Solomons Island apologises for sour relations within MSG

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela used his hand-over speech to his Papua New Guinea counterpart to apologise for any sour relations with other member countries during its two year as chair of the Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG). “Bilaterally, under our chairmanship over the two years, we may have renewed or soured some relationships with other members of our sub region by […]

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Indonesia warns MSG members against meddling in other countries` sovereignty

Director General of Asia-Pacific and African Affairs of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Desra Percaya, has warned Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) members against meddling in other countries` affairs in realizing regional cooperation programs. Desra made the remarks while addressing a MSG ministerial meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Tuesday, in his capacity as chief of the Indonesian delegation to […]

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O’Neill: Apec meeting to be ‘Pacific-styled’

PRIME Minister Peter O’Neill says the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Port Moresby this year will be “Pacific-styled”. “The 2018 Apec will truly be a Pacific-styled event clearly highlighting our cultures so we can advance some of our interests in this community,” he said. O’Neill chaired the Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders meeting yesterday at the Stanley Hotel and Suites in […]

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Papua New Guinea: Reports of up to four people killed in police shooting at student protest

Police in Papua New Guinea fired gunshots Wednesday to quell a student protest demanding the prime minister’s resignation, the government said. It reported several injuries but denied reports that as many as four people were killed. Students in the South Pacific nation have been demanding for weeks that Prime Minister Peter O’Neill resign because of alleged corruption and mismanagement. Australian […]

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PNG to take over MSG chairmanship from SI

PAPUA New Guinea will take over the chairmanship of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) when the Leaders’ Summit begins tomorrow. This follows a series of pre-summit meetings among senior officials over the weekend. PNG is taking over from the Solomon Islands. MSG Secretariat director-general Amena Yauvoli thanked the Government for hosting the senior officials’ meeting and the leaders’ summit this […]

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