17 Jun 2013

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 17 June 2013

From , 4:10 am on 17 June 2013

There's a call in the Pacific for more private sector support for aquaculture farmers; PNG's natural gas industry is steaming ahead with the entry of more major international players; The revelation that former land ministers in Vanuatu have issued dozens of offshore seabed mining exploration licences without consultation is causing a stir in the Pacific; The US Marine Corps says it's taking concerns about the possible impact of proposed live firing ranges in the Northern Marianas seriously; Bougainville in a joint venture to have a purpose built inter island ferry built in China; and a new Tonga National Leadership Development Forum initiative hopes to increase the role prefects can play in addressing the problem of violence in schools.