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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Blue Economy: the way forward for SIDS

Deodat Maharaj, the Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General recently stated that Tonga’s future is not on land but in its marine area on the continental shelf, and “we want to help Tonga tap into the Blue Economy.” Tonga shall start working on a long term plan on how to develop its Blue Economy, “is a priority area for us in the Commonwealth and for Tonga as well.” He said that the Republic of Mauritius had made a definite move by establishing a Ministry of Ocean, and the Republic of the Seychelles had also established a Ministry of Blue Economy. Following a Youth Ministerial meeting that was held in Samoa recently it was decided to form an alliance for youth entrepreneurs in the Pacific. Alliances for youth entrepreneurs had already been formed in Aisa, Caribbean and Africa.

Source: matangitonga.to