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Thursday 15 August 2019

Glasgow, United Kingdom
A world-class and historic collection of barkcloth from the Pacific Ocean is highlighted in a new exhibition opening at the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum on August 29. “Barkcloth: Revealing Pacific Craft” is the result of a major three-year research project.
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Monday 5 August 2019

Nadi, Fiji
More than 30 Pacific Island environmental practitioners and government officials, from 14 countries, including Tonga, will contribute more to protect biodiversity and ecosystems in their countries after receiving post graduate certificates in Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development from James Cook University, on 1 August, in Nadi, Fiji.
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Thursday 1 August 2019

Nadi, Fiji
A ‘climate crisis’ has been declared by Pacific Island States, including Tonga, after signing the Nadi Bay Declaration earlier this week, calling on developed countries to urgently address climate change including phasing out coal mining and fossil fuel use and production.
Thursday 1 August 2019

Suva, Fiji
Domestic and sexual violence is costing Fijian employers almost 10 days of work per employee each year, reveals a new study by the IFC. It showed companies can make a real difference with simple, helpful approaches to improve employee well-being.
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Tuesday 30 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Lord Chief Justice, Owen Paulsen, has been appointed as an Associate Judge at New Zealand's High Court to preside in Christchurch.
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Saturday 27 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho, Tonga's Tonga’s High Commissioner to Canberra, visited the Philippines last week to present her Letters of Credence to President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacanang Palace, Manila.
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Saturday 27 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. ‘Akau’ola presented his letter of credentials as the Tongan Ambassador to the United Arab Emirate UAE to Zaki Nusseibeh, the UAE Minister of State at Abu Dhabi on 25 July.
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Friday 19 July 2019

New York, USA
Tonga admits it needs to do more to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), during a presentation of its country progress report at the High Level Political Forum held at UN Headquarters on 17 July in New York, USA. By Eleanor Gee.
Wednesday 10 July 2019

Neiafu, Vava'u
A project to strengthen sustainable management and recover selected commercial, aquaculture, and community fisheries in Tonga, funded by the World Bank was launched on 2 July in Neiafu, Vava’u.
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Wednesday 10 July 2019

Suva, Fiji
The big development issues facing the Pacific region will be debated in a new discussion series called ‘Future Pasifika’, with the first panel on healthy oceans set for July 15, broadcast worldwide from the University of the South Pacific Suva campus in partnership with the World Bank Group.
Tuesday 2 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Navy's first Tongan Warrant Officer, Seaman Combat Specialist Mark Latu (42) is part of the New Zealand contingent for King Tupou VI's 60th birthday celebrations this week.
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Tuesday 2 July 2019

Suva, Fiji
'Emeline Siale 'Ilolahia is the new Executive Director for the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) based in Suva, Fiji.
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Friday 28 June 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
The importance of geospatial intelligence (identifying the features of the geographic location) in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) work has been underlined at a course at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland, attended by government and military personnel from New Zealand, Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.
Wednesday 12 June 2019

Manila, Philippines
Several Asian countries are experiencing unusually high numbers of dengue cases for this time of year. With the rainy season approaching, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for action to minimize illness and deaths from dengue.
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Saturday 8 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s .TO domain appeared in the five top level domains containing child sex abuse material alongside Colombia (.CO) and Russia (.RU) as well as .COM, and .NET, according to the Internet Watch Foundation’s 2018 annual report, published on 25 April 2019.
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Thursday 6 June 2019

Manila, Phillipines
In the Pacific, a major disaster can slow the country’s gross domestic product by 1-2 percent, according to an Asian Development Bank Report titled, GDP tragedy: Preventing natural hazards from turning into economic disasters.
Tuesday 4 June 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
The New Zealand Defence Force has taken part in a multi-national fisheries patrol that covered an area 22 times the size of New Zealand. The operation, from 19-31 May involved seven members of the Forum Fisheries Agency, including Tonga. Some 57 vessels were boarded by authorities during the operation in the exclusive economic zones.
Friday 31 May 2019

Suva, Fiji
In the Pacific islands, about four in every five children between two to 14 years experiences some form of violent discipline. Violence at school is also high. Yet the impact of violence against children affects their development and continues into adulthood and the next generation, UNICEF Pacific Representative Sheldon Yett told a regional programme in Fiji this week.
Wednesday 29 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Robin Ord-Smith MVO has been appointed as the new British High Commissioner to the Kingdom of Tonga, as Britain reopens its diplomatic mission in Nuku‘alofa,13 years after departing in 2006.
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Tuesday 28 May 2019

Bangkok, Thailand
A new United Nations report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress urges countries to redouble efforts. On its current trajectory, Asia and the Pacific will not achieve any of the 17 SDGs by 2030. Many SDG targets related to the environment and natural resources are registering negative trends. Hazardous waste generation, the reduction in forest areas and the permanent water body extent are the three SDG indicators which are predicted to regress the most by 2030, compared to 2015.

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