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TODAY'S PACIFIC NEWS
Thursday, May 5, 2016

700 Manus Asylum Seekers Launch Legal Challenge
High Court asked to force government to move them to Australia

Tuvalu Yet To Benefit From $10 Million Green Climate Funds
Funds only go to outside agencies with accreditation: Minister

PNG Fraud Squad Files Contempt Motion Against Commissioner
Charges related to Baki’s closure of anti-corruption unit

Fiji Media Authority Head Critical Of Opposition Leader
Ro Teimumu calls some journalists ‘props of dictatorship’

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation Faces Budget Cut
PM’s stated commitment to industry questioned

SPC Does Local Marine Resource Protection Training In Vanuatu
Community leaders, environmentalists, NGOs, government participate

PNG Catholic Church Prepared To Resettle Manus Refugees
Church wants asylum seekers to be compensated for unjust treatment

Am. Samoa Retirement Fund Faces Bankruptcy In 2040: Chairman
Increasing contributions ‘most effective’ way to save Fund

Saipan Casino Developer Modifies Plans For CNMI Resort
Alter City Group to build ‘villa-type’ accommodations, not big hotel

Guam Lawmakers Appropriate $2.6 Million For FestPac
Arts festival funding shortfall covered by legislature

Indonesia Soldiers Help Rebuild Fiji School
Historic Queen Victoria building damaged in cyclone

Am. Samoa Government To Play ‘Smaller Roll’ In Economy
‘Proactive government’ envisioned to support private-sector

Online Magazine For Ni-Vanuatu Women Launched
‘Sista’ is dedicated to mothers of Vanuatu

Former Tahiti President In Court For Theft On May 31
Flosse charged with stealing chinaware from Presidential palace

Solomon Islands To Bid For 2023 Pacific Games
Other bidder, French Polynesia, has less preparations to do

Interschool Fights Lead To Calls For Corporal Punishment In Samoa
Police chief calls for zero tolerance, not advocating violent response

Four I-Kiribati Fisherman Rescued After 26 Days Adrift
Group arrives in Marshall Islands for repatriation

General Strike In French Polynesia Called For Monday
Unions call for better worker protection; unemployment fund

Most West Papuans Detained For Protests Released
Journalist says police were ‘more restrained’ than previously

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

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