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Sunday 7 October 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister for Finance and Chief Commissioner of Revenue, Hon Siosiua T.T. 'Utoikamanu, has instructed Revenue Services to investigate all allegations made by large businesses about the impact of Consumption Tax on prices.
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Monday 1 October 2007
Berlin, Germany
The divide in perceived levels of corruption in rich and poor countries remains as sharp as ever, according to the 2007 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released today by Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption. Developed and developing countries must share responsibility for reducing corruption, in tackling both the supply and demand sides.
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Wednesday 26 September 2007
Rome, Italy
The US$400 billion seafood industry has no choice but to adapt to intensifying demand from retailers and consumers for "environmentally friendly" fish, FAO said today.
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Saturday 22 September 2007
Noumea, New Caledonia
Amid the tally of medals won by our Pacific athletes at the Games in Samoa, distribution of other small objects of value to athletes also proved a great success. These are the female condoms, made available to all by the organisers of the Safe Games Campaign through peer educators.
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Friday 21 September 2007
Brussels Belgium
As the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) prepare to hold their annual meetings Washington next month (20-22 October) in the wake of recent leadership changes at both institutions, the international trade union movement is calling on them to use the meetings as an opportunity to undertake major organizational and policy changes.
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Thursday 20 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After months of preparation and pre-planning, TCC is now geared to implement the complete end-to-end AvaBill Software Suite. Once implemented, this solution is said to provide a totally automated service to their fixed line, mobile & ISP operations whereby the subscriber base can enjoy greater flexibility, functionality and of course a smooth & hassle free service.
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Thursday 20 September 2007
South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean
Tongan fisherman Feleti Kami, a crewmember on the New Zealand longliner 'San Aspiring' was the lucky winner of the $1000 reward offered by South Georgia Government as part of their extensive tagging programme for Patagonian Toothfish (Chilean Seabass).
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Thursday 20 September 2007
Montreal, Canada
The Minister for Transport, the Hon. Paul Karalus is presently attending the Thirty Sixth Session of the General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) being held at ICAO headquarters from 18 to 28 September 2007.
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Wednesday 19 September 2007
Rome, Italy
Global animal food production is undergoing a major transformation that could lead to a higher risk of disease transmission from animals to humans, FAO warned today.
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Friday 7 September 2007
Sydney, Australia
Thousands of people across the Pacific will take action to help limit the impacts of climate change as part of Clean Up the World Weekend celebrations on the 14 - 16 of September.
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Friday 7 September 2007
Apia, Samoa
The United Nations (UN), Government of Samoa Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), and the South Pacific Games Authority (SPGA) will be launching the MDG Scoreboards at the Samoa Government Building at 4pm today (Thursday 06/09/07).
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Friday 7 September 2007
London, UK
Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon today responded with concern to the decision by the Interim Government of Fiji Islands to re-impose the Public Emergency Decree.
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Friday 7 September 2007
Brussel, Belgium
A new ITUC Regional Organisation for Asia and the Pacific has been created, with the founding Congress of the ITUC Asian Pacific (ITUC-AP) taking place in Bangalooru, India, on 5 and 6 September. The Congress of the new organisation registered a membership of some 18.6 million, with 48 affiliates from 29 countries and territories in the region.
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Thursday 6 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
According to Schedules I and II of the Public Service Act 2002 all staff of Government Ministries and Departments come under the Public Service Commission except the following:
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Wednesday 5 September 2007
Apia, Samoa
On Wednesday, 5 September, 2007, OFC and UN will promote the Millennium Development Goals at the semi finals and finals of the XIII South Pacific Games ...– Samoa 2007 Men's and Women's Football Tournament on Wednesday, September 5, 2007.
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Wednesday 5 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Public Service Commission today stated that great effort will be taken to assure public that civil servants fully appreciate their role and functions in government and public service.
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Wednesday 5 September 2007
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the dates to the open house and dedication of the newly remodeled Nuku'alofa-Tong Temple. The details provided by the Church's First Presidency in Salt Lake City, are as follows.
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Wednesday 5 September 2007
Suva, Fiji
South-pacific.travel Chief Executive Tony Everitt has welcomed announcement of a visa waiver for Chinese visitors to Fiji. "Rising incomes and increasing travel experience mean that sophisticated Chinese are ready for the South Pacific" said Everitt.
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Wednesday 5 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr. Edgar Cocker has joined the Ministry of Tourism as the Director of the Ministry effective on August 3, 2007. Mr. Cocker came to the Ministry with much experience and knowledge of the industry. He served in the Board of Directors of the Tourism Council of the South Pacific (now south-pacific.travel) from 1992 to 1998 while he was the Marketing and Product Development Officer for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) in Suva, Fiji. After his nine years term (1992-2000) with PIFS, he became the Associate Director of the Land Grant Program funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Cooperative Research Education and Extension Services (CREES) based in Saipan. The program was focused on scientific research in agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, natural resources, nutrition, diet, health and community development.
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Tuesday 4 September 2007
Geneva, Switzerland
The World Health Organization (WHO) is today appealing to countries to increase their support for mental health services. The appeal is part of a series of six reviews on global mental health which are being published today in the journal The Lancet. WHO has worked closely with the journal The Lancet to generate the evidence and formulate the call for action.
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