11 Dec 2018

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 11 December 2018

From , 5:06 am on 11 December 2018

Additional police are being deployed to Alotau, the capital of Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay province, to respond to a surge of unrest and criminality. However police actions are in the spotlight after officers burnt 17 houses at Alotau's Kitava settlement last week in their pursuit of criminals linked to an armed hold-up; Coconut industry needs to diversify, says Pacific Community; travellers leaving Kiribati will be surveyed soon to find out more about their experiences of the country in the hope of attracting more tourists to the country; Australia accused of crimes against humanity on Nauru and Manus; Pacific people are backing calls for mental health services to be overhauled, and; Tuna Commission set to decide on skipjack levels.