Regional Archive December 2021

“We’re so proud to launch this campaign, featuring the brilliant Rebel Wilson,” Tourism Fiji CEO, Brent Hill, said.

Actress Rebel Wilson Kick Starts Tourism Fiji’s Massive Push for Tourists to Return

Australian actress Rebel Wilson is headlining a new campaign for Tourism Fiji, following the nation’s opening for quarantine-free travel for fully-vaccinated Australians.
"This referendum, for us, is not the third referendum. We consider that there are only two legitimate referendums - 2018 and 2020. This referendum is the referendum of the French state, not ours," New Caledonia's congress president Roch Wamytan, a pro-independence leader, said

New Caledonia Says No to Independence in Final Vote

A boycott has marred New Caledonia's third and, for the time being, last referendum on independence.
The development of the undersea cable is the latest funding commitment from the Western allies in the telecommunications sector of the Pacific.

US, Australia and Japan to Fund Undersea Cable in the Pacific

The United States, Australia and Japan said Sunday they will jointly fund the construction of an undersea cable to boost internet access in three tiny Pacific countries, as the Western allies seek to counter rising Chinese influence in the region.
The MSG Secretariat had been convening a number of bilateral meetings with FLNKS on the political situation in New Caledonia and is concerned about the way in which the 3rd referendum is being progressed.

Date for Final Referendum in New Caledonia Not Free Or Fair: MSG

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat has informed MSG Leaders on the current political situation in New Caledonia with regards to the third and final Independence Referendum, scheduled for 12 December 2021.