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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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Monday 5 May 2008
Suva, Fiji
Transparency International Fiji is concerned and dismayed at the unexpected deportation of the Publisher of Fiji Times Mr. Evan Hannah. This sends a very wrong signal to the people of this country and the international community that media outlets are being intimidated and their independence threatened.
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Friday 2 May 2008
Gaire, Papua New Guinea
The community of Gaire, in the Central Province, is in a state of excitement. This rural community, located an hour's drive southeast of Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) and home to about 2500 people, will be the first operational rural site for the Pacific Rural Internet Connectivity System RICS.
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Friday 2 May 2008
London, United Kingdom
Tonga's Prime Minister Dr Feleti Vaka'uta Sevele called on Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, UK, on 1 May 2008.
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Monday 14 April 2008
Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand's solicitor-general is prosecuting The Dominion Post's owner and editor for publishing conversations secretly recorded by police during terror investigations.
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Thursday 10 April 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
The general manager of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission, Elenoa Amanaki, says its journalists need more training before they can cover political stories objectively.
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Wednesday 9 April 2008
Seoul, South Korea
South Korea has secured exclusive seabed mineral exploration rights in the deposit-rich waters off the South Pacific island of Tonga, an opportunity that could help offset the shortage of supply on the domestic market, the government said Wednesday. By Jane Han
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Friday 4 April 2008
Manila, Philippines
While the Pacific region is expected to see some economic progress this year - mainly due to increases in commodity prices, tourism and investor-friendly policies - weak governance will continue to hinder the region's ability to make significant gains, according to the 2008 edition of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO).
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Thursday 27 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government is investigating the cost of setting up two new Tonga Consular offices in Canberra and Wellington for possible inclusion in the new budget for 2008-09.
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Tuesday 25 March 2008
Wellington, New Zealand
Until recently, especially during the Cold War, New Zealand and Australia saw the Pacific pretty much as an area of their own particular interest. Things have changed. Has New Zealand's policy changed in response? Does it need to? By Gerald McGhie
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Sunday 9 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
Fiji's self-appointed prime minister Frank Bainimarama has tightened his grip on information in his country, deciding he alone should be the army's media spokesman.
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Sunday 9 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
The findings in a report on the media would not be accepted because it lacked credibility, the Fiji Media Council told Pacnews yesterday.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Noumea, New Caledonia
This year's theme for International Women's Day on 8 March, Investing in Women and Girls, provides an opportunity to review the situation in the Pacific region regarding financing for gender equality.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Waitakere, New Zealand
Tongan Exhibitors and visitors to the Pacific Trade Expo 2008 held at the Waitakere Trust Stadium in Waitakere, Auckland, March 5-6, 2008.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Apia, Samoa
Today funds will be handed over to Samoa's two largest marine protected areas (MPAs) on behalf of the Coral Reef Initiatives in the Pacific (CRISP) program, at a ceremony to be held at the Safata MPA District Centre.
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Tuesday 4 March 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand Pacific Business Council (NZPBC) will hold its two yearly Expo, bringing together more than 110 Exhibitors from 14 Pacific nations, representing a diverse range of industries and services. The 2008 Pacific Trade Expo, being held on 5 and 6 March at the Waitakere Trusts Stadium, Auckland, will be officially opened by Prime Minister, Rt Hon Helen Clark on Wednesday, 5 March at 9.00 am.
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Thursday 28 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A few of Tonga's seasonal workers in New Zealand had been sent home because of attitude and behaviour problems, Tonga's Minister of Labour, Commerce and Small Industries, Hon. Lisiate 'Akolo said today.
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Tuesday 12 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's continued support of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, is very much appreciated by the administration in Washington, the U.S. Ambassador to Tonga, Larry M. Dinger said in Nuku'alofa last week. By Pesi Fonua
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