Regional

PACIFIC – A key matter before the Pacific Islands Forum economic ministers who are meeting in Suva this week is how to set up a regional finance facility.

SAMOA – The assistant commissioner of Samoa’s Prisons and Corrections Service has defended a decision to keep a mother and her two month-old-baby in prison.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Tuesday April 04, 2017

seasonal worker dies at rugby match

SAMOA – The body of a Samoan seasonal worker who died during a rugby match in New Zealand last week is expected to be flown back home in the next few days.

Deportee refuses to leave

Tuesday April 04, 2017

PAPUA NEW GUINEA– An asylum seeker detained by Australia on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island is reported to have resisted a second attempt to repatriate him to Lebanon.

Fewer Pacific migrants

Tuesday April 04, 2017

NEW ZEALAND – Tighter immigration policies have led to significant falls in the number of approved migrants from Pacific countries over the last five years.

Samoa vs All Blacks likely

Tuesday April 04, 2017

SAMOA – New Zealand Rugby has confirmed it is in discussions with the Samoan Union over the possibility of a test match to be played in Auckland in June.

Low key affair at medal ceremony

Tuesday April 04, 2017

SAMOA – Samoa’s first Olympic medallist, Ele Opeloge, has finally been officially presented with her silver medal from the Olympics’ weightlifting competition held in Beijing nine years ago.

Samoans shocked by typhoid death

Tuesday April 04, 2017

NEW ZEALAND – Distraught family members of a Samoan woman who died of typhoid last week say Auckland health officials did not tell them she had the disease.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Monday April 03, 2017

CHINESE TO REBUILD VANUATU RUNWAY

VANUATU – A Chinese company has been awarded the Vanuatu runway upgrade project worth US$47 million.

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