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Philippines eyes hike in Pacific fish haul, Indonesia still seeking Tjandra, PNG fines Chinese logging ship

Highlights from the region’s media: Philippines Fisheries bureau eyes hike in fish catch in Pacific (Sun Star) Indonesian still seeking Joko Tjandra, waiting for PNG poll result before pursuing diplomatic channels (Post Courier)  Chinese logging ship fined K50,000 for fisheries breach(PNG Post Courier) Julie Bishop on the Pacific, PNG and Australian aid (Development Policy Centre) … Continue reading

Papua unrest intensifies, noni juice exports to China hailed, Rio+20 preview

Highlights from the region’s media: Riots in Indonesia’s Papua after independence activist killed (Reuters) Bottled noni juice exports to China hailed by Samoa growers (Radio New Zealand International) American Samoa’s Faleomavaega worried about more Papua bloodshed (Radio New Zealand International) Blue economy’ theme urges Rio+20 to consider Pacific needs (Pacnews) Former Fiji Foreign Minister calls … Continue reading

CNMI foreign workers status still in flux, China envoy visits MSG, PNG at Indonesia naval symposium

Highlights from the region’s media: Over 8,000 foreign employees in CNMI uncertain of work status (Saipan Tribune) Bill drafted to give residency status to foreign workers in CNMI (Radio New Zealand International) WB urges developing countries to strengthen domestic fundamentals, to weather global economic turmoil (World Bank) China Special Envoy to the Pacific Islands Forum … Continue reading

North Korea delegation visits Fiji, Vanuatu’s PR program nets VT30m in China, Tahiti signs China aquaculture deal

Highlights from the region’s media: North Korea delegation visit Fiji today (Fiji Sun) Vanuatu’s Permanent Residency programme in China earns government Vt30 million (Vanuatu Daily Post) Tahiti President signs huge aquaculture deal with Chinese company(Radio New Zealand International) Chairman of Vanuatu Citizenship Commission arrested (Radio Australia) Solomons union calls for investigation of RIPEL Chairman(Solomon Times) … 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

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

US marines begin training in Tinian, Tongan King opens new hospital, Coral Triange nations want financial aid

Highlights from the region’s media: US marines to begin training in Tinian (Radio New Zealand International) Tongan King opens new hospital partly funded by Japan (Matangi Tonga) Philippine central bank sees less need to support growth (The Star) Nations seek financial aid to protect Coral Triangle (Gulf Today) Indonesia challenges U.S. palm-oil policy (Xinhua) A … Continue reading

Australian defence cuts ‘won’t affect Pacific’, ‘stranded’Filipinos leave PNG

Highlights from the region’s media: Australian government says defence cuts will not affect Pacific (Radio Australia) 55 ‘stranded’ Filipino workers leave PNG (Philippines Star) Cambodia’s Internet penetration more than doubles (to 3.1%)(Thailand  Times) Malaysia ranked 29th in Asia-Pacific press freedom index  (The Star) Asia Pacific Coconut Community to discuss sustainable development of coconut industry (Bernama)

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