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Friday, January 23, 2015

King Tide Causing Flooding Throughout Marshall Islands
No injuries reported, homes inundated

Samoa Government Officially Responds To Corruption Report
Response dismisses majority of Committee’s findings, recommendations

Fiji Opposition Invites PM To Discuss Issues Of National Concern
Beddoes challenges Bainimarama to ‘walk the talk,’ listen to suggestions

Water, Sewer Problems In Port Moresby Reach ‘Critical Stage’
Utility COO: New $300 million water treatment plant needed ‘yesterday’

CNMI Governor Vetoes Legislative Oversight Bill
Effort to ‘control’ appointees violates separation of powers: Inos

New Caledonia Government Again Fails To Elect President
Pro-independence members abstain from vote, preventing majority

Measles Outbreak Hits Remote PNG Region
6 children have died, health officials’ response slow

PM Causes Uproar In Tonga Parliament For Hiring Son
Pohiva accused of nepotism over personal assistant appointment

Guam Lawmaker Proposes Funding For Prison Health Care
Cruz’s bill provides $500,000 to comply with federal mandates

Am. Samoa Police Cautioned About Asking For FBI Assistance
Federal police already looking into shootings targeting police

Fiji Elections Bring Renewed Investor Interest
Denarau Marina plans major tourism port upgrade

Solomons Chief Justice Urges Government To Tackle Corruption
Palmer notes auditor-generals report about funds unaccounted for

Fiji Transgender Community Faces Discrimination
Advocates at talanoa say they want partnership with government

Chinese Association To Cooperate With Solomons Government
Group to help ensure Chinese in country will respect laws, people

Samoa Opposition Denies Split In Tautua Samoa Party
Rumors of resignation of Shadow Minister dismissed

Revolt Against Cooks Democratic Party Leader Rumored
President Rasmussen no longer holds a seat in Parliament



 COMMENTARY [more commentary]

 ANALYSIS [more analysis]

 FEATURES [more features]

 REPORTS [more reports]

 VOLUME 26, NO. 1, SPRING 2014

 Selected Items from the Current Issue

 Political Reviews 

 Micronesia In Review: Issues And  Events,
 1 July 2012 - 30 June 2013

 Polynesia In Review: Issues And Events,
 1 July 2012 - 30 June 2013

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