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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

Micronesia’s future between the China and the US, Chinese company plans Samoa resort

Headlines from the region’s media: Analysis: Micronesia’s future between China and the US (Scott Leis @ East Asia Forum) Chinese company plans major resort in Samoa (Radio New Zealand International) Indonesian govt has comprehensive design on Papua (Antara) American Samoa may use Manila hospitals for medical referrals (Radio New Zealand International) Illegal fishing from Indonesian, … 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

Philippines fishing in Pacific Islands region still limited, Fiji invites Japan PM to visit, Chinese nationals caught with guns in PNG

Highlights from the region’s media: WCPFC Director: Only High Sea Pocket 1* is open to the Philippines’ tuna fleet Pocket 1 covers Palau, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia, areas closest to the Philippines where local tuna fishing companies frequently operate. (Atuna.com) Fijian leader invites Japanese PM to Fiji (Fiji Sun) Japan rejection could cool … Continue reading

PNG Marine Industrial Zone on track, Regional survey predicts declining exports, economic growth

Highlights from the region’s media: PNG’s Pacific Marine Industrial Zone project on schedule: Abel (The National) Declining exports likely to dampen economic growth of Pacific Islands, reveals UN-ESCAP survey (The Jet newspaper)   Police to stop arms smuggling throughput PNG (Post Courier) Australian DFAT wants diplomats in more nations, including Thailand and Tuvalu (Pacnews) International … 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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