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September 2002

Cover Story
A Pacific Security
Guam & Saipan
How Much Is Kwajalein Worth To America?

Village-Level Aquaculture


West Papua’s Troubled Border

Is the Internet Helping Island Schools?

Saving Island Ecosystems

Pacific Fisheries
Fisheries Education Program Targets US and Pacific Island Students

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning

Disarming Foes and Endearing Friends
O-shen Between Two Worlds

Pohnpei Shines at 5th Micronesian Games

Stamps of Approval

Fiji Summit Hears Trade Worries

Discovering Aitutaki
Three Days/Four Nights

Island Voices
Pacific Notes
Stuff We Like
View From Honolulu

September 2002

Cover Story
...And Let's Get Tough On Zimbabwe, Leaders Urge
It Might Not Be Warm After All For Greg Urwin
Leaders Launch Keep Seas Clean Campaign
Pacific Islands Forum

Move Over Hollywood. Here Comes Fiji's Follywood
New Caledonia's Unusual Export

Moving Ahead Together

PITA News/Telecom
Alcatel, Vodafone Fiji Strike Deal
Clariti's New Solutions
High Speed Service For Fiji Customers
Keeping Up With New Ideas

...And The Biggest Challenge Now?
Coalition Won't Bring Reform, Says Former PM
No End In Sight For Problems In Hapi Isles
PNG, and Somare, Claim Yet Another Last Chance
Tuvalu: Political Stability Is Sopoanga's Top Priority

Forum Urged To Rescue SPTO

Letter from Suva
My Say
Regional Briefing
Regional Briefing
We Say - Part 1
We Say - Part 2
We Say - Part 3

September 2002 Cover Stories
Pacific Magazine
A Pacific Security
Islands Business
Pacific Islands Forum
Pacific Islands Links
Micronesian Seminar
Trust Territory Photo Archives
Tahiti 1
Te Puna Web Directory
South Pacific Organizer

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Monday: September 16, 2002
WEST PAPUA: More shots fired near Papua’s Freeport mine
DEVELOPMENT: Balsa wood growing success in Papua New Guinea
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Mount Pago volcano danger not over
FIJI ISLANDS: Fijians question authority of chiefs, says review team leader
NIUE: Europe's man goes to Niue as new partnership begins
TRADE: Tongans bring their products to American Samoa market
MEDIA: Fiji's first web-based radio programme launched
FRENCH POLYNESIA: French Polynesia woman gets 30 years for torturing child

Sunday: September 15, 2002
HEALTH: Finding HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria help gets big EU backing
TOURISM: Village beautification shows Pacific the way, says Samoan minister
WOMEN: First woman elected to lead Noro Town Council in Solomons
SAMOA: Trio killed in shooting not allowed village burial
ENVIRONMENT: US$393,000 goes to Northern Marianas coral reef preservation
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Challenge to Papua New Guinea: Find a national culture
REGION: American Samoa Army Reserve Center contract goes to Guam company
FIJI ISLANDS: Landowners threaten to turn off Nadi Airport beacon

Saturday: September 14, 2002
TONGA: Tongan-registered ship carried Pakistanis said to be al Qaeda
MARSHALL ISLANDS: Marshalls' Note a beacon for the Pacific - Americans
REGION: Work the Asia-Pacific, Japanese envoy urges Papua New Guinea
AVIATION: Air Nauru wants Brisbane-Nauru-Majuro-Tarawa-Nadi flight
BOUGAINVILLE: Lawlessness threat to Bougainville peace, says UN rep
NEW CALEDONIA: New Caledonia nickel work suspended up to 15 days, says head
WEATHER: El Nino drought forces villagers to walk kilometres for water
COOK ISLANDS: Cooks opposition opposes Zimbabwe-style media law
FIJI ISLANDS: Fiji will not legalise prostitution, says Qarase

