Forum leaders to participate in a virtual retreat

Issue No. 07/2021 – Monday, 1 February 2021 (Kitiona Tausi) Pacific leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum are expected to gather virtually in a special retreat on zoom tomorrow, Wednesday, 03 February 2021. Other than their government leaders, it will include the Secretary General of PIF and an assistant minute recorder appointed by the Chairman of […]

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Parliament approves Prescription of Salaries Amendment Bill 2020

Issue No. 07/2021 – Monday, 1 February 2021 (Kitiona Tausi) In its last session last year (14-28 December 2020), Parliament approved the Prescription of Salaries Amendment Bill to become an Act. Schedule 1 Office                                                             Salary per Year                                 Tax Free Allowance Governor-General:                                       $58,000                                               Not Applicable Chief Justice:                                                                                                                        $580 per day  Prime Minister:                                            […]

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Questions and Answers in Parliament

Issue No. 07/2021 – Monday, 1 February 2021 (Kitiona Tausi) In the last Parliament session (14-18 December 2020), several questions were asked by Private Members seeking answers from Cabinet Ministers. One of the Private Members from Nukufetau, Hon Faatoga Talama requested Government for an update on the national status in percentage, regarding renewable energy or the […]

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Tuvalu’s DPP visits RSE workers in New Zealand

Issue No. 06/2021 – Friday, 29 January 2021 (Kitiona Tausi) The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Fisheries, Hon Minute Taupo paid a visit to Tuvaluans under the Recognized Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme working in the South Island of New Zealand. Hon Taupo has already visited workers in the North Island. Hon Taupo was accompanied on […]

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LCT ‘Moeiteava’ christened and commissioned

Issue No. 06/2021 – Friday, 29 January 2021 (Kitiona Tausi) A big crowd assembled at the main wharf yesterday morning to witness the christening and the commissioning of the newly arrived landing barge, ‘Moeiteava’, a vessel that had been a longtime dream of the Government and the people of Tuvalu. Yesterday’s ceremony was attended by the […]

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Tuvalu islands concede to the domestic air-service

Issue No. 05/2021 – Tuesday, 26 January 2021 (Kitiona Tausi) Government has begun the process for the implementation of the reintroduction of the domestic air-service, after the approval of the 2021 National Budget by Parliament in its last Parliament session (14-28 December 2020). This week Government has completed the first activity in the process which was […]

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CCECC has won the contract for the Niutao boat harbour

Issue No. 01/2021 – Monday, 11 January 2021 (Kitiona Tausi) The China Civil Engineering Construction Cooperation (CCECC) has again won the contract to build the Niutao Boat Harbor, a project under the Tuvalu Maritime Outer islands Project financed by the Asian Development.  CCECC is the same company that won the contract to build the boat […]

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Minister of Finance keen to have the airfields constructed soon

Issue No. 01/2021 – Monday, 11 January 2021 (Kitiona Tausi) The Minister of Finance, Hon Seve Paeniu is very keen to have the airfields constructed on each island as soon as possible. Hon Paeniu is starting his visit to the islands to discuss with the people on each island about the construction of the airfield […]

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