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PACIFIC BRIEFS

Thursday April 27, 2017

MEDICAL STAFF GIVEN WAKE UP CALL

SAMOA – A new book containing photos dating back to when many Germans lived in Samoa has been released in Apia.

FIJI – Fiji’s Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho has reminded police officers that the way they deliver their services to members of the public can now be recorded or captured with the use of smartphones.

Dutton demands apology from ABC

Thursday April 27, 2017

AUSTRALIA – Australia’s Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has called on the ABC to apologise for its reporting on a shooting at the Manus Island detention centre.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Evacuation warnings have been issued again for Papua New Guinea’s Manam Island as the island’s volcano continues to rumble and spew ash.

Election violence played down

Thursday April 27, 2017

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – A regional police commander in Papua New Guinea’s Highlands has played down the threat posed by firearms in the approaching elections.

PAcific – People in the Pacific are being advised to avoid certain fish after a study revealed high levels of mercury in hair samples from the region.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Wednesday April 26, 2017

GOVERNOR GENERAL IN PNG FOR ANZAC DAY

AUSTRALIA – Often shunned by an Australian society that did not recognise their service, today Indigenous veterans  led the national Anzac Day march for the very first time.

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