Posts Tagged ‘François Pihaate’

Churches criticise Australia’s asylum seekers policy

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Churches the Pacific region are concerned about plans to send people seeking asylum in Australia to Papua New Guinea for assessment and resettlement. In PNG, Christian leaders have asked their Prime Minister O’Neill to reconsider the refugee deal he signed with Australia. During a press conference last Wednesday in Port Moresby, the PNG Council of Read more

Pacific Conference of Churches supports Tahiti independence

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

A proposal to endorse the re-inscription of Tahiti on the United Nations Decolonization Committee’s list will be on the agenda at the Pacific Conference of Churches’ annual general assembly in Solomon Islands this week, despite opposition from France, New Zealand and Australia. PCC acting general secretary and Tahiti native, Reverend Francois Pihaate, told Radio Australia’s Pacific Read more

Call for re-inscription of Tahiti Nui on decolonisation list

Friday, September 7th, 2012

French Polynesia is not a Pacific Forum member but an associate member and so President Oscar Temaru was not able to participate in all Forum discussions. However he was able to attend the Polynesian leaders’ meeting. He wanted to raise the issue of sovereignty for French Polynesia. “Getting my country back on the list is Read more