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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cooks Economy Contracted By 4.8% In 2013
Drop in construction, growth in agriculture

Vanuatu PM: HK Company Contracted For Investment Is Legit
Returns too low for registry services, high hopes for investment

Tongan MP Dropped From Party Over Push For Collaboration
Dems remove Sitiveni Halapua over conflicting views on coalitions

New Fisheries Being Opened In Fiji, Marketing Critical
Domestic tuna industry struggling, driving new species exploration

Calls For Australia To Review Support of Indonesia In West Papua
Driven by arrest of two French journalists

WHO Says Pacific Risk For Ebola Low
Despite SIDS Influx

CNMI House May Accept Senate Budget Bill
Balanced budget and collegiality create little risk of gov shutdown

Tuvalu MP Resigns Without Public Explanation
Hold by-election to replace former PM

Solomon Tourism Most Impacted By Ongoing Airline Dispute
Fiji airlines maintains resolution is responsibility of govs

Some Niue Public Servants To See Pay Raise
Recognize specialized skills, Premier wants more pay for teachers

Cook Party: Gov Making Too Much Money From Fuel
Among highest cost in Pacific, says cut will fuel economy

Tonga Gov Fund For Low Interest Private Sector Loans
Part of gov plan to drive domestic and foreign investment

Samoan Youth Employment Getting Worse
Lack of access to financial resources root cause

PNG Needs $471M Infrastructure Improvements For Water
To meet expected Port Moresby demand


 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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