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Pacific Beat



Focusing on the Pacific region, the program brings you interviews with leaders, newsmakers, and people who make the Pacific beat.



Published: Mon, 22 May 17 16:45:06 +1000

Copyright: ABC
 



Pacific Beat PM Podcast 22nd May 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:45:06 +1000

Australia's immigration department admits it got the details wrong about a violent incident at the Manus Island detention centre last month, that involved gun fire and left nine people injured. Tonga's former finance minister insists no one in cabinet raised any concerns about the cost of hosting the Pacific Games


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170522.mp3




Pacific Beat AM Podcast 22nd May 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:15:34 +1000

Tough economic times are affecting Papua New Guinea's normally colourful election campaign, we'll hear from our PNG correspondent Eric Tlozek from the Highlands how festivities are subdued this time around. Palau on drought alert as the dry conditions related to the El Nino weather event again threaten communities across the Pacific.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_AM_20170522.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 19th May 2017

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:57:57 +1000

Claims there's a climate of fear among public servants in Fiji. Fears Tonga's government is losing out on a major marketing opportunity by pulling out of the 2019 Pacific Games.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170519.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 18th May 2017

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:13:35 +1000

Optimism the 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga can be saved. And, should science and religion mix when it comes to climate change preparation in the Pacific?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170518.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 17th May 2017

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:28:22 +1000

PNG's Police Commissioner stands down foreign nationals he'd engaged for firearms training. Fiji's Education Minister under fire over comment. The Solomon Islands declares its first protected marine park.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170517.mp3




Pacific Beat AM Podcast 17 May 2017

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:17:14 +1000

Papua New Guinea's police commissioner defends a decision to deploy armed expatriates on the streets of Port Moresby as part of a training programme for his officers and in a huge boost to Vanuatu's tourism industry, Australia's national airline Qantas is to resume flights into Port Vila under a code sharing arrangement with Air Vanuatu.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_AM_20170517.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 16th May 2017

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:12:45 +1000

PNG's police commissioner defends a decision to have armed expatriates on the streets of Port Moresby. The South Pacific island that should be a tropical paradise but is instead the world's dumping ground for plastic waste.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170516.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 15th May 2017

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:26:02 +1000

Questions in PNG about the state of the country's corrections services as 17 prison escapees are shot dead and dozens more still on the run. Help finally arrives to Vanuatu's remote northern islands but the rebuilding effort won't be easy.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170515.mp3




Pacific Beat AM Podcast 15th May 2017

Mon, 15 May 2017 08:09:04 +1000

PNG's Mortlock Islanders reveal their bold plan to catch tuna, farm them inside the atoll and then sell them overseas to fund for their fight against rising sea levels. And, poultry producers in Papua New Guinea call for consumers to be on the lookout for frozen raw chicken smuggled from South East Asia that could carry Human Bird Flu.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_AM_20170515.mp3




Pacific Beat PM Podcast 12th May 2017

Fri, 12 May 2017 16:11:39 +1000

Emergency authorities in Vanuatu confident that relief supplies will soon reach islands worst hit by Cyclone Donna. Accusations of sorcery against women in PNG are not part of traditional culture according to one woman leader.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/ra/MOD/RA_Podcast/PAB_PM_20170512.mp3