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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fiji Opposition MP Appointed To Chair Public Accounts Committee
Dr. Biman Prasad to lead effort to scrutinize spending from 2007-2013

French MP Refutes Claim Paris Defining New Caledonia Independence
Anti-independence Rassemblement-UMP to protest mission to Noumea

Next Solomons Government Must End Corruption: Ex-Ombudsman
Pitabelama claims ‘corruption is becoming endemic in every sector’

French Polynesia President Meets With Hollande In Paris
Announced visit of French President to Tahiti apparently cancelled

Another Major Casino Proposal For Tinian On The Table
Chinese developer looks to build $4 billion integrated resort

Secrecy Of PNG’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Criticized
NRI: Structure, management of fund must be openly debated

Pay Hike Bills Fail To Pass During Am. Samoa Special Session
Measure to boost Fono members, governor’s pay don’t reach floor

Telecom Cook Islands Majority Sale Still Yet To Be Finalized
‘Several expressions of interest’ in staving off Digicel takeover bid

United Airlines Executive Visits Guam, Listens To Concerns
Airline to launch direct Guam-China and Guam-South Korea flights

Tongan Opposition Leader Pays Outstanding Legal Costs
Pohiva cleared to stand as candidate in November election

Palau Senate Passes Salary Increase For Government Employees
Cost of raises for 1,000 employees to exceed $1,000,000

New Bougainville International Airport To Open In December
Arupa Airport in Buin to increase tourism to Autonomous Region

Judge For SPREP Employment Lawsuit: Attorneys Be Prepared
Lawyers advised to research public international law and revise claims

Family Of Man Killed In Am. Samoa Plane Crash Hope To Find Body
Suleman family hires private diving company to search for father

U.S. Marines Seek Public Input Into Pagan, Tinian CNMI Training Sites
Ad hoc committee meetings continue to ‘help shape the alternatives’

PNG Police Commissioner: Serving Of Warrants Violated Court Order
Vaki: Action of fraud square lead to confrontation between officers

Guam Hybrid Retirement Plan Bill Sent Back To Committee
Effort to replace defined contribution plan stalls for now

Niue High Commissioner To NZ Encourages Niueans To Return Home
Niue needs more numbers to ‘truly claim its independence to thrive’

Kiribati Signs Agreement With Satellite Broadband Provider
Kacific intends to launch satellite in 2017, provide service to Pacific

Chinese Plane At Center Of Tonga-New Zealand Row Still Flying
Reference to MA-60 in Kiwi travel advisory disappears




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 VOLUME 26, NO. 1, SPRING 2014

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