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PNG Court Orders Tribal Truce

 

Police in Papua New Guinea's Enga province are today serving a court order on leaders of warring tribes to make them responsible for maintaining a new truce.

At least 20 people have died in election-related violence in Enga since vote counting for the troubled Kandep Open seat began last month. The fighting with high-powered weapons, which has continued since Kandep's seat was declared two weeks ago, has centred on Enga's capital, Wabag.

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American Samoa Governor Tells Congresswoman Her Plan Will Devastate Territory

 

American Samoa Gov. Lolo Moliga has informed U.S. Congresswoman Aumua Amata her plan to repurpose funding under the Affordable Care Act to construct a new hospital would “devastate “ the territory’s ability to cover medical care costs.

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CNMI Representative Angel Demapan: CW Bill Is 'Short-Term Fix', 'Will Not Have Significant Impact’

 

Representative Angel Demapan, vice chair of the House Committee on Federal, Foreign Affairs and who took part in the 902 talks with the U.S., said although H.R. 339 is now with the president and is likely to become law, it is still an extremely short-term fix that will not have a significant impact on the commonwealth.

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Tokelau In Dire Need Of Meteorological Service Help

 

Tokelau wants to set up its own weather service after years of relying on forecasts from Fiji and Samoa.

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Fiji Parliamentarians Engage In COP23 Issues

 

Mmbers of the Fijian Parliament are currently engaged in a three-day intensive awareness session on key development issues, focusing on the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Trade and Development Minerals.

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PNG Gov Insists It's Acting On Problematic Land Leases, Promises Announcement

 

Papua New Guinea's government insists it is acting to halt problematic land leases. Advocacy groups are calling on the re-elected government of Peter O'Neill to finally address Special Agricultural Business Leases, or SABLs, most of which were found to be illegal by a 2013 Commission of Inquiry.

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Filipinos In Marianas And Guam Advised To Prepare For Evacuation

 

The Philippines government is advising its citizens in Guam and the CNMI to prepare to evacuate if North Korea follows through with its threat to fire missiles at Guam.

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Aug

Academic: Forging Forum Foreign Policy Difficult

 

 A New Zealand academic says it will be difficult for the Pacific Islands Forum to adopt a common foreign policy as suggested at last week's foreign ministers' meeting in Fiji.

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Niue Premier Says Budget Criticism Wrong

 

The premier of Niue, Sir Toke Talagi, has dismissed a claim from MP Terry Coe that donor funds are being used to meet a Budget shortfall.

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Report: Rising Temperatures Catastrophic For Pacific And Asian Countries By Turn Of Century

 

Rising temperatures caused by climate change would be catastrophic for countries in Asia and the Pacific by the end of the century - unless countries work to mitigate it, says a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released last month.

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