Category: Asia Oceania

PM Hou welcomes Australia’s new regional initiative

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has welcomed the recent announcement from his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison for Australia to establish a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure facility for projects in the region. This followed the new policy initiative for the Pacific Region announced by…

Jakarta – Menteri Negara Inggris untuk negara-negara persemakmuran dan PBB, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, telah memulai kunjungannya ke Indonesia selama dua hari. Lord Ahmad akan tiba di Jakarta, usai menghadiri konferensi “Our Oceans” yang diselenggarakan pada 29-30 Oktober 2018 di Bali. A…

New Caledonia’s independence referendum has prompted French Polynesia’s pro-independence party to ask France to organise a vote on full self-rule in Tahiti. This comes after 56 percent of New Caledonians voted against independence amid a record 81 percent turnout. French…

AN eight member team from the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors are in the country for a five days visit to discuss ADB’s continued support to the country’s development. Members of the team arrived in the country last…

Palau and Wallis and Futuna have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem. Also known as elephantiasis, the mosquito-borne disease can lead to permanent disfigurement and disability. The World Health Organisation said the elimination came after nearly four decades…

Port Vila – Kantor Sekretariat Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), dengan dukungan Organisasi Internasional untuk Migrasi (IOM), berhasil menyelenggarakan lokakarya validasi dari 3-4 Oktober, 2018 di Kantor Sekretariat MSG di Port Vila. Mobilitas tenaga kerja, bab pokok dalam Perjanjian Perdagangan Bebas Melanesia (Melanesian Free…

Isu Papua menjadi polemik terbuka antara Indonesia dan Vanuatu di Sidang Umum ke-73 Perserikatan Bangsa-bangsa (PBB) di New York setelah kedua negara saling sindir ketika masing-masing mendapat kesempatan berbicara. Pada SU ke-73 PBB yang berlangsung 25 September hingga 1 Oktober…
Pacific leaders call out Indonesia at UN over West Papua

Vanuatu’s prime minister Charlot Salwai, a long time supporter of West Papuan self-determination, told the General Assembly in New York that decolonisation must remain on the UN agenda. He said the Human Rights Council must investigate human rights abuses in…
Vanuatu’s political scene changes rapidly: PM

While administration and political reforms have been conducted worldwide, Oceania has its own narratives. Prime Minister Charlot Salwai made the above statement in his official opening remarks at the Regional Conference on Legal and Regulatory Framework for Political Parties yesterday. The…

NOUMEA, 14 SEPTEMBER 2018 (RNZ PACIFIC) – The West Papua National Committee has urged New Caledonia’s indigenous Melanesians to vote for independence during the upcoming referendum. In November, New Caledonia is to hold a referendum on possible independence from France.…