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Friday 18 December 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
The German Government will commit another 10 million euros to climate change programmes in Pacific countries, it was announced in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Monday 14 December 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
Indigenous Peoples from across North America and their allies from around the world who have gathered for COP 15 lead an unprecedented demonstration for just climate policy in Copenhagen on Saturday, December 12.
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Monday 14 December 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
At the end of the first week of the climate talks at Copenhagen, thousands of activists from the Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now! networks are joining the climate march under the banner of 'System Change Not Climate Change' to denounce the climate negotiations as a predictable failure.
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Wednesday 9 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first ever "Carols by the Sea" has been declared a huge success by organisers and audience members alike, with over $4000 raised for the Red Cross and a truly enjoyable night of festive entertainment being enjoyed by all.
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Wednesday 9 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women and children escaping violence now have a new place to consider. Based in Fanga 'o Pilolevu, the Women and Children Crisis Centre officially opened their doors on Dec 3, 2009.
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Thursday 3 December 2009
Havana, Cuba
The First Vice-president of the Cuban Councils of State and Ministers, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, met on Wednesday morning, Dec 2 with Honorable Feleti Sevele, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, and Minister of Defense from the Kingdom of Tonga, now on an official visit to Cuba.
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Thursday 26 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Male staff of Westpac Bank of Tonga have committed to eliminating violence against women by wearing the white ribbon.
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Thursday 26 November 2009
Canberra, Australia
To address the pay equity gap in Australia for women a new report by the House of Representatives Employment and Workplace Relations Committee has recommended a raft of amendments to the Fair Work Act and Sex Discrimination Act.
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Wednesday 18 November 2009
Nuku’ alofa,Tonga
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping the government of Tonga set up an electronic company registry to improve business registration procedures and support the formalization of business, in particular small and medium sized enterprises.
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Wednesday 18 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Deputy Prime Minister and Acting Minister of Police Hon. Dr. Viliami Tau Tangi officially opened the Tonga Police Commissioned Officers Annual Conference on Tuesday 17 November 2009.
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Tuesday 10 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister will host a historical meeting with Development Partners on Tonga's Energy Roadmap in Neiafu, Vava'u on 16-17 November 2009. The aim of the meeting is to finalise and sign-off on "Tonga's Energy Roadmap 2010-2020", which will enable Tonga to reach its policy target of fifty percent of its power generation to be fuelled by renewable sources within three years.
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Tuesday 10 November 2009
The Maldives
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed called on fellow vulnerable, developing countries to embrace a carbon neutral future, during his inaugural address to the Climate Vulnerable Forum, which is meeting in the Maldives on Monday and Tuesday.
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Monday 2 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Feleti Vaka'uta Sevele, spent the weekend in Niuatoputapu, in order to review the status of the emergency relief work on the island since it was declared nationally as a disaster zone on 30 October.
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Monday 2 November 2009
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Fiji's Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has erased his own credibility with 'delusional' notions that Fiji has a free media, says regional media watchdog Pacific Freedom Forum.
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Friday 30 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Hon Dr Feleti Vaka'uta Sevele, officially opened the new administrative office for the Vaini District, Tongatapu yesterday evening, 29 October.
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Monday 26 October 2009
Christchurch, New Zealand
Women who are adept at juggling busy schedules to meet study commitments and fulfil long-held career ambitions dominate this year's Pegasus Health Pacific Health Scholarship Awards.
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Monday 26 October 2009
Canberra, Australia
The Australian Government has provided a $1 million package of support to assist in the relief and recovery efforts on the island of Niuatoputapu after it was severely damaged by Tsunami waves on 30 September 2009.
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Thursday 15 October 2009
Washington, USA
In a record year for regulatory reform worldwide, most economies in East Asia and the Pacific strengthened business regulations, making them more efficient to help increase opportunities for local firms. Tonga, in particular, recorded an impressive ranking of 52 out of 183 countries, making it the leading performer in doing business in the Pacific region.
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Tuesday 8 September 2009
Auckland, New Zealand
Fiji's suspension from the Commonwealth on September 1 was a dead certainty. Its earlier suspension from the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum didn't deter it and it would have been naïve to think that the threat of this week's - it's third from the Commonwealth since independence - would make the Fijian administration change its mind. By Dev Nadkarni
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Tuesday 8 September 2009
London, UK
Sir paul Reeves, Special Representative of Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma to the Republic of the Fiji Islands, will arrive in Fiji on 8 September for a two-day visit.
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