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Friday 23 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Delegations from 15 Pacific Island countries recently attended a workshop to develop recognized accreditation in vocational education on climate change and sustainable energy in the Pacific.
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Thursday 22 October 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Matangi Tonga Online photo-journalist, Linny Folau, has joined four senior journalists on the first APIC - Pacific Islands Journalists’ Invitation Program in Japan from October 20-28, aimed to deepen their understanding on some national and regional issues facing Japan.
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Wednesday 21 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Raising alarm about the declining state of the world’s oceans, a new report states that many countries are turning to aquaculture (fish farming) to meet global demand for seafood.
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Monday 19 October 2015

Apia, Samoa
Kiribati hosts Pacific Island representatives to discuss hazard waste management this week, October 19-22 as part of the PacWaste project.
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Friday 16 October 2015
Suva, Fiji
A response from The University of the South Pacific USP with regards to the news by Fiji TV titled: Certain degrees & qualifications from USP & University of Fiji won’t be recognized that was aired on Tuesday, 13 October 2015.
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Tuesday 6 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister of Tuvalu and President of Kiribati have called for a strong and effective climate change agreement at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) to be held in Paris at the end of this year.
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Tuesday 29 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s bêche-de-mer resources are currently overexploited, Tonga's Minister of Agriculture and Food, Forests and Fisheries Hon. Semisi Fakahau said in opening a Regional Technical Beche-de-mer meeting in Nuku'alofa today. Overexploitation of the resource is evident in many countries.
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Sunday 27 September 2015
Nuku'alofa Tonga
Making history on 26 September 2015, 193 world leaders, including all Pacific leaders, have committed to pursue 17 Global Goals, intended to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty; fight inequality and injustice; address climate change. By Osnat Lubrani
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Wednesday 23 September 2015

Apia, Samoa
Kosi Latu is the new Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and will take up new role in January 2016.
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Monday 14 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders group endorsed its declaration for Climate Change Action Plan during its 46th annual meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from 8-10 September, expressing their concerns that Climate Change remains the single greatest threat to the livelihood, security and well-being of the peoples of the Pacific.
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Friday 11 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Pacific Christian School run by the Tokaikolo Christian Church’s Education system in South Auckland will be closed down in two-weeks time by New Zealand’s Ministry of Education.
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Thursday 10 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While leaders retreated today for the 46th Pacific Island Forum Leaders meeting in Port Moresby, around 30 Australians walked onto the world’s biggest coal port in Newcastle in support of Pacific Small Island States call for a moratorium on new coal mines.
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Tuesday 1 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Newly released Pacific Hazardous Waste survey reports have identified the risk of asbestos materials to health in 13 Pacific Island countries, including Tonga. Fibres can travel to the lungs and result in asbestosis, mesothelioma and other lung cancers, stated PacWaste.
Thursday 27 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Strong new measures to tighten regulations on arms trade estimated at $100 billion worldwide are expected to be made during the first Conference of States Parties (CSP) for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Cancun, Mexico on 25 August. Campaigners say the Pacific will play a large role in preserving peaceful societies in an increasingly violent world, however some states, including Tonga, are neither a state party nor a signatory to this treaty.
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Sunday 23 August 2015
Jaipur, India
India is pushing for deeper cooperation with 14 nations of the strategically-located Pacific region. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a number of initiatives, including setting up of a space station in any of the countries and developing capacities in disaster management, The Times of India reported on 22 August.
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Friday 21 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Aquaculture plays a vital role in providing nutrition and jobs in developing nations but more aquaculture is needed. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that the amount of farm-reared fish must increase from 66 million tons annually to 93 million tons by 2030 to maintain current levels of per capita global fish consumption.
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Monday 17 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Atu Ala (39) is a vineyard supervisor at Provine viticulture in Marlborough after working her way up since arriving in New Zealand around five-years ago, under the Recognised Seasonal Employment Scheme (RSE).
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Thursday 13 August 2015

South Tarawa, Kiribati
Kiribati President Anote Tong today, 13 August 2015 called for a global and immediate moratorium on all new coal mines and coal mine expansions, and has called on all State leaders to back his call to action in the lead up to the Paris climate talks in December.
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Monday 10 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one-year transitional arrangement for United States fishing vessels for 2016, agreed to on 5 August this year is expected to bring Pacific Islands countries higher fees for fewer fishing days than in the current agreement for 2015.
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Thursday 30 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific prosecutors they are regularly under pressure from different sources and need to protect their role, Tonga’s Acting Attorney General ‘Aminiasi Kefu told the 6th Pacific Prosecutors Meeting (PPA) that opened in Nuku'alofa today.
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