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Hawai‘i to ban sunscreens

Friday May 04, 2018

Hawai‘i – The island that is synonymous with suntan lotion has become the first US state to pass a bill banning the sale of any sunscreens that have chemicals known to harm coral reefs.

VANUATU – The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is preparing to permanently evacuate the entire population of one of its islands.

PACIFIC BRIEFS - 03/05/2018

Thursday May 03, 2018


AMERICAN SAMOA – Maori elders have performed a traditional service at a graveside ceremony in American Samoa before the repatriation of the remains of a New Zealand sailor.

AUSTRALIA – French President Emmanuel Macron likely had food on the brain when he thanked Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his “delicious wife” Lucy for their hospitality.

Petition for Tonga PM to resign

Thursday May 03, 2018

TONGA – A group of Tongans is preparing a petition which calls for the resignation of Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva.

SOLOMON ISLANDS – A Solomon Islands official has hit back at reports that a proposed Chinese-backed development project could challenge Australia’s strategic dominance in the region.

PACIFIC BRIEFS - 02/05/2018

Wednesday May 02, 2018


Unable to visit dying mother

Wednesday May 02, 2018

FIJI – An arch critic of the Bainimarama government in Fiji says its reasons for not allowing him to leave if he visits Fiji are highly questionable.

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