February 19, 2019
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Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program-Fall 2019

The East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Fall Cohort of the Pacific Islands […]
February 19, 2019
J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Program [Deadline April 30, 2019]

J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Program [Deadline: April 30, 2019]

The United States Embassy in Suva is pleased to invite applications from resident nationals of Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu for the J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Program Scholarships for academic year 2020-2021.
February 13, 2019
Dynamic Duo Set to Open Tourism Pathways for Authentic

Dynamic Duo Set to Open Tourism Pathways for Authentic Pacific Island Experiences

Australians and New Zealanders have always had a love affair with the South Pacific. Whilst destinations like Fiji have been on the radar for many years, holiday makers are now looking for ‘the road less travelled’.
February 7, 2019
Photo credit: GP Orbassano @ The Telegraph

Tonga’s newest island now supporting life

One of the world's newest islands in Tonga is sprouting vegetation and supporting bird life just four years after erupting into existence from an undersea volcano.
January 29, 2019
Positive response to local Tongan frozen produce trial

Positive response to local Tongan frozen produce trial

Tonga’s Nishi Trading Company successfully trialled its frozen taro, fries, pumpkin and hummus in the local market in Nuku’alofa late last year. The response has been overwhelmingly good.
January 24, 2019
Social media to be blocked in Tonga as govt forced to restrict internet

Social media to be blocked in Tonga as govt forced to restrict internet

When Tonga lost all cell phone and internet connection to the outside world on Sunday evening, Paula Piveni Piukala, the country's cable director happened to be attending a regional Telecommunications conference in Hawai'i.
January 16, 2019
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Sharing goodwill remains important

Scenic Hotel Tonga guests and staff continue to support communities who are still in need after cyclone Gita hit Tonga about a year ago.
November 23, 2018
3)	Hon Tuitai Tura and SPTO CEO, Christopher Cocker welcome Mr. Yu Qun and the Chinese delegation at the South Pacific Islands booth

Pacific Delegation makes a stand at the China International Travel Mart

For the first time ever a representative from the South Pacific, Hon. Tuitai Tura – Associate Minister for Culture and Tourism from the Cook Islands was part of the officiating delegates that opened this year’s China International Travel Mart 2018 (CITM) in Shanghai, China.
November 8, 2018
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Tonga wins gold at South Pacific Bodybuilding championship

Veteran bodybuilder Manase Afuha’amango was declared the overall winner of the International Federation of Body Building South Pacific competition in the Cook Islands on Saturday 3 November.
October 1, 2018
APTC celebrates students’ achievements in Tonga

APTC celebrates students’ achievements in Tonga

Forty-five Tongan women and men proudly graduated with qualifications in nine technical and vocational programs, during the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) graduation ceremony in Nuku’alofa on 28 September.
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