NOUMEA, New Caledonia --- Health authorities in New Caledonia say they have introduced border control measures to identify travellers who may have the mosquito borne illness, zika virus.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia --- There is growing concern in New Caledonia over the proliferation of firearms amid suggestions that more than 100,000 rifles are now in circulation.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia --- Reports from New Caledonia say the French navy has intercepted a Chinese trawler fishing illegally in its territorial waters.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia --- New Caledonia’s pro-independence FLNKS Movement has called for the United Nations to send a mission to observe next year’s territorial election.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia --The French government says it is open to any institutional future for New Caledonia if the rival camps can find common ground.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia -- The coordinator of fishing vessel observers says fines given to vessels this week shows the observers’ role has changed from what it was originally intended.
Wed 04 Sep 2013 -
New Caledonia’s bid for full membership of the Pacific Islands Forum is on the agenda this week, as Pacific leaders meet in the Marshall Islands.
*NOUMEA, New Caledonia* --- A new report on the status of reef and near-shore fisheries of Pacific Islands has delivered a mixed verdict about their health.
AUCKLAND, NZ --- A controversial royal wedding between the niece of the Tongan king and a commoner has taken place in Auckland without the king's approval.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---- New Caledonia’s Congress has elected a leading pro-independence politician, Roch Wamytan, as its president.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---- The French government has decided to forgive New Caledonia a debt of US$385 million dating back to the 1970s.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---- New Caledonia is gearing up for Thursday’s annual election of a new Congress president, with three candidates confirmed to contest the post.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---A former member of the French senate, Simon Loueckhote, has announced that he is a candidate in next week’s election of a new president of New Caledonia’s Congress.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---- The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) holds this week the 4th regional conference of Heads of Statistics and Planning, in his headquarter in Noumea.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---New Caledonia is being urged to trade with its Pacific neighbours, rather than France, to cut the high cost of living.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---A highlight of the POETCom Technical Exchange held in Noumea New Caledonia on 1–5 July 2013 was a discussion of lessons learned from the four years of experience of the BioCaledonia Association participatory guarantee system (PGS)
NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---An information sharing forum – the first of its kind – aimed at building capacity in the organic and ethical trade movement among the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) members took place at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) headquarters in New Caledonia the ...
NOUMEA, New Caledonia ----A Pacific fisheries expert says the region needs to find a balance between foreign and local demands for Pacific tuna.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---Increased competition for tuna is causing tension between local fishers and industrial vessels in some Pacific Islands, and the Heads of Pacific Island Fisheries Departments have tasked the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to examine the issue.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---Papua New Guinea recognises West Papua as an integral part of Indonesia, Deputy Prime Minister Leo Dion says.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia --- Fiji's Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has updated Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders on Fiji’s progress towards parliamentary democracy during a retreat as part of the 19th MSG Leaders Summit Thursday.
Fri 21 Jun 2013 -
As a guest of honour at this week’s summit of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare praised the MSG as a “vibrant and successful” organisation.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---- Another group has emerged claiming to legitimately represent the people of West Papua are lobbying for recognition at the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders Summit, currently underway in Noumea.
NOUMEA, New Caledonia --- Fiji’s Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama handed over the chairmanship of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to Victor Tutugoro of the pro-independence movement in New Caledonia, FLNKS at a ceremony in Noumea Wednesday night.
Tue 18 Jun 2013 -
The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) will send a mission to Jakarta and Jayapura later this year, to discuss the issue of West Papua with the Government of Indonesia.
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