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À Wallis-et-Futuna, la procureure exerce illégalement depuis… 27 ans

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Wallis and Futuna shops absorb sugar tax hike

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Cyclone Ella moving away from Futuna

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Cyclone Ella passing close to Futuna

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Futuna. La dépression tropicale Ella menace, l’alerte rouge déclenchée

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Wallis judicial system being shored up
Magistrates have been flown from New Caledonia to Wallis and Futuna after it was established that the territory's prosecutor had no legal standing. During a court case in Noumea last week, a defence lawyer succeeded in halting proceedings by stating that the Wallis and Futuna prosecutor Antonia Tamole had not been duly appointed by a decree of the French president. A 1983 law change had transferred some judicial powers from Noumea to Paris, but the prosecutor had still been chosen from Noumea according to the system installed in 1928   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Judiciary |  Prosecutors | 
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À Wallis-et-Futuna, la procureure exerce illégalement depuis… 27 ans
Nommée en vertu d’un vieux décret colonial, cette fonctionnaire territoriale ne peut plus, désormais, remplir sa mission, ni prendre de décision. La raison ? Un changement de loi en 1983, totalement passé inaperçu… Wallis-et-Futuna, collectivité d’outre-mer, à quelque 16 000 km de la métropole, en plein Océan pacifique. Depuis 1990, au tribunal du chef-lieu Mata-Utu (1 075 habitants), la justice est rendue par la même procureure de la République   Read More ...
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Wallis prosecutor appointed illegally
The judicial system on Wallis and Futuna has been thrown into disarray over an administrative oversight. The issue came to light in a homicide trial in New Caledonia where it was established that the prosecutor on Wallis and Futuna had no legal power to act. Media reports said a 1983 law change had transferred some judicial powers from Noumea to Paris, meaning that the current office holder was not properly appointed   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Prosecutors | 
Places: New Zealand |  Wallis and Futuna | 
Photographer snaps shot of giant school of bait fish in Wallis Lake
Photographer Shane Chalker has lived by the ocean his entire life but never seen anything close to the giant school of bait fish he spotted at the entrance to Wallis Lake on the state's mid-north coast. Mr Chalker spent his childhood at the lighthouse at Seal Rocks where his father was the head lighthouse keeper and has lived in the Forster-Tuncurry area for the past 30 years   Read More ...
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Photographer snaps shot of giant school of bait fish spotted in Wallis Lake
Photographer Shane Chalker has lived by the ocean his entire life but never seen anything close to the giant school of bait fish he spotted at the entrance to Wallis Lake on the state's mid-north coast. Mr Chalker spent his childhood at the lighthouse at Seal Rocks where his father was the head lighthouse keeper and has lived in the Forster-Tuncurry area for the past 30 years   Read More ...
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Family upset after state removes memorial bench from Wallis Sands
Johanne Gillard was outraged when she discovered that the memorial bench she purchased after the deaths of her parents 25 years ago was removed from Wallis Sands State Beach without notification.   Read More ...
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Wallis wants all renewable energy by 2050
The French Pacific territory of Wallis and Futuna wants to increase the production of renewable energy to reach 100 percent by 2050. This was announced after talks with a visiting senior French government official Sebastien Lecornu who said Wallis and Futuna wants to be at the forefront. Mr Lecornu, who is the secretary of state for technological transition, says 90 percent of electricity is being produced with fossil fuels but that will drop to 50 percent by 2030   Read More ...
Categories: Science & Nature | 
Tags: Energy |  Green energy |  Renewable Energy | 
Places: New Zealand |  Wallis and Futuna | 
Wallis wants all renewable energy by 2050
The French Pacific territory of Wallis and Futuna wants to increase the production of renewable energy to reach 100 percent by 2050.   Read More ...
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Tags: Energy |  Green energy |  Renewable Energy | 
Places: Tonga |  Wallis and Futuna | 
Forest on Wallis depleted by a third
A survey has found that the French Pacific island of Wallis has lost about a third of its forests in the past decade. According to the NGO Conservation International, there are now between 30 and 40 percent fewer trees on the island than in 2004. The study, which has been reported by the island's broadcaster, attributes the loss to a range of factors, including climate change and the impact of invasive species   Read More ...
