Saturday, March 9th, 2019
Sydney, Australia – March 9, 2019: 1.35pm (NEW YORK TIMES): An oil spill from a cargo ship that ran aground near a World Heritage site in the South Pacific is spreading, alarming environmentalists and government officials about the threat to the delicate local ecosystem and to people living there.
Suva,Fiji – March 9, 2019: 10.35am (Nuku’alofa Times/SPC): Disaster response in Fiji is expected to be strengthened, with the opening of two newly-refurbished Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) on February 26.
Nuku’alofa – March 9, 2019: 10.20am (Nuku’alofa Times): Acting Commissioner of Police Pelenatita Fe’ao Vaisuai said ice in Tonga is a big problem that everyone must work together to address.
Lautoka, Fiji – March 9, 2019: 10.10am (Nuku’alofa Times): Longtime Fijian medical doctor Samuela Korovou has been selected as a new Board member of the Lautoka based non governmental organisation FRIENDS Fiji.
Nuku’alofa – March 9, 2019: 10am (Nuku’alofa Times): The Tonga National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO), which is currently established under a default membership by the Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) and Government through the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Sports, has been praised for the work they have done so far.
Press body calls for more women to be included in senior media positions Brussels – March 8, 2019: 9.55am (IFJ Media): To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has issued a rallying cry to media and union leaders to make women more visible in their organisations.
London, England – March 9, 2019: 9am (Nuku’alofa Times): London Pacific Fashion Week (LPFW) A champion of Pacific design, art and culture, LPFW acts as a platform for designers living and working in the Pacific to engage with the fashion industry and represent them exclusively in the United Kingdom.
By ALFRED TUIKORO UTAH, United States of America – March 9, 2019: 8am (Nuku’alofa Times): Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva is facing more than he bargained for as petitions after petitions have been filed or are in the process of being filed against him.