Gender inequality at the heart of Pacific violence pandemic

A United Nations representative in the Pacific Nicolas Burniat says gender inequality is at the heart of pandemic levels of violence against women in the region. Mr Burniat, who’s the deputy representative for UN Women Pacific, said Pacific countries share a high level of gender inequality and violence rates in the region are well over the average. He said the […]

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MSG meet to discuss Arms Trade Treaty and UNPoA

The 3rd Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Regional Workshop on Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the UN Program of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapon (UNPoA) was held at the MSG Secretariat in Port Vila from 13-14 November 2017. The workshop was officially opened by the Acting Director General Mr Peter Eafeare.  In his opening statement, Mr Eafeare conveyed the […]

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Mount Agung Eruption: 23 Flights to Lombok Canceled

– Lombok International Airport resumes operations on Monday morning after being closed yesterday afternoon due to volcanic ash of Mount Agung eruption. State-owned AirNav Indonesia Operations Director Wisnu Darjono stated in a press release that at least 23 flights from and to Lombok were canceled due to the closure. Wisnu noted that the flights consist of 10 flights from Lombok, […]

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Graon mo Jastis Pati renegade MPs maintain allegiance to Opposition Bloc

At least seven MPs who signed the motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, have written to the Speaker, to withdraw their support. Minister of Lands and President of the Graon mo Jastis Pati (GJP) Ralph Regenvanu confirmed this yesterday. “The motion was lodged with the required number of signatures, even though the Speaker received by that time, […]

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