A Glimmer of Hope for West Papua?

Jayapura, Jubi – It is frustrating that serious human rights abuses in Indonesian-controlled West Papua continue to fly below the radar. This year there has been some good news but it is also going largely unremarked. This is equally frustrating, especially as the positive developments all stem from initiatives taken by courageous Papuans themselves or…

Prove it Tua’ta

Dear Editor – I am writing in respond to an article in your paper issue 5991 05/2015 by Takika Tuata, threatening the premier of Renbel. Let me remind you Tuata that the premier and his executive were carrying out their duties in accordance to what is expected out from them as the mandated government of…

Diabetes leads to blindness

AN estimated 13.5% of the country’s population who are believed to live with diabetes are at risk of developing blindness, says the Director of the Eye Department, Dr Claude Posala. Dr Claude said it is vital to do early eye screening with diabetes patients for the sole reason of early detection of sight threatening complications.…

Overseas medical team on a mission

A MEDICAL team from Johns Hopkins Hospital in the United States is currently in Honiara providing medical support to newly graduated doctors from Cuba at the same time conduct health services. In response to the invitation extended by Ambassador Victor Te-Sun Yu – The Embassy of the ROC (Taiwan), the Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Emergency…

South Korea to support PIC at COP21

SENIOR officials of the governments of the Republic of Korea and fourteen Pacific island countries reaffirmed cooperation to achieve a legally binding agreement at the international climate change talks at COP 21 in Paris later this year. “Pacific island states are some of the most vulnerable to climate change.  The world must give special consideration…