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Saturday 5 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Tourist Association held their AGM on Friday 27 April 2007 and elected a New President and Executive Committee for 2007-09, they are as follows.
Saturday 5 May 2007
Suva, Fiji
Eight Pacific regional organisations have received US$1,023,291 from Taiwan/ROC as part of an aid package covering 29 projects.
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Friday 4 May 2007
Suva, Fiji
Mr Feleti Te‘o of Tuvalu has been appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
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Friday 4 May 2007
Australia
A small delegation headed by Southpacific-travel.com CEO, Tony Everitt, recently returned from Japan in what was both a learning and promotional exercise which should prove beneficial to the tourism industry not only within the Kingdom, but the region as a whole.
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Friday 4 May 2007
Melbourne, Victoria,Australia
Crime Stoppers Victoria, Australia is coordinating a global media release to assist Victoria Police in capturing Antonios (Tony) Sajih Mokbel. Independent of Crime Stoppers the Victorian Government are offering up to $1M (AU$) for information that leads to Mokbel's arrest.
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Thursday 3 May 2007
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland's Pacific community is staging a rally, Saturday, May 12, in Manukau Square, Manukau City, to protest against Japanese plans to hunt up to 50 humpback whales, starting this year (or next summer).
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Thursday 3 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A press conference will be held at Atele Indoor stadium this coming Friday 4th, May 2007 at 11:am with Toni Fulilangi and Lolo Heimuli from New Zealand and his Team who arrived into the Kingdom on Monday Night.
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Monday 30 April 2007
Suva, Fiji
The Fiji Rugby Union announced an operating surplus of $349,504 in 2006 to put the national body into a stronger financial position following on from a similar surplus in 2005.
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Monday 30 April 2007
Sydney, Australia
Key organisations with an interest in Australia's $766 million aid program in the Pacific will appear at a public hearing of federal parliament's Human Rights Sub-Committee in Sydney on 2 May, commencing at 2:00pm.
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Tuesday 24 April 2007
Suva, Fiji
A two-member Pacific Islands Forum Taskforce will conduct a preliminary review of the Regional Assistance Mission in Solomon Islands (RAMSI) from 24-29 April.
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Tuesday 24 April 2007
Auckland, New Zealand
The foundations of the new Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) policy were put in place today (April 23), for five Pacific states. Department of Labour Deputy Secretary Mary Anne Thompson said.
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Monday 23 April 2007
Auckland, New Zealand
The Chair of the Tongan Advisory Council Melina Maka today expressed concern at a lack of detail about how the new Recognized Seasonal Employer (RSE) Scheme will ensure a fair deal for both New Zealand employers and Pacific workers. While the intention behind the scheme is good, there are concerns about the process and lack of real engagement with Pacific communities. "In the rush to develop this initiative, the lessons from similar policies and initiatives in the past may have been overlooked," said Mr Maka.
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Sunday 22 April 2007
Honiara, Solomon Islands
There is increasing urgency for more effective combating of corruption in the Pacific according to the Pacific chapters of Transparency International, from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Australia and New Zealand, and the TI Secretariat from Berlin. TI called for the promotion of good governance to be given the highest priority by Pacific governments, civil society organisations and citizens.
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Saturday 21 April 2007
Geneva, Belgium
The World Health Organization (WHO) and key partners are meeting on Thursday and Friday (April 19-20) to demonstrate an unprecedented commitment to combat the so-called neglected tropical diseases. This commitment comes from political leaders and ministries of health in affected countries, from development agencies and banks, foundations, scientists, and some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.
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Saturday 21 April 2007
Geneva, Belgium
Road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among young people between 10 and 24 years, according to a new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report, Youth and Road Safety, says that nearly 400 000 young people under the age of 25 are killed in road traffic crashes every year. Millions more are injured or disabled.
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Friday 13 April 2007
San Bruno,California, USA
HRH Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita will bestow honorary titles on two local Bay Area men.
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Friday 13 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby clinics for Tonga's youth are in operation until Saturday in different parts of Tongatapu.
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Thursday 12 April 2007
Suva, Fiji
Japan is the largest supplier of visitors to the Pacific - about 4 million in 2006. Most visit North Pacific islands, but even Australia and New Zealand welcome 800,000 Japanese per annum. But South Pacific Islands receive only 2% of Japanese visitors to the Pacific so there is opportunity for further development.
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Wednesday 11 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On April 10 the Chinese Ambassador H.E. Mr. Hu Yeshun and Hon. Dr. Tevita Hala Palefau, Tonga's Minister of Education, Women's Affairs and Culture renewed the Agreement between the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and the Ministry of Education of The Kingdom of Tonga on China's Dispatching Two Teachers to Tonga, which will take effect as from the date of signature and remain effective for two years.
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Wednesday 11 April 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cabinet has approved the appointment of Viliami Afeaki as "Adviser to the Prime Minister on Reconciliation and Civic Education" for an initial period of two years, beginning 2nd April 2007.
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