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Friday, July 3, 2015

Typhoon Watch In Effect For Guam , CNMI This Weekend
Strengthening tropical storm predicted to pass between Guam, Rota

Vanuatu Opposition Drops Push For No-Confidence Vote
Natapei withdraws motion citing lack of support in Parliament

Guam To Raise Issue Of Migrant Impact With Interior Secretary
Secretary Jewell to make first ever visit to Guam Monday

NZ Parliament Passes Motion Of Concern For Situation In Nauru
Worries about deteriorating rule of law, democracy in country

European Investment Bank Keen On Partnering With Fiji
Energy, water sectors to be supported with financing, tech assistance

Cooks Won’t Prosecute Noncompliance With Mosquito Eradication
Ministry encourages cleaning up breeding sites to prevent disease

Asian Immigration Blamed For Deadly Riot In PNG
‘Infiltration of Chinese’ into Madang causing resentment

Police Tipped Off Prisoners, Spoiled Samoa Prison Drug Raid
No marijuana found in Tafaigata as expected

Festivities Continue In Tonga Celebrating King’s Coronation
Crowning of King Tupou VI likely to bring record number of visitors

FSM Explores Ways To Help Typhoon Affected Citizens On Guam
Guam Speaker looking for ‘out of the box’ collaborations with FSM

Late Audit Results In RMI Delaying Oversight Hearings
Public Accounts Committee postpones review until end of July

After 2 Years Of Restraint GovGuam Spending Habits Return To Deficit
Over-expenditures result in ‘slightly worsened’ fiscal condition

Banned Fiji Professor Reaches ‘End Of The Road’
Brij Lal’s latest appeal to return home turned down

Samoa Villages Decorate To Celebrate Historical Rugby Match
New Zealand All Blacks, Manu Samoa game in Apia next week

FSM Ranks 145 Out Of 189 In ‘Ease Of Doing Business’
Only improvement was in ranking for ‘ease of getting electricity’

Governor Asked Palau President To Support School Renaming
Kayangel elementary school wants to return to original JFK name

WHO Awards Fiji Gold Medal For Anti-Tobacco Efforts
‘No Tobacco’ program to combat use recognized

Kiribati To Improve Sex Education In School Curriculum
Information also needs to come from home: Minister

Former Fiji PM Steps Down As Labour Party Leader
Mahendra Chaudhry held leadership post for 23 years

Samoa Village Fono Act Amendments To Avoid Rights Violations
PM: Arbitrary village justice could violate human rights

Prince Andrew Arrives In PNG To Open Pacific Games
British Royal greeted with 21-gun salute

New Caledonia Pegged As Pacific Games Favorite
Opening ceremonies get under way tomorrow

ExxonMobile Starts Delivering Electricity To PNG Power
25MW LNG plant goes online

Cyclone Rachel Downgraded; Solomons Still At Risk
Flash floods, landslides still likely from heavy rain





 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 

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 Polynesia In Review: Issues And Events,
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