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Monday 5 May 2008
Suva, Fiji
The Fiji Media Council is shocked and dismayed that on the eve of World Media Freedom day the interim Government should make such a mockery of its claim that the media in Fiji is free. While the media is still coming to terms with the deportation of Russell Hunter it is rocked by the deportation of the publisher of the Fiji Times, Evan Hannah.
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Monday 5 May 2008
Suva, Fiji
Transparency International Fiji is concerned and dismayed at the unexpected deportation of the Publisher of Fiji Times Mr. Evan Hannah. This sends a very wrong signal to the people of this country and the international community that media outlets are being intimidated and their independence threatened.
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Friday 2 May 2008
Gaire, Papua New Guinea
The community of Gaire, in the Central Province, is in a state of excitement. This rural community, located an hour's drive southeast of Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) and home to about 2500 people, will be the first operational rural site for the Pacific Rural Internet Connectivity System RICS.
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Friday 2 May 2008
London, United Kingdom
Tonga's Prime Minister Dr Feleti Vaka'uta Sevele called on Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, UK, on 1 May 2008.
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Monday 14 April 2008
Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand's solicitor-general is prosecuting The Dominion Post's owner and editor for publishing conversations secretly recorded by police during terror investigations.
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Monday 14 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Economic activity in Tonga is likely to be contracted markedly in 2007, as the Kingdom's economy suffered following a poor agricultural season, the large-scale reduction in civil service workers and the near-destruction of Nuku'alofa's central business district. Reconstruction is taking a long time with only a few projects underway nearly 18 months following the civil disturbance of November 2006.
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Tuesday 8 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Hon Dr. Feleti Vaka'uta Sevele, has accepted an invitation from the Secretary General of the Commonwealth to become a member of the Group of Ten Commonwealth Leaders to undertake advocacy and lobbying in support of reform of the current architecture of international institutions to reflect the challenges in the world of the 21st Century.
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Friday 4 April 2008
Manila, Philippines
Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President C. Lawrence Greenwood Jr. will visit Tonga next week to discuss ADB's assistance programs and future areas of cooperation.
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Friday 4 April 2008
Manila, Philippines
While the Pacific region is expected to see some economic progress this year - mainly due to increases in commodity prices, tourism and investor-friendly policies - weak governance will continue to hinder the region's ability to make significant gains, according to the 2008 edition of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO).
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Friday 28 March 2008
Honolulu, Hawaii
Army Lieutenant Colonel Siamelie Latu, Tonga Defence Services, from Tatakamotonga, Tonga, graduated March 26 from the Asia-Pacific Center for Studies Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) Course in Honolulu. Latu received his diploma from retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ed Smith, director of the Center.
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Thursday 13 March 2008
Paris, France
"From now on, we will organise activities every 12 March to condemn cyber-censorship throughout the world," Reporters Without Borders said. "A response of this kind is needed to the growing tendency to crack down on bloggers and to close websites.
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Sunday 9 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
Fiji's self-appointed prime minister Frank Bainimarama has tightened his grip on information in his country, deciding he alone should be the army's media spokesman.
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Sunday 9 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
The findings in a report on the media would not be accepted because it lacked credibility, the Fiji Media Council told Pacnews yesterday.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Noumea, New Caledonia
This year's theme for International Women's Day on 8 March, Investing in Women and Girls, provides an opportunity to review the situation in the Pacific region regarding financing for gender equality.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Apia, Samoa
Today funds will be handed over to Samoa's two largest marine protected areas (MPAs) on behalf of the Coral Reef Initiatives in the Pacific (CRISP) program, at a ceremony to be held at the Safata MPA District Centre.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Geneva, Switzerland
This year's International Women's Day focuses on investing in women and girls. Abundant evidence shows that when women are given an opportunity to express their potential, health indicators rapidly improve for themselves, for households and for communities. Investment in women and girls not only contributes to socioeconomic progress, but is also an investment in health development.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) will not petition the Australian Government to remove Fiji from participating in the Regional Assistance Mission (RAMSI) in the Solomon Islands as suggested by a group of Pacific journalists.
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Tuesday 4 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Japan Provides New Water Supply Systems to Two Villages and School Buildings to Three Primary Schools in the Kingdom of Tonga
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Tuesday 4 March 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand Pacific Business Council (NZPBC) will hold its two yearly Expo, bringing together more than 110 Exhibitors from 14 Pacific nations, representing a diverse range of industries and services. The 2008 Pacific Trade Expo, being held on 5 and 6 March at the Waitakere Trusts Stadium, Auckland, will be officially opened by Prime Minister, Rt Hon Helen Clark on Wednesday, 5 March at 9.00 am.
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Tuesday 4 March 2008
New York, USA
The International Trademark Association (INTA) today joins The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in calling for concrete action toward the completion of a new trade agreement focused specifically on stopping the trade in counterfeit goods.
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