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Vanuatu leaders disagree on Papua, confusion reigns in Guam buildup reports

Headlines from the region’s media


Vanuatu opposition critical of government stance on Papua
Natape:  Government appeases Indonesia, forgets Melanesians
(Vanuatu Daily Post/Radio New Zealand International)

Report denies buildup shift: Pentagon officials reaffirm plan to move 8,000 Marines (Guam Pacific Daily News)

Commentary: Somare’s choice – fight leader or peacemaker (Ben Bohane for The Australian)

Jocelyn “Joy” Ancheta represents Philippines on Vaka Pacific Voyage (Hawaii Health Guide)

Fiji’s tourism earnings record F$209.4million (US$119.6 million) in 2011 (Pacnews)

Australia’s Opposition to focus foreign policy on Asia
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says his government would have a foreign policy focusing on Jakarta rather than Geneva. (Radio Australia)

Fiji spared from more flooding (Radio Australia)

Embattled Chinese businessman Jack Chen deported from Samoa (Pacific Media.org)

Malaysia plans to engage more PNG students through scholarships, exchanges (The National)

Commentary: Can Asia save the sinking world economy? (East Asia Forum)


About Samantha Magick

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