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Thursday, July 24, 2014

French Court Upholds Corruption Sentence Against Gaston Flosse
French Polynesia President set to lose presidency

Solomons Flood Victims Dissatisfied With Repatriation Support
60 families sent home with little to rebuild their lives

New Cook Islands Government Assumes Limited Caretaker Role
Prime Minister Puna awaits outcome of election challenges

1 Dead, 100+ Sickened From Dengue-Like Outbreak In Am. Samoa
Specimens flown to CDC to determine cause of illness

Guam Waterworks Authority Raises $85 Million From Bond Issue
Funds to be used to refinance higher rate bonds from 2005

Owners Of CNMI Property Taken For Public Use Get $800,000
A ‘drop in a bucket’ of $80 million in unpaid compensation claims

PNG Allocates $4 Million For Flood Relief, Emergency Supplies
Gulf, Southern Highland provinces hit hard by heavy rains

Fiji To Be Disadvantaged By New EU Agreement: PANG
Ratified EPA ‘does not recognise the needs of the developing economy’

Samoa On Alert After Suspected Dengue Outbreak In Am. Samoa
Ministry of Health urges public to take precautions

Fiji Police Continue To Investigate Brutality Video Posted Online
International reports condemning lack of action dismissed

Mormons Helps Rebuild Tonga’s Cyclone Damaged Homes
Latter-day Saints partner with government to assist Ha‘apai recovery

Russian Military Delegation Visits Fiji
Colonel Yurshenko has closed door meeting with Commander Tikoitoga

Am. Samoa Governor Considers Early Retirement For Public Employees
Incentive packages may open up jobs for young, educated people

Samoa Gets Facelift Ahead Of UN SIDS Meeting
National Beautification Team sprucing up Apia

Cook Islands Demos: Election Outcome Shows Need For Reform
Democratic Party outpolled CIP yet won only 8 seats compared to 13

CNMI Judge Hears Motion To Dismiss Charges Against Fitial
Oral arguments on 13 charges against former Governor presented

Chinese Housing Project In Palau Temporarily Halted
Environmental permit for project expired, Board awaits renewal

Accused Priest Denies Allegations, Departs Guam
Father Wadeson leaves ‘for the good of the church’

PNG, Europe Explore Expanded Trade Opportunities
PM O’Neill welcomes new Belgium Ambassador

France Appoints New High Commissioner To New Caledonia
Bouvier replaces Brot who resigned over disagreements with Paris



 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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