Small plane crash in Papua

A small plane has crashed in Papua ripping through several houses near a provincial airport in the highlands. The Jakarta Post reports the Cessna 208B plane crashed at Yahukimo just after eight in the morning local time. Not one is reported to have died in the crash but seven people are reported to have been injured. The plane’s owners Associated […]

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Citilink to serve international flights China-Morotai

Citilink plans to open a new international flight route between China and the Morotai island in North Maluku to support development of the island into one of ten main tourist destinations in the country. Head of the North Maluku Telecommunications and Informatics Service Burhan Mansyur said the management of the airline has signed a memorandum of understanding with the district […]

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Court orders suspension of Vanuatu’s parliament

Vanuatu’s Supreme Court has ordered that Parliament be suspended while a constitutional petition filed by the opposition is heard by the court. The opposition had objected to a special session of parliament being called for last week, and subsequently boycotted the session, meaning the required quorom of three-quarters of MPs was not met. Because the quorum wasn’t met, the session […]

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Papua ready to continue EU-funded green development program

The Papua administration has said it will continue with programs developed in conjunction with the Participatory Monitoring by Civil Society of Land Use Planning for Low-Emission Development Strategy (ParCimon), which will expire this year. “The Papua administration has always supported any program, which can provide better living standards, both directly or indirectly, such as the green development program introduced by […]

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