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Friday, January 30, 2015

UN Questions PNG Plan To Repatriate Asylum Seekers
High Commission for Refugees: Plan could violate international law

Am. Samoa Inappropriately Acquired Airport Land: FAA Audit
300 acres transferred from airport to other agencies without approval

Chuukese Women Face Health Care Barriers In Guam: Researcher
54% of women in Guam who don’t get prenatal care are from Chuuk

Groundbreaking Held For $25 Million Solomons Port Project
Two year project to be funded by Japan

Palau Senators Want Timely Action On Oil Exploration Application
Environmental Quality Protection Board urged to approve permits

NZ Defence Minister: Stop Punishing Fiji For Past Events
Brownlee notes elections, resumption of diplomatic, military ties

U.S. Substance Abuse Funding Delays Hurt RMI NGOs
Organizations that rely on federal dollars scale back services

Bank Of South Pacific To Buy Westpac Branches
Operations in Samoa, Cooks, Solomons, Vanuatu, Tonga to be acquired

Samoa Parliament Passes Government Response To Audit Report
PM’s response dismisses OPC recommendations, including legal action

Guam Congresswoman Retains Key Subcommittee Position
Bordallo remains ranking member of Subcommittee on Readiness

Palau President To Join International Climate Change Delegation
French President pushes for action during Philippines visit

China Gives Cooks More Than $7 Million In Machinery, Equipment
Construction machinery, pearl farming equipment donated

Am. Samoa, Faleomavaega Allowed To Intervene In Citizenship Suit
Former congressman, ASB will have chance to make oral arguments

Rift Within Samoa’s Ruling Party Apparently Smoothed Over
MPs critical of Government mollified during caucus meeting

Lt. Governor Wants Talented Residents To Return To CNMI
Torres encourages better communication with job seekers abroad

PNG Plans To Block Access To Online Pornography
Office of Censorship to spent $1.5 million on filter system

PNG Opposition: Law And Order Problems ‘Deep-Rooted’
Basil, Poyle urge government to address root causes

Senior Officials From Fiji Ministries Answer Committee’s Questions
Public Accounts Committee reviewing discrepancies in Auditor’s report

Solomons Government To Focus On Good Governance, Land Reform
Opening of customary land for economic development on agenda



 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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