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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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Thursday 15 May 2008
London, UK
The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group on the Harare Declaration CMAG, called on the Fiji Interim Government to expedite its preparations for an Elections under the current constitution.
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Wednesday 14 May 2008
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The Greenpeace ship Esperanza has been confronting Taiwanese fishing boats in international waters between Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia.
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Monday 12 May 2008
Suva, Fiji
With only one year remaining to the May 2009 deadline, Fiji and six other pacific island countries are beginning to feel the pressure to complete their submissions to the United Nations to claim extra ocean space.
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Monday 12 May 2008
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Regional media organisations PINA and Pacnews must be immediately moved away from Fiji and the Bainimarama regime's intimidation, a major media event was told.
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Sunday 11 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum and Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele has announced the intention of the Forum Secretariat's Secretary General, Greg Urwin to resign from the position on medical grounds.
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Monday 5 May 2008
Suva, Fiji
The Fiji Media Council is shocked and dismayed that on the eve of World Media Freedom day the interim Government should make such a mockery of its claim that the media in Fiji is free. While the media is still coming to terms with the deportation of Russell Hunter it is rocked by the deportation of the publisher of the Fiji Times, Evan Hannah.
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Monday 5 May 2008
Suva, Fiji
Transparency International Fiji is concerned and dismayed at the unexpected deportation of the Publisher of Fiji Times Mr. Evan Hannah. This sends a very wrong signal to the people of this country and the international community that media outlets are being intimidated and their independence threatened.
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Friday 2 May 2008
Gaire, Papua New Guinea
The community of Gaire, in the Central Province, is in a state of excitement. This rural community, located an hour's drive southeast of Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) and home to about 2500 people, will be the first operational rural site for the Pacific Rural Internet Connectivity System RICS.
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Friday 2 May 2008
London, United Kingdom
Tonga's Prime Minister Dr Feleti Vaka'uta Sevele called on Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, UK, on 1 May 2008.
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Monday 14 April 2008
Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand's solicitor-general is prosecuting The Dominion Post's owner and editor for publishing conversations secretly recorded by police during terror investigations.
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Thursday 10 April 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
The general manager of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission, Elenoa Amanaki, says its journalists need more training before they can cover political stories objectively.
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Wednesday 9 April 2008
Seoul, South Korea
South Korea has secured exclusive seabed mineral exploration rights in the deposit-rich waters off the South Pacific island of Tonga, an opportunity that could help offset the shortage of supply on the domestic market, the government said Wednesday. By Jane Han
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Friday 4 April 2008
Manila, Philippines
While the Pacific region is expected to see some economic progress this year - mainly due to increases in commodity prices, tourism and investor-friendly policies - weak governance will continue to hinder the region's ability to make significant gains, according to the 2008 edition of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO).
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Tuesday 25 March 2008
Wellington, New Zealand
Until recently, especially during the Cold War, New Zealand and Australia saw the Pacific pretty much as an area of their own particular interest. Things have changed. Has New Zealand's policy changed in response? Does it need to? By Gerald McGhie
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Sunday 9 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
Fiji's self-appointed prime minister Frank Bainimarama has tightened his grip on information in his country, deciding he alone should be the army's media spokesman.
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Sunday 9 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
The findings in a report on the media would not be accepted because it lacked credibility, the Fiji Media Council told Pacnews yesterday.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Noumea, New Caledonia
This year's theme for International Women's Day on 8 March, Investing in Women and Girls, provides an opportunity to review the situation in the Pacific region regarding financing for gender equality.
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Friday 7 March 2008
Waitakere, New Zealand
Tongan Exhibitors and visitors to the Pacific Trade Expo 2008 held at the Waitakere Trust Stadium in Waitakere, Auckland, March 5-6, 2008.
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