Friday, June 23, 2017

SOUTH PACIFIC NEWS

Taro virus alarms farmers in Samoa

Farmers say the Ministry of Agriculture must work together with farmers throughout the country to halt the spread of the virus.

PNG NEWS

PNG hospital drug crisis eases

Last week, with hospitals on the brink of collapse and doctors threatening to strike, the government finally stepped up to fix the tender issues.

FIJI NEWS

Fraud cases total $4m: Fiji Police

The Fiji police has successfully investigated and prosecuted 21 cases dating back to 2005, involving more than 30 people.

VANUATU NEWS

Thousands turn out for President’s State Funeral

Under gray skies and light rain, VMF paramilitary carried Fr Lonsdale’s coffin, draped in the national flag, from the gates of Parliament House into the rotunda inside.

SOLOMON ISLANDS NEWS

Descendants of Solomons slaves looking forward to dual citizenship

A Solomon Islands government delegation doing consultations in Melanesia this week on dual citizenship met with leaders of descendants of blackbirded.