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Wednesday  28 January  -  9:58 am  NZT

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Pacific News

PNG ex-military head says police 'incompetent'

Papua New Guinea's former military commander says the country's police force is broken and incompetent and unable to carry out its constitutional duty.

Samoa opposition leader removed from Parliament

Samoa's Leader of the Opposition was removed from parliament yesterday, for ignoring warnings and interjecting in Parliament speeches.

Search ongoing in Papua after fatal boat accident

A search and rescue team is continuing its search for two missing men after a fatal boat accident in Indonesia's remote Papua province.

After shooting, some PNG police stripped of guns and cars

120 police reservists in Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby, have been ordered to hand in their guns and vehicles by the end of today.

New Solomons PM announces his government's policies

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister has announced plans to boost the country's economic growth and tackle corruption in a major speech to announce his newly-elected government's policies.

Fiji police urge public to protect children

Fiji's Police Commissioner is pleading for the community to report child abuse, saying it is common and often goes unreported.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 28 January 2015 ( 19′ 58″ )

    West Papua's unified independence group arrives in Vanuatu to submit its MSG application; Fiji's Port Denarau is set for a massive expansion; Plans to address the state of broadcasting in Vanuatu; A new hi-tech tuna processing plant gives American Samoa a boost; and, Pacific countries line up for a proposed rugby league world series.

  • United Papuan group to hand in MSG application next week ( 3′ 17″ )

    The recently formed West Papua National Liberation Front is in Vanuatu to submit their application for full membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group.

  • Fiji's Port Denarau to get makeover ( 3′ 06″ )

    Fiji's Port Denarau Marina is set for an upgrade, which could include a new sports stadium.

  • Sport: Rugby League Nines going global in Cabramatta ( 3′ 31″ )

    Emerging nations believe a Rugby League Nines World Series could be the answer as interest continues to skyrocket in the newest form of the game.

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 27 January 2015 ( 19′ 08″ )

    Plans to address the state of broadcasting in Vanuatu; A new hi-tech tuna processing plant gives American Samoa a boost; Tonga tries to reverse a tide of secondary school dropouts; health authorities in Tonga ask people to improve sanitation in the wake of a typhoid outbreak; and, a new study hopes to improve the lives of Tongan children.