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'They call us Australians': Vanuatu descendants of Indigenous Australians search for long lost family - ABC Online

‘They call us Australians’: Vanuatu descendants of Indigenous Australians search for long lost family – ABC Online

David Abel, a former Vanuatu MP and a descendent of a Pacific Islander blackbirded to Australia, has long been an advocate for better recognition of that dark chapter in Australia’s history. He and his brother, Chief Richard David Fandanumata, a member …Read more

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'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum

‘Small and Far’: Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum

September 09, 2016
The 16 states are meeting this week to discuss regional challenges, particularly climate change. Source: https://thediplomat.com/, By Grant Wyeth The 47th Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting began this week on the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. The…
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Aid Dependency: The Damage of Donation

July 01, 2015 Aid Dependency: The Damage of Donation

Written by Victoria Stanford, University of Edinburgh (Contact: ~Written by Victoria Stanford, University of Edinburgh (Contact: vstanford@hotmail.co.uk) Aid has long been the response of richer countries to the imbalance…

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

June 14, 2017 Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

Jason Hickel New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why? e have long been told a…

Decolonize your mind

November 13, 2017 Decolonize your mind

A decolonized mind defends its cultural roots, By Isaac Giron The term “decolonized” is popular among activists of color, yet is very loaded and hard to pin down. It…

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    Indonesian military and police have seized the West Papua National Committee headquarters in the Southern city of Timika. Dozens of officers descended on the building on Monday, tearing down walls and ordering an end to operations. The Jakarta Post reported the local district police chief saying 80 military and police personnel monitored New Year celebrations at the […]
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  • Gary Juffa, Governor of Oro Province, PNG: MSG is of No Use If PNG and Fiji Continue to Close Their Eyes on West Papua December 28, 2018
    Port Moresby – Governor of Oro Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG) Gary Juffa said that the spearhead organization of the Melanesian group or often called the Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG) could be of no use. The Melanesian Spearhead Group is absolutely pointless if PNG and FIJI..the largest economies continue to turn a blind eye to […]
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  • Nine New Zealand MPs head to Melanesia December 26, 2018
    Nine New Zealand politicians are preparing for a six day trip to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu next week. Speaker Trevor Mallard, along with five women and three male MPs, will meet with parliamentarians, NGOs, businesses and women’s groups in both countries. The visit will focus on New Zealand’s development programme, building relationships with parliamentary colleagues, […]
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  • Samoa stands with Forum position on West Papua December 23, 2018
    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 Samoa to increase vocalisations of concerns against the reported actions of Indonesian military against West […]
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  • Salwai Government’s Motion Passed December 23, 2018
    A motion moved in Parliament yesterday by Prime Minister Charlot Salwai and seconded by Deputy Prime Minister, Bob Loughman, was passed after it was unanimously supported by both sides of the House. The motion sought to amend the Standing Order 14 of Parliament on how Parliament can be requested by the majority of members to sit […]
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  • Motion of No Confidence Against Salwai Government Defeated December 22, 2018
    The Opposition-sponsored motion against Prime Minister Charlot Salwai was defeated by 36 votes against and 13 votes for, when parliament convened yesterday morning to debate the motion. This was the fifth motion against Prime Minister Salwai, since he was elected Prime Minister and still heading the government and leading the country. Some political commentators say the […]
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  • Immigration grants 40 foreigners citizenship December 21, 2018
    By ERIC PIET, the National PNG A GROUP of 40 foreigners have been granted citizenship by the PNG Immigration and Citizenship Authority. They were presented their citizenship certificates and passports in Port Moresby yesterday by Immigration and Border Security Minister Petrus Thomas. He said the increasing number of foreigners applying and being granted citizenship showed […]
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  • Tax Reform Bill in Vanuatu Has Far-Reaching Effects December 18, 2018
    By Dan McGarry – It’s mostly carrot and—so far—very little stick where the government’s new tax regime is concerned. The massive new law runs to 106 pages including the explanatory note and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • No Fixed Copra Price in Vanuatu December 18, 2018
    by Adorina Massing – The Vanuatu Government, represented by the Director General to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • DARD assists kava farmers with poly bags and materials to build nurseries November 27, 2018
    Over 400 kava farmers from South Tanna have shown interest in planting more kava, as a result of road development in the Southern part of the island. This was revealed during the handing over of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • KTT APEC PNG 2018: KTT Amburadul dan Pinjam Sana-Sini November 27, 2018
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  • Alleged Human Trafficking in Vannuatu by Mr. Price Company November 22, 2018
    By Richard M. Nanua and Royson Willie, the Vanuatu Daily Post  The Magistrate Court remanded a Bangladesh couple over what is said to be the biggest human trafficking and slavery case in Vanuatu and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Vanuatu Prime Minster and Chinese President: One Belt, One Road November 20, 2018
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  • Congratulations: Papua New Guinea and Melanesia are Into the World Politics and Economy November 19, 2018
    Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby, as the biggest capital city across Melanesia has successfully held the biggest international event in Melanesian history, ‘the Asia Pacific... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Nduga Attacks: Violating Civil and Political Rights and Threatening Damage to the Lorentz National Park Ecosystem. December 25, 2018
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  • Madang govt imposes four-year liquor ban December 24, 2018
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