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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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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Separatist ULMWP Leaders arrived in Port Moresby

The four West Papuan official representatives of United Liberation Movement of West Papua (ULMWP) led by Chairman Benny Wenda, have been provided with historic VIP welcome by the Melanesian Spearhead Group host, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O’Neil on arrival at Port Moresby last weekend. Speaking for ULMWP in Port Vila, Executive Member Andy Ayamiseba says it gives his […]

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Indonesian soldier shot dead by Papua separatists: military

Armed separatists shot dead an Indonesian soldier on Monday during a gunfight at a market place in the remote easternmost province of Papua, a military spokesman said. Papua has suffered a simmering separatist conflict since it was incorporated into Indonesia after a widely criticized U.N.-backed referendum in 1969 and remains one of the poorest regions in Indonesia. “Five members of […]

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21st MSG Leaders’ Summit set to go in PNG

Preparations are in earnest in Port Moresby to welcome Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders for their 21st biennial summit on Wednesday (14 February). Senior officials from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the FLNKS in New Caledonia were meeting over the weekend ahead of the Leaders’ Summit to finalise issues to go before MSG Leaders for their decision. […]

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