PAPE'ETE, Tahiti --- Voters in French Polynesia are going to the polls in municipal elections as polling has already ended in mainland France.
Last December, the United Nations General Assembly addressed France’s nuclear legacy in French Polynesia in its annual statement on decolonisation.
As with previous governments in French Polynesia, the Flosse administration is seeking to boost ties with China, hoping for increased tourism, trade and investment.
In French Polynesia, they’re gearing up for next month’s municipal elections. It’s another round in the long-running battle over its future, between President Gaston Flosse and opposition leader Oscar Manutahi Temaru.
PAPE'ETE, French Polynesia --- The French Polynesian opposition politician, Oscar Temaru, says it is a disgrace that a corruption trial scheduled for this week has not gone ahead.
PAPE'ETE, French Polynesia ---- A court in French Polynesia has given a six-month jail sentence to the king of the self-styled Pakumotu republic, Athanase Teiri, for intimidating and threatening senior officials.
PAPE'ETE, French Polynesia --- The French Polynesian government has granted a licence to an Australian company to explore the viability of starting up mining on the atoll of Makatea in the Tuamotu archipelago.
PAPE'ETE, French Polynesia --- The World Health Organisation says it's monitoring closely the situation in French Polynesia which is fighting outbreaks of zika virus and dengue fever.
PAPE'ETE, French Polynesia --- French Polynesia's president, Gaston Flosse, says he has asked the French interior minister to simplify entry requirements for tourists from China.
PAPE'ETE, French Polynesia ---- Health officials in French Polynesia are battling an epidemic of the zika virus and also dengue fever.
PAPE'ETE, Tahiti --- The opposition leader in French Polynesia, Oscar Temaru, is calling for the territory's children to be educated in English rather than French.
PAPE'ETE, Tahiti --- The French Polynesian president, Gaston Flosse, has named a senior transport ministry official, Albert Solia, as the new transport minister.
PAPE'ETE, French Polynesia --- A French Polynesian pro-independence politician, Richard Tuheiava, says France’s continued silence over a possible self-determination referendum may be due to the debate surrounding New Caledonia.
PAPE'ETE, Tahiti --- The Greens in French Polynesia are urging Paris to give information about the risks of Moruroa atoll collapsing.
PAPE'ETE, French Polynesia --- The franc is alive and well and living in the Pacfic.
PAPE'ETE, French Polynesia ---- France’s highest court has rejected a bid to move a court of appeal case of French Polynesia’s president, Gaston Flosse, away from Tahiti.
PAPE'ETE, Tahiti --- French Polynesia’s veteran politican, Gaston Flosse, says he won’t seek re-election to the French Senate next year.
PAPE'ETE, Tahiti ---French Polynesia’s assembly wants a global fund to be set up to help climate change refugees in the Pacific.
PAPE'ETE, Tahiti ---The French Polynesian government has announced that it plans to employ a former French High Commissioner to run the territory’s domestic airline.
PAPE'ETE, Tahiti ----French Polynesia’s assembly is due to hold an extraordinary session today to pass a resolution, which is to be presented to next week’s Pacific Islands Forum meeting in the Marshall Islands.
PAPE'ETE, Tahiti --- A group of entomologists has found more than 40 new species of beetles on the steep slopes of the Tahitian mountains.
PAPE’ETE, French Polynseia --- Figures released in French Polynesia show more people are leaving the territory than arriving, with the pace quickening.
PAPEETE, Tahiti --- At least four people have died after a Chinese fishing almost sank in stormy seas about 50 kilometres off Rapa in the south of French Polynesia.
PAPEETE, French Polynesia ---- The French Polynesian government leaders have met French ministers in Paris but failed in their attempts to get firm assurances for additional financial support.
PAPE'ETE, Tahiti --- Most of French Polynesia’s government ministers are bound for Paris after the ruling Tahoeraa Huiraatira passed fiscal reforms yesterday in a bid to revive the economy.
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