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Friday, March 10th, 2017


Australian High Commissioner to visit the Kalapu Siafu

H.E. Mr. Andrew Ford with PM Pohiva ( Prime Minister's Office)

NUKUNUKU- March 10: 2:06pm(Nuku’alofa Times): The Women’s Affairs Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs is organising a visit by H.E. Mrpm. Andrew Ford, the Australian High Commissioner, to the Kalapu Siafu on Friday 10th March, 2017. The visit is in follow- up to a series of training which was conducted by the Women’s Affairs Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs on the Family Protection ACT.

Focus on women’s empowerment to achieve sustainable development

Women celebrating IWD at the Tungi Colonnade in Nuku'alofa (photo: Ofa G. Likiliki)

BANGKOK, Thailand-March 10: 1:45pm(Nuku’alofa Times): At the 2017 Asia-Pacific commemoration of International Women’s Day a distinguished panel of experts underscored the need to close the gender pay gap, ensure comprehensive social protection for women workers, recognize, reduce and redistribute unpaid care work and address other key issues related to women’s economic empowerment in order for the region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The panel also emphasised the importance of transformative measures by Asia-Pacific governments to ensure women’s economic empowerment.

Textless picture books introduced to primary schools

photo: supplied

NUKU’ALOFA-March 10: 1:29pm(Nuku’alofa Times): Textless picture books that rely entirely on illustrations to tell a story have been introduced to primary schools in Tonga to advance their learning and creativity. This is an initiative that was developed by the Tonga Ministry of Education and Training (MET) in partnership with the Pacific Literacy and School Leadership Programme (PLSLP), with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand.

Pohiva cabinet change granted

photo: google images

NUKU’ALOFA-March 10: 1:10pm(Nuku’alofa Times): His Majesty, King Tupou VI has granted the ministerial re-assignments and appointments that had been proposed by Prime Minister Aisake Pohiva. This was confirmed by a press release from the Government of Tonga yesterday.


Ko hono toho eni e pale 'uluaki 'o e lulu. (photo: Tevita Siliva/ Nuku'alofa Times)

NUKU’ALOFA-Ma’asi 10: 11:04am(Nuku’alofa Times): Hufanga he po’ulikuo to hefonua, kae ‘ataa ke fakahoko atu ‘a e Ola ‘o e Lulu mo e feinga pa’anga ‘a e Komiti Sipoti 2019 (Organizing Committee) mo e TASANOC maáeTimi Tonga (Team Tonga). Na’e tali lelei foki ‘e he Komiti pea mo e Potungaue Polisi ke ‘unuaki’i mai hono toho ‘o e Lulu ‘o fakahoko he efiafiMonite 27 ‘o Fepuelikoe‘uhi ko e ‘amanakitu’uta mai ‘a e me’afaka’eiki ‘o e KuiniFehuhu ‘oku pulonga ai e fonua.

Tonga needs all MPs working together: Dr Eke

Dr Aisake Eke (photo: Nuku'alofa Times)

NUKU’ALOFA-March 10: 9:10am(Nuku’alofa Times): Dr. Aisake Eke, who was dumped earlier this week from Cabinet, wants the country’s parliament to take a less adversarial approach to governing. Dr ‘Aisake Eke was removed earlier this week from his Finance Minister’s post after he abstained in a no confidence vote against Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva.