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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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Wednesday 11 June 2008
Noumea, New Caledonia
Mr Ian Thomson has been appointed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to coordinate its work on the Pacific Rural Internet Connectivity System (Pacific RICS) and Oceania One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) projects.
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Wednesday 11 June 2008
Sydney, Australia
Of all the Pacific Islands Forum members, China only gives aid to the eight countries that recognise it. Of those countries Tonga is one of the largest recipients of Chinese aid pledges in both overall and per capita terms. That is interesting because Tonga has one of the smallest populations of the eight countries and has few resources of interest to China. By Fergus Hanson
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Tuesday 10 June 2008
Pago Pago, American Samoa
A former Tonga High School student Robert Cecil Kamea Lousiale Kava has been accepted to the prestigious United States Military Academy, West Point.
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Tuesday 10 June 2008
London, UK
Tonga's Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele and 10 other Commonwealth leaders met in London yesterday, June 9 to discuss the reform of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the United Nations.
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Monday 9 June 2008
Buka,, Bougainville
Joseph Kabui, the president of the Bourgainville autonoous provincial government, Papua New Guinea was reported to have passed away early Saturday, June 7.
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Thursday 5 June 2008
Noumea, New Caledonia
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has just released its 2008 Pacific Island population estimates, with updated demographic indicators and trends for the period 2008-2030.
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Thursday 5 June 2008
Suva, Fiji
Pacific Island Countries have joined forces with south-pacific.travel to exhibit at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, in response to the invitation of the Government of the People's Republic of China.
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Thursday 22 May 2008
Manila, Philippines
The establishment of Mafia Republics in the Asia Pacific region is a possibility, warned Dean Raul C. Pangalangan, the Professor of Law, University of the Philippines, in a key note speech to open the Transparency International Regional meeting in Manila, Philippines, on May 21. By Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 15 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan will set up an Embassy in Nuku'alofa in January 2009, the Deputy Secretary for Tonga's Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Tevita Kolo, confirmed this afternoon.
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Thursday 15 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The US Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, has agreed to a request from Tonga's Prime Minister, Dr. Feleti V. Sevele, for applications by Tongan citizens for Non-Immigrant Visas to the United States to be lodged and processed in Nuku'alofa, during a bilateral meeting in Washington DC on May 13.
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Thursday 15 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Total Australian Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the Kingdom of Tonga will increase from an estimated $15.7 million in 2007-08, to an estimate of $19.3 million in 2008-09, this includes an increase in bilateral assistance from an estimated $12 million in 2007-08 to an estimate of $13.2 million in 2008-09.
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