LONDON, England: October 22, 2018: 5.05pm (COMSEC):A new fellowship programme will support emerging scholars from Commonwealth countries to conduct world-class research on marine plastics.
SUVA, Fiji – October 22, 2018: 4.55pm (FBC NEWS): The Fijian Elections Office is urging those who will be unable to vote on Polling Day on the 14th of November to apply for a postal ballot.
CANBERRA, Australia – October 22, 2018: 4.45pm (THE GUARDIAN): Anote Tong has had quite a week. The former president of Kiribati has been in Australia to advocate for more robust action on climate change, which threatens to wipe out his Pacific home within a matter of decades as sea levels rise.
By BRAD WALTER – NRL.com (Senior Reporter) AUCKLAND, New Zealand: October 22, 2018 – 11.55am (NRL.com): Mate Ma’a Tonga players have targeted winning the 2021 World Cup and believe the island kingdom can become the game’s No.1 nation with regular Tests against tier-one countries.
BANGKOK, Thailand: October 22, 2018: 11.45am (ESCAP News): Countries in Asia and the Pacific on Friday adopted a declaration that will strengthen national statistical systems to present a more complete picture of the region’s development, and support good governance, health and human rights.
NEIAFU, Vava’u (Enviro News): The Minister for MEIDECC, Hon Poasi Tei, will join the Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) consultation team here in Neiafu today.
By ILAITIA TURAGABECI in Nadi NADI, Fiji – October 17, 2018: 5pm (Nuku’alofa Times): THERE needs to be quick and dramatic actions to address climate change to safeguard Pacific fisheries.
NUKU’ALOFA – October 17, 2018: 5pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Speaker Lord Fakafanua will lead a Parliamentary team to go and watch the Mate Ma’a Tonga – Kangaroos Rugby League Test match in Auckland this weekend.
PORT VILA, Vanuatu – October 16, 2018: 4.55pm (PIDC): Vanuatu has become the 14th Member of the Pacific Immigration Development Community (PIDC) to sign the PIDC Memorandum of Arrangement (MoA) to share immigration information for border enforcement purposes.
By LICE MOVONO NADI, Fiji – October 12, 2018: 5pm (PEJN): WEATHER information must be made simple because every member of the community has to understand it and yet it must also contain official jargon which retains credibility.