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Tuesday 14 October 2008
Tokyo, Japan
The Sasakawa Pacific Islands Journalism Fellowship 2008 for three senior Pacific Island journalists, begins its intensive week-long program on the theme 'Fisheries and the Pacific' on Monday, October 13 in Tokyo, Japan. By Linny Folau
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Monday 13 October 2008
Suva, Fiji
Fiji's interim prime minister and acting Finance Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama will not be attending the World Bank meeting in Washington after his visa was denied.
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Friday 26 September 2008
Suva, Fiji
This Sunday September 28 is 'International Right to Know Day'; a chance to highlight the right to information and to remember how important this right is for the fulfilment of all human rights. By Claire Cronin
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Friday 19 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The key security challenges that Pacific Island Nations have to address are not military threats but other threats that range from climate change to "good governance" and corruption, the commander of the Tonga Defence Services, Brigadier General 'Uta'atu stated on September 17 before the opening of a Pacific-Island Nations Security Collaboration Workshop in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 19 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot scheme was discussed by an Australian five-members delegation who were in Tonga last week and have completed their first round trip to the four participating island countries.
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Wednesday 17 September 2008
Suva, Fiji
Pacific governments are realising the power and value of information and are taking steps to ensure that this common asset is shared equally amongst the population rather than being locked away in government files, benefiting only a handful of powerful people. By Claire Cronin
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Sunday 14 September 2008
Suva, Fiji
The Fiji interim Minister of Education, Filipe Bole, has declared a strike by nearly 400 staff of the regional University of the South Pacific "illegal".
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Monday 8 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Australian five-members delegation are currently in Tonga to hold talk with Tonga's Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries about sending seasonal workers to Australia.
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Sunday 7 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United States may start its periodic non-immigrant visa (NIV) services in Nuku'alofa before the end of November this year, said the Deputy Secretary of Tonga's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tevita Kolokihakaufisi on Friday.
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Thursday 28 August 2008
Australia
No-one in Fiji has any illusion that the military take-over of an elected government in December 2006 was legal: it comprised the fourth coup in just under twenty years. The bases for Fiji's coups differ and so have international reactions to them.
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Thursday 21 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dianne Sika-Paotonu, a Tongan PhD student in New Zealand has won a top health research award for her work on finding a cure for cancer.
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Wednesday 20 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government is introducing a new three-year Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme to four Pacific Island countries to work in the horticulture industry in regional Australia.
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Monday 18 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Prime Minister, and the Chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum, Hon Dr. Feleti Vaka‘uta Sevele, will lead Tonga's delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in Niue, from August 19-21.
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Friday 15 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto'a Lavaka has been appointed as Tonga's first High Commissioner to Australia, and will take up the post at the end of August.
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Friday 15 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A TONGA Coronation Fellowship was the New Zealand government's coronation gift for Tonga.
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Wednesday 13 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The funeral of Greg Urwin, the late Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum who passed away at the weekend was to be held in Apia, Western Samoa today, August 14.
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Monday 21 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific leaders would be flexible about an extension to the agreed deadline for a general election in Fiji, said the Pacific Islands Forum Chairman, Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele.
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Friday 11 July 2008


Nuku'alofa, Tonga



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Friday 27 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Disappointed" was the reaction of the Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Hon. Dr. Feleti Sevele, to a decision by Commodore Frank Bainimarama to withdraw Fiji from the Fiji-Forum Joint Working Group.
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Thursday 19 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The introduction of a Pacific Islands Labour Mobility Scheme to Australia is still a possibility for this year but no direction has been made on when it might take place.
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