Radio New Zealand - Friday, 9th November 2007

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Focus on Politics for 9 November
This week the Government introduced its Bill on parliamentary funding. [more]

News stories:

Guam Senator says government of Guam loads millions a year to tax exemptions
The Guam Senator, Adolpho Palacios, says the government of Guam loses between US$12 million and US$15 million a year due to tax exemptions granted to banks and other financial institutions. [more]

New Zealand based Pacific Island entrepreneurs arrive in Tonga
A group of New Zealand based Pacific Island entrepreneurs seeking out potential investment opportunities in their homelands, have arrived in Tonga. The group is led by the Pacific Islands Trade... [more]

New religious museum planned for CNMI
It's hoped a new religious museum which is planned for the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas will boost tourist numbers there. An international Christian ministry plans to open a museum... [more]

American Samoan soldier killed in Iraq
An American Samoa soldier has been killed in Iraq. US Army Staff Sgt. Lui Tumanuvao was killed earlier this week. He is the 16 American Samoan soldier to die in... [more]

Pacific Islands Trade Investment Commission highlights top investments in Tonga
The Pacific Islands Trade and Investment Commission, or PITIC, says tourism, agriculture and joint ventures are the top investment opportunities in Tonga . The organisation is leading ten New Zealand... [more]

Solomon Islands Finance Minister moved to another Ministry
The Solomon Islands Finance Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo, has been moved to another ministry. The reshuffle was announced by Prime Minister Mannaseh Sogavare yesterday evening saying Mr Lilo will now... [more]

Samoa Packing in American Samoa welcomes new chief executive
The parent company of one of the two canneries in American Samoa Samoa Packing, has a new president and CEO, Shue Wing Chan. The former executive director and chief financial... [more]

Vanuatu's Finance Minister concerned over PM's decision to transfer department
Vanuatu's Finance Minister has voiced concern over the Prime Minister's decision to transfer the Department of Economic and Strategic Planning, or DESP, from the Finance Ministry to his own Portfolio. [more]

Samoa says SPC should be employing more Pacific people
Samoa says the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, or SPC, should have more Pacific people among its staff of 360. The call was made by a senior official of Samoa's... [more]

Mourning for Wallis king ends, succession undecided
The kivalu or prime minister of Wallis has officilly ended the mourning period for the island's late king, Tomasi Kulimoetoke who died six months ago. A mass was celebrated in... [more]

Air Rarotonga fares to Northern Cooks clarified
The General manager of Air Rarotonga, Ewan Smith, has clarified the new airfares for passengers flying to the Cook Islands northern groups. The new one-way fare to the northern islands... [more]

Special Commonwealth sitting to discuss Fiji
Monday's special sitting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action group, or CMAG, in London will discuss the situation in Fiji. The meeting has been primarily called to discuss the current state... [more]

Renewed call on France to reaffirm commitment to Noumea accord
The new leader of New Caledonia's pro-independence Caledonian Union Party, Charles Pidjot, has called on the French state to clarify its stance as the signatories of the 1998 Noumea accord... [more]

French Polynesia's ruling party chides Estrosi
French Polynesia's ruling party has lashed out at the French overseas territories minister, Christian Estrosi, who completed a visit to the territory a week ago. The Union For Democracy says... [more]

Solomons government faced with riot compensation claim
The Solomon Islands government has been given a 24 million US dollar compensation claim by business and property owners whose premises were destroyed in last year's riots. The 82 claimants... [more]

RAMSI military head details Malaita incidents involving Tongans
The head of the military wing of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands has rejected claims that the soldiers involved in an altercation with drunken youths on Malaita late... [more]

Fiji's DPP denies police made threats
The office of Fiji's Director of Public Prosecution has denied that it issued a statement to say its lawyers were being threatened by police officers. Fijilive reports that a fax... [more]

Vanuatu minister speculating with Big Bay proposal, says opposition MP
A Vanuatu opposition MP, Serge Vohor, says Big Bay landowners are still divided over the proposed Free Trade Zone in their area. Mr Vohor has warned that the Lands Minister's... [more]

Tonga hopes to attract tourism investment
The Tongan tourism ministry hopes New Zealand businesspeople will invest in upper class and sustainable accommodation. The call comes as ten New Zealand-based Pacific Island delegates are on a trade... [more]