PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT

Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center
With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies/University of Hawai‘i

 

Monday, April 9, 2012

O’Neill Backs Off PNG Election Deferral
PM: Parliament was not properly briefed prior to vote

UNICEF, Red Cross Deliver Clean Water To Western Fiji
Fear of disease outbreaks in flood affected areas

Over 12,000 Fiji Evacuees Told To Vacate School
Schools to reopen, flood victims need other shelter

PNG Police Accused Of Killing LNG Protestor
Esso Highlands confirms death, investigation underway

CNMI Delegate Cautions Against Tinian Renegotiation
Sablan: Fitial’s request essentially ‘renegotiating the Covenant

Palau Calls Off Search For Downed Plane
President meets with Chinese officials

Solomons Reiterates Unwavering Support For Taiwan
Deputy PM calls bilateral relationship ‘special and unique’

Taiwan Donates $2.75 Million To Marshall Islands
Ambassador cites commitment to ‘sustainable development’

Small Aircraft Shot At, One Dead In West Papua
Trigana Air plane attacked while taxiing in Mulia

Guam Learning It Must Adapt To Russian Tourism Needs
Emerging industry has different demands than Asian market

Am. Samoa Health Care Revenue Bill Moves Ahead
$10 million bill for medical referrals still alive

Solomon Airlines Blamed For Security Lapses At Airport
2 incidents indicate officers ‘caught off guard’

Tourism ‘Roadshow’ Touts Samoa To World
Industry agents visit to see what country has to offer

Guam Senator Seeks Jones Act Shipping Exemption
Blas urges Bordallo to introduce Federal legislation

NZ Calls For Development Cooperation With China
McCully: Beijing has most diplomats in Pacific region

Cook Islands Strives To Improve Public Service
‘Capability Strategy’ project kicks off

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