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Friday, October 9, 2015

UN Head Vows To Push Needs Of Small Islands Developing States
Ban Ki-moon to Forum: Developed world needs to raise its ambition

Tongan Parliament Passes New Communications Bills
Body to regulate access to Internet content created

Fiji Opposition Leader Calls Democracy A ‘Sham’
Fiji is a dictatorship in the guide of democracy: Ro Teimumu

PNG Court Reinstates Detectives Investigating Government Cases
Travel ban on anti-corruption attorneys also overturned

Korean Fishing Company Accused Of Violations In Cooks
Dongwon allegedly has poor working conditions, fishes illegally

Port Vila Security Tight Ahead Of Vanuatu Bribery Verdict
Vanuatu Mobile Force deployed over concerns of unrest

Proposed NCAA Rule Could Affect Am. Samoa Football Recruits
Players may not be seen if coaches prevented from holding camps

Bill Could Allow COFA Migrants To Serve With AmeriCorps
Program currently prohibits freely associated states citizens

French Polynesia Attends UN Decolonization Discussions
Delegate hopes France won’t boycott dialogue like previously

Solomons Government To Sell Allegedly Illegally Felled Logs
West Rennell timber from APID operation out for tender

Palau Ship Register Sees Huge Jump In Registrations
109 out of 316 vessels register in 2015

Fiji President’s Last Official Engagement This Weekend
Ratu Epeli attends Fiji Day military parade in Suva

University Of Guam Gets $4.3 Million For Cancer Research
Health disparities of Pacific Islanders to be explored

PNG Government To Spend Some LNG Revenue
National Petroleum Company to contribute to supplemental budget

French Polynesia President Can’t Pass Budget, Realigns Cabinet
Ministers to take up seats in assembly to increase numbers

Nauru Ready To Allow Reporters Into Detention Center
Government reportedly will let local journalists see camps

Iraqi Asylum Seeker In Manus Marks 6 Months Hunger Strike
Albederee fears he will die soon

Prosecution Wraps Up Samoa Pyramid Scam Submissions
Group allegedly continued soliciting investors for closed company

Indonesian Military Commander Apologies To Papua People
Commander hopes to focus on developing Papua

CNMI Governor Calls For Talks With President Obama
Inos invokes Section 902 to talk immigration, military use



 COMMENTARY [more commentary]

 ANALYSIS [more analysis]

 FEATURES [more features]

 REPORTS [more reports]

 VOLUME 26, NO. 1, SPRING 2014

 Selected Items from the Current Issue

 Political Reviews 

 Micronesia In Review: Issues And  Events,
 1 July 2012 - 30 June 2013

 Polynesia In Review: Issues And Events,
 1 July 2012 - 30 June 2013

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