Regional

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.

VANUATU – The Council of Chiefs on Vanuatu’s Santo island has reportedly agreed to resettle 11,000 people from volcanically active Ambae.

NEW ZEALAND – The Rotuman language is listed on the Unesco’s list of endangered languages as “vulnerable”.

FRENCH POLYNESIA – There are claims of foul play in French Polynesia’s territorial election which have prompted calls to cancel last month’s first round on one island.

A giant sinkhole has opened up on a farm near Rotorua following Sunday’s record breaking rainfall in the region.

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