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09

Jul '18

9 Jul 2018

Solomon Islands

Queen's Award gives Solomon's storyteller confidence

A young Solomon Islands storyteller says she now has more confidence to continue her work with underprivileged youth after winning a Queen's Young Leaders Award. Millicent Barty was recognised...

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05

Jul '18

5 Jul 2018

Tonga

Queen's award recipient to champion women's rights in Tonga

A Tongan volunteer hopes winning an esteemed Commonwealth Youth award can help him raise more awareness on sexual health and women's rights in Tonga. Joshua Sefesi was among the recipients of...

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05

Jul '18

5 Jul 2018

Tonga

Rugby league needs Tonga vs Australia

Before Tonga defeated Samoa 38-22, Jason Taumalolo called for a Test match between Tonga and Australia at the end of this season. “The only way we’re up with those top-tier nations is if...

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05

Jul '18

5 Jul 2018

Kiribati

Kiribati government launches climate change policy

The government of Kiribati has launched what it calls its first ever climate change policy. In a statement, the government said it had a strong mission to safeguard the present and future...

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03

Jul '18

3 Jul 2018

Solomon Islands

Biggest Melanesian festival underway in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands has welcomed 1500 participants to this year's Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival in Honiara. The festival, held every four years, aims to promote and preserve Melanesian...

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03

Jul '18

3 Jul 2018

Samoa

Samoa gets help from EU and Australia to fight cybercrime

Samoa's Prime Minister says cybercrime is not just a crime of the future but is something that needs to be addressed now. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegoai has welcomed representatives of the...

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28

Jun '18

28 Jun 2018

Fiji

Self-sufficiency For Fruits And Vegetables

The Fijian Government’s goal to have self sufficiency in fruits and vegetables and minimise the importation of these food items is possible. Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime...

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28

Jun '18

28 Jun 2018

Samoa

Coconut-leaf plates on the table as Samoa looks beyond single-use plastics

Government will ban polluting plastics at the end of the year, spurring the search for something different. In a bid to protect the precious “blue Pacific” the Samoan government will ban all...

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28

Jun '18

28 Jun 2018

Tonga

NZ$8M for Tonga's education, justice and policy reform

Three agreements worth NZ$8 million were signed between New Zealand and Tonga to strengthen Tonga’s education and justice systems, and public sector management through policy reform. The...

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28

Jun '18

28 Jun 2018

Fiji

Tuitubou Urges Fijians To Participate In Sports Day

The following is the Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou’s statement in light of the National Sports and Wellness Day today, 29 June 2018. Government, through the Ministry of Youth...

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25

Jun '18

25 Jun 2018

Tonga

Data shows remittances and development are increasingly linked

Between 2010 and 2017 global remittances to Tonga grew by just over $74 million. While that represents a minute fraction of global remittances, which increased from just over $458 billion to over...

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25

Jun '18

25 Jun 2018

Samoa

Samoa looks to ban all single-use plastic

Samoa will look to ban all single-use plastic from January, its government said, in the latest move to protect the country's oceans. A government statement said the ban will initially target...

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