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Thursday 24 April 2008
New York, USA
The International Trademark Association (INTA) is proud to support the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as it celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 2008.
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Thursday 24 April 2008
Canberra, Australia
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has stepped up the fight against transnational crime in the Asia Pacific region with today's opening of the Micronesia Regional Transnational Crime Unit (TCU).
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Monday 21 April 2008
Paris, France
A message from the Director General of UNESCO, Koichiro Matsuura to mark the 60th celebration of the 2008 Press Freedom day on May 3.
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Sunday 20 April 2008
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
An essential approach to addressing national challenges in the Pacific is through closer regional cooperation, the head of the Asian Development Bank's Pacific Department, Philip Erquiaga, said yesterday.
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Tuesday 15 April 2008
Washington DC,USA
Transparency International (TI) welcomes the World Bank's launch of the EITI++, an expansion of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) into a broader scheme to ensure that natural resources produce long-term development benefits for resource-rich yet poor nations.
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Thursday 10 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
What sets this budget apart from previous years is that the budget round has been an inclusive process. Each Minister and CEO presented their ministries budget bid to the Expenditure Review Committee (Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Finance, Chairperson Public Service Commission) and from there the Committee considered these in terms of the Government's overall policy priorities.
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Wednesday 9 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nautilus Minerals Tonga Country Manager, Mr Paula Taumoepeau wants to make correction to the Matangitonga Online article on March 28 about the Kilo Moana Cruise on Tongan waters.
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Tuesday 8 April 2008
By Ben Bohane Port Vila, Vanuatu
The most important summit of West Papuan leaders in their 45-year struggle for independence is underway in Vanuatu.
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Tuesday 8 April 2008
Suva, Fiji
Visitors to the South Pacific continued to grow in 2007. Visitor arrival statistics indicate that 1,334,685 people visited the region in 2007, an increase of 4.1 percent.
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Sunday 6 April 2008
Noumea, New Caledonia
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Pacific Tuna Tagging Programme (Phase 1) has just passed a significant milestone: 100,000 tuna tagged since the project started in Papua New Guinea late in 2006.
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Friday 4 April 2008
By Christine KearneyNew York,USA
A former U.N. procurement official was sentenced to 8 years and one month in prison on Tuesday for helping a friend secure at least $50 million in contracts in return for financial favors including a luxury apartment.
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Tuesday 1 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga/New Zealand Business Association is grateful to the Government of Tonga and the NEDC for its generous support to help Tongan businesses and other private sector groups to take part in the Pacific Trade Expo held earlier this month in Auckland, New Zealand. The goal at the Pacific Expo for Tonga was to attract export orders for Tongan products and services, and also to attract investment from New Zealand. Increased exports and investment will create more jobs for Tongans in Tonga.
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Thursday 27 March 2008
Pape'ete, Tahiti
A strike at one of French Polynesia's two public television stations is being pursued over the showing of a seven-minute pornographic film.
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Thursday 27 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
A leading Fiji human rights group has launched a fierce attack on Foreign Minister Winston Peters, claiming he was trying to"curry favour" with New Zealand's"media empire" in an election year.
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Tuesday 25 March 2008
Suva, Fiji
Former Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says people in power can see the media as racist because of its criticism of their policies.
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Friday 21 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Hon Dr. Feleti Vaka'uta Sevele, will make an official visit to Japan next week, as the current Chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum, on the invitation of the Government of Japan.
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Thursday 20 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Majesty, King George Tupou V appointed Hon ‘Otenifi Afu'alo Matoto today as the Minister for Finance and National Planning. He is currently the Minister for Public Enterprises and Information and he retains those portfolios. His latest appointment is the culmination of 40 years of dedicated service to the Government and People of Tonga.
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Saturday 15 March 2008
Czech Republic
During the fifth year of the Iraq invasion, all over the world, the Humanist Movement and all associations pursuing peace and nonviolence; from Spain to Argentina, from Guinea to India, from New York to Prague, Rome to Istanbul, are converging to manifest during the week from March 15 to 22 to ask for. By the Humanist Movement
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Monday 10 March 2008
London, UK
Last year, Commonwealth Heads of Government met in Uganda on the edge of Lake Victoria and agreed to an Action Plan for tackling climate change. It was an appropriate place to do so: from there, the waters of the River Nile begin a three-month journey to the Mediterranean.- Commonwealth Day
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Sunday 9 March 2008
London, UK
Monday10th March is Commonwealth Day. For two billion Commonwealth citizens, it is a day to share and a day to celebrate.
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