FRENCH POLYNESIA – French Polynesia’s tourism authority says a recent spate of high-profile visits is some of the best free advertising they could have wished for.
PALAU – Palau’s Chamber of Commerce says property values are going up rapidly and locals are reportedly being offered suitcases of cash for their land.
PACIFIC – Pacific people are being urged to keep developing kava’s economic potential beyond traditional ceremonies and kava sessions.
TONGA – A commentator on Tongan affairs is giving strong backing to an Easter Weekend police action in the capital, Nuku’alofa, that led to dozens of arrests.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA – The Afghan refugee who brought a small boy into the Manus Island detention centre a few weeks ago has said he and friends only gave the child some food.