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Friday 14 December 2007
Suva, Fiji
The European Commission today signed an agreement for FJD$20 million to reduce the vulnerability to natural disasters and to build the resilience in eight Pacific Island Countries including Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Palau and Nauru.
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Wednesday 12 December 2007
Nabua, Fiji
The Director of the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), Cristelle Pratt and the Head of the European Commission (EC) Delegation for the Pacific, Wiepke Van der Goot, today signed a funding agreement for Euro 2.8 million (F$ 6.3 million) to improve the governance of water resources in Pacific Island Countries.
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Monday 10 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Due to the "Kele'a's" ongoing onslaught, on the Constitutional right of Tongans serving in our Government to their good name, Government has directed that this public clarification be made, and that the outrageous falsehoods published by the Kele'a on 28 November, 2007 be submitted for Court action.
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Monday 10 December 2007
Auckland, New Zealand
Chair of the Tonga Advisory Council, Melino Maka today responded to report that a Tongan man on the new RSE scheme had allegedly committed a sexual assault.
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Friday 7 December 2007
Brisbane,Australia
The rise in cross border crime, the need for the development of regional assets such as tuna fish and the small size of many Pacific island populations highlight the need for a collective response to the development of regional legal services.
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Friday 7 December 2007
Berlin, Germany
Poor families are hit hardest by demands for bribes in developed as well as developing countries, according to Transparency international...’s Global Corruption Barometer 2007. The public opinion survey, published today ahead of International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, also found that citizens in countries across the globe continue to see political parties and parliaments as the institutions most compromised by corruption.
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Thursday 6 December 2007
London, UK
Efforts to ensure children have better access to medicines appropriate for them intensified today with the unveiling of a new research and development agenda by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Wednesday 5 December 2007
Bepuu, Japan
The first Asia-Pacific Water Summit is being held 3-4 December 2007, in Oita Prefecture, Japan. The Summit supported by the Government of Japan and held in the city of Beppu, is organized as one of the key activities of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF), an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-political network dedicated to solving water and sanitation problems in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Tuesday 4 December 2007
Suva, Fiji
It is with great sadness that the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) learnt of the passing away of the Editor of the Kele'a newspaper in Tonga, Tavake Fusimalohi.
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Thursday 29 November 2007
Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $1 million grant to improve the capacity of Pacific developing member countries in using statistical data for developing economic and social policies and managing their implementation.
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Wednesday 28 November 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Minister for Lands, Survey, Natural Resources and Environment, Tuita has called on the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission's (SOPAC) Governing Council to consider the decision made by the Forum Leaders to rationalize SOPAC's function in a constructive way.
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Monday 26 November 2007
Manila, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently approved Pacific Regional Operations Business Plan 2007-2010 targets poverty reduction in ADB's 14 Pacific developing member countries through increased cooperation between nations, additional cross-region services and an improved environment for private sector development.
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Monday 26 November 2007
Brussels, Belgium
The ITUC and Global Union Federations are participating in a global initiative to stop violence against women, running from 25 November (UN Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women) until UN Human Rights Day on 10 December.
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Saturday 24 November 2007
Suva, Fiji
Transparency International Fiji would like to support NGOs calling for budget transparency. Transparency International (Fiji) has always supported open budgeting and believes in a consultative process that involves members of the public and other key stakeholders.
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Friday 23 November 2007
Kampala, Uganda
The Commonwealth Minsiterial Action Group on the Harare Declaration (CMAG) met at the Serena Hotel, Kampala on 22 November 2007. The meeting was chaired by Hon Michael Frendo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta. Other members of the Group who attended the meeting were Hon Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lesotho, Hon Rohitha Bogollagama, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Hon Bernard Membe, Foreign Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon Samuel Abal, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Immigration of Papua New Guinea, Rt. Hon David Miliband, UK Foreign Secretary, Hon Helena Guergis, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada, and Hon Dato' Joseph Salang, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia. A statement was read out on behalf of the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of St. Lucia.
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Thursday 15 November 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
16/11 is a day of shame. It caused 8 deaths and brought destruction to many businesses in and around Nuku'alofa. - Department of Information.
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Sunday 11 November 2007
Auckland, New Zealand
Independent television journalist Ingrid Leary last night won the premier new Pacific prize in the annual NZ Media Peace Awards for a pair of "inspirational" documentaries about island women community workers suffering from HIV/AIDS.
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Sunday 11 November 2007
Apia, Samoa
Member countries and territories of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) have welcomed two major initiatives that are aimed at bridging the communication divide in the region.
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Saturday 10 November 2007
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Scotland's biggest city, Glasgow, has been awarded the right to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) at its meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, today.
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Friday 9 November 2007
Suva, Fiji
Japan, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) are launching a $1.07 million technical assistance project focused on enhancing regional cooperation among Pacific island countries.
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