West Papuan People’s Petition signed by over 1.8 million people, delivered to the UN

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 Yesterday 26th August at 17:00 New York Time, the West Papuan People’s Petition, together with the Global Petition for West Papua was handed into the United Nations Decolonisation Committee by Benny Wenda, the Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP). This incredible petition was signed by 1,804,421 people and an estimated 70.88% […]

Just Play – #ENDviolence – Vanuatu ( End Violence )

Thank you/Merci – Franck CASTILLO Published on May 10, 2017 The U20 players qualified for the FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea stand up to #ENDviolence in Vanuatu

China hails ‘joint operation’ with Fiji to deport suspects

Share this Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email Share on Google Plus Share on Reddit Share on Linked In China and Fiji say a recent mass arrest and deportation of suspected scammers was a joint operation involving both countries. The 77 people who are suspected to be involved in a massive online […]

Hungry, poor, exploited: alarm over Australia’s import of farm workers/ Modern-day slavery in focus

Modern-day slavery in focus Each year thousands of Pacific island workers come to Australia to work on farms. Allegations of mistreatment are worryingly reminiscent of the era of bonded labour ‘blackbirding’, campaigners say by Ben Doherty Thursday 3 August 2017 04.00 AESTLast modified on Thursday 3 August 2017 05.16 AEST Silas Aru had never known a day’s work […]

Non-compliant offshore financial centre puts other Vanuatu businesses at risk – but costs of compliance are high

Posted: November 28, 2016 | Author: dailyvanuatu | Filed under: The Daily Digest |  Between Vt1.8B—Vt4.5B in proceeds of foreign crimes are laundered through Vanuatu’s offshore financial system every year, it is estimated. The non-implementation of checks against money laundering by Vanuatu’s offshore financial centre may prevent other Vanuatu small businesses from accessing foreign currency transactions – but […]

RAMSI marks final anniversary in Solomons

7:15 pm today Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email All options The final anniversary of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands has been celebrated in conjunction with the start of a yam festival. South Malaita Solomon Islands. Crowd enjoys cultural entertainment as part of RAMSI 13th anniversary celebration on the 24th […]