Posts Tagged ‘Tahiti’

Tahiti church castigates France

Monday, August 5th, 2019

French Polynesia’s biggest church has sharply criticised the French state, saying Paris should repent for its crimes committed against God and the people. At the conclusion of its 135th synod, the Maohi Protestant church called on France to abrogate its nuclear compensation law, saying it fails to compensate the victims of the weapons tests. In Read more

French Polynesia President’s visit to the Pope ridiculed

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The opposition party in French Polynesia is ridiculing President Édouard Fritch’s proposed visit to Pope Francis. The comment comes just hours after confirmation that Fritch will join a Pacific Islands Forum delegation to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican next month. The forum coincides with the COP23 climate change conference in Germany. The pro-independence opposition party, Tavini 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

Claims contruction under way on Mururoa Atoll

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The French military has confirmed rumours circulating that construction work is being carried out on Mururoa atoll, the former site of French nuclear tests in the Pacific. Addressing the media in Tahiti after touring the area, Commodore Anne Cullerre says that platforms have been built on Mururoa atoll, should a coral cliff collapse trigger a huge 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

Climate change expected to drown some Islands in French Polynesia

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

At conference last week in Tahiti some delegates claimed climate change could to drown some Islands in French Polynesia. The effects of rising tides in the region were part of discussions involving politicians and scientists from France, the European Union and the Pacific Island region in Papeete. Delegates have heard that French Polynesia’s 270,000 inhabitants 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