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The Pacific feeling the effects of the US Government shutdown

The Pacific feeling the effects of the US Government shutdown

Updated 11 October 2013, 12:03 AEDT

As the government shutdown in the United States enters its 10th day, there's been a strong ripple effect throughout the Pacific.

US territories like the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and Guam have already started feeling the effects, while free associated states like Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia also have cause for concern.

Dr Tarcisius Tara Kabu-tau-laka is monitoring the situation at the University of Hawaii's Center for Pacific Islands Studies.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Dr Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka from the University of Hawaii's Center for Pacific Islands Studies

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