New Caledonia votes ‘non’ to independence from France

Initial results put no vote at 56.9%, as Macron says it’s ‘vote of confidence’ in French values The South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia has voted against independence from France in a long-awaited referendum that capped a 30-year long decolonisation process. Based…

  By Nic Maclellan in Noumea, New Caledonia Jean Leques, the former President of New Caledonia and mayor of Noumea, wants everyone to calm down. “The French Prime Minister asked that the referendum campaign proceed in a calm manner,” he…

The pro-independence Caledonian Union says it will discuss the territory’s sovereignty directly with the French state, should the path of the referendum fail to give Kanaks independence. In a weekend speech to the party leadership, its president Daniel Goa restated…

Oleh Nic Maclellan in Nouméa, Kaledonia Baru Satu bulan sebelum referendum Kaledonia Baru untuk menentukan nasib sendiri, wali kota-wali kota setempat dari seluruh negeri berkumpul pada Kamis 4 Oktober 2018 lalu, di Kantor Komisi Tinggi Prancis di ibu kota Nouméa.…
Menajamkan kembali “tombak” MSG

Oleh Luke Dawes. Dicopy dari TabloidJubi.com Perseteruan diplomatik terbesar antara Fiji dan Vanuatu di zaman modern, bukan disebabkan oleh perubahan iklim, tata pemerintahan, atau investasi Tiongkok di Pasifik Selatan, tetapi oleh biskuit. Vanuatu secara sepihak menerapkan larangan atas produk biskuit…
Chuukese defiant about independence from FSM

Koro Vaka’uta, RNZ Pacific Journalist @The_KorOcle koro.vakauta@radionz.co.nz Efforts are continuing to have Chuuk leave the Federated States of Mircronesia despite warnings its departure would adversely impact the island group. The FSM consists of the states of Pohnpei, Yap, Kosrae and Chuuk but…

By CLIFFORD FAIPARIK, The National PNG NINE key issues have been identified for discussion at the upcoming joint supervisory body (JSB) meeting scheduled for Thursday in Bougainville, the autonomous government’s peace agreement implementation Minister Albert Punghau says. Punghau said the…
Jelang referendum, Kaledonia Baru terima dukungan

New York, Jubi – Komite Khusus PBB untuk Dekolonisasi, lebih dikenal sebagai C-24, menyetujui sebuah rancangan resolusi penting Jumat minggu lalu (22/06/2018) di New York, untuk menegaskan kembali komitmennya dalam memberantas kolonialisme sesegera mungkin, dan dukungannya terhadap aspirasi masyarakat yang hidup…

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A Bougainvillean leader has accused Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill of “undermining” the island’s 17-year-old peace agreement and the independence vote due next year. Martin Miriori also condemned O’Nell for lacking sensitivity over Bougainville that…