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Friday 13 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Government is to provide A$54 million over four years for a Pacific Land Program to support governments in the region that wish to strengthen or improve their land systems.
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Friday 13 June 2008
Suva, Fiji
The Pacific Ocean is not what divides Pacific Islanders but instead what unites us and the Pacific Islands as a bloc needs to stand together now more than ever.
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Monday 9 June 2008
Rome, Italy
Delegates to the Rome Food Security Summit announced their increased commitment to the fight against hunger and for agricultural development.
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Monday 9 June 2008
Honiara, Solomon Islands
RAMSI Acting Special Coordinator, Jonathan Austin today thanked the mission's two largest Polynesian contingents, Samoa and Tonga for the great job they do in the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands.
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Friday 6 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Hon Dr. Feleti Vaka‘uta Sevele, has departed Tonga to participate in a Commonwealth Select Ten Leaders Meeting, at Marlborough House, London on 9 and 10 June 2008.
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Tuesday 3 June 2008
Suva, Fiji
UNIFEM Pacific in partnership with AusAID is launching a new AUD$7.2 million, five-year, multi-country regional programme to advance gender equality in political governance in the Pacific region.
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Monday 2 June 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Enormous benefits from the 1st August 2008 Coronation of His Majesty King George Tupou V will flow to every part of the Kingdom, according to the Prime Minister, Hon Dr. Feleti Vaka'uta Sevele.
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Monday 2 June 2008
By Teresa Young Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Should "citizen journalists" enjoy the same legal rights and privileges as professional journalists?
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Sunday 1 June 2008
Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an $11.3 million grant to improve urban infrastructure in Nuku'alofa, thecapital of Tonga, as urbanization and population growth fuel demand for better infrastructure.
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Sunday 1 June 2008
Geneva, Switzerland
The World Health Organization (WHO) today urged governments to protect the world's 1.8 billion young people by imposing a ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
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Wednesday 28 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has scored high ratings in surveys conducted by the World Bank for measuring the ease of doing business. It came in 6th place in a review of 32 small island developing states. Fiji was 4th and Samoa 10th.
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Sunday 25 May 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
The Langafonua Tu'uloa Party is challenging the remaining in office of the four Cabinet Ministers who were appointed by the late king, Taufa'ahau Tupou IV IN 2005.
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Wednesday 21 May 2008
Suva, Fiji
As discussed in a May 12 meeting between Secretary of State Rice and Tonga Prime Minister Dr. Feleti Sevele, the U.S. Government is making a good-faith effort to find a way to provide periodic non-immigrant visa (NIV) services in Nuku‘alofa.
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Wednesday 21 May 2008
By Mohammad Bashir Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Preparations for Papua New Guinea's new national television station is on target and will be launched on September 16 as promised by the Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare.
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Monday 19 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese Government has declared a mourning period from May 19-21, 2008, following a strong earthquake that hit Sichuan Province of China on May 12 claiming the lives of thousands of people.
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Monday 12 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Na‘e lava lelei 'a e 'uluaki fakataha 'a e Komiti Si'I (Sub-Committee) 'a e Komiti Langa Fakalakalaka 'a Vava'u (Vavau Development Committee) moe kau fakafofonga falaealea foo'u ma'ae vahefonua Vava'u ki he 2008-2010, 'i he ho'ataa Pulelulu, 7 'o Mee, 'I Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 12 May 2008
Manila, Philippines
High oil prices are already a concern in the Pacific region, but the recent surge in world food prices has yet to be fully felt in the Pacific, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) study, "Living with High Prices".
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Sunday 11 May 2008
Pacific Ocean
Greenpeace yesterday exposed an illegal tuna purse seiner, the Queen Evelyn 168, in a pocket of international waters between Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia. This Philippines-flagged vessel was at the site of a transfer of tuna between her sister vessel and a refrigerated mother ship, the Kenken 888. It is likely that a transfer of fish at sea involving an illegal vessel was about to occur, but the arrival of Greenpeace prevented it from taking place as the vessels immediately separated and fled.
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Monday 5 May 2008
Taipei, Taiwan
Two middlemen entrusted with almost $30 million in Taiwanese government funds as part of a secret effort to forge diplomatic relations with Papua New Guinea made off with the money and are refusing to give it back, according to officials in Taiwan. By Jane Rickards
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Friday 25 April 2008
Metals trading scam ends in convictionsLondon, UK
Virendra Rastogi, the former chief executive of RBG Resources, was facing a lengthy jail sentence on Tuesday after being convicted of masterminding a worldwide metals trading scam that defrauded financial institutions out of hundreds of millions of dollars. By Megan Murphy
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