MSG ministers end PNG talks

THE 21st Melanesian Spearhead Group Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM) concluded in Port Moresby on Tuesday with a number of decisions to be considered by Leaders, who will convene today for their Retreat. Key amongst the decisions are the reform of the MSG Secretariat, its Corporate Plan 2018-2020 and the Work Programme and Budget for 2018. The MSG Secretariat in Port […]

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‘MSG: REMEMBER YOUR ROOTS’

Vanuatu leaders want the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to take a more active role in putting the focus back on the fundamental founding principle of political self-determination of the Melanesian people. Presenting his statement at the 21st MSG Leaders Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea at 4pm yesterday, Prime Minister Charlot Salwai said the MSG chair would agree the […]

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GOV’T TOLD TO ACT ON REPORT

ONE of the surviving members of the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is calling on the government to implement the recommendations of their report through political will. This came after successive governments had failed to implement the Commission’s recommendations to date after they presented its five volume report to former Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo in 2012. Caroline […]

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Papuan Liberation Army claims responsibility for dead Indonesian soldier

The West Papua National Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for the fatal shooting of an Indonesian soldier in Papua province yesterday. The shooting took place at a market in Sinak in Papua’s Puncak Jaya regency. A Highlands-based Defense Region Command of the rebel group, which says it is waging a war for West Papuan independence from Indonesia, made a statement […]

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ELECTION BUDGET SLASHED

A draft budget of Vt20 million by the Electoral Office to cover the Port Vila Municipal Elections has been reduced to Vt13 million. Principal Electoral Officer (PEO), Charles Vatu, says despite the reduction in the budget, the Electoral Office will do its best to accommodate all costs of the running of the 2018 Port Vila Municipal Elections within the government […]

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