Friday: September 13, 2002
REGION: Outrage as Indonesian minister links Papua murders to Australia
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Angry Lae people burn homes, warn criminals
FIJI: Tourism key to growth, Fiji National Economic Summit hears
NEW CALEDONIA: Botched preparations blamed for New Caledonia mine row
TOURISM: Miss Samoa plans a year working for tourism
AVIATION: Regional airline chief departing
AVIATION: Direct jet flights send Niue spirits sky high
AVIATION: Start date confirmed for Aloha flights to Rarotonga
FRENCH POLYNESIA: French Senate president sees French Polynesia pearl growth
AGRICULTURE: Trading of copra starts in Kavieng, boosts islanders
HEALTH: Bottle feeding, sweets blamed for growing Palau tooth decay
REGION: China again blocks UN membership for Taiwan, despite Solomons plea
FRENCH POLYNESIA: Tahiti aims to make photo festival Pacific event
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Solomons PM flies to New York despite criticism
BREAKING NEWS: Near 150 armed Solomons police free seized boat

Thursday: September 12, 2002
Aloha Airlines to Fly to Cooks From Hawaii
GUAM: November Election Slate Set
REGION: Kiribati venue for space flight experiments, reports Kyodo
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Solomons crisis worsens with new fighting
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Huge cracks reported on island after earthquake
MEDIA: Satellite television arrives on Cook Islands TV screens
MEDIA: PINA joins declaration on War, Terrorism and Media
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Papua New Guinea mine problems cost millions
Fiji tourism plans big cash earnings, seeks sustained government support
Lady Kidu in Namibia for Commonwealth meeting
Cooks PM's adviser favours Zimbabwe-style media laws
Palau charges African 3 with money scam
Northern Marianas to host regional education summit

Wednesday: September 11, 2002
REGION: PNG police, soldiers could help Solomons, says Sir Michael
TRADE: Pacific trade links highlighted at Chinese fair
REGION: Pacific, European MPs in Fiji to discuss joint assembly
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Quake closes Wewak schools, lack of water hits town
American Samoans mark September 11 with Solemn Observance
Japan Airlines starting tourist charters to Palau
Chinese ambassador worries after another Moresby killing
Polynesian-Niue jet deal for five years, says agreement

Tuesday: September 10, 2002
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: 6 now dead after PNG quake, tsunami
REGION: Europe's top development man to visit Pacific Islands countries
TRADE: Fiji absence raises ire at regional trade fair
MARSHALL ISLANDS: Marshalls expects Compact deal with USA next month
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Appeals for calm as new trouble erupts in Solomons
SHIPPING: K5.4m from Kavieng Overseas Wharf fund trust 'diverted'
Young Vanuatu singer impresses Honiara, heads for Romania
Man kills two, then shoots himself in family land row
PM Sir Allan may miss the plane again
Palau hosts eco-tourism conference

Monday: September 9, 2002
BREAKING NEWS: At least 3 reported dead following PNG earthquake
TRADE: Papua New Guinea plans trade commissioners to push exports
HIV/AIDS: Seven Fiji children reported living with HIV/AIDS
FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA: Micronesian voters keep current constitution
TOURISM: South Pacific competing with North Pacific for China tourists
ENVIRONMENT: Samoa takes quarantine campaign to the people
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Chief blames Keke followers for growing violence

Sunday: September 8, 2002
Troops to help tackle Southern Highlands, says minister
World agency asked to help Fiji rice and dairy farming
Our rice farming is home grown, says Papua New Guinea leader
Hotel association joins efforts to clean up environment
Chuuk campus teaches traditional skills, sailing
No rain leaves ships stranded in Fly River
South Pacific will need constant help, NZ report says

Saturday: September 7, 2002
HIV/AIDS: Gender violence, alcohol, drug dangers spotlighted by youths
CHILDREN: Media's effort on children's rights highlighted
WEST PAPUA: Four American security officials investigate Papua ambush
TOURISM: Samoa set for major cruise ship boost in 2003
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Tension in Honiara over Solomons compensation payments
REGION: Court reinstates seven Vanuatu police charged with mutiny
REGION: 16 get help from Europe for post-graduate studies
REGION: Chinese criminals in Fiji, court hears


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