Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
NUKU’ALOFA – June 19, 2018: 3pm (UN/Nuku’alofa Times): Officials from small island developing States in the Pacific region are meeting in the Tongan capital Nuku’alofa to review progress in implementing the SAMOA Pathway – the dedicated programme of action for small island developing States (SIDS).
NUKU’ALOFA – June 19, 2018: 12.55pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Police have arrested a 22-year-old man from Fua’amotu in relation to the death of a 52 year-old man from Tatakamotonga early on Friday night (June 15).
SUVA, Fiji – June 19, 2018: 12.50pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The ‘Ikale Tahi will have a fight on their hand when they meet the Flying Fijians in Lautoka this weekend in a one-off Test.
SUVA, Fiji – June 19, 2018: 12.40pm (RNZI): The Flying Fijians retained regional bragging rights after recovering from a half-time deficit to beat Georgia 37-15 in Suva on Saturday and clinch a fourth straight Pacific Nations Cup rugby title.
NUKU’ALOFA – June 19, 2018: 12.35pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The National Reserve Bank of Tonga has approved maintaining its current monetary policy measures to encourage utilisation of the excess liquidity in the banking system, through further lending, particularly to the growth sectors, in order to support economic growth and the recovery from Tropical Cyclone Gita.
SUVA, Fiji – June 19, 2018: 12.20pm (MOH/WHO): Recent headlines on diabetes rates in Fiji highlight the importance of the whole community taking action in protecting their health from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, which primarily take the form of heart attacks and strokes.
RAROTONGA, Cook Islands – June 19, 2018: 12.15pm (COOK ISLANDS NEWS): The Cook Islands Party (CIP) remains hopeful of some good news when the final counting of votes from the general election is finalised later this month.
NUKU’ALOFA – June 19, 2018: 12.10pm (RNZI): Online child abuse is a growing problem in the Pacific region, according to Tonga’s Acting Attorney General.
SYDNEY, Australia – June 19, 2018: 12.05pm (AAP): Andrew Fifita and Jason Taumalolo will once again provide the hard yards and the headlines for Tonga in Saturday’s Pacific Test against Samoa in Sydney.