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New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

Published By   /  August 10, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Elections, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, national flags, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia independence ‘in their hearts’, but also a ‘scary’ future

Kanaks and long-time New Caledonian settlers get to vote on their future on November 4. But, as Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Journalism points out, if Kanaks don’t get their wish for independence this time around, they have two more chances in 2020 and 2023 to vote for a new nation. In Noumea, two main […]

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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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New Caledonia celebrates Bastille Day and thinks about independence

Published By   /  July 27, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Economics, Elections, Featured, France, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Indigenous, Kanak independence, Kanaky, Media, Melanesian, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, Multiculturalism, New Caledonia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia celebrates Bastille Day and thinks about independence

By Dr Lee Duffield, recently in Kanaky/New Caledonia The Quatorze Juillet (14 July) events in Noumea this month, as in any small French city, reflected the grand military parade down the Champs Elysees in Paris – ranks of soldiers and a senior officer taking the salute. It was like a refrain from colonial times, kepis […]

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PNG needs to ‘pull its weight’ over Bougainville vote, says Momis

Published By   /  July 19, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville referendum, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Independence, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations  /  Comments Off on PNG needs to ‘pull its weight’ over Bougainville vote, says Momis

Bougainville President John Momis … considering going to the United Nations for advice. Image: Ramumine By RNZ Pacific The President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville has raised concerns that the Papua New Guinea Government is not pulling its weight as the region prepares for its referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea next year. […]

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New Caledonia referendum offers chance to turn page, says journo

Published By   /  May 31, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, France, Global, Independence, Kanak independence, 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, Politics, Press Release, Radio Djiido, Reports, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on New Caledonia referendum offers chance to turn page, says journo

The Kanak flag and the French Tricolour …. an independence vote is due on November 4. Image: RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific This year’s referendum on independence from France is a chance to turn a new page on New Caledonia’s past, says a Kanak journalist. The referendum is is due on November 4 – more […]

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Savu border unsolved, but Timor-Leste leader praises ‘amazing’ Indonesia link

Published By   /  May 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Dr Mari Alkatiri, Economics, Elections, Featured, Fretilin, Human Rights, Independence, Indonesia, Land border, Maritime boundaries, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oecussi, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Savu Sea, Security, Self Determination, Timor Island, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Savu border unsolved, but Timor-Leste leader praises ‘amazing’ Indonesia link

Fretilin’s former Prime Minister Dr Mari Alkatiri … “we look forward to guaranteed stability, ongoing development and to bring people out of poverty” in Timor-Leste. Image: Agora Timor By Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata in Dili East Timor’s outgoing Prime Minister Dr Mari Alkatiri says that after almost two decades of separation from Indonesia, the country’s relations […]

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Tahiti incumbent defies corruption cloud to easily win election

Published By   /  May 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Edouard Fritch, Elections, Featured, Gaston Flosse, Independence, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Caledonia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oscar Temaru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tahiti, Tapura Huirraatira  /  Comments Off on Tahiti incumbent defies corruption cloud to easily win election

Tahitian President Edouard Fritch … increased majority as pro-independence groups take a hit. Image: Hawai’an Public Radio/Alchetron Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk In the elections held in French Polynesia over the weekend, the ruling party of President Edouard Fritch scored a decisive victory and will return to power with an expanded majority. Neal Conan of Hawai’i […]

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Macron begins New Caledonia visit as independence vote looms

Published By   /  May 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Elections, Emmanuel Macron, Featured, France, Francophone, Global, Independence, Kanak independence, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Caledonia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Tahiti, Tahitian elections  /  Comments Off on Macron begins New Caledonia visit as independence vote looms

The Kanak flag and the French Tricolour …. an independence vote is due on November 4. Image: RNZ Pacific Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk French President Emmanuel Macron today began a three-day visit to New Caledonia – six months before the territory’s vote on independence from France, reports RNZ Pacific. Macron is due to meet a […]

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