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Wallis and Futuna shops absorb sugar tax hike
Reports from Wallis and Futuna say shops have absorbed tax hikes for sugary drinks. In June the territorial assembly increased taxes on alcohol, tobacco and sweetened beverages in the hope of encouraging healthier lifestyles to counter soaring rates of non-communicable diseases. The public broadcaster says the tax increase came into force this week and added ten percent of the costs to alcohol and tobacco   Read More ...
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Tags: Taxes |  Taxation | 
Taking Tchaikovsky out of Russia's closet: Hershey Felder's ‘Our Great Tchaikovsky’ at the Wallis
Midway through Hershey Felder's one-man show, "Our Great Tchaikovsky," a touchingly idealistic moment occurs when the Russian composer says, "Music doesn't have a nationality. It is simply human." If only the intolerant Russian government thought so. The tragedy of homophobia, still pervasive in Vladimir Putin's Russia, runs through Felder's play, now onstage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts   Read More ...
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Places: Wallis and Futuna |  United States |  Russia | 
Wallis petition challenges Polutele
An electoral petition has been lodged against the winner of Wallis and Futuna's only seat in the French National Assembly. Napole Polutele retained the seat last month, being among the few candidates to secure more than 50 percent of the votes in the first round of voting. The result was being challenged in the French constitutional court by Sylvain Brial who came second   Read More ...
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Talofa Airways fly to Tonga
Talofa Airways launches its inaugural flight to Tonga this morning from Fagali'i Airport in Samoa. Airline spokesman Taua Fatu Tielu says travel between Tonga, Samoa and American Samoa is a nightmare. Taua said their core customers are Tongan and Samoan travellers between those three locations, including members of expatriate communities there who want to visit home for a short vacation. He said they would explore Niue, Wallis and Futuna and Pukapuka in the northern Cooks as possible future destinations   Read More ...
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Sondages législatives 2017: Ce que disent les enquêtes avant le 2e tour
POLITIQUE - La vague "macroniste" va-t-elle se confirmer pour le second tour des législatives 2017? Au regard des différentes projections faites dans la semaine et avant, Emmanuel Macron n'a pas trop de souci à se faire. Pour autant, ces enquêtes doivent encore être prises avec des pincettes, dans ce scrutin particulier qui correspond en réalité à 577 élections locales. Ou plutôt 575, Sylvain Maillard ayant été élu dès le premier tour tout comme Napole Polutele, réélu à Wallis-et-Futuna   Read More ...
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Polutele retains Wallis seat in Paris
In Wallis and Futuna, Napole Polutele has been re-elected to the French National Assembly. Mr Polutele, who has been running under the leftist DVG banner, won just over 50 percent of the vote to secure his seat in the first round. Turnout was above 81 percent. Mr Polutele was first chosen in a by-election four years ago after the incumbent's election was annulled because of campaign irregularities   Read More ...
Places: New Zealand |  Wallis and Futuna | 
Smoker numbers dropping in parts of the Pacific
The director general of the Pacific Community, Colin Tukuitonga, says the region is making progress in cutting smoking levels. Dr Tukuitonga was speaking to mark World No Tobacco Day. It is well documented that the Pacific has some of the highest rates of tobacco use, with approximately half of the adult population in Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Tokelau and Wallis and Futuna smoking daily   Read More ...
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Smoker numbers dropping in the Pacific
The director general of the Pacific Community, Colin Tukuitonga, says the region is making progress in cutting smoking levels. Dr Tukuitonga was speaking to mark World No Tobacco Day. It is well documented that the Pacific has some of the highest rates of tobacco use, with approximately half of the adult population in Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Tokelau and Wallis and Futuna smoking daily   Read More ...
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Wallis and Futuna broadcasts disturbed
The public broadcaster in Wallis and Futuna says its output is being hampered by a blockade of its premises. The website of Premiere Wallis et Futuna says this follows a dispute with representatives of the village of Utufua. No further details are given. There have no updates on its website since late last week. The station's live stream carries music.   Read More ...
