APIA, Samoa – August 8: 12.20pm (OFC/Pacnews): Cook Islands are the first nation to qualify for the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship semi-finals after defeating American Samoa 4-0 in the second day of action for Group B at J.S. Blatter Football Complex in Apia, Samoa.
SUVA, Fiji – August 8, 11.42am (Nuku’alofa Times): Regional journalists and communication officers from five island countries are attending a three-day Regional Tech Camp here in Suva this week.
MANILA, Phillipines – August 1: 2.25pm ( WHO): The Kingdom of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean may be small in population, but it is kicking big goals in public health.
SUVA, Fiji – August 1: 2.15pm (EU/PIFS): A grant of FJD 150,000 will see Eugene Joseph from the Conservation Society of Pohnpei begin the fundamental process of community consultation to ensure a cross-sectorial informed policy development process on conservation in Micronesian.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu – August 1, 2.05pm (PIFS Media): As part of the Pacific Islands Forum’s commitment to strengthening governance systems across the region and the promotion of gender equality and human rights, a Forum team is in Vanuatu this week for the country’s first gender and human rights peer review.
NUKU’ALOFA-August 1, 1.38pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Three countries have expressed their interest to host the 2019 Pacific Games.
By ILIESA TORA and SETI AFOA (Samoa Observer) NUKU’ALOFA-July 15: 6pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Flying Fijians handed Tonga a spot at the 2019 Rugby World Cup when they defeated Manu Samoa 38-16 at Apia Park in Samoa earlier this afternoon.
SUVA, Fiji – July 10: 3.00pm (Anglican Taonga): Archbishop Winston Halapua, the diocesan Bishop of Polynesia, says he is “more than delighted” to make the announcement of two new bishops.
ROME, Italy – July 10: 12.10pm (REUTERS/Pacnews): To see the frontline of climate change, Tommy Remengesau, President of Palau, a small island nation in the Pacific, has to look no further than his backyard.
YAREN, Nauru – July 10: 12pm (PIFS/EU Media): The first in a series of peer reviews looking at gender and human rights policies and programmes in Pacific Islands Countries gets underway this week in Nauru.