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Monday 25 February 2008
Suva, Fiji
Fiji's Interim Finance Minister Mahendra Chaudhry has included another local media publisher in his defamation lawsuit over reports published on allegations of tax evasion against him.
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Friday 22 February 2008
Paris, France
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Fiji appeal court's harassment of Leone Cabenatabua, the editor of the Fiji Sun, and Virisila Buadromo, the head of the Fiji Women's Rights Movement, who were summoned and warned by the court on 12 February because of an article quoting Buadromo in that day's issue criticising the military-led government's appointment of new judges to the court.
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Friday 15 February 2008
Suva, Fiji
Fiji Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) Deputy Commissioner George Langman says more prominent people are expected to face corruption-related charges.
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Thursday 14 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a ship's engineer, Vai Vuetibula Pogiono (24), from Ono i Lau, Fiji, has been identified after being found washed up on the western foreshore of Queen Salote Wharf on Saturday morning, February 9.
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Wednesday 6 February 2008
Suva, Fiji
The Public Forum organized by the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre and the Pacific Centre for Public Integrity at the Holiday Inn was cut short today by an anonymous threat.
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Monday 4 February 2008
Suva, Fiji
A bomb scare forced the evacuation of the Holiday Inn, on Suva's Victoria Parade today for over two hours, during the first visit to the South Pacific by the head of Transparency International, Ms Huguette Labelle.
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Thursday 31 January 2008
Suva, Fiji
The operations officer for the Fiji battalion in Sinai, Major Ilai Moceica, is likely to be sent on the next flight home after a local media report misquoted him.
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Wednesday 30 January 2008
Paris, France
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of Fiji TV reporter Emily Moli and cameraman Shalendra Datt for "disobeying a police order" on 23 January, when they went to cover a dispute between the principal and administration of Rishikul Sanatan high school in Nasinu.
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Monday 22 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Commodore Bainimarama, the Interim Prime Minister of Fiji, announced in Neiafu, Vava'u, on October 17 that Fiji will have a Parliamentary Election early in 2009, it was welcomed by Pacific Islands leaders who gave him their overwhelming support- but not the leaders of Australia and New Zealand, he explains in an interview in Tonga. By Pesi Fonua
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Friday 14 September 2007
London, United Kingdom
The Commonwealth Secretary-General's spokesperson, Mr Eduardo del Buey, has confirmed that the Secretary-General had spoken today to the Interim Minister of Finance of the Republic of Fiji Islands, Mr Mahendra Chaudhry, during which the Secretary-General reaffirmed the Commonwealth's concerns about developments in Fiji Islands.
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Friday 1 December 2006
Suva, Fiji
Fiji's military has denied outright of a breakthrough in mediation talks in New Zealand yesterday.
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Wednesday 4 August 2004
Nadi, Fiji
Non Government Organizations (NGOs) from Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga and the Marshall Islands, meeting in Nadi today have called for a greater NGO role in Pacific Governments annual Budget processes. They have also put a strong case to have this participation properly funded by Government so that the voice of people in poverty and other disadvantaged groups may be heard at all points in the budget process.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Fiji Foreign Affairs Minister Kaliopate Tavola said he was very pleased with his meeting with his Australian counterpart Alexander Downer, the Fiji Daily Post reported on August 26. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nadi, Fiji
Over 100 people are now being investigated for treason in Fiji. This includes some influential and prominent business people, reported Fiji Live on September 5. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Friday 29 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Lopeti Senituli, the former Director of the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre, the Secretariat of the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific movement, was in Fiji when George Speight and his armed men entered parliament on May 19 and held hostage the Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry and his cabinet members. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Friday 29 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Republic of Fiji, like the Republic of Pakistan, is being suspended from the Council of the Commonwealth of Nations for overthrowing its democratically elected government. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If Australian trade sanctions against Fiji cut off Tonga’s oil supplies, which come through Fiji, Tonga will be forced to find other sources of fuel. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES 2000. "It seems to me that the whole approach to life in the Pacific Islands forever sails very closely to what we refer to as ethnicity, which is the way anthropologists and paternalistic aid donors forgive our basic racism....Another example nearer home was the racially motivated and cowardly violence, which young jobless, and dare I say it, hopeless Tongans, visited on our Chinese owned shops last year; an act of such barbarity that it shamed and disgusted me and every other Tongan of my generation...." Crown Prince Tupouto‘a comments in an interview with Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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