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PACIFIC BRIEFS

Wednesday May 03, 2017

HARD DRUGS FOR SALE ON THE STREETS

While rising seas nibble away at fast eroding shores and saltwater intrudes the thin coral atolls shrivelling crops and contaminating water supplies, the people of Tuvalu are anxiously watching the renewed debate on climate change in the US, writes Radio New Zealand’s Jamie Tahana.

Samoa fully behind Joseph Parker

Wednesday May 03, 2017

SAMOA –- The Samoa government says a change of boxing  opponent has not affected their support for Joseph Parker’s upcoming world title defence.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea’s ruling political party made a vow to retain power at the launch of its national election campaign in Port Moresby on Monday.

Fiji PM sends Trump a message

Wednesday May 03, 2017

FIJI – Fiji’s prime minister Frank Bainimarama has asked his Australian counterpart to press Donald Trump over climate change.

VANUATU – Ten former Vanuatu MPs jailed for bribery two years ago have been released on parole.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Friday April 28, 2017

TEMARU WELCOMES LOW VOTER TURNOUT

FRENCH POLYNESIA – French Polynesia’s tourism authority says a recent spate of high-profile visits is some of the best free advertising they could have wished for.

PALAU – Palau’s Chamber of Commerce says property values are going up rapidly and locals are reportedly being offered suitcases of cash for their land.

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