Category: South Pacific

Movement to push U.S. military out of Pacific Islands comes to Seattle

Three activists from the Indigenous communities of Okinawa, Guam, and Hawai’i will be speaking in Seattle later this month about efforts to remove U.S. military bases from the native lands in the Pacific. Tina Grandinetti, Kisha Borja-Quichocho Calvo and Ruth Aloua…
Human Rights Watch calls for end to killings in Papua

Human Rights Watch is calling on Papuan militants to stop unlawful killings, after a massacre of Indonesians took place in the Highlands region. The West Papua Liberation Army has claimed resposibility for the murders of at least 16 construction workers…
31 people have been killed in West Papua. Why?

The construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in Indonesia’s Papua province, marking the region’s deadliest bout of violence in years. What happened? Every December 1, West Papuan separatists pay homage to what they call their ‘independence day’. Many…
Ngangan announces plan for selling of Apec assets

By LUKE KAMA, the National PNG THE Central Supplies and Tenders Board (CSTB) will start the public disposal process of assets purchased and owned by the PNG Apec Coordination Authority soon, acting chairman Dr Ken Ngangan says. Ngangan also the…
PACER will hurt Pacific, strengthen China – analyst

By RNZ – Vanuatu Independent A CANADIAN analyst says a regional free trade agreement in the Pacific will assault Pacific island economies and give China a strategic opening in the region. Last Wednesday, New Zealand became the first country to ratify the…
Tiga negara Pasifik minta PBB akui Taiwan

New York, Jubi – Presiden Palau telah bergabung dengan rekannya dari Kiribati dan Nauru, untuk meminta PBB akui Taiwan. Perjuangan Taiwan untuk mendapatkan pengakuan internasional telah melemah tahun ini, dengan tiga negara beralih untuk mendukung Beijing. Hanya 17 negara – sebagian…
The pointy end for the Melanesian Spearhead Group

Source: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/ The biggest diplomatic row between Fiji and Vanuatu in modern times was not over climate change, good governance, or Chinese investment in the South Pacific, but biscuits. Two MSG members are facing independence votes within the next year…