By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA – December 13, 2018: 11.55am (Nuku’alofa Times): Mount Talau on the island of Vava’u, here in Tonga, is a conservation area.
BANGKOK, Thailand – December 12, 2018: 8.05pm (ESCAP News): Coinciding with a recent trade truce between the United States and China to usher in dialogue and trade negotiation, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has released a new report discussing the impact of a full-blown trade war and charting potential policy responses in the region to withstand the headwinds.
NUKU’ALOFA – December 12, 2018: 7.45pm (Nuku’alofa Times): A 54 year old foreign national was arrested in Kolovai on Saturday by the Police Drugs Enforcement Taskforce and the Criminal Investigation Unit.
NUKU’ALOFA – December 11, 2018: 8.35pm (Nuku’alofa Times): A 22 year old man from Hafeva was arrested earlier this morning in Hofoa with drugs, cash and equipment to use drug with.
By Pita Ligaiula at Waikiki, Hawaii HONOLULU, Hawaii – December 11, 2018: 7.55pm (PACNEWS): The region’s Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has expressed support for proposals by Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to establish a new Science-Management dialogue.
KATOWICE, Poland – December 10, 2018: 8.45pm (UN NEWS CENTRE): As hundreds of decision-makers are gathering in Marrakech to agree new standards for global migration, the United Nations climate change conference ‘COP24’ is looking at concrete ways to help countries tackle large-scale displacement caused by the impacts of climate change, including water scarcity, flooding, storms and rising sea levels.
KATOWICE, Poland – 10 DECEMBER 2018: 8.22pm (THE GUARDIAN): As four of the world’s largest oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from “welcoming” a key scientific report on global warming, Australia’s silence during a key debate is being viewed as tacit support for the four oil allies: the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait.
SUVA, Fiji – December 10, 2018: 8.15pm (FBC NEWS): Fiji’s opposition Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) and the National Federation Party (NFP) have filed a joint application today to legally challenge the outcome of the 2018 General Election.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa – December 10, 2018: 1.35pm (South China Morning Post): Fiji put in a vintage display to blow away the USA 29-15 for the South Africa Sevens title in Cape Town earlier this morning.
By Viola Ulakai HONOLULU, Hawaii – December 10, 2018: 1.20pm (TBC): Albacore tuna – the species most important tuna for Tonga will be at the top of the agenda for the annual Tuna Commission (WCPFC) meeting in Hawaii this week.