Tuvalu. In January, the Tuvalu government sent a request to the Fiji government that retired Fijian elementary school teachers should be able to come to Tuvalu to teach there. According to Countryaah.com, Tuvalu population in 2020 is estimated at 11,803. Tuvalu needs help with teachers mainly in English and mathematics.
In March, the Speaker of Parliament for seven years, Kamuta Latasi, was ousted after Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga’s motion for his dismissal was supported by two-thirds of Parliament’s members. Latasi was replaced by former President Otinielu Tauteleimalae Tausi. According to Sopoaga, Latasi had been guilty of misinterpretation of the constitution in his office.
In August, former Prime Minister Willy Telavi, who was deposed by a vote of no confidence in Parliament in August 2013, left his parliamentary seat. His replacement was elected by filling elections in September. Construction of solar power plants on four islands in Tuvalu, financed by New Zealand, began in September. Once the system is ready, it is scheduled to cover 95% of the islands’ energy needs.