23 Jun 2017

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 23 June 2017

From , 5:04 am on 23 June 2017

An economist says the Papua New Guinea government says ballooning debt servicing costs and the main reason for a surge in public debt; a point of difference in the candidate field in a rural Papua New Guinea district is breeding some hope for change on the eve of the national election; the SML landowners at Panguna in Bougainville say no to a return by BCL but yes to another company coming in to mining the substantial gold and copper deposits; an effort to create a Second World War Museum in the Vanuatu town on Luganville is gaining traction, and its directors hope to start construction in the next couple of years.