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Friday 18 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Legal representatives from across the Pacific gathered in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, last month for a three-day workshop on cybercrime training and and looked at how it affects criminal justice systems in the region.
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Thursday 17 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-eight skilled construction workers from three Pacific Islands, including Tonga, will be working on the Christchurch rebuild, to fill skills shortages before the end of May this year.
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Tuesday 15 March 2016
Suva, Fiji
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has been given an Observer status in the board of the UN Green Climate Fund, the Secretary General of PIFS, Dame Meg Taylor announced on Friday 11 March. The fund is a global initiative to respond to climate change by investing into low-emission and climate-resilient development.
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Friday 11 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan Taskforce Group is assisting disaster relief efforts at Vanua Balavu and the surrounding islands on the northern Lau Group including delivering water supplies, following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston, last month.
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Friday 11 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Digicel Fiji was issued with three 12-year licenses to operate the paid television network, Sky Pacific, by Mr Aiyaz Sayed-Khayum, Fiji’s Attorney-General and Minister for Communications in Suva, Fiji on Monday, 7 March.
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Thursday 10 March 2016

Washington D.C., U.S.A
Additional funding for aviation projects currently underway in Tonga and Kiribati under the Pacific Aviation Investment Program, was approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. The Program is delivering essential upgrades to runways, terminal infrastructure and air traffic control management systems, along with sector reform in the Pacific.
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Friday 26 February 2016
Wellington, New Zealand
The impending effect of climate change in the Pacific has initiated a partnership between the Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on 18 February 2016.
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Thursday 25 February 2016

Suva, Fiji
As the full picture of the worst cyclone ever to hit Fiji becomes more apparent, UNICEF Pacific estimates that up to 120,000 children across the county may be worst affected. Destruction in some of the worst hit areas is “overwhelming”, says a new UNICEF report today.
Thursday 25 February 2016
Suva, Fiji
Disruption to power supply following Cyclone Winston means the University of the South Pacific campuses at Laucala will remain closed until further notice, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Richard K. Coll said yesterday.
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Tuesday 23 February 2016
Ngerulmud, Palau
Palau has signed a National Energy Act into law to completely reshape its energy sector. The Act will enable an Administration to be formed to better coordinate and manage energy to meet policy goals, especially through renewable sources.
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Monday 22 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will receive an additional cruise ship visit to Neiafu and Nuku'alofa this month after the Pacific Pearl cancelled two Fiji ports on its February voyage.
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Friday 19 February 2016
Suva, Fiji
The ‘Epeli Hau’ofa Dance Festival II, showcasing art, music, education, culture and heritage is planned by the University of the South Pacific’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies, on 21-26 March 2016 in memory of the late Professor ‘Epeli Hau’ofa.
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Friday 19 February 2016
Washington D.C., U.S.A
The US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Daniel Russel, will travel to Apia, Samoa; Nuku'alofa, Tonga; and Koror, Palau, February 20-25, for bilateral meetings and regional consultations. Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Admiral Scott Swift will accompany Assistant Secretary Russel.
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Thursday 18 February 2016
Majuro, Marshall Islands
Efforts to reach an agreement between Pacific parties and the US on the fishing treaty is still ongoing. The US request for fewer fishing days was discussed at a Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) meeting in Nadi, Fiji, last week.
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Wednesday 17 February 2016
Sydney, Australia
rivate sector reforms are leading to increases in business investment across the Pacific, including Tonga, according to the latest Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) progress report for the 2014-15 period.
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Monday 15 February 2016
Hagatna, Guam
In less than 100 days, Guam will be flooded with worldwide visitors and participants to witness the spectacular 12th Festival of Pacific Arts held in the capital, Hagatna, from 22 May to 4 June. The festival has been held every four years since its inception in 1972.
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Friday 12 February 2016

Suva, Fiji
Handicraft makers in Vanuatu have won a new quarantine exemption that allows people to take woven mats and tapa from Vanuatu to New Zealand for items smaller than two metres.
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Wednesday 10 February 2016

Suva, Fiji
Nation branding is critical in the 21st century and leads to investment, identity, tourism and a place in people’s minds and hearts according to Professor Ian Michael, presenting at the University of the South Pacific’s Meet-the-Leaders Forum for its Graduate School of Business students in February.
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Tuesday 9 February 2016
Majuro, Marshall Islands
Catching yellowfin tuna using the free-school fishing method has earned The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) a Seafood Champion Award 2016 and certification to carry the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-label. Dr Transform Agorau said it was humbling to obtain international recognition for the vision to manage tuna fisheries effectively from their small office in the Marshall Islands.
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Monday 8 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia will donate up to $500k to combat the Zika virus as part of an aid package to Pacific island countries to stop it from spreading and the initial focus of fighting the virus would be in Tonga, after it was confirmed five people contracted the virus and 259 suspected last week in Tonga.
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