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PACIFIC BRIEFS

Friday September 08, 2017

DATE PROPOSED FOR REFERENDUM   

NEW CALEDONIA – An anti-independence faction in New Caledonia says i

Radar systems to be built in Palau

Friday September 08, 2017

PALAU – The United States has announced plans to install radar systems in Palau, a move that will increase its monitoring ability in the western Pacific region recently rocked by threats from North Korea.

Tongan aims for Winter Games

Friday September 08, 2017

TONGA – Tongan athlete Pita Taufatofua says perseverance is the key in his ambitious bid to qualify for the Winter Olympics.

Family values keeps language alive

Friday September 08, 2017

NEW ZEALAND – Tongans living in New Zealand say traditional family values will help sustain the language for future generations.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Tuesday September 05, 2017

EMPOWERING WOMEN NEEDS MORE EFFORT  

PACIFIC – The secretary general of the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor wants to put more effort into empowering women leaders. The PACNEWS agency reports Dame Meg, whose first term in the role finishes in December, says she hasn’t done enough to empower women in the Pacific.

PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM – Nauru President Baron Waqa has indicated an $8000 visa fee for journalists will be waived when his country hosts the Pacific Islands Forum next year.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – At least twenty people have died in election-related violence since vote counting began last month in Papua New Guinea’s Enga province.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Staff from the United States Department of Homeland Security have returned to Manus Island to interview refugees about resettlement in the US.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Thursday June 01, 2017

TAIWAN PRESIDENT OF PACIFIC TOUR

PACIFIC – The Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen is to visit Taiwan’s six diplomatic allies in the Pacific in July according to reports from Taipei.

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