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Tuesday  29 July  -  12:31 pm  NZT

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Poverty tops concerns 50 days before Fiji polls

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Exactly fifty days to go before Fiji's general election, poverty and joblessness are high among the concerns of the country's grassroots.

No go on PNG police reconciliation meeting

Papua New Guinea police officers marching in a parade

Papua New Guinea's acting deputy police commissioner, Jim Andrews, says there is no rift in the force and no need for any reconciliation.

Forum leaders urged to speak on West Papua

Paula Makabori, Dr John Ondawame, Rex Rumakiek

The Pacific Islands Forum leaders in Palau have been urged to discuss human rights violations in West Papua.

Service for American Samoa plane crash victims

Cyrus Suleman, brother of 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman about to toss a wreath at sea, in honor of his brother and still missing father, Babar Suleman.

A memorial service has been held at sea in American Samoa in remembrance of the two victims of last week's plane crash.

Vanuatu dumps MPs for disloyalty

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An extraordinary session of the Vanuatu parliament was adjourned yesterday until later on Tuesday.

Concerns over Solomons police re-arming

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A Solomon Islands academic has sounded a note of caution about moves to re-arm the local police force.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 29 July 2014 ( 20′ 51″ )

    PNG's anti-corruption Taskforce Sweep will continue to operate, Cut-backs to the ABC seen as disastrous for Papua New Guinea, Niue's unconventional tourism plan is defended, The Pacific's bigeye stocks have been critically depleted, Solomons yet to find a suitable local for police chief.

  • PNG court stays Taskforce Sweep disbanding ( 3′ 43″ )

    PNG's anti-corruption Taskforce Sweep will continue to operate after the National Court permanently stayed a government attempt to disband it.

  • RA cuts a worry for Papua New Guineans - Philemon ( 3′ 30″ )

    A veteran of the Papua New Guinea news media says the cutbacks at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation will be disastrous for his country.

  • Niue's tourism plan defended ( 3′ 21″ )

    Niue's tourism authority board says its own plans to grow tourism will define the industry's goals more clearly than the current strategic plan.

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 28 July 2014 ( 20′ 13″ )

    The Pacific's bigeye stocks have been critically depleted; Academic says Pacific Islands Forum is going through a 'turbulent' phase; Victims of Tonga's cyclone need more food and housing; Lingering public perception that Solomons still lacks a local police officer capable of being a good commissioner.