President Jokowi leaves Morotai for N. Halmahera

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) left Morotai, North Maluku Province, for North Halmahera District at 9:15 a.m. East Indonesia Standard Time on Wednesday to inaugurate numerous seaports. President Jokowi arrived in Morotai from West Papua on Tuesday to inaugurate several infrastructure projects, including a hybrid solar power plant and a micro-hydro electricity plant in the province. After arriving in North Halmahera, […]

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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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