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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 […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1108 ( Monday 7 August 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) http://dailypost.vu/news/women-vow-to-petition-pm/article_959cef41-d0e0-58fb-8400-e43316e5c631.html 2) Relatives of Papua shooting victims call on police to take responsibility4 August 2017  A relative of villagers in Indonesia’s Papua region caught up in a fatal police shooting says they’re calling for the police to take responsibility for the incident. Amatus Douw’s relatives were among victims shot in a confrontation with paramilitary police […]


Goal of removing O’Neill galvanises new PNG alliance

12:07 pm today Share this Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email Share on Google Plus Share on Reddit Share on Linked In Johnny Blades, RNZI Journalist johnny.blades@radionz.co.nz Papua New Guinea’s National Alliance party says it is confident of forming a coalition government when parliament resumes this week. With the last bunch of seats […]


Two PNG electorates likely to be undeclared by first parliament sitting

7:19 pm today Share this Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email Share on Google Plus Share on Reddit Share on Linked In It’s likely that two election results won’t have been declared in two electorates by the time Papua New Guinea’s new parliament sits on Wednesday. Papua New Guinea’s parliament. Photo: RNZI / Johnny […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1106 ( Monday 31 July 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) http://dailypost.vu/news/call-for-acp-eu-resolution-on-west-papua/article_c3bc6d37-e97e-5387-96ab-5e356fe8fc5b.html 2 ) http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-07-29/can-virtual-reality-help-save-endangered-pacific-languages/1689752 3 ) http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/335965/the-big-rush-png-leaders-scramble-to-govern 4 ) http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/pacific-beat/2017-07-27/oneil-claim-to-have-numbers-to-form-govt-may-be-a/8750040 5 ) http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/336021/unrest-in-mt-hagen-over-questionable-vote-count 6 ) http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/336028/helicopters-used-in-new-caledonia-salvage-efforts LAND/MELANESIA AFFAIRS 7 ) http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/335982/fiji-govt-accused-of-not-providing-necessities   POLYNESIA 8 ) http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/pacific-beat/2017-07-27/unesco-confers-world-heritage-status-on-french/8750010 9) France releases $US9m to Tahiti for cancer and social security 28 July 2017 The French government released almost $US9 million installment to help with social security and cancer treatment in French Polynesia. The French […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1105 ( Wednesday 21 June 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) Vanuatu mourns as condolences pour in Pacnews Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Vanuatu’s President Baldwin Lonsdale has passed away, the government confirmed over the weekend. According to Vanuatu’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Co-operation and External Trade, Mr Lonsdale died on Saturday, and a 10-day national state of mourning has been declared. Mr Lonsdale, […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1102 ( Wednesday 31 May 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) PNG MSG Ileksan Observers Postim 30 May 2017, 14:08 AEST Sam Seke Leader blong Melanesian Spearhead Group Observer team wea bae go lukluk long Papua New Guinea National Elections, Sir Francis Billy Hilly hem se waka fo lukluk long PNG elections hem wanfala bigfala challenge. Hem se tim blong hem bae stap long […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1101 ( Monday 29 May 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) Gov’t to host sixth Melanesian festival Published: 25 May 2017 THE government is looking forward to host the 6th Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival next year. Minister of Culture and Tourism Bartholomew Parapolo in his address to open the 6th Council of Arts and Culture meeting this week said his office is gearing […]