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Fake News Invokes Ammunition Sales to Fijians of Indian Descent

19 February 2020

Fiji Village

R. C. Manubhai and Company Pte Ltd has labelled fake news spread by Facebook trolls claiming that "Indo-Fijians are buying ammunition to go to war with the iTaukei", as a sick attempt to incite fear and hate. R.C. Manubhai has clarified that they import hunting grade ammunition which is provided to licensed farmers who hunt pigeons, wild pigs and wild dogs. Company Director, Bhavesh Kumar says it is quite sad that Facebook trolls have decided to spread this fake news... (

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Bougainville Secures Strong Independence in Referendum

11 December 2019

New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — The region of Bougainville, a collection of islands in the South Pacific, has voted overwhelmingly to become independent from Papua New Guinea, aiming to become the world's newest nation. In a referendum linked to a peace agreement that ended a civil war between separatists and Papua New Guinea security forces nearly 20 years ago, nearly 98 percent of those who voted supported becoming an independent nation. Excited voters gathered in Buka to... (

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PNG Gun Dealer's Licence Cancelled for False Declarations

22 November 2019

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Acting Police Commissioner David Manning has cancelled a PNG dealer's license [sic] for making false declarations in the end user certificate. Documents held by the Royal PNG Constabulary indicated that the PNG firearms dealer had imported high powered firearms specifically for the exclusive use of the Royal PNG Constabulary and not for sale or transfer to a third party. However, a review recently carried out by the Royal PNG Constabulary and international partner... (

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Firearm Disposal Issues in Bougainville

6 June 2018

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

The non-disposal of all weapons on Bougainville may be the only major obstacle in the 2019 Bougainville referendum. This means if all weapons are not completely destroyed or accounted for, which allegedly poses a threat, the referendum will not go ahead. This was highlighted during the Bougainville referendum three-day conference in Port Moresby yesterday. Serious issues confronting Bougainville's journey to referendum on independence also took precedence at the... (

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Corée du Sud,Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

Papua New Guinea Seizes Undeclared Guns Intended for Police

13 October 2016

Pacific Islands Report

PORT MORESBY – Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari, pictured, says a shipment of police firearms sent from South Korea to Port Moresby was impounded in Lae by Customs because they were not properly declared. Lupari, the National Security Advisory Council chairman, was commenting yesterday on the 280 semi-automatic guns seized by Customs in Lae and locked up at the Defence Force's Igam Barracks. "Those were ordered by police through the private sector," Lupari told The... (

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Addressing Gun Violence in the Caribbean and the Pacific

15 July 2016

The Diplomat (Japan)

"The seas bring us together, they do not separate us." –Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia The Caribbean and the Pacific each offer a unique and contrasting perspective toward addressing armed violence. Despite sharing similar challenges as Small Island Developing States (SIDS), each region faces very different circumstances on the ground. In light of this, each region has taken a different approach toward addressing armed violence. The Pacific stands... (

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When Will Vanuatu Ratify the Arms Trade Treaty?

14 May 2016

Vanuatu Daily Post

Vanuatu signed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 26th July, 2013 among 130 countries that signed the ATT after it was adopted in April 2013. The Treaty entered into force on 24 December, 2014 and to date, 82 countries worldwide have ratified it. Vanuatu's signing of the ATT is an indication of an intention to proceed to ratification. And any protracted delay in this process could send the wrong signals vis-a-vis Vanuatu's long-term commitment to this Treaty and its goal... (

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Hired Mercenary Shoots, Kills 3 at Papua New Guinea Funeral

4 March 2016

Pacific Islands Report, Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – Southern Highlands police yesterday appealed to businesses and the better educated to stop financing, supplying and smuggling high-powered weapons to villages for tribal warfare. Provincial police commander Sibrom Papoto made the call from Mendi after a tribe engaged a mercenary to kill three men at a funeral ceremony this week. The three were gunned down at point-blank range in what police described as "barbaric, cruel and... (

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The Suspect Behind the Fiji Arms Trafficking Case in 1988

23 June 2015

Fiji Times

He was said to have been born in Fiji on February 18, 1945 and was educated in Melbourne, Australia. Known as Mohammed Rafiq Khan, he also used names like Peter Khan, Dr Ralph Khan, Mohammed Rafiq Kahan and sometimes Mohammed Rafiq. According to a report in The Fiji Times on June 3, 1988, he was suspected to be the man behind the shipment of the illegal weapons to Fiji. It was reported that Khan came into prominence in Fiji when he established the Budget Marketing... (

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1988 Police Raids Discover Illegal Weapons in Fiji

16 June 2015

Fiji Times

Shockwaves were sent across the country when the first coup was carried out in 1987 by the military. But what was equally shocking one-year later was the discovery of arms and ammunitions that had been illegally shipped into the country for reasons yet to be known. Customs officers in Australia had intercepted a 12-tonne container filled with illegal arms that was destined for Fiji. Following the discovery, Australian police informed their Fijian counterparts that a... (

