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Hundreds of protesting PNG police move in on Parliament over pay

Published By   /  November 20, 2018  /  APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Featured, Labour, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Security, Strikes, Wages  /  Comments Off on Hundreds of protesting PNG police move in on Parliament over pay

PNG security forces protesting in Waigani over unpaid APEC security allowances. Image: Loop PNG By RNZ Pacific Hundreds of Papua New Guinea police have descended on Parliament Haus in the Port Moresby suburb of Waigani demanding payments they say they are owed for providing security at last weekend’s APEC leaders summit. RNZ Pacific’s correspondent in […]

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Former PM Sir Mekere blasts ‘lavish staging’ and ‘ridicule’ of APEC

Published By   /  November 20, 2018  /  APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Diplomacy, Economics, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill, PMC Reportage, Polio, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Reports, Sir Mekere Morauta, Winston Peters  /  Comments Off on Former PM Sir Mekere blasts ‘lavish staging’ and ‘ridicule’ of APEC

NZ Foreign Minister Winston Peters announces a K22 million (NZ$10 million) aid project to help polio vaccination for Papua New Guineans at the St John Ambulance Operations Centre in Port Moresby. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A former prime minister has accused Papua New Guinea’s current leader Peter O’Neill of exposing the country […]

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Fiji women have confidence that their gender in politics will hear their voices

Published By   /  November 20, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Gender, Gender politics, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji women have confidence that their gender in politics will hear their voices

SODELPA’s Lynda Tabuya … “breath of fresh air” in Fiji politics. Image: Wikimedia Commons By Koroi Tadulala in Suva The role of women in every segment of society is vital and this is slowly been reflected through more women contesting political spaces in Fiji. This year recorded the highest number of women contesting the country’s […]

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Six activists detained for staging palm oil shipboard rally, says Greenpeace

Published By   /  November 20, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Environment, Featured, Global, Greenpeace International, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Palm oil, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Reports  /  Comments Off on Six activists detained for staging palm oil shipboard rally, says Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner reading “Drop Dirty Palm Oil Now” at a Wilmar International palm oil refinery in Bitung, North Sulawesi, in September. Image: Jurnasyanto Sukarno/Greenpeace Indonesia By Ivany Atina Arbi in Jakarta Six Greenpeace activists have reportedly been detained by the captain of the tanker Stolt Tenacity for staging a rally against global […]

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2018 Fiji elections – the ‘fake news’ catchphrase of this poll but beware

Published By   /  November 19, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Editor's Picks, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, IntJourn Project, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on 2018 Fiji elections – the ‘fake news’ catchphrase of this poll but beware

By Sri Krishnamurthi “Fake News” was the catch phrase of the 2018 Fiji Elections – the second democratic elections since Commodore, now Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, carried out Fiji’s fourth coup in 2006. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama … reelected with easily the strongest personal vote in the Fiji general election but his FijiFirst party has […]

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‘The people have spoken’ – Fiji Times comments on a split election

Published By   /  November 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Editorials, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘The people have spoken’ – Fiji Times comments on a split election

The Fiji Times editorial … “The challenge for individual voters is to cast aside differences, and unite for a common goal, to move our nation forward.” Image: PMC screenshot EDITORIAL COMMENT: By Fred Wesley, editor-in-chief of The Fiji Times Yesterday marked the end of the 2018 Fiji General Election. It marked the end of a […]

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FijiFirst wins Fiji election after tightly contested race

Published By   /  November 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on FijiFirst wins Fiji election after tightly contested race

FijiFirst leader Voreqe Bainimarama with supporters during a FijiFirst family fun day in Savusavu before the 2018 general election. Image: FijiFirst FB page By Wansolwara Staff It’s official. FijiFirst has won the 2018 general election in Fiji, raking in 227,241 votes (50.02 percent) from 2173 stations counted and securing a second four-year term in office. […]

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FijiFirst wins second four-year term in office in Fiji general election

Published By   /  November 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Election writs, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on FijiFirst wins second four-year term in office in Fiji general election

Diplomats, officials and party representatives today at the National Results Centre in Suva awaiting the final declaration of the Fiji general election. Image: Nanise Volau/ Wansolwara Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s FijiFirst party has triumphed in the general election and will govern for a second four-year term after winning most votes FFP […]

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PNG governor may block Australian naval base bid on Manus

Published By   /  November 18, 2018  /  APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, Featured, Geopolitics, Lombrum naval base, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Naval port, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United States  /  Comments Off on PNG governor may block Australian naval base bid on Manus

Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin … critical of Port Moresby government’s lack of consultation. Image: RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific The governor of Papua New Guinea’s Manus Province has hinted that he could obstruct Australia’s bid to build a naval port on Manus Island. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on November 1 that his country […]

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Fiji’s elections chief Saneem slams 4 political parties – counting on hold

Published By   /  November 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji’s elections chief Saneem slams 4 political parties – counting on hold

The Supervisor of Elections tells four parties “not to play around with elections” and “be honest”. Image: Wansolwara By Wansolwara Staff Fiji’s Supervisor of Elections has hit out at four political parties for making claims that the tabulation process for the provisional results of the 2018 General Election was “not transparent”. Without mincing his words […]

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