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Monday, October 22nd, 2018


Blue Charter fellowships to drive research on ocean pollution


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.

FEO reminds Fijians of postal voting application deadline

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem

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.

Anote Tong not happy with Australia on climate change issues

Former Kiribati Pesident Anote Tong with Nuku'alofa Times publisher Iliesa Tora at the COP23 in Bonn, Germany in November last year. Mr Tong is disappointed with Australia over climate change issues.

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.

Tonga set sights on winning 2021 World Cup

Andrew Fifita leading the sipitau

By BRAD WALTER – (Senior Reporter) AUCKLAND, New Zealand: October 22, 2018 – 11.55am ( 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.

Asia-Pacific countries adopt declaration to improve data and statistics


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.