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Cook Islands accredited by UN Adaptation Fund to enable financing for strengthening resilience to climate change

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM), Cook Islands has been accredited by the Adaptation Fund Board of the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), enabling the Pacific Island Country Direct Access to climate change financing for concrete adaptation projects.

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Tonga needs TOP$32.5m to implement its five year agriculture sector plan

Tonga’s proposed five year agriculture sector roadmap for 2016-2020 will need TOP$32.5 million (US$14.7 million) to implement the plan, it was revealed at the public consultation and technical meeting held in Nuku’alofa Wednesday. Included in the meeting were a number of donors and development partners that the Government of Tonga was keen to engage as […]

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Girl, 13, Surrendered to Police After Shooting Elderly Couple Who Suspected Her of Shoplifting: Cops

A 13-year-old from Missouri surrendered to police Wednesday morning after an elderly couple in their 70s were shot and critically wounded at a beauty supply store following a suspected shoplifting. The teen, who stands just under 5 feet tall, turned herself in to law enforcement at about 10 a.m. and was transferred into the custody […]