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Thursday 16 June 2016
Nadi, Fiji
Leading spokespersons for the Forum Island Countries on PACER Plus have come out slamming a PANG assessment they say is a "lopsided and inaccurate view" on PACER Plus, that was commissioned by the Pacific Network on Globalisation.
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Tuesday 14 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
PACER-Plus trade talks may lead to serious implications for Pacific island countries with a range of concerns raised on gender, health, food and national sovereignty, states a report commissioned by the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG).
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Wednesday 8 June 2016

Apia, Samoa
Pacific people are urged to be part of the Wave for Change social media campaign and commit to activities to protect the ocean from threats such as climate change, ocean acidification, marine pollution and overfishing as part of World Oceans Day today, 8 June. SPREP says the ocean needs to be protected from threats such as climate change, ocean acidification, marine pollution and overfishing as it plays a vital role covering 98% of the Pacific region that consists of only 2% of land area.
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Friday 3 June 2016

Yaren, Nauru
Nauru has abolished its death penalty and decriminalised homosexuality after recently amending its criminal code. Tonga and Papua New Guinea remain the only two countries in the Pacific to retain the death penalty for crimes such as murder, while six Pacific countries still criminalize homosexuality, including Tonga.
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Friday 3 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has received a $3 million grant and a $3 million loan approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to strengthen long-term economic growth and to have the capacity to respond to external economic shocks such as those caused by natural disasters.
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Saturday 28 May 2016
Suva, Fiji
Statisticians from governments and development partners throughout the Pacific will meet in Lautoka, Fiji, next week to discuss major statistical projects that will inform government policy and decision making, supporting sustainable development in the region.
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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga, as the third “most vulnerable” country in the world, is making a commitment to reduce disaster and climate-related risks, Tonga’s delegation told the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, that opened on Monday May 23.
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Monday 23 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tackling the Pacific’s leading cause of death, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be the focus of Pacific Island leaders when they meet in Nuku’alofa, Tonga between 20-22 June 2016. United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Helen Clark, will deliver a keynote address at the summit, which will be opened by HM King Tupou VI.
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Thursday 19 May 2016
Suva, Fiji
A new academic programme that will teach Pacific Islands students about climate change adaptation and sustainable energy, is being developed by 15 countries in the region, including Tonga, who are meeting in Nadi this week, with assistance from the European Union.
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Thursday 28 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga could be used as a transfer point for the illegal trade of arms if its government doesn’t sign the International Arms Trade Treaty warns Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA). In the Pacific region, Tuvalu, Samoa, Australia and New Zealand have signed and ratified the treaty and Vanuatu, Palau, Kiribati and Nauru have signed.
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Monday 15 February 2016
Hagatna, Guam
In less than 100 days, Guam will be flooded with worldwide visitors and participants to witness the spectacular 12th Festival of Pacific Arts held in the capital, Hagatna, from 22 May to 4 June. The festival has been held every four years since its inception in 1972.
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Monday 8 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia will donate up to $500k to combat the Zika virus as part of an aid package to Pacific island countries to stop it from spreading and the initial focus of fighting the virus would be in Tonga, after it was confirmed five people contracted the virus and 259 suspected last week in Tonga.
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Tuesday 26 January 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
A financial incentive may be offered to Tongans and others on Auckland’s State Housing waiting list to relocate to regional areas of New Zealand, the Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has said this month. The proposal has been criticised by Jenny Salesa, MP for Manukau East, who says that Ms Bennett was targeting Pacific people in South Auckland.
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Wednesday 20 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga and the rest of the Pacific Islands could tap into an online market to create thousands of jobs in IT-related industries according to a World Bank study released in December.
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Friday 23 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Delegations from 15 Pacific Island countries recently attended a workshop to develop recognized accreditation in vocational education on climate change and sustainable energy in the Pacific.
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Tuesday 25 November 2014
Suva, Fiji
The annual “Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing User Conference” commenced today November 25 at the University of the South Pacific in Suva. Two hundred people are expected to attend the 3 day conference.
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Thursday 20 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific is tied with the Sub- Saharan Africa region as having the lowest level of improved sanitation coverage in the world, it was noted yesterday, 19 November, on the United Nation's second "World Toilet Day".
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Monday 18 August 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii
After visiting Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, on August 14 expressed his concern over the effects of Climate Change on Pacific Islands.
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Thursday 7 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Democracy is founded on the participation of all members of society, both men and women, and this concept is at the core of a modern parliament, said Brigitte Filion, a spokesperson from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) at a two day Pacific Parliamentary Partnerships Meeting that opened today, November 7, in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 21 August 2013
Pohnpei, Micronesia
Tuna Stocks are declining and current management measures are failing to restore stocks. This according to the Scientific Committee of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission who concluded a ten day meeting on Monday August 19 in Pohnpei, Micronesia.
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