Victims of Solomons conflict want govt to implement TRC advice

Victims of Solomon Islands’ bloody ethnic tensions are still calling on MPs to act on the final report of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up to identify the root causes of the conflict and chart a way forward for the country. This is according to one of the last surviving TRC commissioners Caroline Laore. Speaking from the Shortland Islands […]

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Victims of Solomons’ conflict urging government to finally act

Victims of the Solomon Islands’ bloody ethnic tensions in the late 1990s are still calling for action on reconciliation. Parliamentarians are being urged to act on the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission or TRC, according to one of its last surviving commissioners. The commission was set up to identify causes of the conflict and chart a way forward […]

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West Papuan MSG bid at a dead end, says Jakarta

Indonesia says the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s bid to be a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead group has reached a dead end. MSG leaders meeting in Port Moresby this week referred the Movement’s application to the group’s secretariat for processing under new membership guidelines. The Movement already has observer status at the MSG but the group’s leaders […]

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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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