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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Leader Of Opposition Kicked Out Of Samoa Parliament
Palusalue chastised by Speaker for his constant criticism

Brazen Daylight Robbery Of Honiara Westpac Bank Fails
Security guards injured in attempt to steal $522,000

Guam Education Dept. Seeks $94 Million More Than Last Year
Proposed budget necessary to meet needs of students, comply with law

Negotiations End Port Moresby Road Blockades
Critical fuel depots again accessible, shortage averted

Saipan Casino Development Could Necessitate Larger Bureaucracy
Committee recommends increases for Customs, Revenue agencies

New Agriculture Co-op In Cooks To Unite Growers
Group works to boost use of local produce, reduce imports

Am. Samoa Task Force Recommends New Fiber Optic Cable
Existing telecom lifeline has less than 10-years of life left

Fiji Elections Office Trains Unions On International Standards
FEO requires Trade Union elections to meet new requirements

Vanuatu Reaffirms Support For Decolonization In Melanesia
Support of independence for New Caledonia, West Papua unwavering

PNG’s Former Military Commander: Police Are Incompetent
Singirok says recent shootings show force lacks comman, control

ADB Project Provides Solar Powered Lights To Cook Islands
Pacific Efficiency Program has 10 projects in Cooks

Samoa Air, Coral Sun Airways To Offer Samoa, Kiribati Service
Weekly flights to Tarawa will also stop in Funafuti, Tuvalu

Solomons Government To Improve Fisheries Management
Without proper legislation, EU threatens ban on exports

Guam Power Authority Approves New Power Plan Construction
$358 million plant to comply with tougher emission standards

CNMI Senate President: Governor Misunderstood Oversight Bill
After Inos veto, Hocog to resubmit bill with intent clearly stated

Kiwi Company Wants To Explore For Offshore Oil In Solomons
Duncan Hardie Group applies for prospecting license

PNG LNG Landowners’ Grievances To Be Heard By Commission
Independent Issue Committee established to do independent assessments

Doubts Raised About Am. Samoa Charter Bank Plan
Senator concerned funds in bank would not be insured


 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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