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TODAY'S PACIFIC NEWS
Friday, February 27, 2015

Murder Trial In Asylum Seeker’s Death In PNG Set For Next Week
Security guard, Salvation Army worker allegedly beat Iranian to death

French Court Declares Eligibility Criteria For New Caledonia Vote
Voters in provincial elections must have been enrolled since 1998

Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Visits Solomon Islands This Weekend
Marsudi to stop in Fiji, PNG as well

CNMI Senator: Conservation Efforts Hinder Development In Rota
Mesngon opposes proposal to designate new endangered species

Taiwanese Owner Of Vessel Detained In RMI Outraged At Charges
Purse seiner Jin Yu 212 accused of illegal fishing in Marshalls

Fiji Sun Asks Media Development Authority Chair To Apologize
Attorney: Decision ‘without legal, jurisdictional basis of facts and law’

Tonga Justice Releases Sentencing Documents For Weapons Case
Judicial independence necessary, Chief Justice Paulsen states

Progress Made On Long Delayed Cooks Marine Park
Task force formed to move project forward

Amnesty: Don’t ‘Underestimate’ Impact Of Political Crisis In Nauru
Removal of judges, suspension of MPs has ‘ripple effects’

Solomons Police Arrest Prime Suspect In Westpac Robbery
Security guard lost 4 fingers in daylight robbery

Guam Responsible To Reimburse Navy Hospital For Migrant Care
Despite referral ability, cost prohibits GovGuam from utilizing facility

Fiji Sugar Industry To Review Decades Old Governing Document
‘Sugar Master Award’ in effect since 1989 to be rewritten

Near Record Rainfall Shuts Tongan Schools
Nuku‘alofa receives 1.2 inches in a 24 hour period

CNMI Casino Commission Looks At Regulations In Other Jurisdiction
Commission tasked with created appropriate rules, regulations

PNG’s Oil Search Ltd. Receives First Share Of Natural Gas Revenue
Shareholders, including PNG government, to get portion of profits

Refugees In Nauru To Protest Australian Immigration Policy
300-400 appeal to locals to support their cause

Tongan Marathon Runner Tries Her Hand At Nordic Skiing
Makeleta Stephan hopes to compete in 2018 Olympics

Am. Samoa Governor Highlights Efforts To Combat Climate Change
Lolo: Glad climate change is a top priority of Interior Department

New Ulu-O-Tokelau Inaugurated: Encourages Spirit Of Unity
Siopili Perez puts transportation, culture at top of agenda

New Caledonia Pro-Independence Party Ready To Choose President
Caledonian Union leader ready to be king-maker

Pacific ‘Savvy’ At Securing Flexible Chinese Aid: Academic
Chinese ‘good at listening to what the islands want’

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