday 7 July 2020

New York, USA
The global crisis resulting from the spread of COVID-19, has had a major effect on sustainable development targets and urgent action is needed on COVID-19 recovery. ESCAP will highlight Asia-Pacific priorities at United Nations’ High-Level Political Forum which opens today, 7 July.
Tuesday 7 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-five hand made canoes (popao) and preserve this important traditional knowledge were on display for King Tupou VI at the Masefield Navy Base on July 7.
Tuesday 7 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s National Reserve Bank on July 1 2020 declared that Tonga’s economy would remain contracted during the current Fiscal Year due to the negative impacts of Cyclone Harold and the continuing COVID-19 restriction.
Tuesday 7 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a 37-year-old man who was out diving for sea cucumber near ‘Oneata Island in Tongatapu was found this morning by Tonga Police. Another diver (20) remains missing at sea.
Tuesday 7 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A few tests performed to ensure Tonga’s CoViD-19 machines are working, came back negative, confirmed Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau‘ola.
Tuesday 7 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Medical equipment assistance valued of around USD1.5 million will be provided to Tonga by Japan, after an Exchange of Notes was signed on July 6.
Tuesday 7 July 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand has put a hold on new bookings on international services into New Zealand following a request from the New Zealand Government.
Tuesday 7 July 2020

Geneva, Switzerland
The world has been planning for the future in the mistaken belief that it will resemble the past. But as COVID-19 coincides with cyclones in South Asia and the Pacific and vast locust swarms in East Africa, the need to prepare for a world of unexpected shocks has become clearer than ever. Epidemics, floods, storms, droughts, and wildfires are all expected to become more frequent and severe, affecting hundreds of millions of people each year. By Jagan Chapagain and Andrew Steer
Tuesday 7 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The CoViD-19 pandemic restrictions are creating long lasting economic damage to businesses in Tonga with loss of jobs and incomes, a statement from the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed today. They also expect negative impacts to worsen when CoViD-19 arrives.
Monday 6 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government is chartering a Fiji Airways ATR72 aircraft to repatriate 58 Tongans who have been stranded in Fiji since Tonga locked down its border on 23 March 2020. They aim to bring them home on Thursday July 9.
Monday 6 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first Joint Maritime Coordination Centre was launched on July 3 at the Masefield Navy Headquarters, with equipment worth $75,000 pa'anga, funded under Australia's Defence Cooperation Program.
Monday 6 July 2020

Suva, Fiji
Today, the Pacific governments, together with donor partners, launched the Health Care on Air Pacific training to be aired on radio and other communication platforms for front-line healthcare workers across 14 Pacific Island countries. One of the greatest challenges currently facing healthcare systems in the Pacific is how to provide front-line healthcare workers with training on managing COVID-19 infections when they arise
Monday 6 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Locally produced seaweed, Limu Tanga'u, featured in a food and cocktails tasting event presented at The Top Restaurant on Friday night, in collaboration with the South Pacific Mozuku and the youth-led TYEE Go Green programme in Nuku'alofa.
Saturday 4 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American sailing yacht that was denied entry to Tonga is heading to Tongan territory anyway, expecting to anchor at Minerva Reef (Tele ki Tonga and Tele ki Tokelau) tomorrow, Sunday July 5. Tonga's patrol boat VOEA Neiafu is currently at Minerva Reef, the HMAF Navy confirmed today. By Mary Lyn Fonua.
Saturday 4 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of the world’s most exposed countries to climate change and natural disasters, according to an International Monetary Fund and World Bank assessment report of Tonga’s Climate Change Policy.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 3 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will celebrate his official birthday on Saturday, July 4, in private with some members of the extended Royal Family, at The Villa Royal Residence. The King who was born on 12 July 1959 will be 61 years old this year. Starting at 10:00am HMAF and Tonga Police bands will march through central Nuku'alofa to the Royal Palace, but there will be no public holiday this year.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 3 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men were rescued by Police Search and Rescue in two separate calls for assistance in Tongatapu waters, due to engine failure.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 3 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men and one woman were arrested with illicit drugs at two different locations in Tongatapu.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 3 July 2020

Bonn, Germany
Oceania has been ranked second in the world for e-waste generation per person at 16.1kg per capita, behind Europe with 16.2kg, according to the Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report released today. Tonga is reported to have generated 0.3 kt of e-waste in 2019, which amounts to 3.3kg per person. E-waste generation worldwide has increased by 21 per cent in just five years.
Thursday 2 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Animal Welfare Society (TAWS) has been busy providing much needed animal care advice since opening to the community last month in Nuku’alofa.
Node is premium Premium content

Pages