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Friday, July 31, 2015

Forum Secretary General Rules Out Intervention In Nauru
Dame Meg Taylor: Issues are for country to work out, no regional role

No Problems Reported In First Week Of Saipan Casino Operations
Temporary casino being closely watched by CNMI regulators

PNG Parliament Approves Sovereign Wealth Fund On Second Try
Resources revenue to be invested for future generations

Solomons Port Union Calls For Deportation Of Ports Authority CEO
Reform program ‘complete fiction’ WUSI General Secretary

Cooks Outer Islands’ Festival Competitors May Not Return Home
PM: Bringing people to Te Maeva Nui risks depopulating some islands

Council Calls For Registration Of CNMI Historic Village, Burial Site
Chamorro group urges Historic Preservation to list Anaguan village

Proposed Fees For Guam Medical Marijuana Producers Too High
$35,000 yearly cost will prohibit participation of local businesses

Fiji MP: Parliament Needs Sensitivity To Indigenous Landowners
SODELPA Pres. Lalabalavu not interested in political debate over land

U.S. Judge Approves StarKist Tuna Can Settlement
Class action lawsuit against company for under filling cans

New Samoa-Based Airline To Launch Later This Year
Talofa Airline to service Am. Samoa, other destinations

Asylum Seekers Needing Health Care To Be Sent To PNG From Nauru
Australia tries to prevent detainees from entering country

Tropical Storm Strengthens, To Pass Marianas This Weekend
Soudelar likely to become typhoon prior to arrival

State Funeral Held For Former PM Of Vanuatu
Natapei’s body lying in state at Parliament

Fiji To Support India’s Bid For UN Security Council
India seeking to become Permanent Member

Expert Looks At How To Increase Women MPs In Cook Islands
Only 9 women have been elected in 50 years

Fiji To Play Samoa In Pacific Nations Cup Rugby Final
National teams recently played to a 30-30 draw

PNG Soldiers Charged With Attempted Murder In Student Beating
Man still in a coma after four allegedly brutally beat him

Civil Society Organizations Call For Sea Bed Mining Ban In Pacific
Exploratory leases already granted for 1.5 million square kilometers

PNG PM Announces Ban On Foreign Advisors Working For Gov.
O’Neill: Local staff are becoming lazy; foreigners could be spies




 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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