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Palau urged to pay Chinese compensation, West Papuan activists press on MSG, Fiji flood damage bill at $51million

Highlights from the region’s media:

  • Palau urged to compensate family of dead Chinese fisherman for excess use of police force (Xinhua)
  • West Papuan independence activists want Indonesia out of Melanesian Spearhead Group. Independence movement again asks for MSG Observer status (Radio Australia)
  • Solomon Islands’ new fish licence policy, priority goes to companies investing locally (Islands Business)
  • Fiji flood damage estimates reach F$51 million. Bill expected to increase further (FijiLive)
  • Taiwanese fishing company Marin Marawa Fisheries  offloads catch in Tarawa for the first time (Pacnews)
  • World Bank’s Executive Directors select American  Dr. Jim Yong Kim as 12th President of the World Bank Group (World Bank release)

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