The appeal trial of Dr Olivier Peres began this Monday 3 April. The former head of the hospital’s orthopaedic department is accused of murdering his neighbour in September 2018 on the Tina golf course in Noumea. In March last year, the 65-year-old doctor was sentenced by the Assize Court to 20 years in prison. This story made a lot of noise in Caledonia. It concerns a very well-known doctor. He does not deny the facts, but he believes that he acted in self-defence. The two men were friends. The magistrates will address the question of adultery… The difficulty for the doctor’s lawyers is to succeed in proving that this is not a premeditated murder…
June 18, 2023
October 20, 2020
- Former Caledonian High Commissioner at the Elysée Palace
Former haussaire Patrice Faure has been appointed to the strategic position of director of the Élysée cabinet. The new arrival is a 56-year-old former non-commissioned officer who worked for the DGSE (secret service). He was prefect in the Morbihan region and above all high commissioner of the Republic in New Caledonia, where he was responsible for organizing the referendum on self-determination. He greeted the French President in French Guiana in 2017 with a resounding: "The problem with the French administration is that there are more underpants than balls!