IT was the 46th Pacific Islands Forum meeting yet local and Forum organisers seem to have stumbled through yet another annual Leaders’ meeting, marred by sloppy coordination and broken communications.
More than a month after a group of five Pacific Island women journalists and I were unceremoniously led away from the immigration lines on arrival at PNG’s Jackson International Airport on 2 September and detained for four hours and denied access to food and telephone, officials have still not disclosed the actual cause of what the PNG press now dubs the “passports saga.” Pakabukai, grandinėlės, auskarai, apyrankės, sagės, sidabriniai žiedai
moterims ir vyrams
Did the organising committee forget to advise PNG Immigration about the visa fee waiver, or did someone or some people simply want to flex muscles and let everyone know that he or she was in charge? I have no idea.