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Sunday 14 August 2011
Manila, Philippines
Asian Development Bank President (ADB) Haruhiko Kuroda will visit Australia next week. Mr. Kuroda will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 Annual Development Conference organized by the Crawford Fund and to be held at Parliament House in Canberra. - ADB.
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Thursday 11 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We value his passion and his determination to eliminate all forms of violence in Tonga, particularly of violence against women and girls. The WCCC calls for urgent government action to facilitate the return of Mr. Chris Kelley to the position of Police Commissioner. – WCCC.
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Wednesday 10 August 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
The Prime Minister of New Zealand the Rt. Hon. John Key, will be delivering an address as of the "Pacific Islands Forum 40th Anniversary Leaders' Lecture Series" at the University of Auckland on 11th August 2011. - Forum Secretariat.
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Sunday 7 August 2011
Brussel, Belgium
The military government of Fiji has engaged in an all-out assault on trade unionism this year, by force and by decree, and it is getting worse by the day. Just this week, union officials were detained, questioned and charged with "unlawful assembly" by police simply for meeting with union members to prepare for collective bargaining negotiations. "This is completely unacceptable. – ITUC Online.
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Monday 1 August 2011
Wellington,New Zealand
Gerard Otimi was sentenced at the Manukau District Court today to 18 months in jail after being convicted of 38 charges of altering a document with intent to cause loss. Under the scam overstayers paid Otimi $500 for a stamp and a certificate. Department of Labour.
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Sunday 31 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
To the Returning Officer of the Electoral District of Tongatapu: I command that you do cause an election to be held according to the law of a successor to sit and vote in the Legislative as Representative of the People for the Electoral Constituency of Tongatapu No. 9 and that you make return to me of the name of such member when so elected. – Lord Tu'I'afitu.
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Thursday 28 July 2011
Beijing, China
H.E. Mr. Siamelie Latu, Tongan Ambassador to China and Rear Admiral Guan Youfei, Deputy Director-General of Foreign Affairs Office of Chinese Ministry of National Defence signed an agreement on 22 July for China to provide the Tonga Defence Services with military aid gratis to the value of 10,000,000 RMB (ten million RMB yuan). – Tongan Embassy.
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Thursday 28 July 2011
Washington,USA
Crime, corruption, and tax evasion by the global elite cost between $1 trillion and $1.6 trillion and hit poor countries especially hard, says the study, “ Barriers to Asset Recovery .” Yet in the past 15 years, only $5 billion in stolen assets have been repatriated. – iwatch.
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Monday 25 July 2011
Apia, Samoa
Forum Economic Ministers FEMs reconfirmed their commitment to expanding the economic base through a host of initiatives including the development of the private sector when they met in Apia, Samoa last week. – Forum Secretariat.
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Sunday 24 July 2011
London, UK
The delegation– including Tonga’s Speaker of the House Lord Lasike and Hon. Douglas Ete from Soloman Islands – joined government representatives and guests from over 30 Commonwealth countries at a private dinner on Friday 21 July.
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Thursday 21 July 2011
NUKU'ALOFA
Women in Tonga are getting "Wise" and coming together in a new association that aims to create greater business opportunities by building a network of Women in Sustainable Enterprises. WISE Tonga Inc, which has over 140 foundation members, celebrates its official launch on Saturday July 23 with a Market Day at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. -WISE Tonga Inc.
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Thursday 21 July 2011
Rome, Italy
Pressing challenges, such as a changing climate and volatile food prices, require that policy makers have more open and constructive exchanges about their experiences to achieve progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), senior officials of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said ahead of a South-South cooperation meeting in China from 21 to 27 July.
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Tuesday 12 July 2011
London, UK
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will make his first official visits to Samoa and the Kingdom of Tonga, following his attendance at the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting in Sydney in mid-July.
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Friday 8 July 2011
New South Wales,Australia
"If targeted effectively, foreign aid can make a positive contribution to improving people's lives, reducing inequality and promoting justice – and the government's response represents a step in the right direction," said Gary Lee, Co-Director, AID/WATCH.
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Thursday 23 June 2011
Manila, Philippines
With an energy crisis looming, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda today called on Asian nations to "take radical steps" to increase energy efficiency and invest in renewable energy. – ADB.
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Monday 20 June 2011
Apia, Samoa
Samoa is the first Forum Island Country to access its indicative country allocation of US$4million under the Pacific Environment Community Fund that has been made available by the Government of Japan. I congratulate the Government of Samoa for being the first and the quickest off the mark . . . – Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Secretary General Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
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Thursday 16 June 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
‘Ana Kolokihakaufisi and Tavite Fisi’italia from Tonga have been selected as two of the twenty youth delegates for the 2011 Wansolwara Youth Peace-building Training Programme. - Wansolwara Youth Peace.
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Tuesday 14 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
THE Tongan Government is standing firm on its claim to Teleki Tonga and Teleki Tokelau, having successfully re-erected a navigational beacon on Teleki Tokelau last week.
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Tuesday 31 May 2011
Noumea, New Caledonia
Health workers throughout the Pacific region will raise their voices of warning about the dangers of tobacco smoking to a higher level today, May 31, as countries and territories mark World No Tobacco Day. - SPC.
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Wednesday 25 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Claims of Fijian sovereignty need careful scrutiny, with recent events leading to the destruction of the Minerva Reefs. At this lonely outpost a perfectly innocent navigational beacon, . . . faced the full might of Fijian Sea Power, on the instructions of the military regime, was deployed to attack a defenseless and inanimate object." – Prime Minister's Office.
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