Tonga bids to host 2019 Pacific Games

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Tonga is one of two countries bidding to host the Pacific Games for the first time in 2019.

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“Fight For Democracy in Tonga!!”

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#1 Apr 26, 2012
Tonga bids to host 2019 Pacific Games
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 17:52
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of two countries bidding to host the Pacific Games for the first time in 2019. Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, in supporting the bid, said that a nomination for Tonga to host the games would provide a much needed financial injection into the economy.Tonga's sports administrators hope that a successful bid, with a proposed budget of USD$70 million, will see the development of new sporting facilities and the upgrading of existing ones for the games that would attract over 5,000 athletes and officials.
The Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee TASANOC submitted its bid to the Secretariat of the Pacific Games Council on May 18. Only two Pacific Island countries have offered to host the games, and the other contender is French Polynesia (Tahiti).
The Pacific Games Council General Meeting in Wallis and Futuna will announce the outcome of the bids, and name the host country on October 18.
Tonga's bid document under a theme "Our People Our Games" was released this morning.
Tonga is offering to host 12 compulsory sports and 16 additional sports.
With a projected expenditure of USD$70 million, the government will cover the game's operating costs of USD$20 million, while it was anticipated that the capital costs of USD$50 million, would be collected from aid donors and franchises through partnerships and sponsorship.
Tonga's bid stated that it has the full backing of government and all sectors of the Tongan economy, including the private sector, national sporting organizations and NGOs.
Developments
In preparation, the Tongan government and the Tonga National Olympic Committee had started work to draw up a master plan that would see the development of new sporting facilities and the upgrading of existing ones.
It proposed that Lototonga in Vaheloto, Tongatapu, would become the prime venue for the games and a Games Village would be located at various secondary schools in the Nuku'alofa town area.
New developments would include a new stadium for indoor sports and an aquatic centre for swimming to be built at Lototonga.
Tonga High School stadium
China had also committed to build a new stadium as part of the Tonga High School Phase II project. This will become the Tonga High School Recreational Centre used for the Rugby 7's.
Proposed new facilities will receive investments, while existing facilities will be upgraded and funded by the Tonga Government including the main Taufaiva Stadium, the Manamo'ui Golf Course, the 'Atele Indoor Stadium, Lototonga Football Centre and the 'Atele Tennis court.
For accommodation Tonga proposed to adopt similar accommodation arrangements as the Samoa Games 2007, utilising various schools in Nuku'alofa. The Tongan government would have to upgrade the accommodation and sanitary facilities to meet required standards for 5,000 people in this dormitory form of accommodation.
Economic boost
The Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, in supporting the bid, said that Tonga is amply equipped in terms of infrastructure and human skills to stage a wonderful games. "And the games will create massive employment for Tongans, and a much needed financial injection into the Tonga economy," he said.
"I believe that it is imperative to stress that a decision to nominate Tonga as a host nation for the 2019 games will send a strong and unmistakable signal in support of democracy in our region."
He said in 2019 Tonga would mark the 150th Anniversary of the proclamation of the first draft of the Tongan constitution in 1869. "And the Tongan people could ask for no greater gift than the opportunity to stage the 2019 Pacific Games in our Island Kingdom," he said.
The bid was submitted by the Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee TASANOC, in partnership with the 2019 Pacific Games Bidding Committee.
Tonga hosted the South Pacific Mini Games in 1989, but has never hosted the Pacific Games.

“Fight For Democracy in Tonga!!”

