You are here

Results for Pacific Islands

Friday 4 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Labour mobility for Pacific Islanders, and the trans-shipment of radioactive materials through the South Pacific, are two issues that Tonga's Minsiter for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Hon. Sonatane Tu'a Taumoepeau Tupou, said will keep appearing on the agenda of future Forum meetings until they have satisfactorily been dealt with.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 31 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At the end of the first day of the Post Forum Dialogue on October 28, between the Pacific Island Forum countries and industrial countries from outside the region, both China and the USA had commited funding for the Pacific, while Taiwan made a funding agreement with Nauru.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 28 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The President of French Polynesia, Oscar Temaru said at Madang yesterday that he was hopeful that the Pacific Leaders at this year's Forum meeting would elevate French Polynesia from an Observer Status to an Associated Member Status. By Pesi Fonua
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 28 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
There is no imaginary relief guest worker program in Australia for the unemployment problem of Pacific Islands countries, John Howard, the Prime Minister of Australia responded to questions during the Pacific Forum Leaders meeting yesterday in Madang. by Pesi Fonua
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 28 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Two Tongans were among Forum leaders and heads of regional organizations who were awarded medals by the Rt Hon. Michael Somare in Madang last night.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 26 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Sir Michael Somare, the new chairman of the Pacific Forum, said last night it would be a mistake and an opportunity lost if Pacific Island leaders do not approve the draft Pacific Plan put before them this week in Port Moresby.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 25 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The Pacific Civil Society Forum Meeting yesterday evening (October 24) called on Forum Leaders to redraft the controversial Pacific Plan.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 24 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Killing two birds with one stone, Rt Hon Helen Clark, over breakfast this morning, October 24, briefed the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce over the Pacific Plan and then announced the first South Pacific Expo to be held in Auckland, New Zealand next year.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 24 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
A "Regional Family" approach was the best way for Pacific Forum countries to address the many challenges that are facing the region, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Rt Hon Helen Clark, told a PNG Chamber of Commerce breakfast gathering this morning, October 24 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Port Moresby. by Pesi Fonua
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 24 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
After the announcement by the Chairman of South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), Hon. David Basua (PNG), on October 21 that the SPTO had rejected Taiwan's application for membership after China pledged annual funding, there was a feeling among Pacific journalists that the division among Pacific Island governments over China's 'One China Policy' was going to take centre stage at the 2005 Forum Meeting scheduled to start on Tuesday, October 25 in Papua New Guinea. - Editors Comment by Pesi Fonua
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 24 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The offer by China of an annual contribution of USD$100,000 to the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) during the next five years 2006-10, finalised the regional organisation's decision to reject Taiwan's application for a membership with SPTO. by Pesi Fonua
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 13 October 2005
Canberra, Australia
The spread of weapons of mass destruction is one of the main threats to international and regional security, said the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Alexander Downer MP in Camberra on October 10 when he officially launched a new government publication entitled Weapons of Mass Destruction: Australia's Role in Fighting Proliferation.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 23 September 2005
Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank will help boost aviation safety and security in the Pacific, through a loan and technical assistance package approved today totaling US$1.95 million to complete the setting up of a Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO).
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 16 September 2005
Sydney, Australia
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare says he is reconsidering plans to redeploy Australian police in his country and that his government had "options" if Canberra withdraws all aid to its northern neighbour.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 15 September 2005
Canberra, Australia
The Australian Defence Force in its search for qualified recruits could recruit up to 2000 Pacific islanders into the army.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 23 August 2005
Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand will meet the costs of strike mediator Judge Tom Goddard and his team who are expected to arrive in Tonga on Wednesday to begin discussions with the parties.
Node is premium Premium content
Saturday 20 August 2005
Wellington, New Zealand
The New Zealand government is willing to help Tonga resolve its long-running public sector strike, New Zealand's Foreign Minister Phil Goff said.
Node is premium Premium content
Saturday 20 August 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan protesters were back outside their King's Auckland residence today, for a second day in support of a month-long public service strike in Tonga.
Node is premium Premium content
Saturday 20 August 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
Tongans burned their national flag and smashed a lock to the gates of their King's Auckland residence on Friday in support of a widespread public service strike in their homeland.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 16 August 2005
Wellington, New Zealand
NZPA -New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI) members have rallied to support striking teachers, health workers and public servants in Tonga.
Node is premium Premium content

Pages