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Three Tongan police officers left Tonga for Canberra this week to undergo training before their one-year deployment to the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands in November.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
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Judith Beth Cefkin (61) is to become the next United States Ambassador to Fiji covering Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Nauru.
Monday 13 October 2014
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Pacific Island leaders met the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe in New York last month in preparation for the Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (PALM7) to be held in May 2015 in Iwaki, Japan.
Tuesday 7 October 2014
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Mosese Laumanu Uele (48) was sentenced last week to five years and five months in prison for the importation of pseudo ephedrine, the largest shipment of the illicit drug into New Zealand ever discovered.
Monday 22 September 2014
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Fiji’s interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama and his Fiji First Party has a convincing lead of more than 60 percent of the total votes in the provisional results announced at 1:00pm this afternoon.
Thursday 18 September 2014
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45 Fijian peacekeepers detained by militants in the Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border have been released at 14:30 local time, a United Nations (UN) Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric announced on September 11.
Friday 12 September 2014
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Tonga and Thailand are deepening diplomatic relations after discussing potential areas of cooperation, particularly in tourism and agriculture, in Canberra on September 5.
Tuesday 9 September 2014
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One in three Pacific children under the age of five are stunted, UNICEF’s Olav Kjorven, told the Small Islands Developing States conference in Samoa this week. “Under nutrition early in life contributes directly to a propensity for obesity in adulthood. We need to address both sides of this issue,” he urged.
Thursday 4 September 2014
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A week promoting the Tongan Language is currently being held in New Zealand,from 1-7 September.
Wednesday 3 September 2014
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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.
Wednesday 3 September 2014
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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.
Tuesday 2 September 2014
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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.
Tuesday 2 September 2014
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Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General was made a Samoan Chief yesterday, 31 August.
Monday 1 September 2014
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Tonga currently has an increasing number of cases of Dengue serotype 3, while Samoa and American Samoa have increasing numbers of Chikungunya, and there are current Measles alerts in the Western Pacific in Papua New Guinea, Federated States of MIcronesia and the Solomon Islands. The alerts can be seen on a new web-based map of the ‘Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific region’ launched recently by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).
Monday 25 August 2014
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The Secretariat of the South Pacific Community (SPC) is encouraging its Pacific Island members to adopt a fisheries management plan that ensures sustainable use of coastal resources.
Friday 22 August 2014
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The Fijian Navy has stated that an online video showing men being shot dead in the ocean were not Fijians.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
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Around 100 people from various sectors attended a “Tonga Foresight Xchange 2014” held today, 19 August, which aims to discuss and agree upon future priorities they want to see implemented through government policies.
Tuesday 19 August 2014
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After visiting Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, on August 14 expressed his concern over the effects of Climate Change on Pacific Islands.
Monday 18 August 2014 - 1 comment
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Private Sector Development is “the backbone” of the work of Development Financial Institutes in the Pacific; to provide capital for the Private Sector to enable their business ventures to grow, Anna Mendiola, the ADFIP chairperson, said in opening its regional meeting at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre, in Nuku’alofa yesterday, 14 August.
Friday 15 August 2014
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Suicide rates in Pacific Islands are some of the highest in the world reaching up to 30 per 100,000 in countries such as Samoa, Guam and Micronesia, doubling the global average, with youth rates even higher.
Thursday 14 August 2014
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