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Monday 4 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans who lost their Tongan citizenship because they became citizens of other countries can now apply for readmission of their citizenship, and the stateless children of some Tongan mothers abroad will now have the opportunity to register as Tongan nationals.
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Monday 4 February 2008
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The new Australian Government will make a decision this year on whether they can move toward introducing a new Labour Mobility Scheme to the Pacific.
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Wednesday 16 January 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand ranks sixth in the world for economic freedom in a new international survey.
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Wednesday 16 January 2008
Australia
Conservation group Sea Shepherd says two of its crew members are being held against their will on a Japanese whaling ship after delivering a letter to the captain.
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Monday 14 January 2008
Paris, France
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announces the signing of a turnkey contract with French Polynesian operator Office des Postes and Telecommunications (OPT). According to this agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will roll out a new, high-speed submarine cable network linking Tahiti in French Polynesia to Hawaii in the U.S, as well as providing domestic connectivity.
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Monday 14 January 2008
Washington DC, USA
The World Bank and Conservation International (CI) today (11/01/08) signed an agreement for $20 million in new funds, provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to protect some of the world...’s most unique and threatened areas, including island ecosystems and temperate forests.
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Monday 14 January 2008
Nadi, Fiji
Climate change is a major international discussion issue today: it is already affecting our lives and in the future it will drastically affect how we live and survive. Here in the Pacific, the effects of climate change are already being felt in our countries and territories by way of sea-level rise and salt-water inundation, extreme coastal erosion and frequent damaging cyclones.
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Saturday 12 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Sir Edmund Hillary at 9.00am on Friday 11 January 2008, in Auckland.
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Friday 11 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ms. Christine Bogle, the incoming New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, will arrive in Tonga on Monday, January 14 to take up her new position.
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Friday 11 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Kingdom of Tonga and the Republic of Iceland formalized their diplomatic relations on December 14, 2007 in New York at the residence of the Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, H.E. Mrs. H. W. Hannesson.
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Thursday 10 January 2008
London, UK
New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark praised the Secretary-General's stewardship of the Commonwealth, saying that his eight years at the helm has capped his many years of distinction in public life in New Zealand. This includes seven years as Deputy Prime Minister, nine as Foreign Minister and 21 years as a Member of Parliament.
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Monday 7 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nukuleka, a small fishing village on the northern shores of eastern Tongatapu, at the entrance to the Fanga'uta Lagoon, has been identified by a Canadian archaeologist, Professor David V. Burley, as the cradle of Polynesia.
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Sunday 25 November 2007
Kampala, Uganda
India's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Mr. Kamalesh Sharma, has been selected the new Commonwealth Secretary-General slated to take over the reins of office on 1 April 2008.
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Saturday 24 November 2007
Kampala, Uganda
he Queen's speech at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Uganda, 23 November 2007.
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Thursday 22 November 2007
Kampala, Uganda
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, CHOGM, will be officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in Kampala, Uganda, on Friday. Tonga was represented at the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers' Meeting by the Tongan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, HE Dr Ngongo Kioa.
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Thursday 22 November 2007
Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank ADB and the governments of Japan and Australia are providing $88 million in financing to support the development of Samoa's power sector.
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Tuesday 20 November 2007
Suva, Fiji
Transparency International Fiji is calling the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Ltd to make public its recruitment process in the appointment of the new FBCL CEO, Mr. Riyaz Saiyad Khaiyum.
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Tuesday 20 November 2007
Sydney, Australia
The Japanese Whaling fleet left the port of Shimonoseki in Japan on Sunday the 18 November for the Antarctic to kill over 1000 whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary under the guise of 'scientific' whaling.
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Monday 19 November 2007
Apia, Samoa

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Sunday 18 November 2007

Apia, Samoa
Visitors to American Samoa for the 2008 Pacific Festival of Arts should not expect to be able to hire or use four-wheel drives or pick-up trucks. with the American Samoa Government putting a tight leash on the importation of vehicles that emit ozone-depleting substances that contribute to global warming and climate change.

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