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Sunday 11 December 2011
Suva, Fiji
Communications Fiji Limited CFL has been censured for misleading the public during its coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup by the Media Industry Development Authority. – Fiji Broadcasting Corporation.
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Friday 9 December 2011
London, United Kingdom
The World Energy Council (WEC) expects that transport fuel demand in the next forty years will come mainly from developing countries such as China and India, where demand will grow by 200% to 300%. In contrast, the transport fuel demand for the developed countries will drop by up to 20%, mainly due to increased efficiencies. The demand of the developing countries is expected to surpass that of the developed countries by the year 2025. - WEC.
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Wednesday 7 December 2011
Suva, Fiji
On this International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December), let us pledge to do our part by cracking down on corruption, shaming those who practice it and engendering a culture that values ethical behaviour. All of us have a responsibility to take action against the cancer of corruption. – The Secretary General UN.
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Thursday 1 December 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
As HIV diagnoses continue to rise in New Zealand, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) and New Zealanders affected by HIV, will mark World AIDS Day on Thursday, 1 December. In 2010, 149 people were diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand, continuing the trend of increased numbers since 2003.
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Wednesday 30 November 2011
Suva, Fiji
"The goal of SOPAC is to apply geoscience and technology to realize new opportunities for improving the livelihoods of Pacific communities. Geographic Information System GIS and Remote Sensing is clearly a technology which can contribute to realizing improving livelihoods." - Dr Russell Howorth, the director of SOPAC.
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Thursday 24 November 2011
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
The Tongan Ambassador to the People's Republic of China H.E. Mr. Siamelie Latu was one of the speakers at the opening of the First Ecological and Elderly Health Forum held in Heming Mountain – the "Sacred City" of Taoism Origin in Chengdu, Sichuan Province Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 November 2011. – Tonga Beijing Embassy.
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Monday 21 November 2011
Brussels, Belgium
"Fiji's military rulers are turning the country into an absolute dictatorship, and seem determined to destroy the trade unions as part of their strategy to crush any dissent and eliminate the legitimate voice of civil society," said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow. "The rulers must turn back from this destructive path, and allow Fiji to return to democracy." - ITUC.
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Monday 21 November 2011
Suva, Fiji
Major donors including the U.S., Japan, France, Germany, Spain, Norway, Canada, Italy and Australia perform poorly in Publish What You Fund's pilot Aid Transparency Index, in spite of repeated pledges to improve. The five best-ranked donors are the World Bank, the Global Fund, the African Development Bank, The Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UK's Department for International Development. - UNDP.
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Sunday 20 November 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
Five TVNZ journalists have been named as finalists in the prestigious Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards.
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Friday 18 November 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
A web-based training programme for Pacific media has been commissioned by the Pasifika Media Association (PasiMA). – Pasifika Media Association.
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Sunday 6 November 2011
Noumea, New Caledonia
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Pacific Power Association (PPA), the two leading development agencies in the Pacific region's energy sector, today (4 Nov) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), effectively enabling the intergovernmental organisations to combine their resources and offer greater assistance and benefits to Pacific Islands countries and territories (PICTs). - SPC.
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Friday 28 October 2011
Suva, Fiji
To celebrate United Nations (UN) Day (24 October) UN organisations throughout the Pacific are highlighting their main aims and achievements. "UN Human Rights work in the Pacific is aimed at promoting and protecting human rights, particularly of the poorest, most excluded or marginalised. Our focus over the last five year period has been, and will continue to be, on victims of torture and ill treatment, victims of sexual and gender-based violence . . ." - Matilda Bogner.
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Friday 28 October 2011
Perth, WesternAustralia
The Secretary General of PIFS Tuiloma Neroni Slade today attended the opening ceremony of CHOGM being held in Perth, Western Australia. "My presence here in Perth as a Special Guest of the Commonwealth Secretary General is a concrete demonstration of our continuing interest in working closely with the Secretary General and Commonwealth Secretariat in our joint efforts to advance the interests of Pacific island countries". – SG of PIFS tuiloma Neroni Slade.
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Friday 28 October 2011
Suva, Fiji
Assistant Secretary Campbell and Ambassador Paul were joined by ambassadors from Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, the Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands (today, 28 October) to discuss challenges and opportunities in the Pacific region. - The U.S. State Department.
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Friday 21 October 2011
Washington DC ,USA
I would like to congratulate and welcome Ms Christine Lagarde on her first Annual Meetings in her capacity as the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. On behalf of the Tongan delegation, I would like to express my appreciation to the Fund and Bank for the excellent arrangements of this important meeting. – Hon. Sunia Fili.
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Thursday 20 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's global ranking improved by four places between 2010 and 2011 in a new report from IFC and the World Bank that measures the ease of doing business. Jumping to 58th out of 183 economies, Tonga was ranked highest among all countries - excluding Australia and New Zealand - in the Pacific region. – IFC and World Bank.
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Tuesday 18 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank ADB’s Board of Directors has approved a $6.06 million grant for the $14.59 million Nuku’alofa Urban Development Sector Project. The grant is sourced from ADB’s Special Funds resources. The Australian government will provide grant co-financing of about $6.44 million equivalent. - ADB.
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Tuesday 18 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Japan's technical cooperation to Vava'u on solid waste management has shifted into full swing. With the assistance of a JICA Expert for the Japanese Technical Cooperation Project for Promotion of Regional Initiative on Solid Waste Management in Pacific Island Countries.
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Tuesday 18 October 2011
Melbourne,Australia
Interplast Australia and New Zealand team will visit Tonga from 28 October – 3 November 2011 to assist Tongan National Health Services to conduct specialist consultation clinics and perform plastic and reconstructive surgery services. - Australian plastic surgery team.
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Tuesday 11 October 2011
Australia
Australia may be sheltering hundreds of millions of black dollars funnelled out of South Pacific countries by corrupt politicians and public officials, with the money laundering being tolerated by an unconcerned federal government. – The Age.
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