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The Youth in Business Challenge 2014 has begun in Nuku'alofa after nine schools were awarded seed capital to start their businesses. Final business reports on their progress will be presented to a judging panel of four people before the winning teams in both categories are announced on October 10 in an awards ceremony.
The Faua wharf will get a major upgrade and extension next year when construction work begins funded with an estimated Mosese Lavemai the General Manager of Ports Authority Tonga said today a preliminary environmental survey was currently underway in Nuku'alofa carried out by a team from Japan. He said this is part of the initial works required to be done before a groundbreaking ceremony to start the construction is held around mid-2015.
Cool nights and low rainfall for August indicates that Tonga may be affected by a climatic conditions known as "El Nino" with the potential of droughts occurring in the coming months. A national weather advisory released yesterday stated that there is a 50% chance of an El Nino developing in Tonga in the coming months, and an El Nino watch remains in force.
Business Women of the Year, 'Eseta Fiva , Lu'isa Fifita , and Kalisi Finau with Lord Sevele and Greg Casagrande. Queen Salote Memorial Hall, Nuku'alofa.
Tonga and Thailand are deepening diplomatic relations after discussing potential areas of cooperation particularly in tourism and agriculture, in Canberra on September 5. Princess Latufuipeka Tuku'aho, Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia and accredited Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, hosted Suchada Thaibuthao, the Director-General of Thailand's International Development Cooperation Agency ( The delegation discussed agriculture and tourism technical cooperation that would benefit Tonga. They are expected to visit Nuku'alofa before the end of the year.
A screen capture from the BYU-Hawaii devotional delivered by Vai Sikahema. This photo was found in BYU Studies and shows Iki Tupou Fulivai and his wife, Leva'itai.
Helen Penitani Sitani was awarded a scholarship in culinary to study at the Auckland University of Technology in Nadi last week. A teacher at the 'Ahopanilolo Technical Institute in Nuku'alofa, she was chosen from a class of 17 at a Pacific Chefs Culinary one-week workshop.
Sione Taione against the Tongan government, accusing it of unlawfully making payments to three nobles, was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday 22 August.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:52 am
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