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Decision to abandon Games was “bizarre” says Lord Vaea
Lord Vaea was instrumental in bringing the Games to Tonga when he was the Minister of Internal Affairs and Sports. He was part of the bid team led by Prince Ata to Wallis and Futuna in 2012. “The cabinet does not have power to stop it,” Lord Vaea told Kaniva News today. “I believe it is important for Tonga to still host the Games   Read More ...
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Alerts lifted as Cyclone Ella leaves Futuna
Alerts have been lifted in the French Pacific island of Futuna, as Cyclone Ella slowly moves away from the territory. The island of 5,000 people had been on lockdown for nearly three days as the category two storm passed close to the northern coast. Residents were forced to stay indoors and all movement had been banned. But with the cyclone now about 100km away, the alerts were lifted on Saturday night   Read More ...
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Futuna on lockdown for third day as Cyclone Ella lingers
The French Pacific island of Futuna is still on lockdown as Cyclone Ella slowly passes the territory. Authorities on the island have maintained the highest , which orders residents to stay indoors and bans all movement. The cyclone, a category two, was about 80km off the island's northern coast early this morning, with winds gusting as high as 150km/h at its centre   Read More ...
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Cyclone Ella moving away from Futuna
Tropical Cyclone Ella is moving away from the French island of Futuna after passing close to its northern coast. Meteo France says the cyclone with winds close to its centre gusting to 140km/h is maintaining its intensity. A level 2 alert has been in force for since last night, meaning everybody has to be in shelters and all movements are banned   Read More ...
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Cyclone Ella passing close to Futuna
Tropical Cyclone Ella, which is a category 2 storm, is passing just north of the French island of Futuna after an earlier prediction of it passing to its south. Meteo France said the cyclone had winds close to its centre gusting to 140km/h. A level 2 alert has been in force for the island since last night, meaning everybody has to be in shelters and all movements are banned   Read More ...
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Futuna. La dépression tropicale Ella menace, l’alerte rouge déclenchée
Alors que la « dépression tropicale forte » Ella et ses rafales de vent à 130 km/h se dirigent vers l’île de Futuna, Météo France émet un bulletin d’alerte cyclonique rouge pour le territoire. Les autorités locales recommandent elles aussi la plus grande prudence et conseillent à la population de ne pas sortir. L’île de Futuna a été placée, ce jeudi matin, en alerte cyclonique rouge par Météo France en raison de la proximité d’Ella, une dépression tropicale accompagnée de nombreuses rafales de vent   Read More ...
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Ella heading north of mainland Fiji, Futuna in lockdown
Tropical Cyclone Ella's projected course is now taking it many kilometres north of Fiji's main islands, while the French island of Futuna, also to the north, is effectively in lock down. The alert for Futuna was raised to the maximum level two a short time ago. There are different views on the progress of the category two storm. Meteo France says it is likely to weaken later tonight and approach Fiji's Vanua Levu   Read More ...
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Cyclone Ella nears Futuna
Cyclone Ella, currently nearing French island Futuna, is heading west. While Fiji's Metservice says it could strengthen to category three, French meteorologists expect it to weaken. The system is forecast to pass south of the French island of Futuna on its way to Fiji. A level one alert is in force in Futuna. Meteo France said the system would weaken by midnight   Read More ...
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Présidentielle : Emmanuel Macron en tête dans 99 départements sur 101
Emmanuel Macron est arrivé en tête dans 99 départements dimanche soir lors du second tour de l'élection présidentielle. Le candidat d'En Marche ! a emporté tous les départements d'Outremer ainsi que tous ceux de métropole, à l'exception de l'Aisne et du Pas-de-Calais. Les départements ayant le plus voté Macron sont : Paris (89,68%), Hauts-de-Seine (85,65%), Val-de-Marne (80,32%), Wallis et Futuna (79,14%), (78,81%), Ille-et-Vilaine (77,67%), Martinique (77,55%), Finistère (77,33%), Yvelines (77,15%) et (77,14%)   Read More ...
