1 Aug 2013

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 1 August 2013

From , 3:00 pm on 1 August 2013

The manager of the emergency department at Solomon Islands' main hospital says a severe shortage of doctors is stopping the unit from properly functioning; The Northern Marianas Descent Corporation says the recently passed US Senate Immigraton Reform Bill threatens to disrupt the social, political, and economic aspirations of the indigenous people of the CNMI.; The Japanese government has turned down a plea from the Marshall Islands government to fund a five million US dollar renovation of its termite-damaged national gymnasium; The opposition in Tuvalu says the country is in a constitutional crisis; Reports of mass killings in Puncak Jaya remain hard to verify; Auckland Pasifika councillors oppose Unasa's mayoral bid.