Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1133 ( Friday 23 October 2015 )

MELANESIA 1) Papua Governor lukewarm on MSG move 22 October 2015 The Governor of Indonesia’s Papua province Lukas Enembe says moves to form a Melanesian Brotherhood among five Indonesian provinces is mainly about politics. The governor was explaining his reluctance to travel to the recent signing of the Brotherhood agreement in Ambong. It followed July’s […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1132 ( Tuesday 20 October 2015 )

MELANESIA 1a) Nyus blong moning tede, Tyusde 20 Oktoba Olgeta – 1. Ol 11 MP mo 3 loea we oli arestem olgeta long Faede oli bin slip long koreksenol senta kasem yestede (Mande), mo yestede kot i alaoem “bail” blong olgeta mo rilisim olgeta kasem taem we bae oli kambak long kot blong “sentencing”. 2. […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1131 ( Wednesday 14 October 2015 )

MELANESIA 1) New Caledonia seeks shelf control 13 October 2015 A leading New Caledonian politician, Philippe Gomes, has called on France to assign to the territory the right to access the continental shelf. Mr Gomes made the call after France last month extended the continental shelf off several of its overseas territories, including New Caledonia, […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1130b ( Monday 12 October 2015 )

MELANESIA 1) Situesen tede Olgeta – Yestede Akting Presiden mo semtaem Spika blong Palamen mo semtaem convicted criminal Marcellino Pipite i kamaot long media blong talem se hemi bin yusum paoa blong hem olsem Akting Presiden blong pardonem hemwan wetem ol narafala 13 MP we oli convictim olgeta long Fraede. Artikol 38 we hemi stap kleim blong […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1130a ( Monday 12 October 2015 )

1a) Convicted Vanuatu MP engineers mass pardonMonday 12 October 2015 A convicted Vanuatu MP, Marcellino Pipite, has used Saturday’s absence of the president to pardon himself and more than a dozen other convicts.Mr Pipite, who is also the speaker of parliament, issued a presidential pardon in his capacity as acting head of state – a role […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1129 ( Monday 5 October 2015 )

MELANESIA 1) President Momis praises Mekamui leaders 7:37 pm GMT+12, 04/10/2015, Papua New Guinea President for the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG), Dr John Momis has heaped praise on Mekamui leaders who have said to put down their weapons and support the ABG. In an event held at Panguna on the 24th of last month, a […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1127 ( Wednesday 23 September 2015 )

MELANESIA 1) Cultural group to participate at festival Source: The National, Wednesday September 23rd, 2015 National Cultural Commission executive director Dr Jacob Simet has confirmed that a Papua New Guinean cultural group will be participating in the Melanesian Arts Festival in Indonesia next month. “We are preparing to send more than five participants to Kupang, […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1126 ( Monday 14 September 2015 )

MELANESIA 1) MSG leader wants unified Pacific position on climate 11 September 2015 The chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group says leaders in the region need to work together to combat climate change. The comment from Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, comes after his fellow Pacific Islands Forum leaders failed to reach a unified […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1125 ( Monday 7 September 2015 )

MELANESIA 1) Solomons Archbishop retires 7 September 2015 The Solomon Islands top Anglican Church leader has retired after serving a six-year term. The Right Reverend Archbishop, David Vunagi, who has headed the Anglican Church of Melanesia since 2009, held his farewell service yesterday in Honiara. The service was attended by bishops from Australia, New Zealand […]


Smol Melanesian Na Pasifik Nius Digest # 1124 ( Thursday 03 September 2015 )

MELANESIA 1) Melanesian Agency Considers Shipping And Air Services Improved connectivity could foster trade and economic activity WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, September 2, 2015) – The Melanesian Spearhead Group is undertaking a feasibility study on the value of operating its own shipping and airline services. MSG Trade Ministers say improved connectivity within […]