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Women fare poorly in Solomons poll

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The Commonwealth Observer Group monitoring the Solomon Islands election says significant impediments remain to women successfully standing for election in the country.

Cook Islands Court allows appeal

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The Cook Islands Court of Appeal has this afternoon allowed an appeal on an election petition in the constituency of Mitiaro.

Inos seems home as CNMI Governor

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The incumbent governor in the Northern Marianas, Eloy Inos, is almost certain to win his run off election against Heinz Hofschneider.

Fiji and China sign several deals

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Fiji and China have today signed a number of agreements including one allowing Fijians visa free entry into China.

Multiculturalism not for Nauruans - local

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There are reports from Nauru that refugees who had got work on the island have left the jobs after a threatening letter was distributed a week ago.

Tonga court ruling favours Electoral Commission

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Tonga's court of appeal has ruled in favour of the supervisor of elections and the chairman of Tonga's Electoral Commission against a judgement to register Sione Tupouniua as an election candidate.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 21 November 2014 ( 22′ 1″ )

    Dramatic results emerging from Solomon Islands elections; the head of Fiji police says he'll act against any cover up; a symposium is told there's more work ahead for a coup-free Fiji; NZ invites its Pacific peers to review its aid programme; and a Pacific weather experts say it could be a busy cyclone season.

  • Dramatic results emerging from Solomons election ( 3′ 20″ )

    Dramatic results are emerging from elections in Solomon Islands, as counting continues following voting on Wednesday.

  • Head of Fiji police says he'll act against any cover up ( 6′ 16″ )

    Fiji's Police Commissioner says if he finds police personnel deliberately closed an investigation involving allegations against security personnel, he will take steps against them.

  • NZ invites review of its aid programme ( 3′ 19″ )

    The Pacific Islands recipients of New Zealand's aid are undertaking a review of that process.

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 21 November 2014 ( 18′ 44″ )

    Symposium hears whether Fiji election will end the country's tendency to have coups; Pacific weather expoerts say this could be a busy cyclone season; A Papua New Guinea NGO says an Australian rainforest summit was a failure; the delay continues over whether votes from a Cook Islands by-election will be counted; Tonga's New Zealand police chief finishing his term.