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  • Pacific Islands
    Wednesday 3 September 2014 3:57pm

    Apia, Samoa
    : Digicel Group called for a new submarine fibre optic cable to connect 12 Pacific Islands to Sydney, at a Private Sector Forum of the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States, in Samoa on August 31.
  • People
    Tuesday 2 September 2014 9:21pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three Tongan fishermen who were rescued in Fiji last month have returned home to Nomuka in Ha’apai on Monday, September 1.
  • Opinion
    Tuesday 2 September 2014 9:15pm

    Apia, Samoa
    : Many Small Island Developing States SIDS are thought to have economic strength because they enjoy middle income status, and are therefore considered well-positioned to achieve their development goals. However, the reality is often the opposite. By Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj
  • Pacific Islands
    Tuesday 2 September 2014 9:02pm

    Apia, Samoa
    : Durable partnerships between small island states and their developing partners will be a way forward for small island states to achieve sustainable development, adapting to climate change while providing a decent standard of living for all, with lasting economic growth.
  • Pacific Islands
    Tuesday 2 September 2014 8:58pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Prime Minister Tu‘ivakano has commended the draft outcome of the 3rd Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conference, which started yesterday September 1, in Apia, Samoa.
  • Media
    Tuesday 2 September 2014 8:56pm

    Bali, Indonesia
    : A call for action to include media in the global development agenda was released in a ‘Bali Road Map’ at the end of a Global Media Forum on August 28 in Indonesia.
  • Pacific Islands
    Monday 1 September 2014 9:34pm

    Apia, Samoa
    : Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General was made a Samoan Chief yesterday, 31 August.
  • Parliament
    Friday 29 August 2014 9:46pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : There were mixed emotions in the Tongan Parliament yesterday, 28 August, as it struggled to restore order and bring its 2014 Parliamentary Session to a peaceful closure, ending the first four years of Tonga’s more-democratically elected government. In the end, part of the Minutes were ordered to be deleted. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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  • Athletics
    Friday 29 August 2014 4:58pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two ultra-marathon runners from New Zealand, Andrew Fifita-Lamb and Lydia Fa’afiu will start to run an arduous 115km around Tongatapu today, August 29.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Friday 29 August 2014 4:37pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Training for Tongan handicraft producers is boosting their earnings by improving their creative skills and making them more aware of what their customers expect, say the organisers of courses in cultural tourism and handicraft making held this month in Tongatapu.
  • Agriculture
    Thursday 28 August 2014 5:36pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Siutoni Tupou, Tonga’s new Export Pathway Manager, today received a new vehicle, and equipment to help her maintain an important working relationship between Tonga’s export farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries, assisted by the Australian-funded Pacific Horticulture and Agricultural Market Access Program (PHAMA).
  • From the Courts
    Wednesday 27 August 2014 5:22pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A lawsuit filed by Tongan MP Sione Taione against the Tongan government, accusing it of unlawfully making payments to three nobles, was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday 22 August.
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  • Women
    Wednesday 27 August 2014 4:52pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three women from the ‘Havila ‘o e Funga Mohuefa’ Group from Houma in Tongatapu sold over FJ$100,000 (FJD) worth of handicrafts at the Fiji Hibiscus Exhibition on August 18-23.
  • Parliament
    Wednesday 27 August 2014 4:46pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The last day of deliberation for the Legislative Assembly of Tonga has been tentatively set for tomorrow Thursday, August 28.
  • People
    Tuesday 26 August 2014 7:40pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : David Maka (26) who was shot in the United States four years ago, is grateful to a Chinese doctor who last week extracted a bullet from his chest, located close to his heart, where it could have killed him over time.
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  • Australian Football
    Tuesday 26 August 2014 5:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s AFL team “Tonga Thunder” has finished 6th place at the Australian Football International Cup in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Police and Crime
    Monday 25 August 2014 5:42pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three Tongan fishermen rescued on a reef in the Lau Group earlier this month are in Suva to be flown back to Tonga soon once their travel documents are finalized.
  • Business
    Monday 25 August 2014 5:40pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Low interest loans will be available to the Private Sector from a new government investment incentive fund that is being managed through the Tonga Development Bank, Ministry of Finance and National Planning announced today.
  • Women
    Monday 25 August 2014 5:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : After exchanging their uniforms for colourful dance costumes on Friday evening, the Tonga Police Women’s Advisory Network last week exceeded their annual fundraising target by raising $16,000 for their social network.
  • Agriculture
    Monday 25 August 2014 4:50pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Four newly refurbished Massey Ferguson tractors have arrived in Tonga, destined for villages in ‘Eua and Niuafo’ou island to help increase their agricultural activities.

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