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TODAY'S PACIFIC NEWS
Friday, November 21, 2014

Solomon Islands Incumbent PM Loses Reelection Bid
Lilo unseated by political new comer in big upset

Guam Election Commission Decides To Audit Four Precincts
Ballots to be hand counted in precincts selected by Democratic party

Bainimarama Government Releases 2015 Budget
FijiFirst party priorities reflected in spending proposals

CNMI Voters Go To Polls For Gubernatorial Runoff Election
Incumbent Inos considered favorite to win another term

Am. Samoa Tuna Company To Open State Of Art Cannery
Tri Marine undergoing four-year, $70 million rebuild, expansion

PNG Opposition Vows To Reject Proposed Budget
Namah irked complete budget not presented to Parliament

Relief Felt In Cook Islands After Court Superfund Decision
Court finds Superannuation Fund Act constitutional

Chikungunya Virus Rapidly Spreading In Samoa: Health Ministry
2,500 confirmed cases all across country so far

Pacific Region Noted For Low Levels Of Improved Sanitation
High rates of open defecation creates danger of disease

Vanuatu PM Calls On Speaker To Suspend Opposition MPs
Natuman accuses 16 opposition MPs of Leadership Code breaches

Saipan Casino Developer Not Tied To Any Politicians: CEO
Best Sunshine ‘committed to making a difference in the community’

Am. Samoa Starts Wastewater Upgrade Project
Hopeful cheap remedy will lead to waiver of $100 million mandate

Cook Islands Formalizes Relations With All Forum Members
PMs Puna, Lord Tuivakano hold brief ceremony in Fiji

Fiji Private Sector To Attend MSG Investment, Trade Fair In PNG
Companies to showcase Fijian-made products

Port Moresby’s Gordon Market To Remain Closed ‘Indefinitely’
Main market has been closed since policeman stabbed last week

Manu Samoa Star Rallies Team For Match Against England
Way to draw attention to cause is to play well: Fotuali‘i

Ballot Box Briefly Stolen By Solomons Election Official
Australian observers praise the election process

Sorcery Related Violence On The Rise In Vanuatu
More people being accused of sorcery, receiving punishment

Fiji PM: Man Who Sent Angry Texts Should Not Have Been Detained
Bainimarama disputes officers assaulted man during arrest

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

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