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Monday, September 17th, 2018

 

Tonga observes Crown Prince’s birthday today

tonga-marriage

NUKU’ALOFA – September 17, 2018: 3.32pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga today observed the 33rd birthday of Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala.


Former Fiji’s finance minister Ratu Jone Kubuabola passes away

The late Ratu Jone Yavala Kubuabola

SUVA, Fiji – September 17, 2018: 3.25pm (FIJI TIMES): Former Reserve Bank of Fiji Governor and politician, Ratu Jone Yavala Kubuabola has passed away at the age of 72.


A ‘pivotal time for climate action’ says UN chief, looking to ozone layer gains

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

NEW YORK, U.S.A – September 17, 2018: 3.22pm (UN NEWS CENTRE): With record-breaking heat once again enveloping the earth this year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said it was also “a pivotal time for climate action”, marking the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, on Sunday.


Pacific Islands Forum not working: Toke Talagi

The Forum leaders in Nauru. Niue's Premier Sir Toke Talagi says the Pacific Islands Forum is stuck in limbo and making little progress. Photo: PIFS MEDIA

ALOFI, Niue – September 17, 2018: 3.15pm (RNZ PACIFIC): Niue’s Premier Sir Toke Talagi says the Pacific Islands Forum is stuck in limbo and making little progress.