17 Dec 2013

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 17 December 2013

From , 6:00 am on 17 December 2013

People in the Papua New Guinea town of Wewak anxiously await the arrival of team of police investigators; A new private hospital for Guam is expected to ease a burden on the territory's health services caused by a lack of doctors, nurses and beds. A Samoan grandmother becomes first student to graduate with a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington's Pacific Studies programme; The Vanuatu Christian Council says the government has lost sight of the nation's vision for independence; The managing director of one of Papua New Guinea's main coffee exporters says the industry needs more famers; Samoa's most famous school to mark 60 years since its establishment