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Real Tonga under pressure over reports

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The owner of Tonga's domestic airline, Real Tonga Airlines, says their commercial services have been impacted by reports that the government plans to revoke their licences.


Nauru govt blames previous administrations for lawsuit

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The Minister of Finance in Nauru is blaming past administrations for a lawsuit that could cost the country tens of millions of dollars.


Gaston Flosse returns Legion of Honour in protest

Disgraced former president Gaston Flosse says France is ungrateful to him

French Polynesia's disgraced former president, Gaston Flosse, has returned his French Legion Of Honour in protest at not being pardoned for corruption.


PNG PM hits out at Ombudsman Commission

Papua New Guinea's Chief Ombudsman Rigo Lua

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister has questioned the impartiality of the Ombudsman Commission over the opposition leader.


Medical marijuana info pamplets to be sent to Guam voters

Medical marijuana plants in Ontario, Canada.

The Guam Election Commission will be posting out 50,000 pamphlets on the upcoming medical marijuana vote this Friday.


Fiji's CCF seeks revival of information bill

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Fiji's Citizens Constitutional Forum wants to revive a bill on freedom of information as the new parliament prepares to sit.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 1 October 2014 ( 21′ 19″ )

    Kavo conviction in PNG seen as tip of iceberg; Tonga government in breach of contract with Real Tonga airlines; American Samoa grants over 4,000 immigration amnesty; Landowners in PNG's Bougainville confused by supposed opposition to mine; An independent candidate in Fiji's polls looks to create a political party next time round; Noumea Accord talks suffer blow with boycott by New Caledonia's biggest pro-indepedence group.


  • Kavo conviction in PNG seen as tip of iceberg ( 3′ )

    The conviction last week of a Papua New Guinea MP, Governor of Gulf Province, Havila Kavo, for misuse of public funds may point to a much bigger problem with corruption.


  • Tongan government in breach of airlines contract ( 3′ 58″ )

    Tonga government in breach of contract with Real Tonga airlines after reports it has decided to revoke Real Tonga's domestic licences without notice and bring in a New Zealand operator to take over the domestic air service.


  • American Samoa grants over 4,000 immigration amnesty ( 3′ 22″ )

    American Samoa has more than 4,000 new lawful residents after immigration amnesty was provided under a bill signed by the Governor.


  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 30 September 2014 ( 21′ )

    Landowners in PNG's Bougainville confused by supposed opposition to mine; An independent candidate in Fiji's polls looks to create a political party next time round; Noumea Accord talks suffer blow with boycott by New Caledonia's biggest pro-indepedence group; Santo leaders show interest in Vanuatu nickel project; US marine reserve plan amended; New Zealand celebrates Tuvalu culture.


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