Places: Wallis and Futuna |  France | 
EN IMAGES. A Montréal, la longue attente des électeurs français
Le scrutin du second tour a débuté. L’île de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon et ses quelque 5000 inscrits ont pu s’exprimer les premiers. Les bureaux de vote de Guyane ont ouvert leurs portes vers 13 heures (de Paris) suivis par ceux des Antilles à 14h. La Polynésie sera la dernière à entamer les opérations de vote samedi à 20h, Wallis-et-Futuna démarrant à 22h et la Nouvelle-Calédonie à 23h, alors qu'on sera pour ces deux territoires déjà dimanche   Read More ...
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Des files d'attente interminables à Montréal où votent les Français expatriés
PRÉSIDENTIELLE - Après une dernière nuit de campagne marquée par un piratage massif de documents internes de l'équipe d'Emmanuel Macron, les territoires d'Outre-mer et les Français de l'étranger ont commencé samedi 6 mai à voter pour le second tour de l'élection présidentielle. En même temps que Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, la Guyane, les Antilles, la Polynésie, Wallis-et-Futuna et la Nouvelle-Calédonie, 1,3 million de Français de l'étranger sont appelés aux urnes à partir de samedi, décalage horaire oblige   Read More ...
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Présidentielle 1er tour: les départements qui ont le plus et le moins voté, et pour qui
Paris - Voici la liste des dix départements ou collectivités ayant le plus et le moins voté pour chacun des quatre principaux candidats, et ceux où l'abstention a été la plus forte, et la plus faible: Les départements ayant le plus voté Emmanuel Macron : Hauts-de-Seine (92) 32,30% Wallis et Futuna (986) 30,48% Ille-et-Vilaine (35) 30,26% Guadeloupe (971) 30,22% Finistère   Read More ...
Places: Wallis and Futuna |  France |  Paris | 
CARTE. Premier tour : où sont passées les terres du PS ?
Benoît Hamon n’a pas existé. Cinquième du premier tour dimanche, avec 6,35% des suffrages, le candidat du Parti socialiste n’est arrivé en tête dans aucun département, ni même dans sa ville de Trappes (Yvelines). Sa seule apparition dans un trio de tête, il l’a obtenu dans la collectivité d’outre-mer de Wallis-et-Futuna (Pacifique). Pour le PS, c’est «une défaite historique», comme l’a reconnu le candidat lui-même   Read More ...
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French Pacific opts for Fillon in presidential race
Voters in the French Pacific have defied the trend in mainland France and given support to the centre-right's Francois Fillon as their preferred candidate in the presidential race. However, Mr Fillon failed to make the top two France-wide and is eliminated from the run-off vote in two weeks which will be between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. Emmanuel Macron won most votes in Wallis and Futuna where Marine Le Pen came a distant fourth   Read More ...
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Places: New Zealand |  Wallis and Futuna |  France | 
L’outre-mer, un nouvel horizon pour la défiscalisation
A l’image de la Guyane, en grève générale depuis un mois, l’outre-mer se considère souvent comme oubliée de la Métropole, en raison probablement de son éloignement géographique. Mais ce département et les autres régions d’ outre-mer pourraient profiter, dès 2018, d’une manne financière provenant de fonds privés. Une excellente nouvelle pour les entreprises guyanaises, mais aussi pour celles de la Guadeloupe, de la Martinique, de La Réunion, de Mayotte, et des collectivités de Saint-Barthélemy, de Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, de la Polynésie française et des îles de Wallis-et-Futuna   Read More ...
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Three seats challenged after Wallis election
Three petitions have been lodged in Wallis and Futuna, challenging the result of last month's territorial election. Nine members were re-elected in the 20-seat assembly for a five-year term. However, the [public broadcaster http://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/wallisfutuna/wallis/elections-territoriales-2017-3-recours-deposes-465309.html] said two challenges from Wallis and one from Futuna are now with the French administration which will forward them to a top court in Paris. The report said two complaints wee about alleged irregularities in the polling as well as problems with proxy votes   Read More ...
