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Wednesday, December 13th, 2017


New look Te’ufaiva field set to host international matches


NUKU’ALOFA – December 13: 12.50pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga will be able to host more international rugby and rugby league matches from now on following the completion of works on the upgraded Te’ufaiva Stadium field.

World is losing the battle against climate change, Macron says

President Macron says the world leaders are not doing enough for climate change

PARIS, France – December 13: 11.56am (REUTERS/Pacnews): French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a bleak assessment on the global fight against climate change to dozens of world leaders and company executives on Tuesday, telling them: “We are losing the battle”.

SPBD Microfinance surpasses US$100 Million in loans

SPBD Tonga

NUKU’ALOFA – December 13: 11.35am (Nuku’alofa Times):  The South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) Microfinance Network has given out a total of US$100 Million in loan to  women entrepreneurs in the South Pacific, including Tonga.

NASA studies on Tongan islands to help them

The islands that were formed in 2015

NUKU’ALOFA – December 13: 12.17pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is using information they have gathered from the formation of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai islands here in Tonga in 2015 to help them understand some features of other parts of the solar system like Mars.