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Friday 11 October 2019

Kolovai, Tongatapu
“Today’s readers are tomorrow’s leaders,” Kolovai students noted at the opening of the new Kolovai Community Public Library this afternoon, among speakers who praised facility where every book opens windows to the world.
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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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Wednesday 18 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Multi-million dollar grants for Tonga, aimed at developing clean renewable energy sources, and also to improve the delivery of social services, were signed by the ADB Director General for the Pacific, Ms Carmela Locsin and the ADB Executive Director Mr Syurkani Ishak Kasim on behalf of the Government of Tonga at the ADB’s headquarters in Manila on 16 September.
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Wednesday 14 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gift from Japan of emergency relief equipment worth $1.24 million pa'anga was handed over to Tonga’s National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) at Vaololoa on August 13.
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Friday 19 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sainai Prison in ‘Eua will receive new mattresses, pillows and cleaning equipment donated by the Tonga Red Cross Society, following a visit from the ICRC after Cyclone Gita.
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Friday 12 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s current development budget of $235.86 million pa’anga will be funded entirely by development partners according to the 2019-20 National Budget statement, which is now published on the Ministry of Finance website. It supports projects aligned with national development goals as well as international frameworks such as the SAMOA Pathway and the UN Development Assistance Framework 2018-2022.
Tuesday 18 June 2019

Trentham, New Zealand
A Tongan police officer, Constable Samuel Pekipaki, has graduated from the New Zealand Police Dog Training Centre in New Zealand, under a programme that is training police dog handlers in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands for drugs or firearms and explosives detection work.
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Wednesday 12 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A handful of church leaders and groups attended a public consultation session on the PACER-Plus Agreement on 10 June at the Wesleyan Church Moulten Hall, in Nuku’alofa. PACER-Plus promotes a free trade agreement between Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific countries.
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Tuesday 28 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The people in Lavengatonga on eastern Tongatapu had their old water system upgraded by Japan and handed over on May 28.
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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second tugboat for Tonga, the MV Olovaha, was launched this morning by HM King Tupou VI and HM Queen Nanasipau’u at the domestic wharf terminal in Nuku‘alofa. Costing $2.1 million pa’anga, the vessel was financed by the Ports Authority Tonga, with a 55% loan from the Bank of the South Pacific and 45% from its own funds.
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Monday 13 May 2019

Sydney, Australia
Women in Tonga can contribute to creating a more open and productive economy if the barriers they face are addressed, states a book recently released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Saturday 11 May 2019

Washington, U.S.A.
Tongans will soon benefit from improved digital access to key public services, including significant upgrades to Tonga’s civil registration and national ID systems, following the approval of a US$4.65 million grant by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today.
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Tuesday 7 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Residents and staff at Alonga Adult Disabled Centre will enjoy using hot water after a group of nine volunteers from Newcastle, Australia installed the new system today, 7 May. The group also installed two new hot water systems at ‘Eua Hospital last week.
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Friday 3 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A workshop to address issues that hinder the delivery of World Bank funded projects in Tonga was opened this morning, 3 May, by the Acting Minister for Finance, Hon Mateni Tapueluelu, at the National Reserve Bank Building in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 12 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The people in Kolonga on eastern Tongatapu had their old water system upgraded and handed over by Japan on April 11.
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Monday 8 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An upgraded water system was handed over to Talafo’ou on April 8 by the Government of Japan.
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Monday 1 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ground breaking for a new headquarter building for Tonga Broadcasting Commission was held on March 29. Funded by Japan, the building is part of a multi-million pa'anga grant aid project on Nationwide Early Warning System and Strengthening Disaster Communications (NEWS).
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Tuesday 5 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People living in remote communities in Tonga are expected to have better access to a range of social support services when teams are mobilized there under a pilot mobile service launched on February 5.
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Monday 4 February 2019

Tonga’s Submarine International Cable network, will be back into operation on Wednesday, 6 February, the CEO for Tonga Cable Ltd, ‘Etuini Liava’a Tonga Matangi Tonga this afternoon.
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Friday 1 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
For Tonga to move forward and address its growing trade imbalance and unemployment, the Chief Executive Officer for its Ministry for Trade and Economic Development, Edgar Cocker, is convinced that Tonga should ratify PACERPlus, a Development and Trade Agreement between Australia and New Zealand and some Pacific Islands countries, then embark on an industrialisation program.
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