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Monday, July 10th, 2017


First-ever bishop for Tonga’s Anglican church

Archbishop Winston Halapua

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.

Palau on the frontline of climate change in the South Pacific

President of the Republic of Palau Tommy Remengesau speaks about rising seas on the second day of the 'Our Ocean' Conference at the State Department in Washington, DC, USA

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.

Pacific’s First Gender and Human Rights Peer Review underway in Nauru

Deputy Head of Delegation for the European Union for the Pacific, Corrado Pampaloni

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.

China continue to support the Pacific islands Forum

China’s Ambassador 
 witZHANG Ping and Dame Meg Taylor with the signed documents. Photo: PIFS MEDIA

SUVA, Fiji – July 10: 11.45am (PIFS Media): The People’s Republic of China has continued its support to the region through the China – Pacific Islands Forum Cooperation Fund with USD 1.05 million being handed over last Friday to the Forum’s Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor.

Vanuatu to enforce booze laws


PORT Vila, Vanuatu – July 10: 11.30am (RNZI): Authorities in Vanuatu are cracking down on alcohol sellers and underage drinking following recent violent incidents in Port Vila.

Fiji fans unhappy team failed to turn up at Thanksgiving Service

Fijians in Tonga having afternoon tea after the Thanksgiving service yesterday. Photo: MACIU MALO/The Fiji Times

By Maciu Malo (The Fiji Times) NUKU’ALOFA-July 10: 11.12am: Members of the Fijian community here in Tonga were disappointed that the Vodafone Flying Fijians did not attend a thanksgiving church service yesterday.