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Guam buildup-leaders weigh in, PNG MP wants law on Papua refugees relaxed

Highlights from today’s regional media

  • U.S. Bill reaffirms Guam buildup: After latest DOD announcement, leaders weigh in (Guam PDN)
  • Talisman to invest more in PNG, Apo Coffee to expand (NBC/PACNEWS)
  • PNG MP wants laws on West Papua refugees relaxed (The National)
  • Japanese Investors Eye Pozzolan Mining On CNMI’s Pagan, company also proposes tsunami waste recycling, disposal (Saipan Tribune)
  • Debate over Solomons plantation payout intensifies (Solomon Star)
  • Immigration Crucial to Singapore’s Growth: Govt Study (Wall St Journal)

Older but important

Here are some stories we missed in our unscheduled week’s absence.

  • Vanuatu Parliament endorses anti money launder and counter financing terrorism bills (Pacnews)
  • World’s first sea-floor mine signs first customer- China’s Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group (Phys.org/Pacnews)
  • Malaria endemic in Philippines, PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and six other Western Pacific countries (Philippine Star)
  • Support for Fiji tuna plan, Harvest limit wishful thinking: Tuna Boat Owners Association (Fiji Times)
  • Fiji’s Vatukoula Gold shares advance on £5.4 million Chinese investment ( PROACTIVE INVESTORS)
  • Certified sustainable palm oil fast gaining market acceptance, says roundtable. Annual production reaches 6 million tonnes. Mills in Malaysia, Indonesia, PNG and Solomon Islands certified. (The Star)

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