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Thursday 12 April 2007
Suva, Fiji
Japan is the largest supplier of visitors to the Pacific - about 4 million in 2006. Most visit North Pacific islands, but even Australia and New Zealand welcome 800,000 Japanese per annum. But South Pacific Islands receive only 2% of Japanese visitors to the Pacific so there is opportunity for further development.
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Wednesday 11 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On April 10 the Chinese Ambassador H.E. Mr. Hu Yeshun and Hon. Dr. Tevita Hala Palefau, Tonga's Minister of Education, Women's Affairs and Culture renewed the Agreement between the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Education of The Kingdom of Tonga on China's Dispatching Two Teachers to Tonga, which will take effect as from the date of signature and remain effective for two years.
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Wednesday 11 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cabinet has approved the appointment of Viliami Afeaki as "Adviser to the Prime Minister on Reconciliation and Civic Education" for an initial period of two years, beginning 2nd April 2007.
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Tuesday 10 April 2007
Sydney, Australia
A World Bank team skilled in infrastructure damage assessment and rural and social development will arrive in the Solomon Islands this week to assist with the country's tsunami recovery effort.
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Tuesday 10 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A workshop on the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) will be held on the 12th - 13th of April in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 5 April 2007
Brussels Belgium
The EU has today proposed to remove all remaining quota and tariff limitations on access to the EU market for all African, Caribbean and Pacific regions as part of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations. The offer covers all products, including agricultural goods like beef, dairy, cereals and all fruit and vegetables. It will apply immediately following the signing of an agreement - with a phase - in period for rice and sugar.
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Tuesday 3 April 2007
Singapore
A foreign agent that invades sovereign territory, evades detection, kills civilians, and disrupts the economy is a security threat by most definitions. Not all new diseases are highly lethal, contagious, and able to spread internationally, inciting panic as they do. But those that can are international threats to health security. - A statement by Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
Tuesday 3 April 2007
London, UK
Commonwealth Secretary-General today expressed deep distress and sorrow over the Tsunami that hit Solomon Islands, leaving a trail of devastation.
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Saturday 24 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At its meeting today, the Board of Directors of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga agreed to reduce the Statutory Required Reserves Ratio from 12.5% to 10% effective from April 2, 2007. The decision was made against a background of tight liquidity in the banking system.
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Friday 10 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a hearing in an open court on 6th September 2004 to consider a review of the injunction granted by the Court on 17 August, 2004 quashing the sole operator license of Peau Vava'u Limited, the Supreme Court of Tonga ordered to rescind the injunction granted by it on 17 August 2004 and this to take effect from Friday 10th September 2004. - Peau Vava'u
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Wednesday 4 August 2004
Nadi, Fiji
Non Government Organizations (NGOs) from Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga and the Marshall Islands, meeting in Nadi today have called for a greater NGO role in Pacific Governments annual Budget processes. They have also put a strong case to have this participation properly funded by Government so that the voice of people in poverty and other disadvantaged groups may be heard at all points in the budget process.
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Friday 23 July 2004
Suva, Fiji
The United States is pushing the multilateral development banks (MDBs) to further strengthen their frameworks for measuring the results of projects they fund so that outcomes can be monitored and assessed, says the Treasury Department's top official for international affairs.
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Thursday 15 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan continues to support Tonga's education sector with the completion of two further projects funded under Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.
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