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Wednesday  23 July  -  9:42 pm  NZT

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NGO says Fiji forced into EU trade deal

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The Pacific Network on Globalisation accuses the EU of forcing Fiji into ratifying a free-trade agreement.


Tahiti's Flosse awaits court decision

Gaston Flosse

France's highest court is today expected to rule in a case which could end the political career of French Polynesia's president, Gaston Flosse.


Two Vale New Caledonia guards shot

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Two guards at the Vale nickel plant in New Caledonia's south have been injured after an unidentified gunman shot at them.


Samoa on disease alert

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Samoa on alert following reports of an outbreak of acute fever and rash in neighbouring American Samoa.


Call for swift Fiji torture video probe

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The Fiji NGO Coalition for Human Rights says the investigation into last year's torture video could have been completed a long time ago.


American Samoa store given week to clean up rats

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American Samoa's biggest retail store has been given one week to deal with rat infestation and unsanitary conditions.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 23 July 2014 ( 19′ 5″ )

    A Fiji group questions delays over a police investigation into allegations of torture; We hear about a mysterious disease on the rise in American Samoa; There are calls in Papua New Guinea for more financial support following flooding in the region; The Fiji Government is accused of ignoring pleas for help over evictions; and Fiji's National Federation Party tries to overcome voter cynicism.


  • NGO coalition says torture video should be finished ( 3′ 28″ )

    The Fiji NGO Coalition for Human Rights says the investigation into last year's torture video could have been completed a long time ago. The 9 minute video shows a handcuffed man being beaten by men in plain clothes, with one man being set upon by a dog as its handler urges the animal on.


  • Speed of American Samoa health systems questioned ( 2′ 49″ )

    Questions are being asked as to why the health department in American Samoa didn't act earlier in trying to determine the cause of an acute fever rash disease.


  • Fiji government ignore landowner pleas over forced eviction ( 4′ 13″ )

    The President of the Jittu Land trust in Fiji say government authorities have ignored their pleas for help over the forceful eviction from their land.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 23 July 2014 ( 18′ 56″ )

    There are calls in Papua New Guinea for more support for victims of flooding; Fiji's National Federation Party tries to overcome voter cynicism; Cooks Democratic leader says election result invalid; mixed reaction to Bainimarama's proposed NZ trip; Fiji's Sodelpa Party promises poverty relief; the background to a shock resignation in New Caledonia.


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