The Tanna Tupunis Declaration 2016

The Tanna Tupunis Declaration 2016 Complied by Jonas Cullwick Jan 21, 2017 0 By Jonas Cullwick Tupunis Food Festival and Regional Slow Food Festival poster Over one thousand people attended the Tupunis (slow food in Tannese) Melanesian Regional Slow Food Festival held at Lenakel, a small country town on Tanna Island, Vanuatu on August 22-26, […]

Pacific peoples lead push for Papuan decolonisation

From Dateline Pacific, 4:04 pm on 18 October 2016 Share this Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email Share on Google Plus Share on Reddit Share on Linked In An academic specialising in West Papua says Pacific Islands peoples are taking the lead on issues of decolonisation within the region. Dr Cammi Webb-Gannon […]

Fijian man claims police beating last week

31 October 2016 -RNZI Share this Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email Share on Google Plus Share on Reddit Share on Linked In A Fijian man picked up by the police in Suva last week says he was beaten unconscious during his night in custody. Ricardo Fisher in hospital in Suva, Fiji […]

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic That’s Tearing West Papua Apart

Published on Jun 17, 2016 Papua AIDS (2008): As AIDS rates begin to spiral out of control, activists in Papua New Guina are desperately seeking international aid. For similar stories, see: Violence In Paradise: Police Brutality In Papua New Guinea… South Africans Are Creating Art To Fund AIDS Treatment… West Papua’s Hidden Fight […]

Australian by Degree – Kristina Fiddali, Solomon Islands( Climate Change)

Published on Jun 7, 2016 Watching her family home become increasingly threatened by rising sea levels spurred Kristina Fiddali on to pursue an Australia Awards scholarship in climate science so that she could help her community and country face this growing problem. Kristina’s interest in climate change began when she realized that her family home […]

Australian by Degree – Cynthia Wickham, Solomon Islands

Published on Apr 26, 2016 Tapping Tuna’s Potential in the Solomon Islands – Managed professionally, the tuna industry has the potential to make a bigger contribution to Solomon Islands’ economy, says Cynthia Wickham, the Fresh and Frozen Manager at National Fisheries Development, a company based in Noro. To help her country tap into that potential […]

Courage is Contagious: Jennifer Robinson at TEDxSydney / On West Papua.(Political&Educational.

Crisis on high

Updated 25 July 2016, 18:10 AEST By China correspondent Matthew Carney, photography by Wayne McAllister At the top of the world a climate disaster is unfolding that threatens the lives of more than a billion people. Melt from the glacier cuts a channel through Tiger Valley (Credit: ABC) Photo: The Tiger Valley glacier in an […]

Matavola is newspaper’s sales agent of the month

Matilda Simmons Sunday, July 24, 2016 + Enlarge this image The Fiji Times agent of the month, Sakiusa Matavola, at the Suva bus stand. Picture: JONA KONATACI FOR 32 years, Sakiusa Matavola has sold The Fiji Times newspaper around Suva. He is a familiar face at the Suva bus stand every morning, greeting early risers […]

Positive vote for PNG PM unlikely to end unrest

5:10 am on 23 July 2016 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email All options Jamie Tahana and Johnny Blades, RNZ International Analysis – The defeat of a no-confidence motion against PNG’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is unlikely to end months of political upheaval. A file photo shows the chamber of Papua New […]