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TODAY'S PACIFIC NEWS
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Chikungunya Virus Spreading Rapidly In Pacific Islands
First detected 4 years ago, half of Pacific now affected

Finance Minister: Papua New Guinea Is Not Broke
Marape assures parliament country can meet obligations

Japanese PM Supports Managed Fisheries In Pacific
Abe ready to assist islands sustainably manage resources

Samoa Parliament Defies PM, Defeats Electoral Amendments
Opposition leader calls vote a ‘Victory for Democracy’

Forum Chief Welcomes Draw-Down Plan For RAMSI
Dame Meg Taylor praises professionalism of Solomons police

CNMI Utility Company Faces Collapse, Insolvency
Government can’t pay bills, passing laws reducing CUC’s revenue

Cook Islands Marine Park Framework Positively Received
Proposed park to cover 1.1 million square kilometers

Tonga Satellite Company Proceeding With Defamation Case
Court allows Tongasat to sue newspaper, others for publishing tax info

Am. Samoa Delegate Supports Local Control Of Minimum Wage
Aumua concerned about economic impact of federal mandate

Fiji Opposition Considers Legal Action Over MPs Suspension
Lawyers reviewing options for Ratu Naiqama

Samoa Power Company Plans To Be 100% Renewable By 2017
EPC generating more electricity from hydro, wind power, solar

15 Sexual, 260 Other Assaults Alleged In Aussie Detention Centers
More assaults occurred in Australia-based facilities than in Pacific

Mayor In Guam: Regional Migrants Need More Support
Many left homeless after typhoon are from COFA nations

Fiji Police Commissioner Wants Tasers For Officers
Groenewald wants police equipped with nonlethal protection

Palau Files Charges Against Vietnamese Boat Captains
Three vessels allegedly caught illegally fishing in EEZ

PNG Government Plans Agricultural ‘Revolution’
Initiatives to improve access to capital to be announced soon

Vanuatu Chiefs Tell Squatters In Village Near Port Vila To Leave
Reports of illegal activities in Mele results in ultimatum

In Reversal, Nauru Police Investigating Reported Sexual Assault
Claims by naked woman initially dismissed by government

Giant Clam Populations On Decline In Pacific
Harvesting exceeds reproduction, extinction looming

Norfolk Islanders May Take Sovereignty Issue To UN
Parliament recently ended 40 years of autonomy

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