Thursday, August 23, 2007

candy flosse solution


Long time French Polynesian hard ass Gaston Flosse has turned, as Americans might say, candy ass.

After 30 years of warning against the 'miseries' of independence, the former president has withdrawn support from his successor, suggested a unity government with arch foe Oscar Temaru, and given a nod for discussions on a referendum in 2028.

On independence. In doing so, Flosse has thrown down a gauntlet - I am far from finished yet. Political moves over the last month or so have shown bold initiative missing from all sides in this part of the Polynesian triangle.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

a tahiti, le "compte japonais" invoqué dans une sombre histoire | rue89


Who killed JPK? Rue89 reports links between Couraud's
disappearance and bank accounts held in Japan by the
same politicians he was exposing.

Judicial efforts in Tahiti towards investigating allegations of assassination of a former Pape'ete editor continue to stagger on.

Latest news out of the French territory indicates that an investigating magistrate has declared there are no more witnesses to be heard regarding the disappearance of Jean-Pascal Couraud, on 15th December 1997.

Meantime, a French language news site gives the connections between Couraud and documents he was carrying at the time of his alleged kidnapping by French-trained security agents.

A Tahiti, le "compte japonais" invoqué dans une sombre histoire | Rue89

Translation to come shortly : other links

clearstream dwarfs enron
tahiti link to trillion dollar fraud
letter to justice minister grabs French media
letter from jpk committee
clearstream fallout goes galactic