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Korea explores Fiji seafloor, Palau Airways starts direct flights to Taipei

Highlights from the region’s media:

  • Korea first to explore Fiji’s seafloor for mineral wealth (Radio Australia)
  • Palau Airways starts direct flights between Koror and Taipei, looking at other destinations including Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Australia (Taipei Times)
  • Allegedly Illegal logging shut-down in PNG: Malaysian and Indonesian workers in custody (PNG Post Courier)
  • Population of sea cucumbers in Palau’s Ngardmau State decimated: Commercial value as food and medicine in Asia (Island Times)
  • Korean sea cucumber farmer manager ordered to leave Palau (Island Times)
  • Nawailevu mine injects $20 million into Fiji economy: bauxite bound for China(Fiji Times)
  • More than 4,000 plan to contest for 109 seats in PNG elections (The National)
  • PNG’s Somare pulls out of election: daughter (AFP)
  • Australia to review Indonesian smuggling cases (ABC)
  • Foreign investors are ‘making it rain’ on Indonesia (Nasdaq)
  • New shipping service for Pacific Island countries (Pacnews)
  • Indonesia struggles to combat shark poaching in protected areas (Washington Post)
  • Fiji minimum wage review expected by June (Fiji Live)
  • Indonesia`s economy grows 6.3 pct in Q1 (Antara)

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