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  • Friday 22 May 2015 9:01pm


    Tokyo, Japan
    : A Trade and Investment Promotion Forum Festa was officiated yesterday morning, 21 May by the President of the Republic of Palau, the co-Chair of the Seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM) at JETRO Tokyo, Japan.
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  • Friday 22 May 2015 8:21pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A crowd of people from various churches in Tonga led by some church leaders, today marched to the Palace Office in Nuku’alofa to present four petitions to King Tupou VI, in opposition to Tonga’s intention to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
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  • Thursday 21 May 2015 11:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : In a very short soft closing of the current session of Tonga’s Legislative Assembly King Tupou VI today extended his hope that work would continue to assist the socio-economic development of the country.
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  • Wednesday 20 May 2015 7:54pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Understanding the role of the Meteorological Service and communicating weather, climate and disaster response information in a manner communities understand, is the focus of a three day workshop that opened at the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) in Vaololoa this morning.
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  • Wednesday 20 May 2015 6:44pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three nobles will close the current sitting of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga tomorrow, Thursday May 21 before King Tupou VI opens it again on May 28.
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  • Tuesday 19 May 2015 11:33pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : In a surprise announcement today Tonga’s government revealed that it is shifting its Tourism Division away from the Ministry of Labour, Commerce, and Tourism and placing it under the Ministry of Infrastructure from June 1.
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  • Tuesday 19 May 2015 9:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Waving pictures of Jesus and placards in opposition to the United Nation’s Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Tonga’s Catholic Women’s League today led a march to Parliament to present a petition.
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  • Tuesday 19 May 2015 9:14pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva is visiting in Japan to attend the Seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) on May 21-23 in Iwaki City.
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  • Monday 18 May 2015 6:20pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A call for proposals for a European Development Fund grant of $162,000 (EUR) available for private sector and civil society projects in Tonga focused on trade, public finance management, energy and gender policies development, was launched on Thursday 14 May.
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  • Monday 18 May 2015 6:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Rev. Sioeli Finau (63) from Nukunuku is the fisherman who remains missing since heading out to Malinoa Island, off Tongatapu on Monday, 11 May. Police are appealing to fishing boats to report any sightings of him and the missing 25ft boat.
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Latest Comments

Ratification of CEDAW changes people’s minds  - 2 comments
fanoncharisma says:

I've said this before but I will say again...please it's so important that we first do our homework before jumping to grab at a dangling hook...kindly don't fix your eyes on the conv

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Catholic Women's League marches against CEDAW  - 1 comment
sesimanif says:

Malo kau fefine fita 'o e lotu, 'i ho'omou lotolahi kae fakaha ho'omou tui ta'e toe veiveiua ki he lotu faka-Kalisitiane.

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Opinion

  • Friday 22 May 2015 12:11am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The way forward for us as a nation, is as equals. At Talitha Project, we strive for the equality of men and women as we believe that in God’s eyes we are all the same, in that we are His children. CEDAW’s purpose and establishment is reinforcement of that belief, and we will stand by it in full support. - Vanessa Heleta
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  • Wednesday 20 May 2015 2:29pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Oku ‘iai ‘a e hoha’a ‘a e Women and Children Crisis Centre ki he fakamatala fekau’aki mo e tohi tangi kuo tufaki holo ‘i Tonga ni ‘i he fanauako ke nau fakamo’oni ki ai ke fakaha ‘aki ‘enau ta’eloto ke fakamo’oni ‘a e Pule’anga Tonga ki he CEDAW. - ‘Ofa Guttenbeil, WCCC.
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Pacific Islands

  • Monday 18 May 2015 8:38pm


    Nadi, Fiji
    : The President of Fiji, HE Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and the Special Representative to the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children, Ms Marta Santos Pais, sent a strong and unified message at the start of a three-day conference on ending violence against children today, saying “Violence against children is not inevitable, it can be prevented.”
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Sponsored Posts

  • Monday 18 May 2015 5:07pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s first photovoltaic solar facility to introduce a stabilising capacitor and micro-grid control system was technically handed-over as the Nanyo Boeki Kaisha Ltd., Japanese-lead consortium of contractors and project consultants, signed an agreement with Tonga Power Ltd. to mark the completion of the project.
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