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Friday 27 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Disappointed" was the reaction of the Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Hon. Dr. Feleti Sevele, to a decision by Commodore Frank Bainimarama to withdraw Fiji from the Fiji-Forum Joint Working Group.
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Thursday 19 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The introduction of a Pacific Islands Labour Mobility Scheme to Australia is still a possibility for this year but no direction has been made on when it might take place.
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Wednesday 11 June 2008
Noumea, New Caledonia
Mr Ian Thomson has been appointed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to coordinate its work on the Pacific Rural Internet Connectivity System (Pacific RICS) and Oceania One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) projects.
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Wednesday 11 June 2008
Sydney, Australia
Of all the Pacific Islands Forum members, China only gives aid to the eight countries that recognise it. Of those countries Tonga is one of the largest recipients of Chinese aid pledges in both overall and per capita terms. That is interesting because Tonga has one of the smallest populations of the eight countries and has few resources of interest to China. By Fergus Hanson
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Tuesday 10 June 2008
Pago Pago, American Samoa
A former Tonga High School student Robert Cecil Kamea Lousiale Kava has been accepted to the prestigious United States Military Academy, West Point.
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Tuesday 10 June 2008
London, UK
Tonga's Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele and 10 other Commonwealth leaders met in London yesterday, June 9 to discuss the reform of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the United Nations.
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Monday 9 June 2008
Buka,, Bougainville
Joseph Kabui, the president of the Bourgainville autonoous provincial government, Papua New Guinea was reported to have passed away early Saturday, June 7.
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Thursday 5 June 2008
Noumea, New Caledonia
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has just released its 2008 Pacific Island population estimates, with updated demographic indicators and trends for the period 2008-2030.
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Thursday 5 June 2008
Suva, Fiji
Pacific Island Countries have joined forces with south-pacific.travel to exhibit at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, in response to the invitation of the Government of the People's Republic of China.
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Thursday 22 May 2008
Manila, Philippines
The establishment of Mafia Republics in the Asia Pacific region is a possibility, warned Dean Raul C. Pangalangan, the Professor of Law, University of the Philippines, in a key note speech to open the Transparency International Regional meeting in Manila, Philippines, on May 21. By Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 15 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan will set up an Embassy in Nuku'alofa in January 2009, the Deputy Secretary for Tonga's Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Tevita Kolo, confirmed this afternoon.
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Thursday 15 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The US Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, has agreed to a request from Tonga's Prime Minister, Dr. Feleti V. Sevele, for applications by Tongan citizens for Non-Immigrant Visas to the United States to be lodged and processed in Nuku'alofa, during a bilateral meeting in Washington DC on May 13.
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Thursday 15 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Total Australian Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the Kingdom of Tonga will increase from an estimated $15.7 million in 2007-08, to an estimate of $19.3 million in 2008-09, this includes an increase in bilateral assistance from an estimated $12 million in 2007-08 to an estimate of $13.2 million in 2008-09.
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Thursday 15 May 2008
Washington, USA
The U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice met the Prime Minister of Tonga, Dr. Feleti Sevele in Washington, yesterday, May 14.
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Thursday 15 May 2008
London, UK
The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group on the Harare Declaration CMAG, called on the Fiji Interim Government to expedite its preparations for an Elections under the current constitution.
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Wednesday 14 May 2008
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The Greenpeace ship Esperanza has been confronting Taiwanese fishing boats in international waters between Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia.
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Monday 12 May 2008
Suva, Fiji
With only one year remaining to the May 2009 deadline, Fiji and six other pacific island countries are beginning to feel the pressure to complete their submissions to the United Nations to claim extra ocean space.
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Monday 12 May 2008
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Regional media organisations PINA and Pacnews must be immediately moved away from Fiji and the Bainimarama regime's intimidation, a major media event was told.
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Sunday 11 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum and Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele has announced the intention of the Forum Secretariat's Secretary General, Greg Urwin to resign from the position on medical grounds.
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Monday 5 May 2008
Suva, Fiji
The Fiji Media Council is shocked and dismayed that on the eve of World Media Freedom day the interim Government should make such a mockery of its claim that the media in Fiji is free. While the media is still coming to terms with the deportation of Russell Hunter it is rocked by the deportation of the publisher of the Fiji Times, Evan Hannah.
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