17 Sep 2019

Dateline Pacific for 17 September 2019

From , 5:05 am on 17 September 2019

Taiwan pulls out of Solomons Islands; Huge crowds gathered at the Nadi Magistrates Court today in Fiji to see a New Zealand resident face multiple murder charges laid by police this morning, three weeks after the family's bodies were discovered in the Nausori Highlands; Former governor of the Papua New Guinea province of Madang, Sir Arnold Amet, wants the government to apply strict controls to any future prospects of seabed mining; The suicide rate per capita in the Cook Islands is worse than in New Zealand, according to NGO Te Kainga O Pa Taunga, and; There is a call in Fiji for young people to be included in training on disaster preparedness.