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TODAY'S PACIFIC NEWS
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Indonesia Human Rights Commissioner Concerned About Papua
Abuses blamed on police inability to adapt to democracy

Cook Islands Court Confirms Mitiaro Seat Belongs To Demos
Judge dismisses challenge to two voters’ eligibility

Cook Islands Democratic Party Confident It Can Form Government
Demos hope to join with Cook Islands Party to create majority

President Of New Caledonia Blames Rival For Government Collapse
Ligeard: Former President Gomes dreams of being ‘absolute monarch’

PNG’s Ok Tedi Landowners Happy With Greater Equity Share
Government gives Western Province 33% shareholding in mine

Fiji Electoral Commission Delivers Final Election Report
Report to be tabled in Parliament in February

CNMI Utility At Odds With US EPA Over Project Management
Federal agency claims authority to prioritize, implement work

Democratic Party Leader Hopeful He’ll Secure Tonga PM’s Post
Pohiva’s best chance is to split independent bloc of MPs

Solomons PM Defends Forestry Minister Appointment
Sogavare: Despite Dettke’s logging involvement he ‘cannot be bought"

Am. Samoa Governor Calls On U.S. Support For Tuna Canneries
Lolo calls for stop in minimum wage increases to compete against China

People In Vanuatu Surprised As Man Swims To Shore From Boat
White man arrested in Torres, allegedly fleeing Solomon Islands

Rennell Bellona MP Elected As Solomon Islands Speaker
Nasiu ‘humbled to serve his country’

Chikungunya Virus Infects Around 10,000 In Tonga
Mosquito-borne virus introduced after Cyclone Ian

Guam Teacher Recognized As ‘Master Of Chamorro Dance’
Reyes has a ‘passion to perpetuate culture’

Fiji TV Executive Departures Worry Regional Media Watchdog
Pacific Freedom Forum: Reasons should be made public

Remains Of U.S. WWII Soldiers Repatriated From PNG
Servicemen recovered during underwater search in Rabaul

Indonesian Military Deployments In Papua Worrying
Head of newly formed United group: Papua is a ‘war zone’

Facebook Post Credited With Saving Life Of PNG Woman
Priest in remote PNG appeals for help online, officials respond

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 VOLUME 26, NO. 1, SPRING 2014

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