Dateline Pacific morning edition for 2 August 2013
Jakarta says security forces not entirely to blame for Papua violence. Doubts over politicians' desire for political reform in Vanuatu; The manager of the emergency department at Solomon Islands' main hospital says a severe shortage of doctors is stopping the unit from properly functioning. The Northern Marianas Descent Corporation says the recently passed US Senate Immigraton Reform Bill threatens to disrupt the social, political, and economic aspirations of the indigenous people of the CNMI. The Japanese government has turned down a plea from the Marshall Islands government to fund a five million US dollar renovation of its termite-damaged national gymnasium, and in sport Oranisers say Pacific Mini Games on track.