Since: Sep 10

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#2 Apr 26, 2012
Tonga bids to host 2019 Pacific Games
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 17:52
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is one of two countries bidding to host the Pacific Games for the first time in 2019. Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, in supporting the bid, said that a nomination for Tonga to host the games would provide a much needed financial injection into the economy.
Tonga's sports administrators hope that a successful bid, with a proposed budget of USD$70 million, will see the development of new sporting facilities and the upgrading of existing ones for the games that would attract over 5,000 athletes and officials.
The Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee TASANOC submitted its bid to the Secretariat of the Pacific Games Council on May 18. Only two Pacific Island countries have offered to host the games, and the other contender is French Polynesia (Tahiti).The Pacific Games Council General Meeting in Wallis and Futuna will announce the outcome of the bids, and name the host country on October 18.
Tonga
Tonga's bid document under a theme "Our People Our Games" was released this morning.
Tonga is offering to host 12 compulsory sports and 16 additional sports.With a projected expenditure of USD$70 million, the government will cover the game's operating costs of USD$20 million, while it was anticipated that the capital costs of USD$50 million, would be collected from aid donors and franchises through partnerships and sponsorship.
Tonga's bid stated that it has the full backing of government and all sectors of the Tongan economy, including the private sector, national sporting organizations and NGOs.
Developments
In preparation, the Tongan government and the Tonga National Olympic Committee had started work to draw up a master plan that would see the development of new sporting facilities and the upgrading of existing ones.
It proposed that Lototonga in Vaheloto, Tongatapu, would become the prime venue for the games and a Games Village would be located at various secondary schools in the Nuku'alofa town area.
New developments would include a new stadium for indoor sports and an aquatic centre for swimming to be built at Lototonga.
Tonga High School stadium
China had also committed to build a new stadium as part of the Tonga High School Phase II project. This will become the Tonga High School Recreational Centre used for the Rugby 7's.
Proposed new facilities will receive investments, while existing facilities will be upgraded and funded by the Tonga Government including the main Taufaiva Stadium, the Manamo'ui Golf Course, the 'Atele Indoor Stadium, Lototonga Football Centre and the 'Atele Tennis court.
For accommodation Tonga proposed to adopt similar accommodation arrangements as the Samoa Games 2007, utilising various schools in Nuku'alofa. The Tongan government would have to upgrade the accommodation and sanitary facilities to meet required standards for 5,000 people in this dormitory form of accommodation.
Economic boost
The Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, in supporting the bid, said that Tonga is amply equipped in terms of infrastructure and human skills to stage a wonderful games. "And the games will create massive employment for Tongans, and a much needed financial injection into the Tonga economy," he said.
I believe that it is imperative to stress that a decision to nominate Tonga as a host nation for the 2019 games will send a strong and unmistakable signal in support of democracy in our region."
He said in 2019 Tonga would mark the 150th Anniversary of the proclamation of the first draft of the Tongan constitution in 1869. "And the Tongan people could ask for no greater gift than the opportunity to stage the 2019 Pacific Games in our Island Kingdom," he said.
The bid was submitted by the Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee TASANOC, in partnership with the 2019 Pacific Games Bidding Committee.
Tonga hosted the South Pacific Mini Games in 1989, but has never hosted the Pacific Games.

“Fight For Democracy in Tonga!!”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#3 Apr 26, 2012
Tonga bids to host 2019 Pacific Games
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 17:52
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Tonga is one of two countries bidding to host the Pacific Games for the first time in 2019. Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, in supporting the bid, said that a nomination for Tonga to host the games would provide a much needed financial injection into the economy.

Tonga's sports administrators hope that a successful bid, with a proposed budget of USD$70 million, will see the development of new sporting facilities and the upgrading of existing ones for the games that would attract over 5,000 athletes and officials.

The Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee TASANOC submitted its bid to the Secretariat of the Pacific Games Council on May 18. Only two Pacific Island countries have offered to host the games, and the other contender is French Polynesia (Tahiti).

The Pacific Games Council General Meeting in Wallis and Futuna will announce the outcome of the bids, and name the host country on October 18.

Tonga

Tonga's bid document under a theme "Our People Our Games" was released this morning.

Tonga is offering to host 12 compulsory sports and 16 additional sports.

With a projected expenditure of USD$70 million, the government will cover the game's operating costs of USD$20 million, while it was anticipated that the capital costs of USD$50 million, would be collected from aid donors and franchises through partnerships and sponsorship.

Tonga's bid stated that it has the full backing of government and all sectors of the Tongan economy, including the private sector, national sporting organizations and NGOs.

Developments

In preparation, the Tongan government and the Tonga National Olympic Committee had started work to draw up a master plan that would see the development of new sporting facilities and the upgrading of existing ones.

It proposed that Lototonga in Vaheloto, Tongatapu, would become the prime venue for the games and a Games Village would be located at various secondary schools in the Nuku'alofa town area.

New developments would include a new stadium for indoor sports and an aquatic centre for swimming to be built at Lototonga.

Tonga High School stadium

China had also committed to build a new stadium as part of the Tonga High School Phase II project. This will become the Tonga High School Recreational Centre used for the Rugby 7's.

Proposed new facilities will receive investments, while existing facilities will be upgraded and funded by the Tonga Government including the main Taufaiva Stadium, the Manamo'ui Golf Course, the 'Atele Indoor Stadium, Lototonga Football Centre and the 'Atele Tennis court.

