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Friday April 28, 2017

TEMARU WELCOMES LOW VOTER TURNOUT

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.

FIJI – The Fiji military has issued a warning that recent statements by the Methodist Church could lead to ethnic tension and instability.

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.

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Thursday April 27, 2017

MEDICAL STAFF GIVEN WAKE UP CALL

SAMOA – A new book containing photos dating back to when many Germans lived in Samoa has been released in Apia.

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