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Friday 24 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukālala urged Pacific Ministers for Meteorology to find ways to advance climate and weather services in our region and to build resilience to high impact weather events on our small islands, when he opened the First Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology today 24 July in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 20 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

After 11 years of Pacific ACP countries negotiating for an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union, Pacific Trade and Fisheries ministers last week in Fiji in frustration called for a political dialogue with the EU to conclude the

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Wednesday 15 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The economies of 14 developing member countries in the Pacific are expected to be unstable during 2015-2016, according to Pacific Economic Monitor Midyear Review, launched by the Asian Development Bank in Suva today, 15 July.
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Friday 10 July 2015

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The 15th Pacific Games is currently underway in Port Moresby after it was opened by the Duke of York Prince Andrew on Saturday, 4 July at Sir John Guise stadium.
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Thursday 2 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The development of Tonga’s tuna fishing industry has failed miserably despite tireless efforts made by the Forum Fisheries Agency to support its development in Tonga over the past years, Hon. Semisi Fakahau Tonga’s Minister of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries, said in Tuvalu this week.
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Monday 22 June 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government has removed a cap on its Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) meaning there will be no longer be a limit to the number of workers from participating Pacific Islands countries.
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Monday 22 June 2015
Suva, Fiji
The visa system that performs national security checks of the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is experiencing technical problems, according to a statement from the US Embassy in Fiji.
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Saturday 23 May 2015
Iwakii-Fukushima, Japan
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged 55 billion Yen to 14 Pacific Island Countries to foster resilience against climate change and disaster, this morning 23 May 2015 in Iwaki, Fukoshima. “What will help us achieve this goal well is a community committed to the equality of all before the law, which places importance on democracy and has great regard for the human rights of each individual,” he said. He also raised questions for future pathways to growth.
Saturday 23 May 2015

Tokyo, Japan
Disaster risk reduction will be one of the main themes of the Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (PALM7) summit on May 22-23, together with other important issues such as the environment, climate change, sustainable development, people-to-people exchanges and maritime issues, Japan’s Prime Minister said in a statement ahead of the meeting, welcoming Pacific Island leaders to Japan.
Monday 18 May 2015
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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Wednesday 13 May 2015
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Officials from across the region are meeting in Samoa this week to discuss Pacific responses to a changing climate. They meet with a renewed sense of urgency, as they consider shared positions for a global climate deal. That deal, will cement future international action on climate change. A bad deal will place our collective future in peril. – Shirley Laban.
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Tuesday 12 May 2015

Port Moresby, PNG
With 52-days to go before the opening of the 15th Pacific Games on July 4 2015 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea’s diverse people are passing the baton through many communities, travelling by foot, by horseback, by vehicles and helicopter.
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Saturday 9 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today, 9 May, the European Union is celebrating Europe Day…The European Union has a long standing relationship and friendship with Tonga and other Pacific countries. Our partnership is based on our shared values, on common concerns and on common aspirations. We are keen to work closely with our Pacific partners to tackle global challenges - some challenges are so big that only a global response will suffice to overcome them. – EU Ambassador Andrew Jacobs.
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Wednesday 6 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of Pacific Islanders are currently reviewing the effectiveness of Australia’s development aid assistance to the Pacific Islands.
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Thursday 23 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA) and the Caribbean Water Associations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster interregional cooperation.
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Wednesday 22 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Island Telecommunications Association (PITA) 19th Annual General Meeting and Trade Show is being held in Nuku’alofa this week with more than 200 telecommunication experts and businesses attending from around the region.
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Wednesday 22 April 2015
Nadi, Fiji
A three days Regional Seminar on Telecommunications Services for Pacific Island countries concluded in Nadi, Fiji today, 22 April.
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Monday 13 April 2015
Almost one month after Cyclone Pam came through the archipelago of Vanuatu, the Government-led response is in urgent need of funding to continue basic humanitarian relief efforts such as food, safe drinking water and shelter.
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Thursday 9 April 2015

Apia, Samoa
Ulu o Tokelau, Hon Siopili Perez, will attend the American Samoa’s Flag Raising Celebration on 17 April, according to a press statement today from the Office of the Council of the Ongoing Government of Tokelau.
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Wednesday 8 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will host the regional Pacific Island Telecommunications Association (PITA) 19th Annual General Meeting and Trade Show from 20-27 April 2015 at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre, Nuku’alofa
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