For accommodation Tonga proposed to adopt similar accommodation arrangements as the Samoa Games 2007, utilising various schools in Nuku'alofa. The Tongan government would have to upgrade the accommodation and sanitary facilities to meet required standards for 5,000 people in this dormitory form of accommodation.

Economic boost

The Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, in supporting the bid, said that Tonga is amply equipped in terms of infrastructure and human skills to stage a wonderful games. "And the games will create massive employment for Tongans, and a much needed financial injection into the Tonga economy," he said.

"I believe that it is imperative to stress that a decision to nominate Tonga as a host nation for the 2019 games will send a strong and unmistakable signal in support of democracy in our region."

He said in 2019 Tonga would mark the 150th Anniversary of the proclamation of the first draft of the Tongan constitution in 1869. "And the Tongan people could ask for no greater gift than the opportunity to stage the 2019 Pacific Games in our Island Kingdom," he said.

The bid was submitted by the Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee TASANOC, in partnership with the 2019 Pacific Games Bidding Committee.

“Fight For Democracy in Tonga!!”

Since: Sep 10

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#4 Apr 26, 2012
here we go again, what is the purpose of tendering for the hosting of the Pacific games?
Is it another opportunity for the corrupt elite to further their moneymaking schemes
I will just make this prediction. The government will spend millions of dollars on scoping out the project, hundreds of thousand dollars on consultants fees, hundreds of thousands of dollars on reports and representation meetings around the Pacific and across the world,
and you know what? The government will withdraw their offer six months out from the deadline.
All their cronies, and their gangster mates will have cleaned up, which was the purpose of this whole facade in making a play for the games, hopefully I am wrong but, the smell of the dead fish is all around this,
Overseas Tongan

San Francisco, CA

#5 Apr 27, 2012
Bad idea, Tonga does not have 70 million dollars USD, only the USA or China can lend us that kind of money---we need to be independent.
kai hoo kui

Brisbane, Australia

#6 Apr 27, 2012
Dont forget the next coronation of a new King How much that will be..more people gonna go hungry to satisfy one person.One thing I learn about Libya was that none of it people pay electricity the fuel was 14 cent/liter the country was debt free ,hospital was first glass anyone cant be treat there you get sent by the government anywhere in the world to get treated.Everyone was to get a house and it was still building when Nato bomb it.Now it a lawless land.
I wish the King of Tongan can say the money from satellite will pay for the running of our power station and no one pay bill for their power.
judge

New Zealand

#7 Apr 27, 2012
if Tonga got what it takes than why not. we hosts before
kauvaka

Tonga

#8 Apr 27, 2012
"With a projected expenditure of USD$70 million the government will cover the games operating costs of USD$20 million while it was anticipated that the capital cots of USD$50 million would be collected from aid donors and franchises through partnerships and sponsorships." Doesn't sound like much of a commitment from the government. Whilst they throw a few coins into the pot overseas donors (taxpayers) and companies (shareholders) are expected to front up with a much larger amount, over 70%, so that the persons of influence in Tonga can look good in the worlds' eyes. With all this anticipating going on these persons of influence owning quarries, building and supply companies etc will be anticipating huge benefits, to Tonga? Never, To themselves? Always.
Overseas Tongan

San Francisco, CA

#9 Apr 27, 2012
You mean lot of that money will go straight to the pockets of our greedy leaders, they are not that bad are they?
Siate

Auckland, New Zealand

#10 Apr 27, 2012
Kau tangata,'e lahi ange 'a e longoa'a 'i he teu sipoti ko'eni neongo 'a e kei toe lahi 'a e taimi ke fai ai 'a e teuteu.

Kapau 'e 'ikai malava ha no faito'o 'a e ngaahi fu'u pala'i hoosi mei he taimi 'o Feleti Sevele ki he pule'anga lolotonga, pea ta koe laku maka fai ki moana, pe fangota fai ki he kato ava, si'etau feinga fakalaka 'oku fai.

Ko hono faito'o pe, ke fakamaloloo'i kotoa 'ae kau minisita na'e 'i he pule'anga 'o Sevele, pea mo kinautolu 'i he pule'anga lolotonga.

Ka'ikai fai 'eni, pea 'e hokohoko atu 'a e fetongitongi faka uike 'ae lakanga minisitaa.

