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Pacific links: Samoa's constitutional Christianity, Fiji's plea to Trump, tuna and more

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3 May 2017 12:58

  • Samoa is amending its constitution to formally declare itself a Christian country; on Devpolicy, Bal Kama considers the regional context and implications.
     
  • On the ASPI Strategist site Geoff Heriot makes the case for the continued relevance of international broadcasting in the Pacific.
     
  • This Devpolicy post outlines 'a partial solution' to the contentious issue of aid-funded, non-citizen technical advisers in PNG.
     
  • The University of Papua New Guinea's acting chancellor Nicholas Mann has defended the decision to introduce a 600 kina (about $250) graduation fee, telling ABC's Pacific Beat it is 'not too much'.
     
  • Conflicting reports have emerged about the health of Vanuatu's Prime Minister Charlot Salwai. Local media say the PM is recovering from a minor stroke while government representatives say he is back at work.
  • Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has urged US President Trump to stand by the Paris Agreement.
     
  • On World Tuna Day on 2 May, Pacific representatives met to form a collective response to illegal fishing by boats from Vietnam.

 

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