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VANUATU – The parents of a six-year-old girl who was abducted, raped and murdered in Vanuatu last week are calling for the death penalty to be introduced.

FIJI – A former opposition MP is one of two men who have been jailed for more than two years after being convicted of sedition in Fiji.

SAMOA – Samoa’s Minister of Prisons says plans are being drawn up to build a new prison on the big island of Savai‘i.

PACIFIC BRIEFS - 30/04/2018

Monday April 30, 2018

DENGUE OUTBREAK ‘NO CAUSE FOR PANIC’

FRENCH POLYNESIA – French Polynesia’s Tahoeraa party says there have been a number of irregularities on part of the ruling Tapura party in the first round of voting for a new territorial assembly and complaints will be lodged.

Fishermen supplied with EPBs

Monday April 30, 2018

NEW ZEALAND – The New Zealand aid programme is in the process of equipping Pacific fishermen with electronic locator beacons.

PACIFIC – As the world watches to see the outcome of a proposed denuclearisation talks between North Korea and the United States, islands in the middle of the Pacific are hoping it will mean a stop to the constant threat of a nuclear attack.

PACIFIC BRIEFS - 28/04/2018

Monday April 30, 2018

FLIGHTS SUSPENDED AFTER EMERGENCY

AUSTRALIA – Coral reefs are under threat if atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise, new research has shown.

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