30 Apr 2019

Dateline Pacific for 30 April 2019

From , 3:05 pm on 30 April 2019

Samoan authorities have launched money laundering investigations into two churches with branches in New Zealand and Australia; the Vanuatu organisation Campaign for Justice says it's surprised and disappointed at the sacking of the Police Commissioner by the President earlier in April; a former West Papuan independence campaigner who became an Indonesian government supporter, Franzalbert Joku, has died in Jayapura: seventy four years ago the people of Banaba were evicted from their homeland so that its phosphate could be stripped to fertilise farms in Australia and New Zealand; American Samoa is taking a more systematic approach to controlling the myna bird population by trapping the birds village by village.