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Monday, April 3rd, 2017


Soroban Education strengthen Tonga – Japan relations

Mr.FotofiliNapa’a received the trophy for ‘Eua Government Primary School Soroban Team, winning the
 Top school at the National SorobanCompetiton. Mr.Napa’a also won the Top Teacher in the Teacher’s Competition.
(photo: Supplied by the Embassy of Japan in Tonga)

NUKU’ALOFA-April 3: 2:36pm ( Nuku’alofa Times): The 7th National Soroban Competition in Nuku‘alofa was won by ‘Eua Government Primary School soroban students.Prizes were awarded by Honourable Siaosi Sovaleni, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga, who was the guest of honour at the competition held at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall on Thursday, 30 March 2017. His Excellency Mr. Yukio Numata, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Tonga was present at the competition together with Mr. Masao Fujii, Director General of the International Soroban Diffusion Foundation fromRead More

New Caledonia catches more Vietnamese poachers

Blue boats like these were caught in Solomon waters( Photo: AFP)

NOUMEA, New Caledonia-April 3: 12:36pm(RNZI): Three more Vietnamese blue boats have been caught fishing illegally for beche de mer within New Caledonia’s waters. According to the public broadcaster, a French surveillance aircraft spotted two boats near Ouvea after which a naval vessel intercepted them to escort them to Noumea. Reports said a Vietnamese fisherman, who was in a serious condition after a suspected diving accident, was immediately taken off and flown by helicopter to hospital.

UN forum adopts new regional road map to accelerate Sustainable Development in the Pacific

Sustainable Development (UNOSD)

BANGKOK, Thailand-April 3:  10:51am(ESCAP News): Asia-Pacific countries have adopted a road map for regional  cooperation  on  implementing  the  2030  Agenda  for Sustainable Development  at  the  Asia-Pacific  Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2017) that concluded today in Bangkok. The  road  map  lays  out priority areas, implementation arrangements and a process  for tracking progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), building on the agreements reached at the last two APFSD meetings. It will, with  the  support of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, (ESCAP), facilitate regionalRead More