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Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest Summary # 1118 ( Sunday 22 October 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) AMBAE VOLCANO DISASTER RELIEF COMMUNITY Oct 21, 2017 The Ambae Volcano Disaster Committee in Port Vila and Santo would like to sincerely acknowledge all Business Houses, Individuals, Communities, Schools, Churches and Volunteers, and everyone else who have kindheartedly donated and contributed one way or another towards the Ambae Victims. It is through your […]


Vanuatu volcano: Ambae islanders to return to villages as Manaro settles

Pacific Beat /ABC By Catherine Graue Posted Fri at 3:43pm PHOTO: The Government will control the repatriation process which is expected to take just three days. (Facebook: Vanuatu Red Cross) RELATED STORY: Entire island in Vanuatu ordered to evacuate as volcano threat increases RELATED STORY: Video of Vanuatu’s erupting volcano shows ash, rocks flying into the air MAP: Vanuatu The Vanuatu Government […]


It was the biggest eruption for 700 years but scientists still can’t find the volcano responsible.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email By Zaria Gorvett 3 July 2017 It was 10 October 1465 – the day of the hotly anticipated wedding of King Alfonso II of Naples. He was set to marry the sophisticated Ippolita Maria Sforza, a noblewoman […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1114 ( Friday 22 September 2017 )

Bonjour everyone, Hope you all well. Just a note to say a Massive thank you to the 1) President of Papua NiuGini – Sydney Wantok  Mr Steve Gagau- You did a great job with the Papua New Guinea 42nd Independence anniversary in Kensington/Sydney last Saturday 16 September 2017. 2)  Dr Michael Mel from the Australian […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1113 ( Thursday 7 September 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) Australian South Sea Islander Recognition Symposium to mark the 110th anniversary of the mass deportation of Pacific Islanders from Australia as well as 170 years since the first Melanesian labourers were brought to NSW   6th September 2017. Whilst we remember with great shame and now publicise the injustices perpetrated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]


Paradise in poverty- Papua NiuGini.

Commentary  Paradise in poverty  July 24, 2016 David Kare  0 Comment By JOHN VAREY DURING the last 40 years since independence Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been characterised as “paradise in poverty”. More recently PNG has been seen as a “rich beggar”, begging around the globe for more loan although the country is described as “an island […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1111 ( Sunday 03 September 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) Women eyed to lead preparations for referendum September 1, 2017 The NationalNational Women are a force to move preparations ahead for the 2019 Bougainville referendum, a government official said. The Secretary of the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG), James Tanis, during a celebration of the women unity forum at Bel Isi Park in Buka […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1110 ( Monday 21 August 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) Appeal set up in PNG for fire victims An appeal has been established for families who lost homes in a devastating fire at the weekend in Papua New Guinea’s capital. More than 20 homes were destroyed by fire leaving more than 200 families homeless in the Port Moresby village of Hanuabada on Saturday. […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1109 ( Wednesday 8 August 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) UN urged by Vanuatu to act on West Papua human rights Vanuatu has urged the United Nations to take action on Indonesian human rights abuses in West Papua. Speaking during a debate of the UN general assembly in New York, a Vanuatu representative said his government continued to receive reports of human rights […]


Women vow to petition PM ( Vanuatu )

By Len Garae Meeting at Coconut Palms Resort vows to meet Prime MinisterBy Len Garae All Members of the outspoken Women Against Crime and Corruption (WACC) Group have unanimously voted in favour to take their “Zero Tolerance Petitions” on violence against women, to the Prime Minister this time, due to alleged lack of action by the […]