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Monday, August 27th, 2018


Ombudsman’s Office record more cases as people know about them

Tonga's Ombudsman Mr Aisea Taumoepeau

NUKU’ALOFA – August 27, 2018: 6.50pm (Nuku’alofa Times): More and more people are now reporting cases against Government ministries and departments with the Ombudsman’s Office following extensive awareness campaigns throughout the Kingdom.

Fiji’s Opposition leader calls for end to ‘betrayal’ of West Papuans

Fiji Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa (centre) pictured with Papuan Morning Star 
flags on World Indigenous Day earlier this month. Photo: Facebook

SUVA, Fiji – August 27, 2018: 5.42pm (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Fiji’s Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has called on the government of Fiji to “stop its betrayal” of the people of West Papua.

PINA slams assault and abuse

PINA President Kora Nou

SUVA, Fiji – August 27, 2018: 5.30pm (PacNews): The President of the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) and Managing Director of PNG National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), Mr Kora Nou is appalled and disappointed by reports of assault on Madang-based journalist, Ms Dorothy Mark, who travelled to Manam Island on Saturday to cover the latest volcanic disaster.

Damage Control: PM’s outbursts damaging to Tonga


By ALFRED TUIKORO TORA (Associate Editor) SUVA, Fiji – August 27, 2018: 5.06pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva is causing more damage to Tonga’s international relationship with China and regional partnership with fellow Forum countries following his media outbursts in regards to Chinese loans recently.

Women want equality in ICT field

The CoCoNet members. Photo: MEIDECC

NUKU’ALOFA-August 27, 2018: 5.52pm (Nuku’alofa Times): A group of local women want to promote more of their own in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) because they feel that it is being dominated by locals here in Tonga.

Heilala Vanilla celebrates a year of milestones

heilala vanilla

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – August 27, 2018: 2.30pm (Heilala): New Zealand vanilla brand, Heilala Vanilla, is celebrating a landmark year after reaching its tenth birthday, while also achieving record planting numbers.