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Tuesday, September 4th, 2018


Consultation training on ocean management important

Local consultant Dr Vailala Matoto shares a point during the opening of the training in Nuku'alofa today. He was a facilitator at the event. Photo: ENVIRO NEWS

NUKU’ALOFA – September 4, 2018: 4.20pm (Enviro News): A two-day Consultants Training is being conducted in Nuku’alofa this week to prepare for the planned Outer Islands Awareness Consultation campaign to be conducted by the Department of Environment.

More opportunities for Tongan youth and job-seekers

world bank

SYDNEY, Australia – September 4, 2018: 12.20pm (WORLD BANK): A new project approved by the World Bank’s board of executive directors Monday is set to help tackle Tonga’s significant high school drop-out rates, and better prepare students for the transition into jobs in local and overseas workforces.

Securing outstanding maritime boundaries to feature on agenda

Pacific Leaders in Nauru. Photo: PIF Media

By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Nauru YAREN, Nauru – September 4, 2018: 1.00pm (PACNEWS): A key issue on the agenda of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting this week in Nauru will be discussion between members and development partners on resolving 13 outstanding shared maritime boundaries.

Training to Benefit Regional Parliaments

Group photo in front of Parliament building. Photo: FIJI PARLIAMENT/Bale Dolokoto

SUVA, Fiji – September 4, 2018: 1.55pm (Fiji Parliament): The Parliament of the Republic of Fiji, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji and McGill University of Canada is currently hosting regional participants to a two-week intensive management course specifically designed for senior secretariat staff of Parliament.

Pacific leaders assert common values and strength through Blue Pacific initiative

The Samoan PM at the Forum Leaders' meeting opening ceremony. Photo: PIFS MEDIA

By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Nauru YAREN, Nauru – September 4, 2018: 10.58am (PACNEWS): Pacific Leaders meeting in Nauru this week are expected to send a strong signal to new and emerging global powers entering the region to ‘toe the line’ on common issues that are dear to them – like climate change and oceans conservation and management.

PM Pohiva attends Forum Leaders’ meeting

Baron Waqa (left) and Samoa's Hon Fie'laepa at the opening ceremony in Nauru last night. Photo: PIF MEDIA

NAURU – September 4, 2018: 10.10am (Nuku’alofa Times): Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva is here in Nauru, with fellow leaders from the Pacific for the Forum Leaders’ meeting.