SANTO DENGUE OUTBREAK

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported an increase in cases of dengue infection at the Northern Provincial Hospital (NPH) in Luganville, Santo. Six suspected cases were reported from February 8 to 15. Four of the cases tested positive for dengue. All suspected and confirmed cases are from NPH and not other provinces and islands, with one case being managed at home, […]

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China remains biggest market for West Papua`s exports

China remained the biggest export market for commodities of the Indonesian province of West Papua in 2017, Head of West Papua`s Central Bureau of Statistics Endang Retno stated here on Wednesday. The province earned US$68.59 million from exporting its commodities to the country in December 2017 alone. Apart from China, Japan and South Korea were two other main export destinations […]

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Victims of Solomons conflict want govt to implement TRC advice

Victims of Solomon Islands’ bloody ethnic tensions are still calling on MPs to act on the final report of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up to identify the root causes of the conflict and chart a way forward for the country. This is according to one of the last surviving TRC commissioners Caroline Laore. Speaking from the Shortland Islands […]

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West Papuan MSG bid at a dead end, says Jakarta

Indonesia says the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s bid to be a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead group has reached a dead end. MSG leaders meeting in Port Moresby this week referred the Movement’s application to the group’s secretariat for processing under new membership guidelines. The Movement already has observer status at the MSG but the group’s leaders […]

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