Kau tangata, kuo to atu pe 'a e kapineti ia ki he fakaoli, fakakata, fakahihi'anga, fakanatu kete, fakalele, fakatafa, fakamamahi mata Hooooiiiiii.
Old Jew

San Francisco, CA

#11 Apr 28, 2012
Siate wrote:
Kau tangata,'e lahi ange 'a e longoa'a 'i he teu sipoti ko'eni neongo 'a e kei toe lahi 'a e taimi ke fai ai 'a e teuteu.
Kapau 'e 'ikai malava ha no faito'o 'a e ngaahi fu'u pala'i hoosi mei he taimi 'o Feleti Sevele ki he pule'anga lolotonga, pea ta koe laku maka fai ki moana, pe fangota fai ki he kato ava, si'etau feinga fakalaka 'oku fai.
Ko hono faito'o pe, ke fakamaloloo'i kotoa 'ae kau minisita na'e 'i he pule'anga 'o Sevele, pea mo kinautolu 'i he pule'anga lolotonga.
Ka'ikai fai 'eni, pea 'e hokohoko atu 'a e fetongitongi faka uike 'ae lakanga minisitaa.
Kau tangata, kuo to atu pe 'a e kapineti ia ki he fakaoli, fakakata, fakahihi'anga, fakanatu kete, fakalele, fakatafa, fakamamahi mata Hooooiiiiii.
I can not believe our leaders are that bad, they for the most part are very religious and family oriented.
Old Jew

San Francisco, CA

#12 Apr 28, 2012
Believe or not the Jews already controlled Tonga just like we do America. The leaders of Tonga are actually the Jews, all of our ppl are religious we do not steal nor cheat,.
Sisi

New Zealand

#13 Apr 28, 2012
Old Jew wrote:
Believe or not the Jews already controlled Tonga just like we do America. The leaders of Tonga are actually the Jews, all of our ppl are religious we do not steal nor cheat,.
Masi'i U/Lahi, ko ho'o puli atu pe 'o tui mai 'a e tataa 'o e Old Jew.'Ikai ko ho'o 'ilo 'ena 'a e loi 'o e lotu kuongamu'a na'a ke feinga ke tui ki ai 'a e kakai,'a ee na'ake ui ko "Pulotu", pea mo ho'o faka'ikai'i 'a e 'Otua mo Sisuu, ka ke tu'uaki 'a e 'otua ko "Hotua"

Ko ia ai, ko e feinga ko'eni ke fakahoko 'a e Pacific Games 'i Tonga, ko e fo'i fakakaukau lelei, ka e pango ko e fokotu'u 'e he kakai hala, pea to e taimi hala. He koe kau taki pule'anga 'o e 'aho ni, ko e kau kaihaha'a pa'anga, takitaha tokanga pe ki he 'enau fiema'u fakafo'ituitui. Ka laku kotoa ki tu'a 'a e kau taki 'o e pule'anga ka e 'alu atu ha kakai matu'aki faitotonu, pea ko e toki taimi ia ke feinga'i 'a e Pacific Game ke fai ki Tonga.

Kataki pe U/Lahi Old Jew, ka koho hako 'ou ia koe fakatu'utamaki faufaua atu ho me'a kotoa pe!!!! hahahahaha. Pea tuku 'a e 'ita he ko e me'a ia 'a e ta'e kaukau hehehehehehehe.
Old Jew

San Francisco, CA

#14 Apr 28, 2012
We will show u how to fund the games in 2019 the right way, w'o help from China nor the USA.
zionist

United States

#15 Apr 28, 2012
Old Jew wrote:
Believe or not the Jews already controlled Tonga just like we do America. The leaders of Tonga are actually the Jews, all of our ppl are religious we do not steal nor cheat,.
Tru dat look real good at Tupou 6, hahahaha his big Jew nose
zionist

United States

#16 Apr 28, 2012
Old Jew wrote:
We will show u how to fund the games in 2019 the right way, w'o help from China nor the USA.
But they did kill, cheat and lied through their teeth ... Tupou 1 stole the Kanokupolu tittle, It's on Wikipedia but the goyim are too stuupid bwahahahaha
Old Jew

San Francisco, CA

#17 Apr 29, 2012
Who do u trust the most? Chinese. Americans or Jew?
Jews do not have political motive and are clean whereas Chinese and Americans do. Read the internet, the relationships between Tonga and the Jews are getting serious.

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