You are here

Results for Pacific Islands

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Officials from small island developing States in the Pacific region are meeting in Nuku’alofa to review progress in implementing the SAMOA Pathway - the dedicated programme of action for small island developing States (SIDS).
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 14 June 2018

Suva, Fiji
Professor Pal Ahluwalia is the new Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the South Pacific in Suva, starting in November this year.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 13 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cause of death of four whale carcasses that were washed up on the shores of ‘Atā Island last month, remains unknown.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 12 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Combatting online child abuse is at the forefront of a cybercrime workshop hosted by the Pacific Island Law Officers’ Network in Nuku'alofa this week from June 12-15.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 7 June 2018

Apia, Samoa
The Australian Government has signed an AU$12 million-dollar agreement with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) last week, to provide continuous support to sustainable development programs in the Pacific region.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 6 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The deaths of four dead whales that were washed up on the shores of ‘Atā Island last month is being investigated by Tonga Police, who suspect the whales were shot.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 5 June 2018
Suva, Fiji
Fiji’s leader of the opposition Sodelpa Party, Sitiveni Rabuka, a former coup leader and former Fiji Prime Minister, has been charged by anti-corruption officials relating to an alleged anomaly in his financial declarations for 2016 –17, ahead of Fiji’s upcoming general elections due to be held this year.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 15 May 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is among 14 Pacific nations that are members of a new Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network created in April this year.
Monday 14 May 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand Government has announced a $714 million budget increase in its development assistance with the Pacific, a key focus on May 8.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 9 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Meter, an organisation fighting child pornography on the internet has agreed to work closely with Tonga's domain registry, Tonic, after the domain administrator asserted that Tonga was unfairly vilified in the '2017 Meter Report on Pedophilia and Child Pornography' released in March. The report revealed that criminal pedophiles have secretly exploited a file-sharing website registered under Tonga's national domain name .TO. Tonic has revoked the domain name of a major offender.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 4 May 2018

Suva, Fiji
South Pacific Tourism Organisation CEO Christopher Cocker, who led the Pacific Islands delegation at the 3rd World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WITS) and Research Symposium in New Zealand recently, said the forum provided a space for indigenous peoples to learn about the challenges faced by their communities and the value of cultural heritage in providing authentic tourism experiences.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 3 May 2018
The media worldwide today, 3 May celebrates the 25th World Press Freedom Day, under the theme ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law’. The 2018 World Press Freedom Index for 180 countries ranks New Zealand at No. 8, Australia 19, Samoa 22, Tonga 51, Papua New Guinea 53 and Fiji 57.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 3 May 2018

Noumea, New Caledonia
World Tuna Day, May 2, is an opportunity to acknowledge one of the most widely consumed fish in the world, and reflect on how to protect it for future generations. The creation of World Tuna Day was led by Pacific Small Island Developing States, where tuna is a vital source of economic development, food security and government revenue.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 27 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
By May 24, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could become the 73rd country whose citizens may enter Tonga without a pre-entry visa - or may be not. The UAE government is telling its citizens the visa waiver will start on May 24, based on an MOU signed with a representative of Tonga's King Tupou VI on April 23. However, it is not yet clear whether or not the Tonga Government has approved it.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 25 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Passport holders of the United Arab Emirates can enter and stay in the Kingdom of Tonga for 60 days without a pre-entry visa, starting from May 24, according to reports from Abu Dhabi this week.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Britain will reestablish its diplomatic mission in Tonga during the coming years, Lopeti Senituli an adviser to Tonga’s Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva confirmed this morning, 24 April.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 19 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An innovative way for Commonwealth Small States to have easier access to international trade finance was launched at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London early this week.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 11 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Geospatial and Surveying Council's Strategy for 2017-2027 was launched by Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva and the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Andrew Ford, at the Tanoa Hotel yesterday evening, April 10.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 4 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In early March, a “Floating Budget Analysis Unit” that includes seven researchers from the Parliaments of Fiji, Tonga, Australia, New Zealand and New South Wales travelled to the Solomon Islands to increase the capacity of the National Parliament’s secretariat during the parliamentary review of the 2018 budget.
Node is premium Premium content
Saturday 31 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Republic of Fiji has made a generous donation of $50,000 FJD ($53,000 Pa’anga) to assist Tonga in its post-cyclone recovery.
Node is premium Premium content

Pages