Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
NUKU’ALOFA-June 21: 5:44pm(Nuku’alofa Times): The Government of Japan handed over the equipment through the Non-Project Grant Aid Projects, NPGA signed in 2013, 2014 and 2015 to recipient ministries in the Kingdom of Tonga on Wednesday, 21 June 2017.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu-June 21: 2:20pm(RNZI): Schoolchildren are lining the route from Vanuatu’s parliament to the airport today to farewell the country’s late president Baldwin Lonsdale.
NUKU’ALOFA-June 21: 1:21pm(Nuku’alofa Times): The Heilala Festival has received it’s first ever Gold Sponsorship. MBF Bank donated $3,000 TOP to the festival. Tourism Minister and the Heilala Festival Director Hon. Semisi K.L. Sika accepted the cheque that was presented by Head of Accounting and Administration for MBF, Mr. Tevita Akoteu.
NUKU’ALOFA-June 21: 1:11pm(Nuku’alofa Times): Over 100 students, parents & Teachers were at ‘Atele Indoor Stadium last Friday 16th of June 2017 to witness the Finals of the first ever ‘Taimi Pasika Badminton Inter-college Competition Finals’ where played.
MARYLAND, USA-June 21: 11:32am(RNZI): Climate and ocean scientists say the longest global coral bleaching on record, which is coming to an end, has left a trail of destruction, causing major damage to reefs in the Pacific.
NUKU’ALOFA-June 21: 11:20am(Queens Young Leaders): Elizabeth Kite (26) will proudly receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award from HM Queen Elizabeth II on 29 June in London, for her work leading to educational initiatives for young people and those living with disabilities in Tonga.