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Tuesday  16 September  -  11:26 pm  NZT

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Fiji police prepared for potential election unrest

Members of Fiji police and military forces.

Fiji police commissioner says his officers have prepared for the polls and won't hesitate to call in the military if law and order breaks down.


UN pulls troops, including Fijians, from Syrian Golan Heights

European members of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force.

The UN has reportedly evacuated hundreds of peackeepers -including Fijians - from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.


Delegates confirm attendance at West Papua conference

Rex Rumakiek (left) has been appointed Acting Chairman of the West Papua National Coalition for Liberation, succeeding the late Dr John Otto Ondawame (right).

Over 80 delegates are expected to converge on Port Vila at the start of next month to attend the West Papua Conference.


Vanuatu police chief suspended

050514. Photo supplied. Pacific flags. Vanuatu

Vanuatu's police commissioner, Arthur Caulton, has confirmed his suspension from the role by the Police Service Commission.


Testing underway in Tonga after typhoid discovery

Tonga's flag

Tonga's health ministry says it is testing 50 residents in Vaini for Typhoid, after three positive cases were found in the area.


Unpaid workers in Malaita threaten to stop work

rolls of bank notes

The most populated province in Solomon Islands, Malaita, is reported to be in deep financial difficulty.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 16 September 2014 ( 22′ 2″ )

    Fiji prepares to vote; Fiji's election blackout has been called unprecedented; PNG warned of danger in tiny parliamentary opposition; Samoa works to save its forests; Work's being done to tackle violence against women in PNG; In Sport: First Tongan women's crew to compete at Alo Paopao Festival.


  • Fiji prepares to vote ( 3′ 34″ )

    Election workers have started preparing polling stations in Fiji for election day tomorrow.


  • PNG warned of danger in tiny parliamentary opposition ( 3′ 58″ )

    Transparency International's PNG chapter speaks out about tiny opposition in parliament.


  • Samoa works to save its forests ( 3′ 21″ )

    The Samoan government is working with villages to protect their forests from increasing threat of climate change, unsustainable land use and invasive species.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 16 September 2014 ( 21′ 14″ )

    Fiji's election blackout has been called unprecedented; Election observers on the ground in Fiji; Shedding light the key to tackling violence against women in PNG; Hopes for law changes on longline fishing; More concerted plan to root out Pacific corruption; In Sport: First Tongan women's crew to compete at Alo Paopao Festival.


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