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Papua policy not contrary to Indonesia’s push for transparency, democratisation says Natalegawa

Indonesia’s Foreign Minister says Papua is becoming less an international issue than it once was, and that many countries that once raised the issue no longer do so. Continue reading

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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

PNG nickel attracts Chinese money, Marshalls company secures India job, new mining interest in Solomons from Japan

Highlights from the region’s media: PNG nickel mine attracts Chinese money (Radio Australia) Marshall Islands construction company secures contract for India project (Marianas Business Journal) New mining interest in Solomon Islands from Japan, US (Radio Australia) Market jitters hit Pacific funds (Radio Australia) Youth activists demand Vanuatu review West Papua position (Vanuatu Daily Post) ADB … 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

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

China may widen market for Pacific fish, Fiji to review East Timor anti-corruption measures, PALM updates

Regional headlines: China market offer, domestic investments impress Pacific island fisheries official (Marianas Variety)  Fiji to review East Timor’s anti-corruption measures (Fiji Times) Tonga fisheries puts three-year ban on sea cucumber: most exported to Asia (Matangi Tonga) Vanuatu justifies increased dealings with Indonesia (Pacific Scoop) Pacific Trade and Invest offices comes under scrutiny (Pacnews) Japanese … 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

UNCTAD XIII: Pacific Ministers contribute to strong UN trade and development conference outcome

(Media release) Pacific Islands Forum Ministers and other high-level representatives participated in the 13th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII) held last month in Doha, Qatar. The theme of the conference was ‘Development–Centred Globalisation: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth and Development’. UNCTAD XIII was attended by 5000 participants from the organisation’s 194 … Continue reading

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