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Tongan players keen to come home

Wednesday May 30, 2018

TONGA – Some Tongan rugby players would return from Europe “in a heartbeat” to play for a Pacific Super Rugby team, Tonga head coach Toutai Kefu says.

PNG to ban Facebook for a month

Wednesday May 30, 2018

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – The Papua New Guinean government is to ban Facebook for a month in a bid to crack down on “fake users” and study the effects the website is having on the nation’s population.

Samoan language in the spotlight

Wednesday May 30, 2018

NEW ZEALAND – Samoans in New Zealand are celebrating their culture and identity as part of annual efforts to encourage more people to be bilingual.

Village gives up suspects

Wednesday May 30, 2018

SAMOA – The Salelavalu village council on Samoa’s Savai‘i Island has handed two men to police over a brawl last Saturday with youths from Salelologa village.

Games sues Tonga for millions

Wednesday May 30, 2018

TONGA – The Pacific Games Council and Tonga’s Olympic Committee (TASANOC) have lodged a claim for millions of dollars of damages against the Tonga government for its late withdrawal from hosting the 2019 event.

TONGA – Four whales have washed up dead on a remote Pacific island, with witnesses claiming all of the whales had been shot in the head.

PACIFIC BRIEFS 21/05/2018

Monday May 21, 2018

NCD GRAPHIC DESIGN CONTEST LAUNCHED

FRENCH PACIFIC – A leading French Polynesian pro-independence politician has described the French government’s stance towards its Pacific colonies as “schizophrenic”.

PACIFIC – A proposed combined Pacific Islands Super Rugby team has the backing of a number of former players and administrators.

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