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PALM previews, Pacific turns back on hydrocarbons, Guam and CNMI bond rating updates

Highlights from the region’s media: Japan to pledge 370 million yen for Pacific disaster insurance (Mainichi) Tongan students attend ‘Young PALM’ in Okinawa, Japan (Taimi Media Network) Pacific nations turn back on hydrocarbons (The Australian) Guam bond gets high rating (Marianas Variety)  CNMI’s B2 bond rating under review: Moody’s (Marianas Variety)  Have faith Vanuatu tourism … Continue reading

Japan eyes CNMI for tsunami debris, Korean Institute to invest in Fiji seafloor exploration, Controversial Chinese fishermen home from Palau

Highlights from the region’s media: Japan firm eyes CNMI’s northern Islands for tsunami – debris dump (Marianas Variety) Korean Institute to invest US$31 million in seafloor exploration in Fiji (Fiji Live) Palau, China at odds over shoot-out incident (Radio New Zealand International) 25 Chinese fishermen detained in Palau arrive home (Xinhua) Tonga looking for closer … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Chinese fishermen to be released in Palau, North Korea no threat to Guam

Highlights from the region’s media: Release of Chinese fisherman in Palau secured (Xinhua) President Toribiong: Palau Draws Closer to U.S. Following Confrontation With Chinese Fishing Vessel  (Pacific News Center) N.Korean rocket no threat to Guam (Pacific Daily News) West Papua concerns will be raised with Indonesia says NZ government (Stuff NZ) Visitor arrivals in Fiji … Continue reading

Nickel changes could affect regional producers, Palau says Chinese fishermen could be freed

Headlines from the region’s media: Indonesian Ban Could Be Turning Point for Nickel. New Caledonia, Philippines, PNG increasing exports (Wall St Journal) Palau says Chinese fishermen could be freed if they admit wrongdoing, pay fines (CNTV) Myanmar asylum seekers stranded in East Timor (Radio Australia) Five dead in Aceh quake (Antara) Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands … Continue reading

Aceh earthquake update, Fiji bauxite and wood chips to Asia, PNG Marine Industrial Zone to proceed

Highlights from the region’s media: No casualties in Aceh quake (Antara) Indonesian earthquake triggers panic but no tsunami (Guardian) Fiji’s first bauxite shipment to China, wood chips to Japan, to be sent in June (Fiji Live 1, Fiji Live 2) Pacific Marine Industrial Zone project in PNG set to proceed. Korean consultants deliver engineering plan … Continue reading

ADB forecasts slower growth for Pacific, Fiji to host Trade Pasifika, Confusion continues in CNMI

From the Asian Development Outlook report 2012: Pacific growth to slow to 6.0% in 2012 (ADB) Rising income inequality a threat to Asia’s growth, stability (The Star) Thailand’s 2012 GDP growth 5.5% (Bangkok Post) And in other news: Fiji to host Trade Pasifika expo 2012. Chinese buyers interested, Indonesian buyers will come (Fiji Times) CNMI’s … Continue reading

Papua security tightened after plane shooting, NZ wants more Pacific cooperation with China

Headlines from the region’s media: Indonesia tightens security after plane attack in Papua (Radio New Zealand International) Hunt on for Papua gunmen (Jakarta Globe) Indonesia launches South-South and triangular cooperation programs. Fiji, Timor Leste amongst partners. (Antara) NZ calls for joint development projects with China in Pacific (Radio New Zealand International) Medical tourists flock to … Continue reading

Pacific fishing controversies, Fiji flood updates

Highlights from the region’s media: PNA slams Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting: disappointed by decision to reopen some high seas fishing (Radio New Zealand International) One dead in high-sea chase, 25 in custody: Palau, Coast Guard search continues for three from missing plane (Pacific Daily News) Chinese fishing boat allegedly tried to ram … Continue reading

Chinese fisherman killed in Palau, Nadi businesses ”almost destroyed” in floods

Headlines from the region’s media: Chinese fisherman killed in Palau shooting (Asia One) Nadi businesses almost totally destroyed in Fiji floodwaters (Radio New Zealand International) Malaysia’s CIMB to buy part of RBS biz in Asia-Pacific (Business Standard) Opinion: East Timor’s future without Gusmao ( Tim Anderson @ New Matilda)

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