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February, 2018


Western Union Enables Free Money Transfers to Tonga

western union

HONOLULU, Hawaii-February 23, 2018: 11.20am (Western Union): To support communities affected by Cyclone Gita, Western Union, a leader in cross border, cross currency money movement, has activated  fee-free* money-transfers to Tonga from around the world.

What next for senior RSE workers?

Pacific RSE workers

AUCKLAND, New Zealand-February 21, 2018: 8pm (PACIFIC PERISCOPE): Over the past 10 years, several Pacific Island nations have sent their best and strongest workers to participate in New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme.

Thirty exporters to feature at Pasifika


AUCKLAND, New Zealand-February 21, 2018: 7.55pm (PACIFIC PERISCOPE): More than 30 exporters from ten Pacific Island countries will be exhibiting their products at the specially designed Pacific Hub at the Pasifika Festival in Auckland next month.

862 dengue cases in Fiji


SUVA, Fiji – February 21, 2018: 7.50pm (FIJI TIMES): A dengue outbreak has been declared in Nadi and Ba.

EU supports the victims of cyclone Gita in Tonga

Part of the damage left by Gita

SUVA, Fiji–February 21: 7.45pm (EU): The European Commission has mobilised its emergency assistance tools following significant damage caused by tropical cyclone Gita in the South Pacific, in particular the islands of Tonga.

Landmark Agreement between Islamic Development Bank and UN ESCAP


LONDON, England-February 21, 2018: 7.40pm (ESCAP News): The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) one of the world’s largest multilateral development banks – has launched Engage, a new digital platform which will promote technological and scientific solutions to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism Membership Application Extended


SUVA, Fiji-February 21, 2018: 7.25pm (PIFS): The deadline for application for membership of the Specialist Sub-Committee on Regionalism (SSCR) has been extended to this Friday, February 23 (2018).


heilala vanilla

AUCKLAND, New Zealand-February 20, 2018: 3.30pm (Heilala Vanilla/Nuku’alofa Times): In response to the devastating impact of Cyclone Gita, New Zealand based vanilla brand Heilala Vanilla has announced it will provide aid to badly affected farming communities on the island of ‘Eua.

Digicel Tonga Restores 98% network


NUKU’ALOFA-February 20, 2018: 10.35am (Nuku’alofa Times/Digicel): Digicel Tonga has restored 98 percent of its network here in Tonga, following devastation caused by Cyclone Gita last week.

Fiji’s Roving Ambassador to Tonga here for talks

Fiji's new Roving Ambassador Ratu Tui Cavuilati (second from right) during his swearing in ceremony in Suva last month. He is in Tonga today to hold talks on Fiji's possible assistance. Photo: THE FIJI TIMES

NUKU’ALOFA-February 19, 2018: 10.50am (Nuku’alofa Times): Fiji’s Roving Ambassador to Tonga, Ratu Tui Cavuilati is in Nuku’alofa at the moment to hold talks on his country’s assistance to the Kingdom following Cyclone Gita’s davastation here last week.