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AUSTRALIA – French President Emmanuel Macron likely had food on the brain when he thanked Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his “delicious wife” Lucy for their hospitality.

Petition for Tonga PM to resign

Thursday May 03, 2018

TONGA – A group of Tongans is preparing a petition which calls for the resignation of Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva.

SOLOMON ISLANDS – A Solomon Islands official has hit back at reports that a proposed Chinese-backed development project could challenge Australia’s strategic dominance in the region.

PACIFIC BRIEFS - 02/05/2018

Wednesday May 02, 2018

HEALTHCARE CONTRACTOR LEAVES MANUS

Unable to visit dying mother

Wednesday May 02, 2018

FIJI – An arch critic of the Bainimarama government in Fiji says its reasons for not allowing him to leave if he visits Fiji are highly questionable.

Anyone seen the statistician?

Wednesday May 02, 2018

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Anti-corruption police investigating Papua New Guinea’s National Statistical Office have reportedly been unable to find the acting national statistician.

US soldier found dead in PNG

Wednesday May 02, 2018

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – United States security and military investigators have flown to Papua New Guinea to investigate the death of a special forces soldier in diplomatic accommodation.

FIJI – The United Nations is investigating senior staff based in Fiji over allegations of sexual misconduct.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Papua New Guinea’s prime minister has taken a lead from US President Donald Trump, dismissing as “fake news” a report that claims its liquefied natural gas project is failing to deliver a promised economic boom to his people.

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