Solomon Islands and Vanuatu leaders want investigation into alleged abuses and support for independence campaign Ben Doherty @bendohertycorro Sunday 24 September 2017 03.12 BS TLast modified on Sunday 24 September 2017 03.13 BST Melanesian leaders have accused the United Nations of having “turned a deaf ear” to…

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu leaders want investigation into alleged abuses and support for independence campaign Ben Doherty @bendohertycorro Sunday 24 September 2017 03.12 BS TLast modified on Sunday 24 September 2017 03.13 BST Melanesian leaders have accused the United Nations of having “turned a deaf ear” to…

By Pacific Media Watch -September 23, 2017, https://asiapacificreport.nz UN video sourced from the West Papua Liberation Organisation. Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas has expressed his country’s concern about the vast flows of refugees and migrants, noting that in 2016 the…

The Papua New Guinea diplomat Peter Eafeare has been appointed as the deputy director-general of the Melanesian Spearhead Group. Papua New Guinea diplomat Peter Eafeare. Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades Mr Eafeare, who was PNG’s representative in Fiji for a decade until…

ANALYSIS: By Connor Woodman, https://asiapacificreport.nz/ The Indonesian President, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, is desperate to keep hidden Indonesia’s dark, dirty secret – its brutal 50-year war in its easternmost provinces. Here are five things you should know about Indonesian rule in West Papua:…

Honiara, Jubi – Perdana Menteri Kepulauan Solomon Manasseh Sogavare terpaksa memotong pendek perjalanannya ke ibukota Samoa Apia pekan lalu untuk Forum Kepulauan Pasifik ke-48 minggu lalu “karena situasi politik dalam negeri terkait penyingkirannya dari jabatan”. Hal ini dijealskan oleh Perdana Menteri…

By Jonas Cullwick in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, says some South Pacific leaders at this month’s Forum in Samoa backed off making a decision about West Papua because it was a “sensitive issue”. This was in…

Radio NZ International – About two hundred men held at the Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea are to be moved to a new facility within weeks. The Australian immigration minister, Peter Dutton, says those who…

A former New Caledonian president Harold Martin has been tried in the criminal court in Noumea over an alleged conflict of interest in a land sale. Four years ago, judges had put Mr Martin under formal investigation over the 2008…

A small, but vocal, group of protesters gathered this morning outside the Sheraton Aggies Resort in Apia, venue of the 48th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting, to raise awareness about the plight of West Papua and its people. Protest organiser…