4 thoughts on “Friday pop quiz…”

  1. according to wikipedia:
    “Tuvalu has almost no natural resources, and its main form of income consists of foreign aid. Virtually the only jobs in the islands that pay a steady wage or salary are with the government. Subsistence farming and fishing remain the primary economic activities, particularly off the capital island of Funafuti. Government revenues largely come from the sale of stamps and coins, fishing licenses and worker remittances….Due to its remoteness, tourism does not provide much income; only a handful of tourists visit Tuvalu annually.”

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  2. according to wikipedia:
    “Tuvalu has almost no natural resources, and its main form of income consists of foreign aid. Virtually the only jobs in the islands that pay a steady wage or salary are with the government. Subsistence farming and fishing remain the primary economic activities, particularly off the capital island of Funafuti. Government revenues largely come from the sale of stamps and coins, fishing licenses and worker remittances….Due to its remoteness, tourism does not provide much income; only a handful of tourists visit Tuvalu annually.”

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  3. let’s try again….
    Outside online says:
    “…it leased the marketing rights to its “.tv” Internet domain name to a Canadian entrepreneur in a much-publicized deal that has so far brought in more than $30 million (the rights were later leased to VeriSign); it adds capital through the sale of colorful Tuvalu postage stamps; and until 2000, it sold its excess phone capacity to overseas sex-chat operators.” (!)
    US state department is a little less scandalous saying:
    “The Tuvalu Trust Fund (TTF), a prudently managed overseas investment fund, has contributed roughly 11% of the annual government budget each year since 1990. The TTF was created from donations by Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom (along with Tuvalu’s own contribution) at independence. The TTF has grown from about A$27 million to some A$100 million (est. 2006). Earnings from the TTF provide an important cushion against Tuvalu’s volatile income from fishing license fees and royalties from the sale of the dot-TV Internet domain. Initial windfall income from the domain name paid most of the costs of paving the streets of Funafuti and installing street lighting in mid-2002. Sales of national stamps and coins provide another minor source of income for the government…”
    …either way it sounds like a fun place to visit and we’d be right at home sporting our g’s!!! 🙂

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