Samoa will take the position of Pacific Island Forum members and support “constructive engagement” with Indonesia on issues relating to West Papua.   Earlier this week, the Bishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia called for…

Port Vila, Jubi – Dalam menanggapi laporan yang tidak habis-habisnya, mengenai rencana Australia membangun pangkalan di empat negara di Kepulauan Pasifik selama beberapa hari terakhir, Vanuatu dengan jelas kembali menegaskan status non-militernya. Ketika ditanya apakah pernah ada diskusi antara Australia dan…

Apia, Jubi – Perdana Menteri Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, telah mengesampingkan ketegangan di masa lalu antara dirinya dan rekan sesama Perdana Menteri dari Fiji, Voreqe Bainimarama. “PM Bainimarama dan saya adalah dua orang politisi profesional dan visioner yang baik,” katanya. “Kita…

Apia, Jubi – Kamis lalu (31/8/2018) Samoa merayakan hari kemerdekaannya yang ke-56. Berbicara dalam upacara perayaan Kemerdekaan di Apia, Perdana Menteri Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, mengatakan bahwa negara kepulauan itu telah melewati perjalanan yang jauh sebagai bangsa yang berdaulat. “Pemerintah…

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…

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…

Radio NZ International – The Pacific Conference of Churches says it is unimpressed by comments made by Indonesian officials at the recent Pacific Island Forum Leaders’ Summit in Apia.   The General Secretary, Reverend Francois Pihaatae, said a protest that took place…

Radio NZ International – The Pacific Conference of Churches says it is unimpressed by comments made by Indonesian officials at the recent Pacific Island Forum Leaders’ Summit in Apia.   The General Secretary, Reverend Francois Pihaatae, said a protest that took place…

Radio NZ International – There’s more fallout from a confrontation between media and Indonesian officials at the Pacific Island Forum Leaders summit in Samoa’s capital last week after the topic of West Papua was brought up.   A protest supporting…

Redui BZ International – A confrontation between media and Indonesian officials in Samoa last week has highlighted the depth of feelings in the region about West Papua.   Pacific Islanders are increasingly speaking out over their concern about reports of…