The PNA and staff of the PNA Office express their great sorrow on the passing of the Honorable Minute Alapati Taupo, late Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Fisheries and Trade of Tuvalu, and send their deepest condolences to his family, friends, Fisheries Ministry staff and the people of Tuvalu.

Late Honourable Minute made a huge contribution to the PNA and to fisheries in the region over many years, leading Tuvalu delegations initially as Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Natural Resources, Lands and Environment, and then as Minister of Fisheries and Trade. He was always committed to the welfare of the people of Tuvalu and to working together with others.

Minute was a gentle and thoughtful leader and colleague to all. Although he’s moved on, his memory will continue to live on in the hearts of his family, his friends and those who were lucky enough to have known him, like us here at the PNA Office, said Dr. Sangaalofa Clark, the PNAO CEO.

He will be deeply missed.

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