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Happy 61st Birthday to Christopher Jorebon Loeak President of Marshall Islands born 11 Nov 1952

By   /  November 11, 2013  /  All News, BIRTHDAYS, Marshall Islands  /  No Comments

Christopher Jorebon Loeak[pronunciation?] (born 11 November 1952) is the President of the Marshall Islands. He was elected by parliament as President in January 2012, following the 2011 general election.[1][2] Personal life Loeak was born on the Ailinglaplap Atoll on 11 November 1952. He attended Marshall Island High School before traveling to the United States to […]

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Happy 56th Birthday to Anthony John “Tony” Abbott 28th PM of Australia born 4 Nov 1957

By   /  November 2, 2013  /  All News, Australia, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA, BIRTHDAYS  /  No Comments

  Anthony John “Tony” Abbott (born 4 November 1957) is the 28th and current Prime Minister of Australia. He has been Leader of the Liberal Party since 2009, and the Member of Parliament for Warringah since 1994. Abbott was born in London, England and immigrated to Australia with his family in 1960. Prior to entering […]

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China, New Zealand pledge to further ties, cooperation

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  All News, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA, China, EAST & SOUTH EAST ASIA, New Zealand  /  No Comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key in Bali, Indonesia, Oct. 6, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)   BALI, Indonesia, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday met with New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key, and the two leaders pledged to advance bilateral ties and further cooperation. China-New […]

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Chinese, Australian leaders pledge to boost ties

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  All News, Australia, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA, China, EAST & SOUTH EAST ASIA  /  No Comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Bali, Indonesia, Oct. 6, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)   BALI, Indonesia, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott agreed here on Sunday to push forward bilateral ties and speed up free trade negotiation. China and Australia […]

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Happy 44th Independence day to Fiji- Independence from the United Kingdom on 10 Oct 1970.

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  All News, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA, Fiji, INDEPENDENCE DAY  /  No Comments

Fiji i/ˈfiːdʒiː/ (Fijian: Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji[8] (Fijian: Matanitu ko Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य[9] Fijī Gaṇarājya), is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand‘s North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, France‘s New […]

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Abbott sworn in as Australia’s new PM

By   /  September 18, 2013  /  All News, Australia, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA  /  No Comments

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) arrives for his swearing-in ceremony with his daughters at Government House in Canberra on September 18, 2013. — Photo by AFP Published 2013-09-18 09:53:16 CANBERRA: Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister on Wednesday and immediately ordered the scrapping of the nation’s carbon tax and the […]

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China’s top political advisor meets Vanuatu PM

By   /  September 15, 2013  /  All News, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA, Vanuatu  /  No Comments

  Yu Zhengsheng (R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), meets with Prime Minister of Vanuatu Moana Carcasses Kalosil in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Sept. 14, 2013. Kalosil is in Yinchuan to attend the first China-Arab State Expo which will kick off on […]

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Happy 48th Birthday to Gordon Darcy Lilo PM of Solomon Islands born 28 August 1965

By   /  August 28, 2013  /  All News, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA, BIRTHDAYS, Solomon Islands  /  No Comments

Gordon Darcy Lilo (born 28 August 1965) is a Solomon Islander politician who has served as Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands since 16 November 2011. He is a member of the National Parliament of the Solomon Islands. Lilo represents a constituency which spans Gizo and the island of Kolombangara in Western Province.[1][2] Lilo previously […]

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Happy 52nd Birthday to John Phillip Key PM of New Zealand born 9 August 1961

By   /  August 8, 2013  /  All News, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA, BIRTHDAYS, New Zealand  /  No Comments

John Phillip Key (born 9 August 1961) is the 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand, in office since 2008. He has led the New Zealand National Party since 2006. Born in Auckland before moving to Christchurch when he was a child, Key attended the University of Canterbury and graduated in 1981 with a bachelor of […]

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Infant formula botulism scare is over, CEO says

By   /  August 7, 2013  /  All News, AUSTRALIA / OCEANIA, New Zealand  /  No Comments

Fonterra tries to draw line under affair that hurt N.Z. brand WELLINGTON – The chief executive of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra said Wednesday the risk that people could contract botulism from infant formula made with the firm’s whey concentrate has ended. Speaking at a news conference in Auckland on Wednesday, Theo Spierings said that […]

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