17 Dec 2013

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 17 December 2013

From , 4:08 pm on 17 December 2013

Business owners in Vanuatu worry that new occupations added to the list reserved for ni-Vanuatu are too broad; Tonga's long time campaigner for democracy given a Defender of Democracy Award; Tokelau to get new passenger ship in 2015, that is likely to be equipped with marine kites to harness wind power; 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's Pacific Studies programme; The managing director of one of Papua New Guinea's main coffee exporters says the industry needs more famers.