Netherlands notes progress on police training in Papua

The deputy head of political affairs at the Netherlands Embassy in Indonesia, Maarten van den Bosch, has just visited the Papua region where he checked on the progress of the programme. Jointly operated by the International Organisation for Migration with Dutch funding, it is training over five thousand personnel in community policing across three provinces: Papua, West Papua and Maluku. […]

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Melanesians

Melanesians PRONUNCIATION: mel-uh-NEE-zhuns ALTERNATE NAMES: Papuans LOCATION: Papua New Guinea, Indonesia (Irian Jaya), Vanuatu (the former New Hebrides), New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, and some smaller neighboring islands POPULATION: Unknown LANGUAGE: English; Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu (Papua New Guinea); Bislama (Vanuatu); Solomon Islands Pidgin English (Solomon Islands); Bahasa Indonesia (Irian Jaya); other native languages RELIGION: Christianity; some native religions 1 […]

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