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Tuesday 19 May 2009
Christchurch, New Zealand
The Tongan community in Christchurch welcomed the Tongan Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele with a community luncheon on Saturday May 16 at the end of a two days visit to the city. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Saturday 16 May 2009
Christchurch, New Zealand
It was a walk down memory lane for Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele when he revisited his old school St Bede's College in Christchurch, on May 15 during a week long tour of New Zealand.
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Friday 15 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon Dr Feleti Sevele will be attending the Fifth Pacific Alliance Leaders Meeting (PALM) in Hokkaido, Japan on May 22-23.
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Thursday 14 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Finding regional solutions to challenges faced by the Pacific Maritime sector such as the increasing regulation and requirements of the international and domestic shipping industries, was discussed during the Second Pacific Ministers for Maritime Transport Meeting that opened in Nuku'alofa today.
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Thursday 14 May 2009
Wellington, New Zealand
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele arrived in New Zealand yesterday, May 13 at the start of week-long visit during which he will meet the New Zealand Prime Minister Hon. John Key in Wellington next week, and also give two addresses at New Zealand universities.
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Wednesday 13 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Improving essential shipping to and between Small Island States in the Pacific will be the focus point of deliberations for the Small Island States Ministers of Trasport and Maritime Meeting which opened in Nuku‘alofa today, Wednesday 13 May.
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Tuesday 12 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 13th Pacific Islands Maritime Association Meeting was opened in Nuku'alofa on Monday May 11 to discuss issues of Regional Maritime Cooperation and the challenges faced by the region, which largely depends on sea transport.
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Tuesday 12 May 2009
New Zealand
The Pacific Cooperation Foundation PCF is pleased to announce Tonga's Prime Minister, the Hon Dr Feleti Sevele, will give the 2009 Annual Pacific Address in Christchurch (14 May 2009) and Wellington (18 May 2009).
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Monday 11 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The suspension of Fiji from the Pacific Island Forum also suspends it from discussions regarding a Pacific trade agreement, discussions that should be put on ice regardless.
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Friday 8 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Maritime terrorism has emerged as a formidable threat to world peace, and Pacific Island countries are not immune to such a threat, Tonga's Solicitor General 'Aminiasi Kefu told participants at the opening of a two-days workshop on Maritime Security in Nuku'alofa yesterday morning, May 7.
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Wednesday 29 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three-days conference on "Security Sector Governance in the Pacific Region", was officially launched on April 28 by Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Viliami Tangi.
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Monday 27 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Japanese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr Yasuo Takase, visited Vaiola Hospital on Friday April 24 and viewed the new hospital which was financed with $17.7 million from the Japanese Government.
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Friday 24 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is interested in becoming a host country for a regional energy unit, Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister Dr Viliami Tangi told a Pacific Energy Ministers Meeting in Nuku'alofa yesterday.
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Friday 24 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Forum member countries need to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and make renewable, sustainable and clean energy our ultimate goal, Pacific Energy Ministers were told in Nuku'alofa yesterday.
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Wednesday 22 April 2009
Suva, Fiji
Many in Fiji believe that Voreqe Bainimarama's intentions are good and are in opposition to the aims of previous coups. …There is division in the political parties, the judiciary, the churches and the NGO community. Your position depends on the perspective you take. By Fr Kevin Barr.
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Monday 20 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five Pacific islands countries will be the focus of a high level regional conference on security and conflict prevention, to be held in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, next week from April 27-30.
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Friday 17 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fiji needs helps and the Pacific Islands Forum countries should engage and maintain an on going dialogue with the Fijian regime and help them to find their way back to normality, the Tongan Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele said on Television Tonga on April 15.
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Thursday 16 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Sonatane Tu‘’akinamolahi Taumoepeau-Tupou, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence has been appointed as Tonga's new Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, the Tongan Ambassador to the United States, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela, and the Tongan High Commissioner to Canada.
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Tuesday 14 April 2009
Suva, Fiji
The 250 Tongan students at the USP Suva, Fiji are safe, and are attending their normal classes today, according to the Acting Director of the University of the South Pacific USP Tonga campus, Dr Seu'ula Fua this afternoon.
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Friday 3 April 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new ambassador to the People's Republic of China, HE Mahe'uli'uli Sandhurst Tupouniua, presented his Credentials to HE Mr Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, on Friday, March 27 2009.
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