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Thursday 7 April 2005
Sydney, Australia
Religion has been one cause of conflict and separation. There are signs that exclusive and conservative religious groups are still a danger to the peace of the world, writes a highly-regarded Pacific theologian Bernard Thorogood, who asks some questions for Christian people. Introduction by Ron Crocombe.
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Monday 4 April 2005
Tokyo, Japan
A Fijian journalist, Vasiti Valatia Ritova, 41, of the Pacific Island News Association news service, Pacnews was named the Island Journalist of the Year last night, at a ceremony held in the Foreign Correspondents...’ Club of Japan, Tokyo.
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Thursday 31 March 2005
Manila, Philippines

The ADB has approved a US$25 million loan to help protect and improve the standard of living of rural people in the Fiji Islands whose livelihoods are at risk in the impending restructuring of the sugar industry.

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Wednesday 16 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The status of the Tonga government's Human Rights Practices during 2004, according to the US Department of State was “Poor”.
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Monday 14 March 2005
Suva, Fiji
Monday, March 14, 2005 - 14:05. The People's Republic of China wants to set up a FJD$100 million (US$61 million) regional airline. And while it has raised the issue with the Fiji government it has yet to consult other Pacific Island states on this possibility.
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Friday 4 March 2005
New York, USA
The name Salamo Fulivai spells a cushion of comfort for Pacific Island women at the international level. But it becomes a real problem when critical issues concerning the Pacific Islands and women in particular, are not addressed or articulated on the same platform. By Vasiti Ritova
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Tuesday 1 March 2005
Dili, East Timor
East Timor's government, angered by published reports of famine deaths it denies, has severed relations with one of the country's two daily newspapers, Suara Timor Lorosae.
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Monday 28 February 2005
Suva, Fiji
Government officials from 13 Pacific countries will attend two day Human Rights Workshop at the Macombo Hotel, Nadi opening today.
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Friday 25 February 2005
Sydney, Australia
(CPU Online/Pacific Media Watch): Representatives from across the Commonwealth this week revealed press freedom was under threat from political and economic interference as well as self-censorship in areas spanning the Pacific, Africa and Asia.
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Friday 18 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two major aid donors Australia and New Zealand, joined with Tonga in the first Three-way Aid consultations this week to co-ordinate their ongoing aid efforts.
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Friday 4 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan community has donated $22,887 pa'anga toward the Asian Tsunami relief fund, following a fund raising effort over the last month.
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Friday 28 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over $974,000 pa'anga in aid was pledged by Japan on Tuesday to help fund schools projects and other community projects in Tonga.
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Thursday 20 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga hopes to complete its accession process to the World Trade Organisation WTO by the end of the year, announced Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Cecil Cocker on January 19 at the Prime Minister's office, Nuku'alofa during the signing of a bilateral Market Access Agreement between Tonga and the People's Republic of China.
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Monday 17 January 2005
Suva, Fiji
Organisers of the World Methodist Council conference in Suva denied claims that the Government of Fiji was paying for the Queen of Tonga, HM Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho's stay in Fiji last week.
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Friday 14 January 2005
Sydney, Australia
The Government of Samoa has selected Virgin Blue as the "preferred partner" for a new joint venture airline that will take over the long-haul jet operations of Polynesian Airlines, through a bidding process developed and supported by the International Finance Corporation.
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Wednesday 12 January 2005
Canberra, Australia
Fijian police have charged a 20-year-old man over a street attack that left Australia's high commissioner to Fiji with serious facial injuries.
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Friday 7 January 2005
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Tonga's Bill Afeaki has resigned as the director of the Office of Pacific Islander Affairs in Utah, USA, along with other minority advocates who were instructed to resign by the incoming new State Governor.
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Monday 20 December 2004
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand and Australia have agreed to share information about travellers to their countries in order to strengthen the security of international air travel and improve advance passenger screening.
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Wednesday 15 December 2004
Canberra, Australia
Australians are being warned this Christmas not to travel to Indonesia unless it is essential, because of a continuing threat of terrorist attacks.
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Monday 13 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
he newly appointed New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, Mr Michael McBryde arrives in Tonga tomorrow to take up his office on December 15.
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