New Caledonia referendum roll to be finalised

People in New Caledonia wishing to vote in the independence referendum have until tonight to enroll. Under the Noumea Accord, people who have not been born in New Caledonia have to prove that they were residents since before the end of 1994. Those seeking enrolment have to present supporting documentation to the town administration where they are registered. The referendum […]

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Security minister opens meeting on human rights in Papua

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Luhut Panjaitan opened a coordination meeting related to cases of alleged human rights violations in Papua and West Papua here on Monday. The meeting was held at the Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs office and was attended by National Police Chief Gen. Badrodin Haiti, Papua Police Chief Inspector General Paulus […]

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Flood emergency status declared in Manokwari district

The Manokwari disaster mitigation office (BPBD) has declared a flood emergency status for the district following flash floods that hit several regions. Incessant heavy rains since the past week have caused several rivers to overflow, BPBD Manokwari Head Raymond Yap noted here, Monday. Since mid-April, Manokwari has received very high rainfall and is forecast to continue for the next several […]

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PNG calls for new appointment of MSG head

Papua New Guinea says it doesn’t recognise Fiji’s Amena Yauvoli as the new director general of the Melanesian Spearhead Group. Mr Yauvoli’s selection was announced at the start of the month by Fiji’s Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola and later confirmed by the MSG chairman, Solomon Islands prime minister Manasseh Sogavare. But this anouncement was not welcomed by Vanuatu with […]

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