Today's Pacific News - Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Trump Plans To Appeal Hawaii Judge Ruling In Supreme Court

 

The Trump administration has plans to appeal to the Supreme Court to block a Hawaii judge's latest ruling that waters down the partial travel ban.

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Claim US Resettlement For Australia's Offshore Detainees Is Fake News

 

 A journalist detained on Manus Island says the prospect of US resettlement for Australia's offshore detainees is fake news. Behrouz Boochani was responding to reports that the US has exhausted its annual refugee quota.

More than 1600 refugees imprisoned by Australia on Manus and Nauru are hoping to be resettled in the US through a deal struck between Canberra and president Barrack Obama.

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PNG National Elections Confirm 3 Seat Winners, Likely Remaining Results By Weeks End

 

Three new faces have now entered the political scene by winning their respective seats in the 2017 National Election.

One is newly elected Namatanai MP Walter Schnaubelt who ousted Mining Minister Byron Chan. Two are former MPs who made a comeback to national politics.

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Bishop: Refugee Swap Deal Still On After US Immigration Officials Leave Nauru Early

 

 Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she has been assured the refugee swap deal between Australia and the United States is "progressing as expected", despite American officials leaving Nauru two weeks ahead of schedule.

The Government has quashed speculation the refugee swap deal between Australia and the United States may not go ahead, after American immigration officials who were interviewing refugees on Nauru left two weeks ahead of schedule.

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Fiji RSE Workers List Concerns With NZ Work Environment

 

The Fiji Government says some Fijian seasonal workers in New Zealand have raised concerns about accommodation, pay and transport costs.

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Vanuatu's Natuman Wants Permanent RAMSI Model

 

 Vanuatu's deputy prime minister said the Pacific Islands Forum should consider a Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands type arrangement for member countries.

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New Caledonia Won't Bid For 2019 Pacific Games

 

New Caledonia has ruled itself out of hosting the 2019 Pacific Games. This is after the Games Council confirmed Tonga's withdrawal earlier this month, and asked for expressions of interest from "experienced" hosts.

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Niue Gov Introduces New Charges On Businesses And Residents

 

The Niue government is introducing a series of new charges on businesses and residents.

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Vanuatu Ministry Of Justice Denounces Violence Against Women

 

The Ministry of Justice and Community Services (MOJCS) has publicly denounced violence against women and girls, in all forms.

“The Ministry of Justice and Community Services is deeply concerned by the recent increase in reported violent attacks on women across Vanuatu, particularly the case of the late Alice Karis,” Minister of Justice and Community Services, Ronald Warsal conveyed in a statement yesterday.

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Report: PNG Failing Its Ocean Program

 

A recent United Nation Ocean conference on UN Sustainable Development Goal 14, in New York, PNG fails to register its commitments in protecting its ocean.

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