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TODAY'S PACIFIC NEWS
Friday, December 19, 2014

Governor Says PNG Should Scrap ‘Neo-Colonial’ Refugee Deal
Juffa: Resettlement will ‘foster social divisions,’ ‘heighten security risks’

Australia Immigration Minister Opens PNG Resettlement Facility
Manus asylum seekers granted refugee status to move soon

Media Reform Effort In Kiribati Fails
Opposition claims media freedom does not exist

Youth Parliamentary Forum Held In Fiji
Event takes place at the Parliament Complex

PNG PM Launches $275 Million Lae Port Project
Lae Tidal Basin Project to see major port expansion

Navy Raises Price Of Water It Supplies To Guam Communities
Local water authority to absorb increase, protect customers from hike

Am. Samoa Wants Health Care Loan Forgiveness Program Access
Healthcare pros working in territory could have education loans waived

CNMI Government Issued Disconnection Notices From Utility
Agencies within ‘central government’ not remaining current

Two Samoa CEOs Suspended, Investigated For Nepotism, Bribery
Heads of Ministry of Justice, Electoral Office face allegations

New Zealand Provides Equipment To Vanuatu Airports
VHF radio, scanning machine equipment to ‘raise standards’

OK Tedi Landowners: We Weren’t Consulted About Mine Deal
Stakeholders surprised by reports of 33% share distribution

Marianas Hospital Will Meet Corrective Plan Deadline: CEO
Ongoing Medicare certification depends on remedying deficiencies

Japan Funds Solomons Kukum Highway Design Project
Construction work in mid-2015 to improve main Honiara road

Salary Hike Protestors Turn Guam Legislature Into Town Hall Meeting
Senator, Vice Speaker hear criticism, answer questions from public

Polynesian Airlines Returning To Savai‘i Market Next Year
Samoa’s National Airline recently acquires new Twin Otter aircraft

Vanuatu To Assume Presidency Of ACP Council Of Ministers
Minister to push kava trade, greater visibility in Brussels

Australia Offers One-Off Deal To Asylum Seekers Babies
31 children born in Australia won’t be sent to Nauru detention

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 THE CONTEMPORARY PACIFIC
 VOLUME 26, NO. 1, SPRING 2014

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