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PNG Electoral Chief Rejects 'Ghost Voters' Claim

 

Papua New Guinea's Electoral Commission has rejected a claim that it created nearly 300,000 so-called 'ghost voters' for use in the ongoing national election.

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Solomon’s Doctors’ Strike Threat Withdrawn

 

President of Solomon Islands Medical Association (SIMA) Dr Claude Posala confirmed to the Solomon Star that the strike plan by SIMA has been withdrawn last Friday.

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New PNG Political Coalition Emerging

 

A group of three large parties, a number of smaller political parties and independents in Papua New Guinea are endeavouring to form a block known as the Alliance. The Alliance is bringing together the National Alliance, the Pangu and the People's Progress parties with the aim of becoming the next government.

They plan to combine with the National Party, the PNG Party, CRP, the Melanesian Liberal Party, the Melanesian Alliance, New Generation, the Peoples' Movement for Change, the THE Party, PNG First, and the independents.

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FSM Court Orders Nepalese Refugees To Be Freed

 

A court in the Federated States of Micronesia has ordered the government to free four Nepalese refugees who have been detained on Pohnpei.

The court heard that Hari Timsina, Indra Ghimire, Bishnu Tamang and Khadga Bahadur Thapa had been living on the boat with a leaking hull for nearly two years under 24 hour security with limited visitation rights and without legal or consular representation over their detention.

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Claims Fiji Gov's Financial Mismanagement Getting Worse

 

Financial mismanagement in Fiji's government departments is getting worse, according to a civil society organisation.

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Bringing The Pacific Into View For Chinese Tourists

 

Pacific Trade Invest China has teamed up with China’s leading travel channel to film a $350,000 series of promotions of Pacific Island destinations that will go to air later this year.

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Vanuatu Government To Continue Free Early Childhood Education, Roll Out Free Secondary Education

 

The Government will be rolling out free early childhood and secondary education from year 7 to 10 starting next year (2018), Prime Minister (PM) Charlot Salwai has declared. His announcement came on the eve of Children’s Day celebration today.

The PM is concerned that kindergartens or institutions delivering early childhood education are becoming too expensive for Ni-Vanuatu parents who cannot afford tuition.
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Call For The French Gov To Pay Close Attention To The Noumea Accord With New Caledonia

 

 A leading New Caledonian anti-independence politician is urging the French government to pay top-level attention to the end of the Noumea Accord, which provides for an independence referendum next year.

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Massive South Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch ‘A Dead Place’

 

 A marine conservation who has just returned from an expedition to survey a massive 'garbage patch' in the South Pacific ocean says it's completely devoid of marine life.

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New Head of State Takes Office In Samoa

 

Samoa’s 4th Head of State since it became Independent His Highness Tui Aana Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II spent his first in the office yesterday.

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