Category Archives: South Pacific

Biden makes new pledges to Pacific island leaders as China’s influence grows

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden met Pacific island leaders for a second White House summit in just over a year on Monday, part of a charm offensive aimed at curbing inroads by China into a region Washington … Continue reading

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The Voyage of the Sarimanok

A ripping good film from 1986 about a wooden ship and a band of iron men… and one woman. Damned good stuff all around. Enjoy. TTG

Posted in Messing about in boats, South Pacific, TTG | 17 Comments

“Rebel gunmen attack Indonesian troops deployed to rescue New Zealand pilot”

Phillip Mark Mehrtens was abducted in February by rebels from the West Papua Liberation Army, the armed wing of the Free Papua Movement. Separatist gunmen attacked Indonesian army troops who were deployed to rescue a New Zealand pilot taken hostage … Continue reading

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