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Pacific Briefs

Friday March 23, 2018

RULING PUTS FLOSSE OUT OF CONTENTION

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Violence and lawlessness are surging again in Papua New Guinea’s Hela province.

Outrage in Tonga over girls ban

Friday March 23, 2018

TONGA –The Tongan government has banned schoolgirls from playing rugby or boxing because the sports are deemed undignified and not in keeping with the island’s traditional culture.

Pacific Briefs

Thursday March 22, 2018

Gentle Giant Mika passes away aged 45

SOLOMON ISLANDS – The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the warship, which was blown apart during World War Two.

SAMOA – It takes the smallest of sparks to start a fire. If that small fire finds fuel and if it is not contained properly, it has the potential to develop into an inferno destroying everything in its wake.

Orion finds lost fishermen

Thursday March 22, 2018

KIRIBATI –The New Zealand Defence Force says two missing Kiribati fishermen were found 300 kilometres from the atoll they set off from.

Village violence creates uproar

Thursday March 22, 2018

SAMOA – A Samoa Member of Parliament has made a public apology in Parliament for the incident that injured several police officers and affected the public when young men from a village in his electorate blocked a public road this week.

PACIFIC BRIEFS

Monday March 19, 2018

CONGRESS EXPECTED TO APPROVE DATE

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