Interception of communication through such means as the tapping of telephones lines will soon be legalised in Fiji as part of national effort to combat money laundering and anti-terrorism financing.
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Ongoing police investigation into a human trafficking racket in Fiji has uncovered the exploitation of two 12-year old girls who are allegedly being sold for sex.
‘The counterfeit goods industry is so sophisticated that it is often impossible to distinguish between the real deal and the spurious pretender. It is also cunningly stratified to cater to different sizes of consumer pockets…This is a common occurrence in markets with poor governance structures, especially for goods of high ...
Law ministers in small islands states face ever-increasing new challenges in delivering appropriate access to justice for victims of crime. But all that is about to change with the Commonwealth Secretariat kicking in support to the region.
HAGATNA, Guam, ---- A prisoner housed at the Department of Corrections costs more than US$35,000 in taxpayer money per year. For the average population of 600 inmates and detainees at DOC facilities, the cost per inmate means US$21.4 million a year — about US$3 million to US$4 million over its ...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand ---Tongan overstayers who had their criminal records wiped by Tongan Police have been deported from New Zealand.
It has been more than 100 years since a proposal that a celebration of and for women be held every year in every country on the same day was tabled at the second international conference of working women in Copenhagen by Clara Zetkin, as the leader of Germany’s Social Democratic ...
As RAMSI prepares to downsize, Solomon Islanders are taking responsibility for the welfare of their communities as JOHNSON HONIMAE found out during a series of community outreach meetings recently.
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand ----Amnesty International says video appearing to show the vicious beating of two Fijian prisoners is just one of several cases it is aware of.
As the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) joins other Pacific countries like Palau and Fiji to enact laws that tackle Trafficking In Persons (TIP), recent analysis has revealed the vulnerability of the Pacific islands region in this organised criminal activity.
Specialist Australian police officers deployed in the South Pacific attract most complaints of misconduct than those in other regions, claims a new report.
One government calls it a tax haven for investors, another dubs it as a mechanism for dubious money laundering.
A resurgence of use of cannabis in Fiji and three American Pacific islands territories has the United Nations alarmed and looking for solutions.
A $500-million drug swoop in Australia and an undisclosed catch of cannabis in the Cook Islands in August have alarmed quarantine authorities and raised fears at how illegal drug traders have easy access into the region despite attempts to crack down on such illicit trade.
PAPE’ETE, Tahiti (RADIO AUSTRALIA) ---- Police in French Polynesia are investigating a series of arson attacks on Nuku Hiva, in the Marquesas Islands.
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SUVA, Fiji (FWCC) --- A national survey of women in Fiji has found that more than three in five (64% of women) who had ever been in a relationship have experienced physical or sexual violence or both by a husband or intimate partner.
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SUVA, Fiji (FIJI TIMES) ---- The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority has confirmed the importation of drugs and other contraband through Suva's wharves.
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PORT MORESBY, PNG (THE NATIONAL) ---- Bogus farmers swindled up to K300 million (US$143 million) from the National Agriculture Development Plan fund from 2009 to 2011, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has revealed.
It may have something to do with the split personality of the condominium which saw the concurrent existence and legality of three separate legal codes in one jurisdiction.
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