NUKU’ALOFA-August 14, 2018: 5.50am (Nuku’alofa Times): A 31 year old Police officer has been suspended after he was caught with four other men in possession of illegal drugs at a Ngeleia residence here on Tongatapu on Friday, August 10.
NUKU’ALOFA-August 14, 2018: 5am (Nuku’alofa Times): The Chinese navy hospital ship Ark Peace docked at Vuna Wharf here in Nuku’alofa yesterday for a week-long humanitarian medical visit, offering medical service to the people of Tonga.
SUVA, Fiji – August 10, 2018: 1pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Chief Justice Owen Paulsten will hear the case between Government and the Pacific Games Council/TASANOC in the Supreme Court here in Nuku’alofa on November 1.
Covering 16.5 million square kilometres over 10 days with 10 FFA member states, Operation Island Chief found no infringements or breaches HONIARA, Solomons – July 10, 2018: 2.45pm (FFA Media): A ten-day annual operation to detect, deter, report and/or apprehend potential illegal, unregulated or unreported (IUU) fishing activity ended on August 3.
APIA, Samoa – August 9, 2018: 3.03pm (PIFS): The Pacific Islands Forum’s Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism has recommended that Forum Leaders reinvigorate their commitment to addressing non-communicable diseases in the region, with a specific focus on childhood obesity.
SUVA, Fiji – August 9, 2018: 2.55pm (350 PACIFIC): As climate impacts accelerate people across five continents will take part in the Rise for Climate mobilisation to showcase real climate leadership in hundreds of creative actions taking place ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit.
SYDNEY, Australia – August 9, 2018: 12.50pm (RNZ PACIFIC): Australian think-tank, the Lowy Institute, has crunched seven years of data covering 13,000 projects in 14 Pacific countries.
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – July 25, 2018: 9.48am (POST COURIER): The Papua New Guinea Government has agreed to penalise logging companies that cut and waste small trees in their logging operations.
SUVA, Fiji – July 25, 2018: 9.25am (COP23): The second annual Climate Action Pacific Partnership Conference will officially kick off in Suva tomorrow, July 26, when Pacific leaders will join representatives from Pacific business, Pacific civil society, science and the global investment community to discuss how to strengthen the region’s resilience to the impacts of climate change and further reduce its already low carbon emissions.
MELBOURNE, Australia – July 25, 2018: 9am (Nuku’alofa Times/Football4Friendship): Twelve-year-old promising football players and 12-year-old aspiring journalists from the Pacific have returned home from the Football World Cup in Russia earlier this month.