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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

PNG citizenship for Indonesian national revoked, Trade Pasifika preview

Highlights from the region’s media: PNG Prime Minister revokes controversial citizenship for Indonesian (The National) Editorial: Proper to revoke citizenship (The National) Trade Pasifika 2012 gets under way next week: show aims to increase trade to China, Japan, Philippines and beyond (Pacific Periscope) CNMI needs US$6 million to catch up on tourism promotion, marketing; crucial … Continue reading

Indonesia concerned about PNG citizenship decision, Japan-Pohnpei flight welcomed

Highlights from the region’s media: Indonesia concerned about Tjandra following granting of PNG citizenship (Post Courier) First direct United Airlines Japan-Pohnpei flight welcomed in FSM(Marianas Business Journal) PNG Customs warn foreign ships to follow laws after Chinese ship detained with illegal birds (The National) ADB fronts $19 million loan for new USP campus in Solomons(Solomon … 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

Indonesia to help Fiji constitutional process, CNMI sees big jump in Chinese tourists

Highlights from the region’s media: Indonesia to assist on Fiji constitution process (Fiji Live) Constitutional Reform: The Indonesian Experience, a lecture in Fiji (The Jet newspaper) CNMI sees marked increase in Chinese tourism since March, augurs well for Saipan Air services (Marianas Variety) Japan Provides Marshall Islands $16M Grant for Two Vessels (Yokwe Online) Solomons … 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

PNG politicians invest in Cairns, Coral Triangle PPP plan opposed

Highlights from the region’s media: PNG politicians invest millions in Cairns, Asian holdings also high (Post Courier) Coral Triangle privatisation plan opposed (Manila Bulletin) Fiji stands by decision to increase annual tuna harvest  (Fiji Times) Malaysian subsidiary, Timbers PNG’s licence no longer valid: Namah (The National) One death reported after Papua rallies to mark Indonesian … 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

Air Niugini opens Toyko office, Malaria treatment offers hope, Chinese workers’ CNMI visa problems

Highlights from the region’s media: Air Niugini opens regional office in Tokyo (Post Courier) New treatment targets malaria in infants: PNG trials successful, trials could move to Indonesia (AAP, Pacnews) Visa interviews hard to get for Chinese workers in CNMI (Saipan Tribune) Bougainville leader sees promise in historical tourism after Japanese ambassador’s visit (Radio New … Continue reading

PNG netting huge fisheries investment, Guam tourism hopeful despite no Chinese visa waiver

Highlights from the region’s weekend media: PNG netting huge fisheries investment, Asian companies at the forefront (The National) Guam Tourism officials hopeful: No parole authority for Chinese visitors (Guam PDN) Global wealth shifting to Asia, says former World Bank chief (Radio Australia) Speech: Ian Kemish, Australian High Commissioner on how Australia’s focus should be on … Continue reading



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