Hundreds march over violence against women in Vanuatu

In Vanuatu today, several hundred women, men and children marched in Port Vila and Luganville to demand an end to violence against women. The marches came after tourism industry worker Florence Lengkon was abducted, assaulted and verbally abused for publicly expressing her views about the aggressive behaviour of some bus and taxi drivers at Port Vila’s wharf. The Daily Digest […]

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Rex Horoi to be appointed Solomons’ West Papua envoy

Former Solomon Islands diplomat Rex Horoi is expected to be appointed his country’s special envoy on West Papua at the Melanesian Spearhead Group. Solomons Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogovare, has intimated that Mr Horoi – the outgoing Director of the Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific – will take up the post shortly. Mr Horoi will be responsible for […]

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China eyes Papua sago investment

Chinese investors are keen to be involved in the sago processing industry in the Papua region. Indonesia’s investment co-ordinating agency, BKPM, said an initial investment of $US62 million dollars was being planned. Tabloid Jubi reported the BKPM chief Franky Sibarani saying there was a strategic value in the sago processing investment because the sector was categorized as labour-intensive and this […]

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Tidore to develop tourism facilities

The Tidore city administration in the Indonesian province of North Maluku is making every effort to develop several tourism facilities and infrastructure in the island of Tidore to provide comfort to the tourists. As a historical island with a backdrop of Tidore Mountain and Maitara Island, Tidore has various interesting spots and scenic panorama to serve as tourist destinations. As […]

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