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TODAY'S PACIFIC NEWS
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bainimarama Becomes Sixth Elected Prime Minister Of Fiji
President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau administers oath after elections

SODELPA Leader: After 8 Years PM Will Now Have Opposition
Ro Teimumu calls ‘fight to reclaim Fiji’ was not in vain

French Envoy Encourages Dialogue On New Caledonia’s Future
Despite divisions, post-Noumean Accord must be discussed: Christnacht

PNG Highlands Highway Open, Safe: Barola Leader
Everyone except for Western Highlanders can travel unhindered

Settlement Expected Between USEPA, CNMI, Utility Corp.
Government hopes to avoid Federal receivership

Containers Of Allegedly Illegal Logs Held By Solomons Customs
Southern Pacific Woods Trading reportedly exports with expired license

GovGuam Explores Possible ‘Hybrid’ Retirement Plan
Bill introduced includes defined benefit and contribution elements

Tongan Businessman Jailed For Importing Drugs Into New Zealand
Freight company owner played part in $140 million drug operation

National Geographic Wraps Up Pristine Sea Expedition To Palau
Coral Reef Center participated in research, documentary film project

U.S. House Calls For Renewable Energy Plan For Insular Areas
Bill, now with Senate, hopes to reduce reliance on fossil fuels

PNG PM: PNG Power Management, Union To Lead Sale Of Company
Government plans to divest 50% of shares to raise funds

Media Organizations Call For Repeal Of Fiji Media Decree
Freedom of Information recommended before UN periodic review

Chinese-Funded Disability Center Takes Shape In Samoa
Children with special needs to be serviced at facility

Macau Investment Proposal For Tinian Casino Upped To $300 Million
25-40 year lease sought to develop 1,000 room resort

Kayangel State Calls On Palau Government To Implement Petro Law
Singapore-based company eager to prospect Velasco Reef

Women Make Up 16% Of New Fiji Parliament
8 out of 50 MPs is 45% increase from last elected Parliament

After 7 Meetings, Vanuatu Elects New President
Anglican Priest Fr Baldwin Lonsdale to become Head of State

Fiji Could See Full Return Of EU Support Within Months
EU delegate: Election process ‘appears to have been a very positive’

Vanuatu Government Not Interested In Santo Nickel Smelter
Minister of Land and Natural Resources dismisses rumors

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

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