March, 2018


New ‘global mindset’ required to tackle climate change

SPREP's Mr Kosi Latu spoke at the conference

WELLINGTON, New Zealand-March 12, 2018: 7.58pm (VOXY/Pacnews): A mindset of a shared responsibility for the planet is essential to bring transformative change in the fight against global warming, according to the organisers of the Pacific Climate Change Conference.

UN moves towards recognising human right to a healthy environment


GENEVA, Switzerland-March 12, 2018: 7.50pm (THE GUARDIAN/Pacnews): It is time for the United Nations to formally recognise the right to a healthy environment, according to the world body’s chief investigator of murders, beatings and intimidation of environmental defenders.

Senituli’s presence leads to diplomatic responses from PM’s Office

Lopeti Senituli and PM Pohiva have come together

NUKU’ALOFA-March 12, 2018: 7.30pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The presence of Lopeti Senituli as Political and Communication Adviser for Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva is paying off.

Fiji wins Canada 7s title

The Fiji 7s team celebrating in Canada. Photo: THE FIJI TIMES

VANCOUVER, Canada-March 12, 2018: 5pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Fiji returned to the podium at the Canada 7s today after defeating  Kenya 31-12 in the final of the HSBC World Sevens Series in Vancouver.

US of A wins their own tournament

The US team celebrating in Las Vegas today. Photo: WORLD RUGBY

NUKU’ALOFA-March 5, 2018: 4pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The American Eagles has won its first ever title at home thumping Argentina 28-0 at the Las Vegas tournament today.

Pacific media to meet here in May

Pacific Islands News Association President Moses Stevens

NUKU’ALOFA-March 5, 2018: 3.35pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Around 100 to 150 media personnel from within the region will converge here in Nuku’alofa in May for the Pacific Media Summit.

Lands staff on protest

Lord Ma'afu has resigned

NUKU’ALOFA-March 5, 2018: 3.30pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Staff of the Ministry of Lands and Survey have closed doors on serving the public today as a protest against the treatment of former Minister Lord Ma’afu.

Arrests, resignation makes the headlines in Tonga

Lord Tu'ivakano is now out on bail after his arrest last week

NUKU’ALOFA-March 5, 2018: 3.15pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Arrests made by Tonga Police and the resignation of a Cabinet Minister have made the headlines here in the Kingdom.