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TODAY'S PACIFIC NEWS
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Indonesia Commits $20 Million For Capacity Building In Melanesia
Foreign Affairs Minister makes announcement during Pacific visit

New Caledonia Electoral Rolls To Be Vetted By Commissions
Pro-independence camp calls for purging lists of ineligible voters

PNG’s Disaster Office Seeks $3 Million For Flood Relief
Western Highlands, Jiwaka provinces hard hit by rain, landslides

Hundreds Of Nauru Refugees Protest 'Slave-Like Living Conditions'
Protestor: Most locals don’t want refugees to stay on island

Fiji PM Raises Concerns About Asylum Seekers In Pacific
Bainimarama calls for ‘close scrutiny’ by UN of Australian policy

Cooks Finance Minister Defends Telecom Deal
Brown: Opposition unrealistic about financial affairs

Indonesian Minister Blocks PNG Media Questions On West Papua
Foreign Minister Marsudi avoids human rights during Pacific trip

Am. Samoa Teachers Demand Salary Increases
Veteran educations not yet receiving new base salaries

February Was Driest Month In Guam’s History
Weak El Ni˝o brings drought to entire Western Pacific

Marshall Islands Marks 61st Anniversary Of Bravo Nuclear Test
Foreign Minister admonishes U.S. for denying access to records

Chinese Cruise Ship Overstays Welcome In Palau Waters
Complaint filed against vessel, which was to depart in November

U.S. To Assist Insular Areas Build Healthcare Workforce
Health Resources and Services Administration offers help

Fijian Appointed As Head Of Pacific Islands Development Forum
Senior Officials choose successor to Feleti Teo

Former Samoa MP Fined $8,500 For Forgery Conviction
Muagututagata Peter Ah Him avoids prison sentence

Palau Man Fined For Killing Endangered Dugong
Man receives suspended sentence, avoids jail time

CNMI’s Northern Islands To Implement Development Plan
Mayor plans to utilizing the islands’ free trade zones

Matson Ship To Arrive In Guam, End Weeklong Shortage
Vegetables, fruits, dairy products to be restocked

Military, Civilian Aircrafts Nearly Collide In CNMI
‘Unannounced’ C-130s come within 300 feet of twin-engine plane

Pacific Countries Want Mutual Recognition Of Uni Qualifications
Australia, New Zealand asked to help boost labor mobility

College Of Marshall Islands Finances In Order: President
CMI to have accreditation visit a year after receiving ‘warning status’

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 VOLUME 26, NO. 1, SPRING 2014

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