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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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Sunday 27 February 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga, along with church leaders of the nation, will hold a special church service tomorrow evening, Sunday 27th February, to pray for the community of Christchurch as well as the New Zealand government, following the devastating earthquake on Tuesday 22nd February. - PMO, 26/02/27.
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Monday 21 February 2011
Noumea, New Caledonia
The Government of New Caledonia and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) have signed three agreements today to fund interventions to reduce public health risks resulting from contaminated drinking water, inadequate sanitation and drought. - SPC.
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Friday 18 February 2011
London, UK
Ministers and senior officials responsible for promoting women's empowerment and gender equality in the Commonwealth will meet in New York from 19-20 February 2011. - Commonwealth Secretariat.
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Tuesday 15 February 2011
Sydney, Australia
The fifth round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) between the US, Australia, and seven other countries starts in Santiago, Chile, today. Over 30 Australian community groups, including the ACTU and 8 national unions, the Catholic Social Justice Council, Greenpeace, the Public Health Association and pensioner groups are calling on governments to release the draft texts of the proposed agreement. - Trade Justice Campaigner.
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Tuesday 15 February 2011
Cairo, Egypt
Switzerland has frozen whatever assets Hosni Mubarak and his associates may have there, and anti-corruption campaigners are demanding the same of other countries. But experts say hunting for the deposed Egyptian leader's purported hidden wealth - let alone recovering it - will be an enormous task. - Associated Press.
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Tuesday 15 February 2011
London, UK
Heads of Cabinet Offices and Public Service Secretaries from nine Commonwealth Pacific countries and territories will hone their skills in strategic leadership and effective management at a Commonwealth forum in the Cook Islands, which begins on 21 February 2010. - Commonwealth Secretariat.
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Friday 11 February 2011
Suva, Fiji
The United States Peace Corps and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will allow for the placement of Peace Corps volunteers in SPC to assist in some institutional and organisational work. - SPC.
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Friday 4 February 2011
Geneva, Switzerland
Undertaking 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity can reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers, according to the new Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today on World Cancer Day. - WHO.
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Wednesday 2 February 2011
New Zealand
South Pacific Animal Welfare's volunteer veterinary team arrive in Tonga on February 3. The veterinarians will be providing free veterinary care for the community. We especially want to de-sex dogs and cats but will also bring parasite care for fleas and worms for dogs and cats. - South Pacific Animal Welfare.
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Sunday 30 January 2011
Davos, Switzerland
Leaders of international trade union bodies at the Davos World Economic Forum meeting this week have welcomed the strong emphasis placed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on tackling global unemployment and poverty . . . - ITUC Online.
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Monday 24 January 2011
London, UK
Officials and experts from Commonwealth countries most vulnerable to climate change will meet in Sussex, near London, from 23 to 25 January 2011, to explore practical ways of accessing, managing and using funds to tackle the potentially devastating effects of changing global weather patterns. Commonwealth Secretariat, 20/01/11.
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Monday 24 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Embassy of Japan will host its second Japanese film show from 7:00pm on Friday February 11 at Janful Garden, International Dateline Hotel. Embassy of Japan, 20/01/11.
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Monday 24 January 2011
Suva, Fiji
Eight countries are participating in developing and implementing Drinking Water Safety Plans (DWSP), introduced by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a "clear, simple risk assessment and risk management process that addresses the many challenges faced in providing safe drinking water," said Mr. Tasleem Hasan, Water Services Coordinator, SOPAC.
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Thursday 20 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HE Mr Thomas Roth, Australian High Commissioner, presented his credentials to HRH the Princess Regent, Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita this afternoon at the Royal Palace. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Friday 14 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries has approved the new petroleum prices for January-February 2011 which are to be effective from Monday 17 January 2011. Retail prices for all petroleum products for January-February 2011 has significantly increased compared to December 2010-January 2011 prices. - MLCI
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Wednesday 12 January 2011
London, UK
Eric Illsley, an MP for a seat in the northern English town of Barnsley, admitted dishonestly claiming more than 14,000 pounds in expenses' payments when he appeared in court on Tuesday.
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Thursday 16 December 2010
Fasi mo e Afi,Nuku'alofa,Tonga
Lunar eclipses, are not rare. This year Tonga witnessed an eclipse on 26—27 June, and we shall have another one on 21—22 December. These two eclipses differ from each other. - Firitia Velt.
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Wednesday 15 December 2010
Washington,USA
Today, (December 13) the World Bank board approved the expansion of the Tonga Transport Consolidation Project. The expansion will build on the project's successes to date by helping address crucial maritime issues. The project will also assist Tonga by financing road maintenance. Not only will this help preserve important infrastructure, but it will also create employment. These new activities have been made possible by a US$9.3 million grant contributed by the Australian government. - The World Bank.
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Friday 10 December 2010
Cancun, Mexico
Some of the smallest and most vulnerable island nations in the world will benefit from a new initiative aimed at increasing these countries' access to renewable sources of energy. An 80 million Danish kroner ($US14.5 million) pledge of support from the Government of Denmark has helped kick off the initiative. - World Bank.
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