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PNG election updates, Vanuatu ready to join WTO, PNG’s participation at APEC ‘poor’

Highlights from the region’s media: Delays and fraud allegations lead to voter frustration in PNG (Radio Australia) Poll fuels illegal trade between PNG and Indonesia (The National) Guam, CNMI discuss joint efforts to promote destination Marianas (Marianas Visitors Authority) Vanuatu ready to join WTO (Radio Australia) PNG’s participation at APEC poor: Chief Secretary Zurenuoc (The … Continue reading

Papua update, Fiji mine investment should strengthen ties with China, Vanuatu to join WTO

Highlights from the region’s media: Papua killing raises pressure on Indonesians (Radio New Zealand International) Mining company to invest F$75 million in Fiji iron project, should strengthen Fiji-China links (Fiji Live) Nauru asks Japan to help rebuild main quay (Radio New Zealand International) Vanuatu Ambassador announces country’s acceptance into WTO (Vanuatu Daily Post) Guam needs … Continue reading

Fiji PM meets potential Chinese investors, ADB-Japan support FSM ports, Papua updates

Highlights from the region’s media: Fiji’s Bainimarama meets potential investors in China (Ministry of Information/Pacnews)  ADB, Japan support safe port operations in Federated States of Micronesia (Asian Development Bank)  Indonesia to assist Fiji in seaweed farming (Fijilive) American Samoa looks to Philippines for doctors (Radio New Zealand International)  Indonesia: Policies for growth (Oxford Business Group) … Continue reading

Indonesia welcomes Vanuatu shift on Papua, Korean shellfish off Guam shelves

Highlights from the weekend media: Indonesian Government claims success in shifting Vanuatu position on Papua (Jakarta Globe) Korean shellfish pulled off Guam store shelves (Guam PDN) Analysis: Indonesia’s big economic plans for Papua (Down to Earth Indonesia) Indonesia could be the next India… unfortunately (Wall Street Journal) Huge Philippines, Indonesia aquarium-fish exports destructive (Business Mirror) … Continue reading

NZ budget ‘cuts aid to Pacific in need’, work begins on Guam private hospital, PALM updates

Headlines from the region’s media: NZ foreign minister justifies flatlined aid budget (Radio New Zealand International ) NZ opposition critical of aid cut to Pacific in need (Radio New Zealand International) Construction begins on Guam’s first private hospital, Manila-based corp pours foundation (Pacific Daily News) Pacific Trade and Invest helps access China’s markets for food … Continue reading

Pacific Islands and Papua, PALM previews

Highlights from the region’s media: Pacific Islands and Papua Vanuatu PM’s Office reveals stand on West Papua (Vanuatu Daily Post) Solomon Islands for West Papua group urges MSG leaders to act (Solomon Star) PALM previews and Japan/Pacific relations: Japan becoming ‘significant player’ in Pacific: academic (Radio Australia) Japan’s relationship with the Pacific overshadowed by US … Continue reading

NGO says Papua govt must do more for landowners, Yudhoyono in Dili

Highlights from the region’s media: NGO says local Papua govt needs to step up to protect landowners interests (Radio New Zealand International) Yudhoyono attends inauguration of Timor Leste`s new president  (Antara News) Indonesia, Timor Leste sign memorandum strengthening cooperation (Antara News) House OKs buildup money: Defense act authorizes $369M for Guam projects (Guam PDN) Cloudy … Continue reading

Japan snubs Fiji PM, Pacific reps at Taiwan inauguration

Highlights from the region’s media: Japan snubs Fijian leader Frank Bainimarama (The Australian) 200 foreign guests, including Pacific leaders, to attend Taiwan presidential inauguration (Central News Agency/Pacnews) Report warns Solomons dolphin exports unsustainable (Radio Australia) Indonesian Ambassador comes to Vanuatu with donated equipment(Vanuatu Daily Post) Pro-buildup Guam businessmen hire lobbyists to push cause in Washington … Continue reading

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

More reports of gun smuggling over PNG-Indonesia border, American Samoa fishing boat casualty feared

Highlights from the region’s media: More police reports of gun smuggling over PNG-Indonesia border (Radio New Zealand International) American Samoa fishing boat casualty feared: Most crew members Samoans and Filipinos (Radio New Zealand International) Alcatel-Lucent to build new undersea cable linking Tonga to the global digital community (Media release) Former Cook Islands PM Sir Geoffrey … Continue reading



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