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RAMSI review notes flawed impact

RAMSI Special Coordinator, Ms Justine Braithwaite, the Acting Prime Minister, Manasseh Maelanga, the Governor General, Sir Frank Kabui at a function to mark the RAMSI 11th anniversary.

A review of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands says the scaled back operation now should be talked about in the past tense.


France considers Flosse pardon

The French High Commission in French Polynesia

The French High Commissioner in French Polynesia is defying the supreme court, saying he won't enforce its order against the territory's president because he may be pardoned by Francois Hollande.


SPC to put spotlight on NCDs during Forum

Secretariat of the Pacific Community signage French

Secretariat of the Pacific Community DG takes issue of non-communicable diseases to Pacific Forum leaders summit.


Tahiti casino no help for tourism, says observer

French Polynesia. Papeete waterfront

The building of a proposed casino in Tahiti is being described as ineffective to improving French Polynesia's tourism woes.


Nine petitions in Cooks elections

Cook Islands Democratic Party Logo

Nine petitions have been lodged with the Cook Islands High Court challenging this month's election results.


Gunfight in Papua wounds soldiers

Indonesia's Papua region: the provinces of West Papua and Papua

Three Indonesian soldiers have suffered gunshot injuries following an attack in the province of Papua.


Latest from Dateline Pacific

  • Dateline Pacific evening edition for 29 July 29014 ( 21′ 25″ )

    New Zealand says big decisions will be made at the Pacific leaders' summit; As campaigning steps up before Fiji's election, the "pocket meeting" is king; The Tongan government denies the sale of two orbital slots; PNG's anti-corruption Taskforce Sweep will continue to operate; Cut-backs to the ABC seen as disastrous for Papua New Guinea; Niue's unconventional tourism plan is defended.


  • NZ says leaders' summit to make key decisions ( 2′ 32″ )

    New Zealand Foreign Minister lays out some of the key matters before leaders at this year's Pacific Islands Forum summit.


  • Pocket meetings to the fore in Fiji campaigns ( 3′ 19″ )

    As campaigning steps up before Fiji's election, the "pocket meeting" is king.


  • Tonga government denies sale of orbital slots ( 4′ 4″ )

    The Tongan government says claims by the Public Service Association that the Cabinet has approved the outright sale of two of Tonga's orbital slots are false.


  • Dateline Pacific morning edition for 29 July 2014 ( 20′ 51″ )

    PNG's anti-corruption Taskforce Sweep will continue to operate, Cut-backs to the ABC seen as disastrous for Papua New Guinea, Niue's unconventional tourism plan is defended, The Pacific's bigeye stocks have been critically depleted, Solomons yet to find a suitable local for police chief.


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