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.