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Wednesday 30 March 2011
Suva, Fiji
PACIFIC Island countries and territories are challenged by the necessity to update their maps to reflect the current day realities.
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Wednesday 30 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Excellency Mr. Shemi Tzur, Israel Ambassador to the Kingdom Tonga will be in Nuku'alofa from 28th to 30th March to present his Letters of Credence to His Majesty King George Tupou V, on Tuesday 29th March 2011. - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defence.
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Tuesday 29 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On Friday March 18th, members from key Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) united and agreed to convey their support for the significant commitments shown by the Police Commissioner for the CSO sector with the submission of a letter to the Prime Minister and Ministry of Police. - CSOs.
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Tuesday 29 March 2011
Tokyo, Japan
I would like to express my most sincere appreciation for the condolences and assistance Japan has received from approximately 130 countries, more than 30 international organizations, and people all around the world in response to the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake. - Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan.
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Tuesday 29 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A high level delegation from the Government of Tonga left the Kingdom on Friday, March 25 to attend the First General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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Monday 28 March 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
The Police Commissioner has a to win the confidence of the public in the Police Force and promotion based on merits rather than seniority, Independent Disciplinary Tribunal rather than Internal Tribunal and setting proper professional conduct are the means to win public confidence in the Police Force. - Sione Fonua, Langafonua Tu'uloa Party.
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Monday 28 March 2011
New Zealand
The Pacific is continuing to lead the world towards abolishing the death penalty, Amnesty International revealed today in its new report, 'Death Sentences and Executions in 2010'. Only four Pacific nations still retain the death penalty in their laws (Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Tonga and Fiji)- Rebecca Emery, Amnesty International.
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Thursday 24 March 2011
Erskineville, NSW,Australia
The Constitution of the Office of Chief Trade Adviser (OCTA) was the main point of contention at the Forum Trade officials meeting in Palau last week, with Australia calling for a delay in the establishment of OCTA as an independent legal entity. - Aid Watch, Action on Aid, Trade and Debt.
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Thursday 24 March 2011
Melbourne,Australia
China's state-run media XINHUA opening up an office in Fiji is a sign of growing relations between the two counties. - Radio Australia.
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Tuesday 22 March 2011
Port Vila, Vanuatu
It has now been more than two weeks since the assault on myself as Daily Post publisher by a group of men blatantly led by Minister Harry Iouko, and despite more than a dozen eyewitness statements and photos, absolutely no criminal charges so far have been made by police and nothing is currently with the Public Prosecutor. - Daily Post publisher Marc Neil-Jones.
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Tuesday 22 March 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
A group of Pacific Islands parents are taking New Zealand's Ministry of Education to court over its decision to indefinitely suspend producing Pacific language books.
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Thursday 17 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I am aware of the 'petition document' which was presented to Cabinet last Friday 1⅓/11. I have not seen a photo-copy of the original document. I have asked to have a copy of the original document.
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Wednesday 16 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Labour, Commerce & Industries has placed to the Competent Authority the new petroleum prices to be effective from today 16th March 2011 and therefore wish to notify the public accordingly to be fully aware of the implications and the reasons why.MLCI.
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Tuesday 15 March 2011
Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM
The Pacific Islands Forum has launched its 40th anniversary by seeking insight into "Pacific Regionalism: Past, Present and Future". - FSM Information Services.
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Monday 14 March 2011
London, UK
Women are the barometers of society: they are an indication of its internal pressure levels, and their fortunes can be the clearest forecasts of good or bad things to come. Where women prosper, societies prosper; and where women suffer, so too do the societies in which they live. Women are the people who can bring about real and lasting transformation at every level in society. - Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary General, Commonwealth.
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Wednesday 9 March 2011
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Transparency Vanuatu TV calls on the Prime Minister to sanction Iauko without delay, and calls on the Police to ensure that the publisher’s criminal charge against Minister Iauko does not join the many other complaints that have simply been swept under the carpet like the assaults of Mark Neil Jones by Christopher Emelle family and Jackson Noal, the latter now being a senior executive in the Police. - Transparency Vanuatu.
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Monday 7 March 2011
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Minister Iauko also threatened the editor of the Daily Post, Royson Willie, saying "yu wantem mi brekem face blo yu?" (do you want me to break your face?) with one of the men by the name of Nanua from North Tanna threatening the editor. The editor has condemned the attack on the free and independent media in Vanuatu, saying such action is a disgrace and unacceptable, especially when a state minister was involved in such completely not statesmanship action. - Daily Post.
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Saturday 5 March 2011
Washington, U.S.A.
– U.S. Pacific Command is preparing to launch an interagency, international mission aimed at providing a fast, coordinated response should disaster strike the Pacific Ocean region. The five-month long mission will include a visit to Tonga.
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Friday 4 March 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
Developing and reforming business registries in the Pacific Islands is essential if the region wants to build an efficient and flourishing corporate sector, delegates said at a workshop jointly organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development’s New Zealand Companies Office. - ADB.
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Friday 4 March 2011
Brussels, Belgium
On 18 February, Anthony and other union officials from the sugar industry were called to meet the Fijian Prime Minister at a sugar mill in Ba, on the western side of Fiji. The union representatives were subsequently assaulted by military officers while still at the mill, then taken to Namaka military barracks and subjected to further beatings. - ITUC.
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