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Saturday 3 November 2018
Suva, Fiji
Reducing the 75 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming from the transport sector in the Pacific Islands, will be the focus of the Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo hosted by the University of the South Pacific (USP) as part of their 50th anniversary from 8 – 10 November 2018.
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Thursday 1 November 2018

California, USA
US Coast Guard service members have been authorized to enforce security zones near Port Moresby during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leader’s Summit to be held on 12-18 November in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
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Wednesday 24 October 2018

Suva, Fiji
One of the greatest challenges affecting the Pacific region is undoubtedly climate change, the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry said at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, today, during his three day official visit to Fiji. He launched four new Queen Elizabeth scholarships for students from the Caribbean and Pacific regions to support more young people in reducing the effects of climate change in their home countries.
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Thursday 18 October 2018

Honiara, Solomon Islands
Tonga is one of four Pacific Island countries that is supporting a proposal for the establishment of a Regional Secretariat for labour mobility initiatives and a PACER Plus Implementation Unit. The Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu also offered to host the Labour Mobility Initiatives and the PACER Plus Implementation Unit in their own country, when the proposal was raised at the 2018 Pacific Labour Mobility Annual Meeting, held in Honiara, Solomon Islands on 10 October 2018.
Thursday 11 October 2018

Apia, Samoa
A South Pacific Tourism Organisation Regional Marketing Meeting in Apia this month agreed to work together on promotional opportunities for its 17 Pacific Island member countries.
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Tuesday 9 October 2018

Dubai, UAE
King Tupou VI has visited the site of EXPO 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where Tonga will have its own pavilion in the “Opportunities Sector”.
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Tuesday 9 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An agreement to assist Pacific Island nations, including Tonga, with development project funding was signed on 13 September 2018, in Suva, Fiji.
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Thursday 4 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new process of certification aimed to better facilitate arriving passengers into New Zealand travelling with specific food items in umu packs from Tonga, is expected to be implemented in November, after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on October 4 in Nuku'alofa. CEO Ministry for Primary Industries (MPIE), Roger Smith said they found travellers from Tonga have been very compliant and trustworthy.
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Friday 28 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was celebrated last night, 27 September at the Chinese Embassy, and attended by HRH Princess Pilolevu, government officials, diplomats, and Chinese nationals. Photos by Linny Folau
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Friday 28 September 2018

London, United Kingdom
A procession highlighting the role of Tupaia, a Tahitian navigator and priest in James Cook’s successful exchanges with Maori people in New Zealand, will be held as part of an exhibition marking Cook’s voyage from Plymouth, UK to Australia 250 years ago.
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Thursday 27 September 2018

New York, USA
King Tupou VI told the United Nations yesterday that Tonga strongly believes it can achieve 50 percent renewable energy by its 2020 target. In his speech addressing the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the King also warned that climate change continues to pose significant security threats to island states.
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Thursday 27 September 2018

New York, USA
On the sidelines of the One Planet Summit in New York, Dr. Hilda C. Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji and COP23 President, set the bar as the first countries to show the world concrete steps on the path of raising the ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). And they called on the global community to follow their lead.
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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Suva, Fiji
Ms Cheri Robinson Moors, former Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the National University of Samoa, has been appointed as the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) Country Director for Tonga and Samoa, starting last month.
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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Friday 21 September 2018

Hong Kong
Seven Pacific Islands small to medium-sized fishing companies have boosted their businesses after attending Seafood Expo Asia, where they met buyers and won orders, under a new area of support from the Forum Fisheries Agency. Two buyers have placed orders, which surpassed the annual volume of the supplier.
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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Wellington, New Zealand
Deputy Police Commissioner Community Policing Pelenatita Fe’ao Vaisuai met New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, under her Prime Minister's Fellowship, from September 10-14.
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Tuesday 11 September 2018

Suva, Fiji
Students in most Pacific Island Countries and Territories face violence in and around the classroom at a much higher rate than the global average, said UNICEF after releasing a new report ‘An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in Schools’, as part of a global campaign on 6 September.
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Tuesday 11 September 2018

Canberra, Australia
In the context of an emerging Indo-Pacific solidarity - how does the Pacific maintain and strengthen its own strategic autonomy? How do we ensure our regional priorities are neither undermined through the breaking of our Pacific solidarity, nor appropriated by the narratives of others not of our region? These are key questions for the Forum Family, says Dame Meg Taylor in her keynote address to the 2018 State of the Pacific Conference, at the Australia National University in Canberra, on Monday, 8 September 2018.
Friday 7 September 2018

Nauru
Partnerships and cooperation are vital for building a strong and secure Blue Pacific continent, said President of Nauru and Forum Chair President Baron Divavesi Waqa, at the 49th Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru on 4 September.
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Friday 7 September 2018

Sydney, Australia
Skilled employees from Pacific Island countries could fill a looming severe shortage of aged care workers in Australia and New Zealand, says a new World Bank report released yesterday, 6 September.
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