The full extent of the impact of Cyclone Harold is still emerging. This was the strongest storm to hit the Pacific Islands (specifically Vanuatu, Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Tonga) since Cyclone Gita in 2018. While initial reports from some affected …
Mar 27, 2020 Picture: Migrants are playing an increasingly important role in the provision of health care around the world. The number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who move from developing countries to take up posts in developed countries is expected to rise as the global population of older persons and children continues … Continue reading “Migrants in Hawaii care for the elderly, the aloha way”
There are about 800km between the southern and northern tips of Tonga – and a lot of ocean.
A New Zealand-built innovative mobile container laboratory designed by ESR scientists, will be officially opened in Tonga this week.
Kiwi scientists are wrapping up a week-long training course with Tongan police in the fight against drugs in the Pacific.
The established outbreaks in Samoa and Tonga have been getting steadily worse, and this week has seen six people quarantined in Fiji and a health emergency declared in American Samoa .
La France a souffert pour venir à bout du Tonga (23-21) et se qualifier pour les quarts de finale de la Coupe du monde. Pour la presse étrangère, les Bleus ont de quoi être “très inquiets” pour la suite de la compétition.
Pacific People in Aotearoa Pays Tribute to the Late Tonga Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilis Pohiva “Ua malie toa, malo tau.’ May I firstly convey on behalf of the Pacific Leadership Forum, our deepest condolences to the immediate family of Hon Samiuela …
By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 27 August 2019, original url: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/27/tong-a27.html The government of Tonga, an impoverished Pacific archipelago with 110,000 inhabitants, is threatening to block all access to Facebook.
Twenty new libraries brimming with books donated by the University of Auckland community will soon open in Tonga.
Donald Trump’s statement earlier this week that he could win the US war in Afghanistan but he doesn’t want to kill ten million Afghans was both revealing and appalling. Like so many other of Trump’s statements, his remark revealed the genocidal nature of US foreign policy. It is a policy that considers human lives as … Continue reading “Genocide from Kissinger to Trump”
China’s largesse in the Pacific nation is growing, but some worry Beijing’s influence threatens Tonga’s future.
The Royal New Zealand Navy Band played and marched in Nuku’alofa today to mark the King of Tonga’s 60th birthday.
Jun 20, 2019 Picture: Manila, 19 June 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– In the lead-up to the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce its collaboration with innovation technology partner Hilti Foundation and industry partner Ananda Development for the four-day event from September 16 to 19, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Rick Hathaway, … Continue reading “Partnerships and youth participation – key focus during Habitat for Humanity’s 7th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum”
UN Child Rights Committee publishes findings on Botswana, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Malta, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Tonga
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2019—The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$5.5 million grant for the last in a series of three operations that are supporting the government of Tonga to improve the management of public finances, …
If I asked you to define your summer in two words, how likely are you to answer—mangoes and ice-cream? Growing up in Pune, summer holidays meant hanging out with friends long after the usual school-days curfew and relishing the otherwise forbidden dessert—ice cream. While the rest of the nine months were strictly under parents’ rule … Continue reading “32 Shades of a ‘Masta’ Drink: Why Sujata Mastani Is Pune’s Favourite Summer Staple!”
Apr 30, 2019 Picture: NADI, FIJI (1 May 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Ireland today signed agreements establishing the Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Contribution Arrangements were signed by ADB Vice-President Mr. Ahmed M. Saeed and Ireland’s … Continue reading “ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific”
Communautés animales inventoriées par la campagne Chubacarc. © IfremerParti de Nouméa le 25 mars dernier, le navire océanographique L’Atalante est en expédition sur le Pacifique Ouest. Nom de la campagne : Chubacarc, entre Fidji, Tonga, Futuna et Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée. À bord de l’Atalante, une quarantaine de scientifiques du CNRS, de Sorbonne Université, de l’Ifremer, et des Universités de … Continue reading “Des oasis de vie dans les abysses : la faune hydrothermale du Pacifique Ouest”
Nadi, 12 April 2019 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has signed a fifteen-year agreement with Tonga Satellite Limited, a Tongan government company, to provide high speed broadband via satellite to the Pacific Island nation.