New Caledonia

Lack of access to data frustrates scientists

Wed 16 Apr 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia -----A meeting of over 20 stock assessment scientists from the Asia–Pacific region last week heard that the scientific assessment of tunas in the western and central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) continues to be hampered by some fishing states not making data available to scientists.

Global and regional rise of diseases spread by mosquitoes

Tue 08 Apr 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ----- The Pacific is currently experiencing a growing epidemic of diseases spread by mosquitoes. The global concern for these diseases is highlighted today, World Health Day; this year’s theme is vector-borne diseases.

FLNKS takes electoral roll woes to court lodging over 7,000 cases

Wed 02 Apr 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---- New Caledonia's pro-independence Front de libération nationale Kanak et socialiste (FLNKS) movement has lodged more than 7,000 court cases to demand that thousands of voters be struck off the roll for next month's provincial election.

Poll challenge eases New Caledonia's UMP rift

Tue 25 Mar 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---- A rift within New Caledonia's centre-right UMP camp appears to be put aside as the rival sides are poised to join forces for the second round of the municipal elections.

Close Noumea race in New Caledonia municipal election

Mon 24 Mar 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ----- Three candidates are through to the second round of the municipal election in New Caledonia's capital.

Fiji confirms strong support for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Thu 20 Mar 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ----- The Conference of the Pacific Community chairman and Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Fiji, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, has confirmed Fiji’s support for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community

UN delegation describes New Caledonia visit as peace mission

Fri 14 Mar 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ----- A delegation of the UN decolonisation committee has described its visit to New Caledonia as a peace mission.

UN delegation describes New Caledonia visit as peace mission

Fri 14 Mar 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ----- A delegation of the UN decolonisation committee has described its visit to New Caledonia as a peace mission.

'Too many' aid agencies in the Pacific development organisation says

Wed 12 Mar 2014 -

NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA ----- The new head of an intergovernmental development organisation that supports Pacific Island countries has questioned whether there are too many aid groups working in the region.

Disagreements on New Caledonia roll as French magistrates review

Mon 10 Mar 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ----- Disagreements continue in New Caledonia about the make-up of the electoral rolls for the May provincial elections.

SPC working to set up early detection measures for dengue

Mon 10 Mar 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ----- The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) says it is working to contain dengue fever outbreaks in the region by setting up between-country networks to share early outbreak information.

PINA board re- elected

Mon 17 Feb 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia --- Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) president Moses Stevens from Vanuatu, is in for his third term as the PINA president.

Media stakeholders discuss self-regulation in the Pacific at PINA summit

Fri 14 Feb 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ----- Participants attending the workshop on media self-regulation in the Pacific at the 3rd Pacific Islands Media Summit reiterated the need to educate journalists about the role of media and the importance of self-regulation; to overcome divisions among media at the national and regional levels; and to ...

Growth of sustainable fishing important

Fri 14 Feb 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---Development of Sustainable Tuna fisheries in the Pacific is vital if the tuna market is to be maintained in the region.

Media plays key role in promoting trade in Pacific: Trade Pasifika

Fri 14 Feb 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ------The media’s role in Pacific regionalism is equally important when it comes to trade, delegates at the 3rd Pacific Media Summit in Noumea heard today.

PINA registered in Fiji as a company limited by guarantee

Fri 14 Feb 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---- The Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) will achieve another milestone Friday when its members adopt to allow the regional organization to operate as a company limited by guarantee.

ONOC, Pacific Games Council set up Committees for Continental Games

Wed 12 Feb 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---- A joint committee, consisting of members from the regions two biggest sporting bodies has been formed to look at how a Continental Games can be organized.

Special MSG meeting on West Papua put back two weeks

Wed 12 Feb 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ----The chairman of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, Victor Tutugoro, says the group's special meeting to discuss the outcome of a visit to Indonesia's West Papua has been put off until the end of this month.

PINA to work with indegenous media outlet in New Caledonia

Wed 12 Feb 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ----The customary chiefs of New Caledonia today gave their blessing to the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) to establish a working relationship with indigenous media outlets in the country.

New Caledonia provincial election deferred by one week

Fri 07 Feb 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia --- New Caledonia's provincial elections are now tipped to be held on 11 May - a week later than previously suggested.

Tahiti zika outbreak reaches Japan

Wed 05 Feb 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia --- There is concern about the spread of the zika virus in the region after a major outbreak in French Polynesia

Some MSG opposition to West Papuan group membership bid

Thu 23 Jan 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia --- A member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) says it is not possible to accept the application of a West Papuan group into the MSG because it's not the only organisation that represents West Papuans.

Extreme fire risk in New Caledonia

Fri 10 Jan 2014 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia --- The New Caledonian government has issued a red alert for most of the main island's west coast because of an extreme fire risk.

Youth Employment Advocacy Initiative launched at the Second Pacific Youth and Sports Conference

Wed 11 Dec 2013 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia ---- In a joint ceremony, representatives from the Pacific Youth Council (PYC), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) launched the Youth Employment Advocacy Initiative (YEA!) at last week’s Pacific Youth and Sports Conference in Noumea, New Caledonia (Dec 2 – 7).

New Caledonia health authorities on alert for travellers with zika virus

Thu 28 Nov 2013 -

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.