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Tuesday 13 April 2010
Melbourne,Australia
The speakers, Alisi Taumoepeau (former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice in Tonga) and Mosmi Bhim (Communications and Advocacy Officer at the Citizens’ Constitutional Focrun) gave two very distinctive and emotive accounts of how their respective countries deal with issues of democratisation.
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Friday 9 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Majesty’s Government, having studied the report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry, is satisfied that all the recommendations of the report should be addressed as soon as possible and the law should be permitted to take its course with regard to the issue of criminal and civil liability.
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Friday 9 April 2010
Sydney, Australia
The Pacific Islands Forum Trade Ministers will meet in Port Vila, Vanuatu from April 27 - 29. They will look at the free trade agreement PACER-Plus. Despite all the noise made by the Australian and New Zealand governments about 'development' being the 'plus' part of the agreement, it seems by not postponing the meeting until the Pacific Islands are in a position to engage properly, their focus is on putting the pace into PACER-Plus.
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Friday 9 April 2010
Geneva, Switzerland
Urban settings have a direct impact on the health of the people who live there. On World Health Day WHO is launching a campaign to highlight urban planning as a crucial link to building a healthy 21st century.
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Monday 5 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We seek to make clarifications regarding the press conference by the Minister for Information and Communications on 1st April, 2010. The Ministry is happy to report that the press conference did achieve its goal. Even those who still wanted their reports there and then did understand that the delay would be very brief, and that it was properly caused by the rules of operation, and not by any improper motives or actions.
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Thursday 1 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Power Limited TPL and the Electricity Commission EC are separate organisations. They do not share the same management or functions. Tonga Power Limited is responsible for the generation and supply of electricity throughout Tonga. The sole function of the Electricity Commission is to regulate the tariff for the supply of electricity in the Kingdom and ensure compliance within the industry.
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Tuesday 30 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
E-waste is a fast growing problem within Tonga with high numbers of electronics, phones and second hand computers being imported with no plans for safe and effective removal. Tonga faces the issue of dealing with mountains of hazardous e-waste with serious consequences for the environment and public health.
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Sunday 28 March 2010
Noumea, New Caledonia
"This should be a day for celebrating progress made in the Pacific towards gender equality and women's rights," said Dr Jimmie Rodgers, Director AåGeneral of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) speaking on International Women's Day (8 March). "Sadly, the reality is that many women in our region still face inequality, . . and limited access to health care. One result of these attitudes is that the number of women affected by chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection with serious health implications, is extraordinarily high."
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Sunday 28 March 2010
Suva, Fiji
The United States Embassy is pleased to announce the official opening of the American Corner at the Tupou Tertiary Institute in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, on Monday March 29, 2010. American Corners are partnerships between the Public Affairs sections of U.S. Embassies and host country institutions. They provide access to current and reliable information about the U.S. via book collections, the Internet, and through local programming to the general public.
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Monday 15 March 2010
Sydney, Australia
Thirty Australian unions and community groups today asked the Trade Minister to safeguard the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Australian local content in media, regulation of GE food, regulation of foreign investment and industry policies that support local employment in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations which start on Monday March 15.
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Monday 15 March 2010
Port Vila, Vanuatu
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today launched a series of reports indicating that Pacific business women need better access to information and knowledge- sharing opportunities on business formalities to realize their full economic potential and contribute to their countries' national development.
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Wednesday 10 March 2010
Wellington,New Zealand
Eligible people from Samoa, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Tonga will be able to register their interest in becoming a resident of New Zealand during May.
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Monday 8 March 2010
Geneva, Switzerland
International Women’s Day takes place every year and is a global day that emerged from women activist movements at the turn of the twentieth century. The day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
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Monday 8 March 2010
London, UK
Today's societies are constantly seeking ways to improve their quality of life, and science and technology play a vital part in that search.
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Friday 5 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr. Chairman and Commissioners, various counsel, ladies and gentlemen – Mr. Chairman, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to make a short statement in conclusion of my evidence.
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Wednesday 3 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The contributions to the Ashika Relief Fund, amounting to TOP$1,061,908.61, will be distributed to survivors and members of the families of those who died in the Ashika tragedy, on Friday, 5th March, 2010.
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Friday 26 February 2010
Koror, Palau
The PNA, has been dubbed ‘OPEC for tuna’ because it aims to control access to tuna in its waters and so increase economic benefits for Pacific Islanders. PNA waters supply around 25% of the world’s supply of tuna.
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Thursday 25 February 2010
Sydney, Australia
Fiji's military government has threatened to pull out of the Commonwealth because of ongoing pressure from the international organization to hold democratic elections. Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama lambasted Commonwealth countries for trying to force him to take the country to the polls.
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Thursday 25 February 2010
Geneva, Switzerland
The first Global Forum of the Noncommunicable Disease Network (NCDnet) marks the first time World Health Organization (WHO) has convened key stakeholder groups to address the large-scale and increasing global health and development burden posed by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
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Friday 19 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Our traditional dances are more appealing than our neighbours, and our people are the most beautiful in the region. We are going to compete with our Pacific Island Neighbours at the Expo and we need to carefully pick our best that will be available to represent and expose Tonga at this world great event," said Saia Moehau, the Vice-Chairman of the National World Expo Committee.
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