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Tuesday, March 26th, 2019


Protection of high seas is crucial to safeguarding vulnerable communities

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By Essam Yassin Mohammed | International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)   New York, USA – March 26, 2019: 4.48pm (Reuters): The health of the high seas impacts the livelihoods and safety of vulnerable coastal communities in least developed countries.

Cook Islands Government surplus soars to $24million


Rarotonga, Cook Islands – March 26, 2019: 4.40pm (COOK ISLANDS NEWS): The Cook Islands government has posted a surplus of $23.63 million (US$16.34 million), which is about 54 per cent higher than the estimated sum for the second quarter of the 2018/19 financial year ending December 31, 2018.

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Christchurch terror attack

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 16: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the media on March 16, 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand. At least 49 people are confirmed dead, with more than 40 people injured following attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday afternoon. 41 of the victims were killed at Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue and seven died at Linwood mosque. Another victim died later in Christchurch hospital. Three people are in custody over the mass shootings. An Australian man has been charged with murder and will appear in court today. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Wellington, New Zealand – March 26, 2019: 4.25pm (OTAGO DAILY TIMES): New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that a Royal Commission of Inquiry will be held into the Christchurch mosques terror attack.

King calls for investigation into petition claims

His Majesty King Tupou VI

Nuku’alofa – March 26, 2019: 4.15pm (Nuku’alofa Times): His Majesty King Tupou VI has called on investigations into claims made against Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva and some of his Cabinet Ministers in petitions handed to the Royal Palace Office last month.