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Sport: Govt says Tonga Sports Association is bankrupt

The Tonga Amateur Sports Association and National Olympic Committee is bankrupt, according to the country's Prime Minister.

Vanuatu caretaker govt seeks to finance runway repairs

Vanuatu's caretaker government has sought an emergency loan from its national bank and reaffirmed its commitment to a World Bank loan to upgrade the country's international airport.

More charges filed against Fiji police officers in rape case

Fiji's Director of Public Prosecutions has filed additional charges against the police and military officers accused of raping a civilian in police custody in 2014.

3 Kiribati MPs in election for presidency next month

Three Kiribati parliamentarians will face off in the presidential election next month.

Fiji opposition says world ignoring repression

Fiji's opposition leader says the international community is turning a blind eye to what she calls the government's campaign to return Fiji to the days of repression and dictatorship.

Sport:Fiji and Samoa ready for Sydney Sevens

The Fiji sevens teams have a point to prove in Sydney this weekend after relinquishing top spot in the World Series standings.

Latest from Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 5 February 2016

The Fiji opposition wants international community to step in over the suspensions of the NFP Party; fears in Fiji that next police boss will be a military man; an International Labour Organisation dispute in Fiji could finally be over; there are protests in American Samoa over lawmakers' planned salary hikes; PNG's new National Football Stadium to open in Port Moresby.

Fiji opposition wants international action over suspensions

Fiji Opposition leader calls for international action of the suspension of another party and its MPs from parliament.

Fears in Fiji that next police boss will be military man

It's feared that a military man could be rubber stamped as the next police commissioner in Fiji.

PNG's new National Football Stadium to open in Port Moresby

The traditional home of rugby league in Papua New Guinea is about to reopen.

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 5 February 2016

An ILO dispute in Fiji could finally be over; Protests in American Samoa over lawmakers' salary hikes; Vanuatu govt lobbying fluid despite pact signing; Tonga has declared a Zika epidemic amid 265 suspected cases; There's pressure on the Australian government to allow asylum seekers to stay; And there's hopes Lapita scholars will explore Fiji further after a chance find.