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New Caledonia

New Caledonia Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2003 Reviews of Fiji and Papua New defended Poigoune and other anti- Guinea are not included in this issue. colonial activists in the 1970s, and one of them, Jean-Jacques de Félice, was on hand to welcome his old com- For a nonelection year, 2003 proved rade. Poigoune outlined the division to be an eventful one in New Caledo- of his country between the Kanak- nia. This was the 150th anniversary ruled Northern Province and the of French annexation and also the European-ruled South, and told of the fifth year of the landmark Noumea many challenges presented by multi- Accord peace agreement between national nickel mining projects in pro-independence Kanak and loyalist both provinces. The ldh-nc had French residents and their respective joined the South’s local opposition to allies. French President Jacques Chirac the Goro / Prony arrangement with visited, as did other metropolitan offi- Inco of Canada, because of the low cials, to give assurances of State sup- royalty payments it will pay to the port for the ongoing processes of eco- province and territory (only 10 per- nomic development and devolution of cent compared to the 51 percent own- governing powers to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2004 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2003 Reviews of Fiji and Papua New defended Poigoune and other anti- Guinea are not included in this issue. colonial activists in the 1970s, and one of them, Jean-Jacques de Félice, was on hand to welcome his old com- For a nonelection year, 2003 proved rade. Poigoune outlined the division to be an eventful one in New Caledo- of his country between the Kanak- nia. This was the 150th anniversary ruled Northern Province and the of French annexation and also the European-ruled South, and told of the fifth year of the landmark Noumea many challenges presented by multi- Accord peace agreement between national nickel mining projects in pro-independence Kanak and loyalist both provinces. The ldh-nc had French residents and their respective joined the South’s local opposition to allies. French President Jacques Chirac the Goro / Prony arrangement with visited, as did other metropolitan offi- Inco of Canada, because of the low cials, to give assurances of State sup- royalty payments it will pay to the port for the ongoing processes of eco- province and territory (only 10 per- nomic development and devolution of cent compared to the 51 percent own- governing powers to

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 31, 2004

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