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Barred from press conferences

Thursday April 13, 2017

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – A veteran journalist says she was  told she could not attend press conferences during last week’s visit to Papua New Guinea by Australia’s prime minister.

Islands assessing cyclone damage

Thursday April 13, 2017

NEW CALEDONIA – The body of a 73-year-old man has been found a day after he went missing during Cyclone Cook in New Caledonia.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Sunday April 09, 2017

NEW CALEDONIA GROUP SEEKS SECURITY

NEW CALEDONIA – A civil society group in New Caledonia says it is satisfied with the top level meeting on its security concerns. The talks were held at the French High Commission in Noumea after a rally by the group, calling itself the Collective against Insecurity in New Caledonia.

FIJI – New Zealand will send the inshore patrol vessel HMNZS Hawea and a crew of 25 to Fiji for six months from May in a major advance in defence cooperation between the two countries.

NEW ZEALAND – Samoan health officials have issued a health alert, warning anyone who has been to Auckland in the past three weeks to get tested for typhoid.

GUAM – The Governor of Guam, Eddie Calvo, has withdrawn his support for the build-up of United States military forces in the US territory.

Decrease in Pasifika migrants

Sunday April 09, 2017

NEW ZEALAND – Tighter immigration policies have led to significant falls in the number of approved Pacific migrants to New Zealand over the past five years.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – A Papua New Guinea NGO says poverty is a prominent factor in ongoing sorcery-related attacks and killings.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Friday April 07, 2017

NEW CALEDONIA GROUP SEEKS SECURITY

NEW CALEDONIA – A civil society group in New Caledonia says it is satisfied with the top level meeting on its security concerns.

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