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PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea’s Defence Force is investigating an incident in which military personnel fired shots at Australia’s refugee detention centre on Manus Island.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Saturday April 15, 2017

st louis shooting suspects sought

NEW CALEDONIA– Another man has been arrested in connection with violence in New Caledonia’s St Louis and Paita between October and January.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister has extended condolences to the family of the woman who designed the national flag, the late Susan Karike Huhume.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Australia and Papua New Guinea must review media relations after two separate but equally “shocking” bans on PNG press, according to the Pacific Freedom Forum.

SOLOMON ISLANDS – Vietnamese fishing boats caught fishing illegally in Solomon Islands have been fined US$4.6 million – and if the owners don’t come forward and pay the fines the boats will be destroyed.

Niueans fight to retain language

Saturday April 15, 2017

NIUE – Niuean leaders are calling for locals and Niueans living abroad to fight for the preservation of Niuean language.

PNG press ban a colonial flashback

Saturday April 15, 2017

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – A ban on local media from covering press conferences held by Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull during his visit to Papua New Guinea has been described as an example of remnant attitudes leftover from colonial times.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Thursday April 13, 2017

CHINESE to LEARN PACIFIC LANGUAGES

Students bong session went viral

Thursday April 13, 2017

FIJI – Six students of a high school in Nadi have been removed from the institution after they were photographed allegedly smoking drugs.

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