Tuesday, May 9th, 2017


Tonga leads weather talks in Nadi

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NADI, Fiji – May 9: 4.37pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Meteorologists from around the region have had their plates full this week as they met at the Pacific Meteorology Council meeting here at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi, with Tonga leading the discussions and a changing climate already hitting the region.

Palau face implementation challenges

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KOROR, Palau – May 9: 4.18pm (PIFS Media): Palau is accessing climate change and disaster risk finance, but faces capacity challenges that currently make it difficult to implement larger-scale, multi-sector climate and disaster risk related initiatives.


Tonga's Fisheries' CEO Dr Halafihi (right) sharing with a delegate at the meeting in Australia. Photo: FFA MEDIA

NADI, Fiji-May 9: 9.24am (Nuku’alofa Times/FFA Media): Tonga fisheries has been undergoing major changes following its 2015 transition from being tagged under one ministry with the Agriculture, Food and Forestry portfolios, to a stand-alone Ministry under Minister Semisi Fakahau.

ESCAP report measures progress in 41 Asia-Pacific countries


BANGKOK, Thailand-May 9: 9am (ESCAP News): Geographically disadvantaged nations and least developed countries (LDCs) in the Asia-Pacific region can boost national incomes, educational attainment and life expectancy by reducing their sizeable physical infrastructure gaps, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in a new report released yesterday.