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Nauru restricts medical transfers

Thursday February 21, 2019

NAURU – Nauru’s government has rushed through new laws to prevent residents being granted medical transfers based on online recommendations.

Malolo a lesson for landowners

Thursday February 14, 2019

FIJI – A Fiji opposition MP says events on the island of Malolo should be a warning to all landowners in the country.

Islanders are ready to work

Thursday February 14, 2019

SOLOMON ISLANDS – More than 1000 Solomon Islanders are competing for 200 places in a “work ready pool” which could land them jobs in Australia.

284 Apec vehicles still missing

Thursday February 14, 2019

PAPUA NEW GUINA – Papua New Guinea police are still seeking the return of nearly 300 imported cars loaned to officials for driving world leaders around its capital during last year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting.

Tongan players keen to come home

Wednesday May 30, 2018

TONGA – Some Tongan rugby players would return from Europe “in a heartbeat” to play for a Pacific Super Rugby team, Tonga head coach Toutai Kefu says.

PNG to ban Facebook for a month

Wednesday May 30, 2018

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – The Papua New Guinean government is to ban Facebook for a month in a bid to crack down on “fake users” and study the effects the website is having on the nation’s population.

Samoan language in the spotlight

Wednesday May 30, 2018

NEW ZEALAND – Samoans in New Zealand are celebrating their culture and identity as part of annual efforts to encourage more people to be bilingual.

Village gives up suspects

Wednesday May 30, 2018

SAMOA – The Salelavalu village council on Samoa’s Savai‘i Island has handed two men to police over a brawl last Saturday with youths from Salelologa village.

Games sues Tonga for millions

Wednesday May 30, 2018

TONGA – The Pacific Games Council and Tonga’s Olympic Committee (TASANOC) have lodged a claim for millions of dollars of damages against the Tonga government for its late withdrawal from hosting the 2019 event.

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