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Conditions improve for seasonal workers says PASWA  - 1 comment
bsteele says:

I am very pleased to see progress here. I am from 'Aositelelia and I have spent time with Tongan seasonal workers not far from my home.



  • Friday 18 May 2018 5:39pm

    Washington D.C., U.S.A
    : As we work with partners to tackle the interconnected global challenges of climate change, conflict, famine, and pandemics, we must help countries prepare their people for a more complex, disruptive, digital future. The most important investments countries can make are ones that build human capital—to prepare for that future, and to write the next chapter in the ongoing project of human solidarity. By Jim Yong Kim.
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  • Thursday 17 May 2018 9:34pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga Broadcasting Commission’s news bulletin on 1 May 2018 featured a short segment on the CEO of the Ministry of Labour, Edgar Cocker. According to Mr Cocker they had enlisted the assistance of the Tonga Police in closing stalls at the flea market that were operated by Asian vendors because they breached the law regarding the location of businesses, and that “the flea market was set up only for Tongans.” - Kotoni Fonua.
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  • Monday 21 May 2018 7:04pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The All Blacks have recruited former Tonga Under-20s and current Otago Highlander’s lock Shannon Frizell. The 24-year-old was named in the All Blacks team list that was announced on Saturday 19 May, three weeks ahead of the All Blacks test match against France on 9 June. Shannon is the brother of NRL star Tyson Frizell.
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  • Friday 18 May 2018 5:53pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Fifteen local Tongan Rugby League players have been selected to represent Tonga in the Hong Kong Rugby League (HKRL) Nines tournament for the first time, held at King’s Park, Kowloon, on 27 May.
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  • Wednesday 9 May 2018 12:39pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Meter, an organisation fighting child pornography on the internet has agreed to work closely with Tonga's domain registry, Tonic, after the domain administrator asserted that Tonga was unfairly vilified in the '2017 Meter Report on Pedophilia and Child Pornography' released in March. The report revealed that criminal pedophiles have secretly exploited a file-sharing website registered under Tonga's national domain name .TO. Tonic has revoked the domain name of a major offender.
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  • Friday 18 May 2018 9:57am

    Tokyo, Japan
    : Partnership among Pacific Islanders - Towards a Prosperous, Free and Open Pacific: It was more than 20 years ago in 1997 when the leaders of Japan and the Pacific island countries first gathered in Tokyo to launch the first Japan-Pacific Island Leaders Meeting (PALM, then known as the Japan-South Pacific Forum Summit Meeting). Japan was among the first countries to establish a summit-level framework dedicated to forging stronger ties with Pacific island countries. - Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan.
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