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Friday, February 12, 2016

New Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Elected Unopposed
Unity for Change coalition formed by more than 10 parties

Fiji Parliament Modifies Rules, Opposition Walks Out
Opposition loses chairmanship of Public Accounts Committee

US Military Chooses Tinian, Not Saipan For Divert Airfield
Governor applauds decision as good for CNMI

Defects In PNG Port Project Admitted, Remediation Plan Underway
Chinese contractor to bear costs of fixing problems

Tongan TV Show To Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Tonga Health using media to combat non-communicable diseases

Palau President Urges Public To Take El Ni˝o Seriously
Water shortages continue; event likely less severe than 1998

More Than 400 Samoans To NZ For Seasonal Workers Scheme
Most to be employed in agricultural positions

Delay In Solving Cooks Lagoon Algae problem Criticized
Cabinet defers ‘scraping’ until sure about possible impacts

Guam AG’s Office Has Conflict In Ancestral Landowner Case
Barrett-Anderson disqualified from representing GovGuam

Self-Determination Forum To Be Held In Washington, DC
Am. Samoa, Virgin Islands, Guam to be represented

PNG Prepares For Annual National Leaders’ Summit
Meeting theme: ‘Consolidating the gains and growing the economy’

Samoa PM To Counter Sue Opposition For ‘$100 Billion, 2 Coconuts’
Tuilaepa downplays legitimacy of case calling for resignations

Tahiti Nuclear Group Calls For Referendum On Compensation
When Hollande visits French Polynesia: ‘voices will be heard’

Am. Samoa Uses Bond Sales To Pay Legal Settlements
$1.5 million turned over to various plaintiffs

CNMI AG: Balanced Budget Requirement Doesn’t Apply To Debts
Defends not including $27 million in judgments in 2016 Budget

Special Prosecutor To Investigate Guam Retroactive Payments
AG’s office to hire independent prosecutor

Am. Samoa Suffering Through Unprecedented Heatwave
Temperatures top 95˚F with high humidity

NZ Gives Pacific $500,000 To Fight Zika Virus
Half to support WHO’s action plan, half for countries






 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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