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September, 2017


Schools and teachers awarded for commitment to Financial Education

Deputy Secretary – Professional (Mrs Kelera Taloga) with the Fiji Head Teachers Association Executives and the winners of the Financial Education Innovation Awards. Photo: PFIP

SUVA, Fiji–September 21: 9.10 (PFIP): Four primary schools in Fiji and three teachers have each been awarded Financial Education (FinED) Innovation Awards for their commitment to applying financial education learnings through innovative projects as part of the inaugural RBF Financial Education Innovation Awards.

Bishop Vaka is Tonga Anglican’s first bishop

Hon Frederica Filipe with Bishop Afa (front right) and members of the Anglican priesthood after the ordination service. Photo: TREVOR WHIPPY/Anglican Church of Fiji

NUKU’ALOFA-September 20: 12pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Bishop Afa Vaka is the first bishop of the new diocese of Tonga’s Anglican Church.

Tonga’s political crisis – the inside story

Speaker Lord Tu'ivakano (right) speaks as PM Pohiva looks on

By STAFF REPORTERS NUKU’ALOFA-September 16: 1.17pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga’s political events in the past three weeks took the region by surprise.

Bishop Vaka to be ordained tomorrow

Bishop Afa Vaka to lead the Tongan Anglicans

NUKU’ALOFA-September 16: 1pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Bishop Afa Vaka is to be ordained tomorrow as Tonga’s new Anglican Bishop.

New governor of Reserve Bank of Fiji appointed

Call for Reserve Bank Deputy Governor- Arif Ali

SUVA, Fiji – September 12: 4.12pm (FBC NEWS): Faizul Arif Ali has been appointed the Governor of the Reserve Bank for a term of five years.

Pacific community hit hardest by Auckland mumps outbreak

mumps outbreak

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – September 12: 4.05pm (STUFF NZ): Auckland’s largest mumps outbreak in years is affecting the Pacific Island community worst.

PNG Opposition MPs cross floor to join Government

Pangu Pati leader Sam Basil has joined the PNG Government with 11 other party MPs

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea-September 12: 4pm (POST COURIER): Twelve members of Papua New Guinea’s oldest political party Pangu has defected to the Government, leaving four on the Opposition bench.

PM lied says Lord Tu’ivakano

PM Pohiva and Lord Tu'ivakano

NUKU’ALOFA-September 12: 3.43pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva lied to the people of Tonga and the world when he claimed former Deputy Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni and Finance Minister Tevita Lavemaau had known about the King’s plan to dissolve Parliament last month.

Pacific leaders condemn North Korea’s threat

Pacific leaders in Apia

APIA, Samoa – September 11: 4.30pm (SAMOA OBSERVER): The leaders of the Pacific Island Forum have strongly condemned North Korea for threatening to send a nuclear missile to Guam.

Winners receive prizes from MEIDECC Chief

CEO for MEIDECC Mr. Paula Ma'u, Acting Director of Environment Ms Mafile’o Ongosia Masi, R2R Program Manager Ms Ta’hirih Fifita Hokafonu with the winners of Environment photo competition. Photo: R2R MEDIA

NUKU’ALOFA-September 11: 4pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications, Mr Paula Ma’u this morning presented prizes and certificates to the winners of the R2R/Environment Photo Competition here at the Environment Department conference room on Vuna Road in Nuku’alofa.