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Solomon Islands gold miner, Melbourne based St Barbara, says the Solomons Government is critical to ensuring a tailings dam does not burst.
Nauru will be given back access of its bank accounts after Australian courts dismissed an appeal by an American investment fund.
The Marshall Islands Health Ministry says it has plans for the construction of a new hospital costing US$77 million in Majuro.
The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission says fewer candidates have registered for next month's national elections than the previous poll in 2010.
Fiji's Auditor General says the Elections Office failed to keep proper records around the employment of voter registration clerks which increased the risk of fraud.
Solomon Islands says the onus is on Australian mine operator, St Barbara, to sort out any threat should the Gold Ridge tailings dam bursts.
Latest from Dateline Pacific
NZ union backed charity educates Fiji workers; the Marshall Islands is hoping a new hospital will be built; broadband internet access should be in place in Solomon Islands by 2016; the Tongan government denies claims by an international public servants union; there's been a dramatic increase in the number of female teachers in Papua New Guinea.
Marshall Islands hopes for new hospital ( 3′ 11″ )
A new hospital in Marshall Islands is a step closer to being built.
The Tonga government says claims by Public Services International it is threatening and repressing public servants are completely unfounded.
A survey has found the proportion of female teachers, principals and health workers in Papua New Guinea has increased significantly in the past decade.
The Tongan government denies claims by an international public servants union; Tonga moves into line with international airline standards, as a controversial aircraft still operates in the country; there's been a dramatic increase in the number of female teachers in Papua New Guinea; a union group says poor wages could be limiting the potential of Fiji's garment sector; a warning of the threat facing Niue's arts and cultural heritage.
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