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Forum in Palau draws to a close with new Secretary General

A banner declaring the Pacific Islands Forum in Palau

The Pacific Islands Leaders Forum draws to a close today, with the first woman ever appointed as the Forum's new Secretary-General.


PNG PM sees Fiji keeping to its word

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Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister says he's satisfied that the Fiji government is keeping to its word about elections in September.


Samoa Fugalei market expected to be completed soon

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The new Fugalei market in Samoa is expected to be completed by the end of August.


Family of missing man to continue search in Pago Pago

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.

The family of the Father and son whose small plane crashed in waters off Pago Pago last week, will continue to search for their father using a private dive company.


Russian cyber-crime suspect to be sent from Guam to US mainland

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A federal judge on Guam has denied a motion to discharge a Russian cyber-crime suspect who says he was kidnapped by the US government.


Jokowi must make good on Papua promise, says activist

Joko Widodo made a victory speech calling for unity.

Indonesia's President-elect has been urged to make good on a promise to allow foreign media in to Papua.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 1 August 2014 ( 20′ 10″ )

    Plans for an International Labour Organisation mission to Fiji welcomed; Also in Fiji, youth are beef up the Sodelpa party's campaign; Guam about to extradite a Russian cyber crime suspect; PNG PM says Govt stable and there for the long-term; Sport: PNG's Commonwealth gold medallist hungry for more.


  • The International Labour Organisation mission to Fiji welcomed ( 3′ 35″ )

    A Fiji election candidate, Attar Singh, welcomes an International Labour Organisation mission to Fiji, but is disappointed it will be after September's elections.


  • Youth to beef up Sodelpa campaign for Fiji polls ( 4′ 29″ )

    Fiji's Sodelpa party is beefing up its campaign by recruiting young volunteers to go house to house and gain voters.


  • Russian cyber crime suspect to be deported from Guam ( 2′ 49″ )

    A federal judge on Guam has denied a motion to discharge a Russian cyber-crime suspect who says he was kidnapped by the US government while on holiday and brought to the island.


  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 31 July 2014 ( 20′ 21″ )

    PNG PM says Govt stable and there for the long-term; Tahiti opinion stoked by Flosse case; 45,000 teachers could strike in PNG; NZ thinktank to combat human trafficking; Sport: PNG's Commonwealth gold medallist hungry for more.


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