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TODAY'S PACIFIC NEWS
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Australia Media Reports About Asylum Seeker Assault Corrected
Age of child, severity of alleged abuse not accurately reported by ABC

Russian Arms Shipment To Fiji Valued At $41.8 Million
20 Russian soldiers arrive in country ‘under tight security’

New Caledonia Experiencing Record High Temperatures
95˚F temperature is hottest recorded in Ouvea

Am. Samoa Cancels High School Sports Over Funding Shortfall
DOE Director: Education comes before athletics; buses too expensive

Lobbying Intensifies Ahead Of Vanuatu Parliamentary Sitting
Former opposition coalition claims support of 36 out of 52 MPs

Cook Islands Hotels Losing Business Due To Lagoon Algae
Chamber of Commerce worried about tourism impact

Guam Governor Wants Legislature’s Unused Funds For Hospital
$1.3 million in ‘lapsed funds’ could reduce GMH’s debts

Tonga Legislature Receives Humanitarian Law Handbook
Red Cross publication raises awareness of ‘law of war’

Fiji Opposition Leader Decries ‘Country’s Dying Democracy’
Ro Teimumu wears black ribbon to opening of Parliament

Nominations For Samoa Elections Open
Ruling HRPP, Opposition Tautua put up candidates

Dates Set For Next Year’s PNG Elections
National, Local Level polls to coincide June-July

Fiji Rolls Out New Civil Service Recruitment Guidelines
Policy ‘incorporates internationally recognized … best practices’

Samoa Radio Campaign Aims To Protect Coral Reefs
Conservation International project promotes no-take zones

Fiji Unions Optimistic About Agreement With Government
FTUC expects Parliament to pass joint implementation agreement

Australia Live Aboard Vessel Provides Medical Care To Remote PNG
Floating hospital operated by Youth with a Mission

Offices Of Tahiti’s Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party To Be Demolished
HQ of Flosse’s once dominant party in dangerous state

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 THE CONTEMPORARY PACIFIC
 VOLUME 26, NO. 1, SPRING 2014

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