UNEP awards Indonesia for its ocean initiatives

March 5, 2010

Dr. Tonny Wagey and Elshinta Suyoso-Marsden | Tue, 03/02/2010 2:16 PM | Life. Jakarta Post

In late 2007, during the preparation for the World Ocean Conference (WOC) in Jakarta, the national committee paid a visit to Jusuf Kalla, then the vice president of RI, to inform him of this initiative.

Kalla asked a straight-to-the point question, “This is a good idea for Indonesia as we have vast amount of marine resources. But what United Nations Organization deals with marine issues, and if you know which one, do you have their support at this conference?” Read the rest of this entry »


Indonesia: new ambush targets Freeport personnel in militarized West Papua

January 26, 2010

Claims by Indonesia authorities that the killing of West Papuan rebel leader Kelly Kwalik last month would improve security in the province’s restive Timika region were dashed Jan. 24 when nine people traveling in a convoy of US mining company Freeport-McMoran were injured in an ambush. Papua police said gunmen fired at two buses and four other vehicles carrying Freeport employees and family members on the highway between the mine and Kuala Kencana town. The injured included one US and one South African national working at the Grasberg gold and copper mine, the teenage daughter of a mine employee, and four Mobile Brigade police officers. (Jakarta Globe, Jan. 25) Read the rest of this entry »


Foreign Investors to Rise Agriculture Investments in Papua

January 25, 2010

JAYAPURA, PAPUA

The Agriculture Department said more foreign and domestic investors are interested to food and agriculture potentials of Papua and China, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore are venturing opportunities to invest in food estate projects in the island. Read the rest of this entry »


Indonesia’s West Papua should use special autonomy status wisely: MP

January 13, 2010

JAKARTA, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — Indonesia’s West Papua province should use special autonomy status wisely to build the region, representatives of the region said on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »


Keerom district should be RI`s showcase on PNG border

January 13, 2010

Jayapura (ANTARA News) – Keerom district bordering Papua New Guinea (PNG) should be treated as the country`s “front yard” and therefore it should have adequate public facilities and a community welfare improved through empowerment programs, a regional official said. Read the rest of this entry »


Happy New Year

January 1, 2010

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Merry Christmas

December 25, 2009

What Child is this who laid to rest On Mary’s lap, is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing. Haste, haste to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary.

Why lies He in such mean estate, Where os and ass are feeding? Good Christian, fear: for sinners here, The silent world is pleading: Nails, spear, shall pierce Him through, ……

…The Cross be born, for me, for you: Hail hail the Word made flesh, The Babe, the Son of Mary.

So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh,Come peasant king to own Him,The King of kings, salvation brings, Let loving hearts enthrone Him. Raise, raise the song on high, The Virgin sings here lullaby: Joy, joy, for Christ is born, The Babe, the Son of Mary!