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 […]

Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1100 ( Thursday 25 May 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) Guadalcanal leaders bae mitim descendants blong olketa long Fiji Updated 23 May 2017, 16:42 AEST Sam Seke Long tunaet, wanfala delegesen blong Guadalcanal Province wea hem stap distaem long Fiji bae hem go mitim and duim kastom kaikai or chupu wetem olketa pipol blong Kalekana komiuniti kolsap long capital, Suva. Kalekana hemi ples […]

Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1099 ( Monday 22 May 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) France’s New Overseas Minister Restates Commitment To New Caledonia Referendum Submitted by PIR Editor on Sun, 05/21/2017 – 16:32 Girardin:  France would stand by New Caledonia irrespective of its choice on independence WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, May 22, 2017) – France’s new overseas minister Annick Girardin has re-iterated the French […]

Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1098 ( Tuesday 9 May 2017 )

MELANESIA 1a) New Caledonia braces for arrival of Cyclone Donna Winds are getting stronger in New Caledonia as the centre of Cyclone Donna is expected to hit the Loyalty Islands late this afternoon. The category three system is on track to hit the island of Ouvea with very destructive winds. A level two alert has […]

Poet wins runner-up prize in PNA talent quest ( Papua NiuGini )

Poet wins runner-up prize in PNA talent quest May 8, 2017The NationalBusiness Article Views: 277 POET Darryl Megiarni won the runner-up prize in the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) Talent Quest during the World Tuna Day celebrated last week. He was the only Papua New Guinean among the winners. He told The National that […]

Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1097a ( Monday 8 May 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) Still fierce, Cyclone Donna moving towards New Caledonia Tropical Cyclone Donna is continuing to move south and is about 200km off Vanuatu’s islands. The cyclone, with winds gusting up to 265 km/h close to its centre, is affecting Vanuatu’s Torba, Sanma and Malampa provinces. Disaster authorities in Vanuatu said people and supplies were […]

Meet Melbourne’s Black Rhinos: Preventing crime through basketball

Updated 6 May 2017, 16:15 AEST By David Lewis for Background Briefing A few years after settling in Australia, Sudanese refugee Jamy Alex narrowly avoided imprisonment after committing a terrible crime — but basketball is helping to turn his life around. Players from the Black Rhinos, with Selba Luka (centre), who helped found the team. […]

Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1096a ( Tuesday 05 May 2017 )

MELANESIA 1) MELANESIACurfew issued in Vanuatu as cyclone Donna batters Torba Disaster authorities in Vanuatu have issued a curfew for people in Torba province as the severe Category 3 Cyclone Donna batters the country’s north. The latest cyclone warning issued by the Vanuatu Meteorological Service at 5:00am this morning says Donna is generating sustained wind […]