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TODAY'S PACIFIC NEWS
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Samoa’s External Debt Getting Close To ‘Distress’ Levels
Fiscal year increase equivalent to 62% GDP

Pacific Island Forum Opens In Palau
Palau to ban commercial fishing, message: protect world’s oceans

Female Entrepreneurs In Pacific Breaking Into Export Business
Pacific still needs capacity building and foreign investment

PNG PM: Country Will Continue As Major Pacific Player
Trade investments and bilateral relations throughout Pacific

Calls For More Support For Female Lawyers In PNG
Lack of mentorship a key concern

American Samoa, StarKist Owner At Center Of Two Fed Cases
At issue, Delaware fraud and Guam liability cases

CNMI Should ‘Rebuild Relationship With Japan’
Tourism is down and has significantly decreased over last 4 years

American Samoa Senators Concerned Over Classroom Dual Language
Assert other mechanisms better address improving test scores

FSM and Conservation NGO Sign $1 Million MOU
Pursuant to conservation and management of land and sea resources

Resolution For Indonesia To Commit To West Papua Media Freedom
Cross-party support in NZ Parliament

Marshall Islands ‘Model Shark Sanctuary’
Protection legislation used by international conservation group

Tonga Raises Drinking Age From 18 To 21 Years
Cites escalating violence, age in line with election voting

Kiribati Athlete Wins Gold For Nation’s First Medal
Notable accomplishments by Pacific reps at Commonwealth Games

Protest Over Political Ads On Taxis In Fiji
Potentially dangerous, popular form of advertisement


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

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 Polynesia In Review: Issues And Events,
 1 July 2012 - 30 June 2013


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