A last ditch meeting to save Tonga's hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games is set for next Tuesday.
Two weeks ago the Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva belatedly announced that the games hosting was to be cancelled, citing economic reasons.
However both the previous and current finance ministers have backed the hosting saying funding is available.
The announcement came unexpectedly and without notice to the regional Pacific Games Council.
However it was pre-empted by construction delays, financial questions and an ongoing battle with the local organising committee which saw Mr Pohiva sack Lord Sevele as its head.
Lord Sevele was later reinstated by the Chief Justice.
Now, as Lord Sevele told Koro Vaka'uta, the Games Council has secured a meeting with the prime minister in an attempt to allay his fears.