This blog is intended to present various documents and information related to Melanesia and Development. Melanesian peoples consists island-states starting from the western part of the Isle of New Guinea to Fiji in the easternmost part of the archipelago

This network presents non-mainstream perspectives and views on various issues related to Melanesian peoples, with a vision that Melanesian leaders

  • Will understand, self-identify who we are
  • Will understand what we already have, therefore, what things that we do not need
  • Will understand what is good for our Melanesian peoples and what is harmful for us all.

From these, there is a hope that Melanesian people will determine our own future, based on our own needs and our own resources.

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  • ‘Small and Far’: Pacific Island States Gather at Annual ForumSeptember 09, 2016.

    The 16 states are meeting this week to discuss regional challenges, particularly climate change. Source:, By Grant Wyeth The 47th Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting began this week on the island of…

  • ‘We cannot swim, we cannot eat’: Solomon Islands struggle with nation’s worst oil spillMarch 08, 2019.

    Locals face polluted seas and dying fish after Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier runs aground close to Unesco-protected atoll On a normal weekend, the waters of Kangava Bay would be busy…

  • 5,000 expected for Solomons blackbirding anniversarySeptember 17, 2013.

    Descendants of a Malaitan man captured during the blackbirding era are preparing to welcome his Australian family members to Solomon Islands for the 150th anniversary of his capture. John Kwailiu…

  • Aboriginals in Vanuatu ‘living as second-class citizens’April 27, 2018.

    By The Australian -via the VanuatuIndependent HUNDREDS of South Sea Islanders living in Vanuatu complain they are being discriminated against because they have Aboriginal ­ancestry, and say they want official Australian recognition.…

  • African Union set to unveil commemorative statue of Emperor Haile Selassie IFebruary 03, 2019.

    By Kylie Kiunguyu on February 3, 2019 — The debate has been raging for the past eight years: Which African leader was the greater pioneer of Pan-Africanism – Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah or…


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