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Saturday 4 May 2019

Denarau, Fiji
With a dire warning that, “If we do not act now, by 2050, 90% of the region’s coral reefs will be dead, and there will be no commercially exploitable wild fish stocks left,” the President of the Asian Development Bank, Mr Takehiko Nakao, launched an ‘Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies for Asia and the Pacific’ yesterday, 3 May in Fiji. By Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 3 May 2019

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
On World Tuna Day we are reminded of the need to maximise the economic and social benefits from tuna for our people, our communities and our Pacific region. We are also reminded of the critical importance of protecting this rich resource,” says FFA Director General, Dr. Manu Tupou-Roosen.
Thursday 2 May 2019

Nadi, Fiji
A trust fund to boost climate change and disaster resilience in Small Island States (SIDS) was established by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Ireland on the opening day of the 52nd Annual Meeting of ADB’s Board of Governors on May 1, in Nadi, Fiji.
Thursday 11 April 2019

Suva, Fiji
Four in every 10 children in the Pacific Islands are missing out on early learning, disadvantaging them from the start, warns a new UNICEF report. Children in pre-primary education are more than twice as likely to be on track in mastering early literacy and numeracy skills than children missing out on early learning.
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Wednesday 3 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga High School student, Mele Kaufusi Fungavai ran with the Peace Torch of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run today, 3 April. The global Peace Torch run aims to inspire and involve people from all walks of life to express their hopes and dreams for a more peaceful and harmonious world.
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Monday 25 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A French Navy Ship ‘La Glorieuse’ and Maritime Patrol Aircraft 'Gardian' are conducting a surveillance mission of Tonga’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) aimed at stopping illegal trafficking.
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Wednesday 20 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five diplomats are presenting their credentials in a formal ceremony to HM King Tupou VI at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa, during Diplomatic Week from 18 – 22 March, marking the beginning of the ambassadorships.
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Wednesday 20 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
National consultations are being held in Nuku'alofa this week on how to tackle the rising problem of illicit drugs, particularly methamphetamine. The Tonga Government invited the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat to hold consultations to assist policy formation.
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Saturday 16 March 2019

Christchurch, New Zealand
The New Zealand Government is asking social media users around the world to delete and not to share a video that was live streamed by a gunman as he murdered dozens of people yesterday at a mosque in Christchurch. Forty-nine victims are confirmed to have been killed in the racially motivated attack.
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Tuesday 12 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan workers may take up semi-skilled jobs in Australia for a period of up to three-years under a Pacific Labour Scheme, after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the Tonga government on March 12 at St George Government Building.
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Wednesday 6 March 2019

Majuro, Marshall Islands
Pacific Island countries are aiming to improve and expand the management of tuna fishing in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean under the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) through a range of initiatives to be implemented by 2020.
Monday 4 March 2019

Malibu, CA, USA
To raise awareness of plastic pollution in the ocean, South African swimmer, Sarah Ferguson will attempt to become the first person in the world to swim the perimeter of Easter Island, in waters which contains one of the highest concentrations of microplastics in the world.
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Friday 1 March 2019
Apia, Samoa
Samoa signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalising its support for the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Regional Aerial Surveillance Program on February 28.
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Sunday 10 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 179th Anniversary of New Zealand’s National Day, Waitangi Day was celebrated on February 6, at the High Commissioner’s residence, Va’epopua, attended by Tonga's PM Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva, who expressed dismay that some NZ politicians claimed that Tonga is a “failed state”.
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Tuesday 5 February 2019

Suva, Fiji
UNICEF warned today of the dangers posed by online violence, cyberbullying and digital harassment for the 70.6per cent of young people aged 15 to 24 years old who are online globally, and called for concerted action to tackle and prevent violence against children and young people online. In the Pacific islands, a Tonga government survey in 2017 showed that 42 per cent of adolescents and youth experienced cruelty and mean behaviour online, with 59 per cent of those being females.
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Friday 1 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese New Year and Spring Festival was celebrated at the Chinese Embassy in Nuku’alofa last night, 31 January.
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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-four talented cooks from Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Samoa, will compete in a reality TV cooking show competition hosted by celebrity chef, Robert Oliver, encouraging Pacific Islanders to make good food choices in a bid to fight non-communicable diseases.
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Friday 11 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia’s High Commissioner to Tonga HE Andrew Ford, will be leaving next month to take up a post as Consul-General in Kolkata, India at the end of his term in Tonga.
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Thursday 20 December 2018

Katowice, Poland
The Ocean is an integral part of our climate discussions and cannot be spoken about in isolation, stressed Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi at a high-level panel discussion event during COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
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Friday 14 December 2018

Suva, Fiji
Water is a critical resource and USP is committed to ensuring that it is managed in a sustained manner for the benefit of the Pacific people, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rajesh Chandra said this week on signing an MOU with Australia's Griffith University to establish a Pacific Water Centre at USP.
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