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Friday, October 24, 2014

Pacific Islands Forum Lifts Suspension Of Fiji
Leaders unanimous in welcoming Fiji back

Major Fire Erupts In Mt Hagen, PNG’s Business District
Looters attempting to take advantage of fire fended off by police

PANG: Negotiations For PACER-Plus Create ‘Unbalanced Agreement’
Pacific Network on Globalisation critical of free trade agreement

Cook Islands Police: PM, MP Not Receiving ‘Preferential Treatment’
Puna, Glassie being investigated for separate traffic accidents

Am. Samoa Immigration Board Abruptly Suspends Weekly Hearings
Businesses unhappy proposed alien sponsorship bill won’t be discussed

Solomons PM Accused Of Interfering With Police On Behalf Of Son
Lilo reportedly directed officers to release boy from custody after assault

Tonga Works To Upgrade Civil Aviation Safety System
Aviation Authority wants system up to international standards

Palau Visitor Arrivals Jump By Nearly 30 Percent In September
Increase lead by big increase in tourists from mainland China

Ex-Police Officers Threaten To Disrupt Solomons Elections
Border officers during Bougainville crisis demand outstanding payment

CNMI Senate To Discuss Live Touch Marine Park Project
‘Sea Touch’ generally supported, only location called into question

Samoa Education CEO Apologies For Offending Teachers
Matafeo: Wants to encourage teachers to stay, not leave for Am. Samoa

Drought In Marshall Islands Drastically Reduces Copra Production
33% drop means outer islands to get over $1 million less

Guam Congressional Candidates Square Off In Debate
Compact of Free Association, veterans affairs top agenda

Festival Celebrating Polynesian Tattooing Underway In Am. Samoa
10th Annual Tisa’s Tattoo Fest promotes traditional, modern arts

CNMI Doesn’t Qualify For Federal Disaster Aid From Typhoon
$1 million damage threshold not reached

PNG Supreme Court Restrains Police From Arresting PM
O’Neill, staff, lawyers, security team protected from police

Residents Of Swains Islands To Pick Delegate To Am. Samoa Fono
Incumbent Su‘a willing to serve again if selected

Solomons To Gold Ridge Mine: Tailings Dam Your Responsibility
St Barbara must resolve threats from possible dam burst

Bougainville General Unhappy With Visit To Port Moresby
Me’ekamui Government leader meets O’Neill, Uma not consulted

Samoa Media Council Legislation Debated In Parliament
Opposition critical; suggests media should fund, oversee itself

Papua Prosecutors Seek Jail Time For French Journalists
Pair alleged to have conducted journalist activities on tourist visas



 COMMENTARY [more commentary]

 ANALYSIS [more analysis]

 FEATURES [more features]

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 VOLUME 26, NO. 1, SPRING 2014

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 Political Reviews 

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