Mass Eviction

Some 1,000 people were reportedly affected in a police operation that began Thursday to move the people out of the plots of land they were living in. Vanuatu Police Force Field Commander Jack Tallis, says the Supreme Court gave an eviction order, and police acted on the order and evicted the people. He says those affected come from almost every […]

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Indonesia plans to improve electrification in Papua region

A programme called ‘Bright Indonesia’ has been launched by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to increase the electrification rate in the country’s eastern provinces. Antara News reported that through the programme, Indonesia aimed to boost its electrification rate to 97 per cent of the country’s total population by 2019. This would require the building of new power plants, […]

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Melanesian police forces to assist PNG with APEC security

Melanesian Spearhead Group countries are considering deploying police to Papua New Guinea later this year to assist with security for the APEC summit. The matter’s being discussed at a meeting of police ministers and police chiefs from MSG countries which began in PNG’s East New Britain province at the weekend. The group has been asked by PNG for security help […]

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