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Disengagement, Bourail, death and windsurfing: the news on the 1 of Wednesday July 20, 2022

Most of the news from Wednesday July 20 in New Caledonia and the region, with a mobilization at the CHT, a ghost town operation in Bourail, the death of Joël Viratelle, director of the Maison de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, and a Caledonian in XXL waves, in Hawaii.

A mobilization of solidarity will take place this Wednesday at 9 a.m., five days after the attack on a nurse by an alcoholic patient. Soenc Santé wants to denounce, more broadly, the violence suffered by health professionals throughout the territory. Acts that weaken a health system already weakened by the shortage of caregivers.

Between 150 and 300 people gathered on Tuesday in the village of Bourail to denounce the inaction of the authorities in the face of incivility. Doctors’ surgeries, schools and businesses were closed for part of the day. Thefts and damage have increased in recent weeks in the town.

Joël Viratelle, director of the New Caledonia house died on Tuesday in Paris. Sébastien Lecornu, former Minister of Overseas, greets a “passionate about encounters and culture (…) a tireless craftsman of dialogue for peace”and presents a “moved thoughts for his family, loved ones and the New Caledonian people”. “We are losing an exquisite being of fidelity, intelligence and delicacy”continues Jean-Jacques Brot, former high commissioner now prefect of Yvelines.

The weekly health update drawn up by the government of New Caledonia on Tuesday shows the continued progression of the Covid-19 epidemic, with an incidence rate of 502 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven rolling days. .

The three accused of the assassination of Edgar Chenot, taxi driver and father found stabbed in his kitchen, in 2019, in Dumbéa, are questioned, this Wednesday, by the Assize Court, on their involvement in crime. This trial, which opened on Monday, continues until Thursday in Nouméa.

The University of New Caledonia, the Student House and the Sic sign, this Wednesday, an agreement for the development and provision of an apartment dedicated to emergency situations for victims of violence, on the Nouville campus.

Australia’s unique flora and fauna are at greater risk than ever from wildfires, drought, human activity and global warming, says a “shocking” government report released on Tuesday. The picture of the damage drawn up by the scientific report is considerable.

From insubordinate France to the presidential majority, via Les Républicains, some 130 deputies asked the President of the National Assembly for a debate followed by a vote on the free trade agreement concluded on June 30 between the EU and New Zealand, in a letter of which AFP had a copy on Tuesday. The text does not have to be ratified, in principle, by the French Parliament.

The powerful swell that broke last weekend in French Polynesia made the riders happy, south of the Hawaiian archipelago. Among them, the Caledonian Sarah Hauser, professional windsurfer, who lives on the island of Maui. She rushed on her board to take advantage of giant waves. She rode one of the biggest of the decade.

After the defeat against Fiji, Monday, at the opening of the Oceania Nations Cup, the Cagoues face the players of the Solomon Islands, this Wednesday, at 6 p.m., in Suva. The winner will qualify for the quarter-finals this weekend. In men, the U19 selection will face Vanuatu and Samoa in September, still within the framework of Oceania.

Football, again, with Angelo Fulgini, player from Caillou, who signed until 2026, at FSV Mainz, a team which plays in the Bundesliga, in Germany, last week. The amount of the contract for this 25-year-old attacking midfielder signed by Valenciennes and Angers is 6 million euros (716 million CFP francs).


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