Regional

SAMOA –  Samoa Member of Parliament, Olo Fiti Vaai, has called on Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, to act like a leader and keep the peace in Samoa.

VANUATU – The danger of landslides and flash flooding on the Vanuatu island of Ambae is complicating evacuation efforts, with as many as 800 people now sheltering in emergency relief centres.

New Caledonia and Bougainville prepare to vote on independence

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Rising meth use raises concern in Fiji

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – A business in Papua New Guinea  licensed to import plastic shopping bags has questioned the legality of the recent ban imposed by the government.

Garbage Patch clean up underway

Wednesday April 25, 2018

PACIFIC – Scientists are preparing to launch the world’s first machine to clean up the planet’s largest mass of ocean plastic.

Pacific Briefs

Monday April 23, 2018

FRITCH WINS FIRST ROUND OF TAHITI VOTE

FRENCH POLYNESIA – French Polynesia’s ruling Tapura Huiraatira party has been the winner in the first round of the territorial election, securing 43 percent of the vote.

SAMOA – The face of Samoa’s Pinktober and the fight against cancer, Manamea Apelu-Schwalger, died peacefully on Sunday.

SAMOA – The mystery of how a gun disappeared from a police evidence storage room continues to embar-rass Samoa’s justice department.

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