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1988 Discovery of Illegal Weapons in Fiji

9 June 2015

Fiji Times

He was a detective sergeant based at the Criminal Investigations Department headquarters in Suva when his boss called him. It was May 1988 and he was told by his boss that the Australian authorities had intercepted a container with arms and ammunition bound for Fiji. He was also told that the information from Australian police was that a container with arms and ammunition had already arrived in the country. With years of experience working as a police detective,... (

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Concern in Fiji for Growing Number of Weapon Holders

6 May 2015

Fiji Times

NUKU'ALOFA - There's a major concern from the Ministry of Police as the number of local weapon holders are increasing as the day goes by and they believe it is critical. Inspector Tevita Fiffita stated that most crime occurred regards weapons are weapons that was either brought in to the country illegally and was being concealed also unlicensed. "There is no approximate estimation as to how many holders there are but we do believe that there are many holders out there... (

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Nouvelle Calédonie

New Caledonia: The Crisis America Isn't Going to Do Anything About

3 November 2014

National Interest, Opinion

Given the long list of items on the Obama administration's foreign-policy agenda, American neglect of the South Pacific is understandable. There are no vital U.S. interests at stake in the region, and that is unlikely to change anytime soon. Unless, of course, the big strategic picture makes the Melanesian arc of islands as strategically vital as it proved to be during the Battle of Guadalcanal. But I'm not expecting the U.S. cavalry to come to the rescue in the near... (

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Nouvelle Calédonie

Armed Violence, Youth and New Caledonia's Future

22 October 2014

Le Centre pour le Destin Commun (New Caledonia), Blog

Good morning, my name is Daryl Morini. I am delighted to be here today representing the Centre for a Common Destiny, the first think and do tank in New Caledonia, which I founded last year with a team of young New Caledonians. We provide high-quality, non-partisan policy research and advocacy, specialising in conflict prevention reconciliation and arms control in a local context. Today, I will talk about the background of political tensions, small arms issues and the... (

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The Costs of Crime and Violence in Papua New Guinea

15 August 2014

World Bank News

Reports in both the national and international media and anecdotal evidence indicate that the prevalence of crime and violence is high in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It has become an important obstacle to long-term development. At the request of the Government of PNG, the World Bank conducted a study to better understand the social and economic costs of crime and violence to households, business, government and civil society, and to inform policy directions in managing... (

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Australie,Nouvelle Zélande,Îles Salomon,Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

Why Australia is Gunning for the Illegal Trade in Weapons

2 June 2014

Australian (Sydney)

Canberra, A.C.T - Illegally traded conventional weapons claim more than half a million victims every year. These weapons kill, maim and disable, undermine economic prosperity and development, and keep millions of people, especially women and children, trapped in fear. Australia will this week ratify the first legally binding instrument ever negotiated in the UN to establish common standards for the international transfer of conventional arms, the Arms Trade Treaty. In... (

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American Sentenced in Fiji Over Bribery, Gun Charges

31 May 2014

Fiji Times

An American national who attempted to bring in guns and ammunition into the country had his sentence changed after the High Court reviewed it. Sonny Blake was convicted of bribing a Customs officer and possession of firearms without a license by the Magistrates Court. He was given a 12-month jail term suspended for five years, fined $1000 and conviction not recorded. In his judgment Justice Paul Madigan said in this age where commercial intercourse was paramount and... (

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Firearms Traded for Drugs in Papua New Guinea

9 May 2014

West Papua Daily

Jayapura, (Jubi) – The Papua Police said a marijuana syndicate from Papua New Guinea often exchanged their products with the firearms from Ambon for a transaction around six hundred thousand rupiah. "This inter-state syndicate often used the route of Jayapura, Serui, Sorong to Ambon and Makassar," the Director of Narcotics Crime and Investigation Department, the Commissionaire Senior Police Tornagogo Sihombing told in the press conference on Thursday (8/5). In the... (

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Nouvelle Calédonie,France

New Caledonia Authorities Opposed to Tighter Gun Laws

3 April 2014

Radio New Zealand International (Shortwave)

The New Caledonian government says it's opposed to tighter gun laws as France suggested a limit of four hunting rifles per person. Paris vowed last year to restrict gun ownership by March but the government of Harold Martin says such a step will only cause more political problems. After the law change was signalled last year, the French high commissioner Jean-Jacques Brot said sales had doubled while the local press said weapon sales had grown tenfold. There are... (

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Nouvelle Calédonie

New Caledonia Stocks Up on Private Guns Ahead of Independence Vote

25 February 2014

Global Post (Boston) / Agence France Presse

In the green hills of Grand Terre, New Caledonia's main island, duck farmer Christophe Puesh is dodging the large puddles which have formed after the latest tropical downpour. A descendant of French settlers who came to these Pacific islands after their colonisation in the 19th century, Puesh is hunting deer and wild pigs. Here, hunting is entwined in the lifestyles of both indigenous Kanaks and more recent arrivals - but a debate on gun control in the islands is... (

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