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Pacific island links: Samoan debt, cyber crime, PNG-West Papua tensions, IMF data and more

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17 April 2014 16:04

Each Thursday we bring you a selection of what our Pacific island experts have been reading from and about the region.

  • In Fiji, the police have confirmed that Rear Admiral Bainimarama is under investigation for allegedly breaching electoral rules.
  • Voters in Niue have returned the government of Toke Talagi after the last seat was decided by a straw poll.
  • There are heightened tensions on the border between Papua New Guinea and West Papua.
  • The IMF is concerned about levels of public debt in Samoa, but the prime minister maintains  there is no cause for alarm.
  • Vanuatu has launched its National Energy Road Map, a first in the region.
  • A 'cyber crime' policy before cabinet in Papua New Guinea has raised concerns about freedom of expression.
  • A new publication launched by the IMF captures economic data about Pacific countries: Asia & Pacific Small States Monitor.

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