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Monday 3 September 2007
Australia
Whale conservationists and representatives from Whale and Dolphin Watch Australia Inc (W.A.D.W.A. who's members include 50 Whale Watch operators throughout Australia) will attempt to hand deliver a letter to Japans Consular General in Brisbane with a request to pass it on to the Prime Minister of Japan. The protest will coincide with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit to Australia to attend the APEC meetings in Sydney.
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Saturday 1 September 2007
Sydney, Australia
Meeting for the 13th Asia Pacific Labour Network meeting, union leaders from the region sent a strong message to the upcoming Leaders summit: rather than continuing to narrowly focus on trade and investment liberalisation, APEC must broaden its scope to deal with the economic and social realities of the majority of the people of the region. The Asia Pacific is on the brink of a jobs crisis, with lack of decent work opportunities as more people toil in the informal economy, inequality rises, social standards plummet, and millions of people leave their countries to seek a basic living . Yet APEC is addressing none of this.
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Tuesday 28 August 2007
Melbourne, Australia
Australian born Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino (father Tongan), currently in the final stages of completing her PhD, is one of 16 early-career scientists selected to present their research to the public for the first time thanks to Fresh Science, a national program sponsored by the Federal and Victorian Governments of Australia.
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Tuesday 28 August 2007
Neiafu, Vava'u
The current programme that the European Union funded in Vava'u is scheduled to complete at the end of April 2008. This programme is designated with the "Vava'u Social Sector Support Programme" (VSSSP) and it is coordinated by the Programme Management Unit (PMU) in Neiafu under the direct supervision of the National Authorising Officer, Hon Sonatane Tu'a Taumoepeau Tupou and the EEC Head of Delegation to the Pacific in Suva, HE Mr. Roberto Ridolfi.
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Monday 27 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Office of the Hon. Minister of Training, Employment, Youth & Sports on behalf of His Majesty...’s Government, has given its full support for the Tonga Sports Association (TASA) to bid for hosting the 2015 Pacific Games. According to the Secretary General of TASA, Takitoa Taumoepeau, the office has received the letter from the Hon. Minister of Sports which they have conveyed to the Secretary General of the Pacific Games Council, Mr Jim Tobin and it has received a very positive and warm reply.
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Friday 24 August 2007
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The International Finance Corporation (the private sector arm of the World Bank Group) manages the Private Enterprise Partnership for the Pacific (PEP-Pacific), a lead sponsor for Pacific Microfinance Week. An initiative of Microfinance Pasifika Network, the conference will provide a platform for the exchange of information on the provision of inclusive and sustainable financial services, including remittances, payment services and insurance, savings and credit in the Pacific Islands.
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Thursday 23 August 2007
Geneva, Switzerland
More than at any previous time in history, global public health security depends on international cooperation and the willingness of all countries to act effectively in tackling new and emerging threats. That is the clear message of this year's World Health Report, A Safer Future, which concludes with six key recommendations to secure the highest level of global public health security.
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Wednesday 22 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Airports Limited (TAL) is supporting Tongan athletes participating in the Pacific Games by waiving the payment of their Departure Tax from Tonga.
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Monday 20 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Palu Aviation Services (PAS) Limited is pleased to announce, that it has today signed a Maintenance Agreement with Airlines Tonga Limited to provide maintenance for its Y-12 and EMB110 type aircraft.
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Wednesday 15 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chair of the Public Service Commission, Mrs. Mishka Tu'ifua, announced today that Cabinet has approved the appointment of three new Heads of Departments in the public service.
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Tuesday 14 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister has today extended the emergency power made on August 13 by 30 days. Acting on the advice of the Minister of Police that he still is of the opinion that public order continues to be seriously threatened and it is necessary for the purpose of maintaining public order that this proclamation has been made.
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Monday 13 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Commencing August 15 the price of all international air tickets for passengers departing the Kingdom of Tonga will increase by $30 due to the inclusion of a $10 Security Fee and a $20 Airport Development Fee. This is in addition to the $25 Passenger Service Charge collected at departure.
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Monday 13 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The National Reserve Bank of Tonga is concerned that there is some confusion amongst the public regarding the suspension of credit ceilings on lending to the private sector.
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Friday 10 August 2007
New York, USA
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) - an international network of more than 2,500 non-governmental organizations advocating for a fair, effective and independent Court - urged governments to ratify or accede to the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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Tuesday 7 August 2007
Suva, Fiji
The Government of Japan continues to provide development assistance to rural sectors, which benefits villages, as well as public organization in the Kingdom of Tonga. This time, five villages and one hospital will celebrate the opening of new water supply systems and provision of new staff quarters. These projects were funded under Japan...’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.
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Thursday 2 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
During the occasion of the presentation of credentials of HE Dr. S. Ngongo Kioa, High Commissioner to London and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the European Commission (EC) to the President of EC, HE Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso, on 11th July 2007, the good relations and strengthened partnership between Tonga and the EU were confirmed having regard to Tonga...’s improved governance commitments and satisfactory progress of the implementation of the European Development Fund (EDF) to Tonga as follows;
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Monday 30 July 2007
Noumea, New Caledonia
The recent amalgamation of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community's (SPC) Women's and Youth Bureaus, Cultural Programme, and Community Education and Training Centre into the Human Development Programme (HDP) sets an interesting new direction, says the programme's new Advocacy and Communications Officer.
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Friday 27 July 2007
Apia, Samoa
Samoa's public health service has stepped up preventative measures for protection from the viral disease mumps.
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Friday 27 July 2007
Brussels, Belgium
This week a WTO General Council meeting is set to endorse a draft decision by the WTO Committee on Subsidies to extend the transition period for the phasing out of export subsidies in a number of developing countries. The decision will make it easier for a range of governments to maintain virtually free licence to exploit their workers and repress trade union rights in Export Processing Zones (EPZs).
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Friday 27 July 2007
Auckland, New Zealand
The Otara communities are deeply saddened by the loss of the Cook Islands' most famous son, Sir Thomas Davis, who died yesterday aged 90 on Rarotonga.
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