30 Jan 2020

Dateline Pacific for 30 January 2020

From , 5:05 am on 30 January 2020

Travel restrictions imposed by the Samoan government amid the deadly outbreak of coronavirus is having an impact on theose planning to visit the island; Samoa's government has imposed heavy restrictions on its border in a bid to stave off the coronavirus, in the wake of last year's measles epidemic; A Port Moresby-based Bougainvillean with a background in IT says there is much work to do for Bougainville to go it alone, but says Papua New Guinea cannot ignore an emphatic vote for independence; A PNG Catholic social welfare agency is calling for strong action to curb human trafficking, particularly of sex workers, and; Veteran French Polynesian leader Flosse struggles with planned return to politics after five-year ban.