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


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


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.

Pacific charm campaign underway

Monday April 23, 2018

PACIFIC – UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters have plans to work closely in the Pacific region.

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