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Verge elected as new Wallis and Futuna assembly president
A new assembly president has been elected in Wallis and Futuna but nine of the 20 representatives ignored the meeting. The boycott was triggered by news that the group's most senior member was not available for the sitting which was the first since last month's territorial election. The French prefect Jean-Francis Treffel allowed the sitting to open and a French-born businessman David Verge was elected, replacing Mikaele Kulimoetoke   Read More ...
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SVP Wallis reicht Wahlbeschwerde ein
Nach den Anzeigen wegen des Verdachts auf Wahlbetrug aus Brig, Visp und Naters hat die Unterwalliser SVP eine Wahlbeschwerde eingereicht. (Symbolbild) (KEYSTONE/OLIVIER MAIRE) Nach dem Verdacht auf Betrug beim zweiten Wahlgang für die Walliser Regierung reicht die Unterwalliser SVP eine Wahlbeschwerde ein. Am Donnerstag hatten die Behörden von Brig, Visp und Naters Anzeige eingereicht. Sitten. "Die SVP Unterwallis ist schockiert über diese Betrugsfälle", teilte die Partei am Freitag mit   Read More ...
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Verdacht auf Wahlbetrug im Wallis
Nach dem zweiten Wahlgang der Walliser Staatsratswahlen haben die Behörden von Brig und Visp Anzeige wegen des Verdachts auf Wahlbetrug eingereicht. (Symbolbild) (KEYSTONE/OLIVIER MAIRE) Vier Tage nach dem zweiten Wahlgang für die Walliser Regierung gibt es Hinweise auf mögliche Fälle von Wahlbetrug im Oberwallis. Die Behörden von Brig, Visp und Naters haben Anzeige bei der Staatsanwaltschaft eingereicht. Sitten. "Die Stadt Brig hat eine Anzeige wegen Wahlbetrugs eingereicht", sagte am Donnerstag der Walliser Generalstaatsanwalt Nicolas Dubuis auf Anfrage der Nachrichtenagentur sda   Read More ...
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Wallis wählt Regierung und Parlament neu
Das Rechtsbürgerliche Bündnis mit Sigrid Fischer-Willa, Oskar Freysinger und Nicolas Voide (Plakat links) könnte die CVP mit ihrem prominenten Staatsratskandidaten Christophe Darbellay in Bedrängnis bringen. (KEYSTONE/ALESSANDRO DELLA VALLE) Das Wallis wählt heute Sonntag den Regierungsrat und das Kantonsparlament neu. Mit Spannung erwartet wird vor allem der Ausgang der Staatsratswahlen: In den Startlöchern stehen 13 Kandidierende. Sitten. Bei den Walliser Regierungsratswahlen kämpfen so viele Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten wie noch nie   Read More ...
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Migros produziert künftig Poulets im Wallis
Micarna investiert 18 Millionen Franken in die Poulet-Produktion in Siders VS. Für den Standort spricht, dass der Gebirgskanton abseits der Flugrouten der Wasservögel liegt. (Archiv) (KEYSTONE/LAURENT GILLIERON) Der zur Migros gehörende Fleischverarbeiter Micarna investiert 18 Millionen Franken in die Produktion von Poulets in Siders VS. Weitere Projekte im Wallis sind in den kommenden Jahren in Steg und Martinach geplant. Siders VS. Micarna wolle in Siders vier Produktionshallen für 50'000   Read More ...
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Tourenskifahrer im Wallis ums Leben gekommen
Ein 36-jähriger Tourenskifahrer ist am Mittwoch in einer Schneebrettlawine beim Balmhorn in der Nähe von Leukerbad VS ums Leben gekommen. Der Schweizer mit Wohnsitz in Zürich wurde mehrere hundert Meter in die Tiefe gerissen. Leukerbad. Er war zuvor mit einem 42-jährigen Kollegen von der Altelshütte zum Balmhorn hoch gestiegen, wie die Walliser Kantonspolizei am Donnerstag mitteilte. Das Schneebrett löste sich in einem Couloir am Südhang des Balmhorns. Das Todesopfer war   Read More ...
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