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Monday 24 September 2018

Suva, Fiji
A Fiji Dalo Quality manual to help taro growers, buyers and exporters improve the quality of taro being produced and traded for the local and export markets was launched on September 19.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was no tsunami threat for Tonga following a powerful earthquake east of the Fiji islands this morning, the Tonga Meteorological Office advised. The earthquake has been rated by Global tectonic reports among the largest deep focus earthquakes ever observed and was one of ten earthquakes over M 4.3 in the region today.
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Wednesday 27 June 2018

Suva, Fiji
Following a search by Customs in Savusavu of a New Zealand based yacht, the Captain and two crew-members are now in Police Custody, Fiji Revenue and Customs reported today. Local border agencies and Customs are working with partners in New Zealand and Australia to expose and prosecute smuggling attempts.
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Wednesday 27 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A study into the source and transmission of typhoid fever, which has been increasing in Pacific countries such as Fiji over the past decade, has revealed that poor sanitation is a major source of Salmonella Typhi, the cause of the disease. Professor Crump, who led the study says the research also highlights the serious concern that Oceania has fallen behind both Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to become the region with the lowest coverage of improved drinking water and improved sanitation.
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Tuesday 5 June 2018
Suva, Fiji
Fiji’s leader of the opposition Sodelpa Party, Sitiveni Rabuka, a former coup leader and former Fiji Prime Minister, has been charged by anti-corruption officials relating to an alleged anomaly in his financial declarations for 2016 –17, ahead of Fiji’s upcoming general elections due to be held this year.
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Saturday 31 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Republic of Fiji has made a generous donation of $50,000 FJD ($53,000 Pa’anga) to assist Tonga in its post-cyclone recovery.
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Wednesday 21 March 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
A new study reveals that indigenous Fijian women living in New Zealand have a lower rate of awareness and practice of family planning compared to women living in Fiji. The study raises questions on the accessibility to family planning services among Pacific minority groups.
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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Suva, Fiji
Discussions around the overall health and safety of Pacific Islands impacted by extreme weather events induced by climate change were discussed at a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting last week over two days on 15 and 16 March in Suva, Fiji.
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Thursday 15 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 40th anniversary of shipping company, Pacific Forum Line (PFL), was celebrated last night by staff and guests at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel in Nuku’alofa. The PFL was established in 1978 by the late King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV of Tonga, the late Sir Ratu Kamisese Mara of Fiji, and High Chief Malietoa Tanumafili II of Samoa, with its first meeting hosted at Tonga College.
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Friday 2 March 2018

Suva, Fiji
Shipping containers leaving Fiji for Australia and New Zealand will undergo the Sea Container Hygiene System (SCHS) starting in April to ensure they arrive pest free. This means both countries won’t have to store containers to perform onshore inspections and cleaning, resulting in costs savings for the industry valued at around AUD$6-9 million per year.
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Friday 29 December 2017

Suva, Fiji
Radiant bride, 'Anaseini Fifita Falemei Palu of Nuku'alofa, married her sweetheart Joseph James Halapua in Suva yesterday, 28 December, during the Christmas season of weddings.
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Wednesday 6 December 2017

Suva, Fiji
The Tonga Under 20s rugby team scored a last minute try to force a draw against Fiji 26 – 26 in the final of the Oceania Rugby U20 Trophy on Saturday 2 December in Suva, Fiji. To the dismay of Tongan fans, the game did not go to extra-time after the draw, with the Fiji U20s being declared winners of the Trophy as a result of scoring more tries in accordance to the competition rules.
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Thursday 23 November 2017
Bonn, Germany
Developing countries had a win at COP23 after difficulties arose when developed countries as well as Fiji, who was presiding over the conference, almost side-lined pre-2020 climate action negotiations in Bonn, Germany.
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Thursday 19 October 2017
Suva, Fiji
Fiji has become the first developing country to issue a green bond in its bid to raise $100m (US$50m) for climate change mitigation, adaptation, and other environmental-friendly projects.
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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Suva, Fiji
Fiji will receive a $31 million grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and a $42 million ADB loan for climate resilience projects and improving water and sanitation services.
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Friday 22 September 2017
Suva, Fiji
A declaration outlining actions to tackle Climate Change is circling the Pacific Island countries for support before being delivered to world leaders at COP 23 in Bonn, Germany.
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Monday 24 July 2017
Suva, Fiji
Concerns over El Nino impacts in the Pacific region during the planet's warmest half-year year on record between January to June 2016 is leading to better preparedness for coordinating humanitarian responses to disaster affected people in the Pacific.
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Wednesday 12 July 2017
Suva, Fiji
“As Pacific islanders, we have been made custodians of our greatest assets – our people, our culture, our land and our oceans, by our forefathers. A duty we need to fulfill because if we are not careful, we will not only lose our home but we will lose the economic benefits that sustains our livelihoods,” said Christopher Cocker, CEO of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), at the Climate Action Pacific Partnership Event held last week in Suva, Fiji.
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Wednesday 12 July 2017

Suva, Fiji
Dr Mahendra Reddy, Fiji’s former Minister for Education who was charged with bribery and undue influence would have his trial set for September 6 and 8.
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Friday 2 June 2017

Suva, Fiji
"Deeply disappointing," is how the incoming President of COP23, Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, this morning responded to the decision by the Trump administration to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Bainimarama said the impacts of climate change "are obvious, and humankind ignores these facts at its peril."
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