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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Nukufetau considers its working community in the development of its ISP (2021-2030)

Issue No. 07/2021 – Monday, 1 February 2021 (Kitiona Tausi) Nukufetau is the only island in Tuvalu that considers and contemplates the importance of its working community on the capital to assist in the formulation and development of its Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP) for 2021 – 2030. It is also the only strategic plan that has […]

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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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FSS enters an exchange program with Kakokawas Junior High School in Japan

Issue No. 06/2021 – Friday, 29 January 2021 (Kitiona Tausi) A wonderful exchange program was held this evening, Friday, 29 January 2021 between the Fetuvalu Secondary School and Kakokawa Junior Secondary School in Japan. The exchange was by zoom which was coordinated by Tuvalu’s Consul in Tokyo, Japan, ENDO Hisataka. It was a very exciting program […]

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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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CARE International hands over hand washing hygiene kits to Tuvalu

Issue No. 05/2021 – Tuesday, 26 January 2021 (Kitiona Tausi) The Director of CARE International in the Pacific based in Dunedin, New Zealand, Anna Bryan in a virtual handing over ceremony yesterday afternoon at the Rt Hon Sir Dr Tomasi Puapua Convention Center officially handed over handwashing kits to the Government of Tuvalu. The hand washing […]

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Boxing can be a potential sport for Tuvaluans to compete in international competitions

Issue No. 01/2021 – Monday, 11 January 2021 (Kitiona Tausi) Boxing is not a new sport to Tuvalu but it had not been formally recognized until recently when a few boys joined in to form a boxing club. Already there is a Tuvalu Amateur Boxing Association but no boxing clubs. With the formation of this […]

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