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TODAY'S PACIFIC NEWS
Thursday, October 23, 2014

PNG To Establish Task Force To Deal With Police Brutality
Government hopes to instill discipline, restore public respect

U.S. Official Calls RMI Hospital Proposal Unrealistic, Unaffordable
$77 million ‘concept plan’ being finalized, U.S. wary of effort

Nauru Likely To Get Access To Frozen Australian Bank Accounts
Appeals court dismisses Firebird case against country

Guam Gubernatorial Debate Cancelled When Governor Pulls Out
Opponent claims Calvo avoiding questions about family’s tax breaks

PNG Anti-Corruption HQ Raided By Police From Other Unit
Uncertainty surrounds 4 hour siege

Guam Military Buildup Will Take 7-10 Years: Bordallo
Congresswoman says territory to see multiple benefits

Solomon Islands MPs’ Entitlement Payout Fiasco Explained
Committee effort to remedy situation procedurally incorrect

Cooks Democrats Explore Taking Action Over Parliamentary Sitting
Rasmussen unhappy with conduct of Speaker, Clerk

Apia, Shenzhen Explore Sister City Relationship
Delegation from Chinese coastal city visits Samoa

Pacific Nations Agree To Tuna Fishery Pact To Protect Local Industries
Tokelau Arrangement to help control harvesting by long-line fishery

Tuvalu Throws Support Behind Pacific Islands Development Forum
PM, Foreign Minister visit PIDF Secretariat in Suva

Delegation Seeks To Resolve Fiji Airways, Solomons Airlines Dispute
All international flights between Honiara, Nadi suspended since July

Samoa’s Volcanoes Yield Evidence Of Earth’s Early Formation
Researchers unravel chemical composition of Pacific hotspots

Fiji President Calls For Inclusiveness In Diwali Address
Ratu Epeli: Appreciate ‘diversity in culture and religion’

Conference Hears Strengths, Weakness Of Guam Investment Climate
Lack of hotel room during peak season limits tourism

‘Out Of Constituency’ Voting In Solomon Islands Not Possible
Honiara residents must return to place where they are registered

Legal Issues Slow French Polynesia Tourism Project
Tendering process for $3 billion Mahana Beach Resort questioned

New Indonesian President To Visit West Papua
Discussion on the West Papua situation will be one of his priorities

CNMI Reports Surge In Chinese Tourism
40% increase from 2013, Japan, South Korean numbers drop

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 VOLUME 26, NO. 1, SPRING 2014

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