Pacific Scoop

Archive for December, 2014


Press Release – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: Read more »

The Pyrrhic Victories of Putin and the West

Opinion – Michael Hammerschlag

The Western decision to assess sanctions on Russia after Crimea rather than give direct military aid to Ukraine consigned it to losing the East (Donbas*), since eco-nomic sanctions would take 8 months to a year to have any significant effect. Read more »

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird’s lies about Russia

Article – Jim Miles

Wow ! After listening to the Stephen Harper interview with Peter Mansbridge and now having listened to Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird interview with Evan Solomon (CBC), it is apparent that they both have their talking points down pat. They could … Read more »

Boxing Day Whakamarama crash victim identified

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

A man who died in a crash on State Highway 2, near Whakamarama on Boxing Day can now be identified as Kevin Francis Keane. Read more »

Indonesia Govt halts division of regions in West Papua

Article – West Papua Media Alerts

The government announced Sunday that it would halt the establishment of new administrative regions in Papua as the current ones had yet to improve peoples welfare. Read more »

Jokowi advised to sit together with Papuan Separatist Group

Article – West Papua Media Alerts

Director General of the Ministry of Interior for Regional Autonomy, Djohermansyah Djohan advised President Joko Widodo to invite all community groups in Papua for dialogue and sittogether. Without exception the separatist movement which fought … Read more »

Jakarta Globe Reports Jokowi Statement On Killings in Paniai

Article – West Papua Media Alerts

Via West Papua Media Alerts Jokowi Breaks Silence on Killings in Paniai, Pledges to Resolve Shootings Read more »

Security forces in Biak standby to secure President Jokowi

Article – West Papua Media Alerts

Hundreds of security forces of the military, police and the Presidential Guard (Paspampres) alerted for the working visit of President Joko Wdnidodo (Jokowi) and his entourage in Biakon 28 until December 29, 2014. Read more »

Names of 10 KNPB members charged on Makar

Article – West Papua Media Alerts

NABIRE, SUARAPAPUA.COM: Regional Police (Police) Papua, on Wednesday (11/19/2014), detained 10 members of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) Nabire and Dogiyairegion. They were arrested with 15 other people while commemorating the 4th anniversary (HUT) … Read more »

Demonstration against the visit of Jokowi, Sentani arrests

Article – West Papua Media Alerts

Welcoming the arrival of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), dozens of Papuans in Social, Sentani, Jayapura, Papua, protested, requesting Jokowi not to visit Papua. Read more »

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