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‘Flight of the myna’ – behind the smiles in post-coup Fiji 30 years on

Published By   /  September 12, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, China, Culture, Development, Economics, Editor's Picks, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji constitution, Fiji elections, Fiji politics, FijiFirst, IntJourn Project, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reflections, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘Flight of the myna’ – behind the smiles in post-coup Fiji 30 years on

OPINION: By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva When I left Fiji 30 years ago, a week after the first coup in 1987, I planned to write a book titled “The flight of the myna” – a pesky, noisy bird, which can talk if trained and was introduced to Fiji by our forefathers from India. The book […]

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‘Staggering’ drop in PNG’s resource sector revenue hits development

Published By   /  August 17, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Economics, Extractive industries, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oil and gas, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Economics, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘Staggering’ drop in PNG’s resource sector revenue hits development

Papua New Guinea’s mining, oil and gas sector … “precipitous decline in resource revenues” for the whole country. Images: Ramu Mine By Glenn Banks and Martyn Namorong in Port Moresby Government revenues from Papua New Guinea’s mining, oil and gas sector have essentially dried up. With the ongoing effects of the devastating earthquake in Hela […]

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PNG aims to ‘unlock potential’ by hosting APEC leaders summit

Published By   /  August 11, 2018  /  APEC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Pacific summit, Development, Economics, Infrastructure, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Television  /  Comments Off on PNG aims to ‘unlock potential’ by hosting APEC leaders summit

RNZ Live News video by Johnny Blades and Koroi Hawkins. By Johnny Blades in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea is preparing to host the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation)  leaders summit in November. Leaders of the world’s biggest powers will converge on the capital Port Moresby to discuss trade and investment. It is billed by […]

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Noumea visitors help Vanuatu celebrate 38 years of freedom

Published By   /  August 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Celebration, Christianity, Culture, Development, Economics, Featured, Independence, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political freedom, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Noumea visitors help Vanuatu celebrate 38 years of freedom

Families celebrating Vanuatu’s 38th Independence Day in the same named Port Vila park yesterday. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Len Garae in Port Vila An estimated more than 4000 strong crowd threatened to spill over into the parade grounds at Independence Park during the 38th Independence Anniversary Ceremony yesterday. Police had to be posted to […]

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Reconciling New Caledonia: A vote to clear the air on independence?

Published By   /  July 30, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Economics, Education, Elections, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Kanak independence, Kanaky, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Reconciling New Caledonia: A vote to clear the air on independence?

In the final instalment of a three-part series, Dr Lee Duffield in Noumea assesses some of the options and omens. It looks like a simple case of voting yes or no to clear the air on independence for this French-governed territory less than four months away. But, not so easy. What about the “day after”? […]

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