Posts Tagged ‘Oscar Temaru’

Church leaders in French Polynesia oppose Casino

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Churches in French Polynesia have spoken out against suggestions that the Sofitel Maeva Beach Hotel, which is due to close in November, be turned into a casino. Church leaders have told the local press that they doubt a casino will benefit tourism, warning of negative outcomes for the poor. A Tahiti-based businessman, Franck Falletta, has Read more

Churches support independence for Tahiti

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Pacific churches support independence for Tahiti. At their recent meeting in Samoa, member churches of the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) pledged their support to Maohi Nui (Tahiti) in her struggle to gain independence from France. President Oscar Temaru, of Tahiti, in a special address to the PCC church leaders, appealed to the churches of the Pacific Read more