Melanesian police forces to assist PNG with APEC security

Melanesian Spearhead Group countries are considering deploying police to Papua New Guinea later this year to assist with security for the APEC summit. The matter’s being discussed at a meeting of police ministers and police chiefs from MSG countries which began in PNG’s East New Britain province at the weekend. The group has been asked by PNG for security help […]

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Historic Ship Rainbow Warrior to Sail Throughout Indonesia

The Rainbow Warrior is a historic ship of Greenpeace organization which will sail throughout Indonesia as a vehicle for environmental campaigns. Rainbow Warrior often sailed to remote areas to directly see the environmental issues in the region and immediately act against its destruction. Since its first visit in Indonesia in 2013, Rainbow Warrior will be sailing in the archipelago beginning this […]

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Indonesia welcomes inking of Timor Leste-Australia maritime border treaty

The Indonesian government has encouraged a peaceful resolution to the maritime delimitation issue between Timor Leste and Australia and will further examine the signed border treaty between both neighboring countries in detail. The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on Wednesday that in connection with the signing of the treaty between the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste and […]

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Vanuatu Supreme Court Clears MSG, Amena Yauvoli

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Vanuatu yesterday cleared Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and its director general Amena Yauvoli of any wrongdoing. The MSG issued a statement about the ruling which followed a campaign against the MSG and Mr Yauvoli by a former deputy director general from Vanuatu. Ambassador Yauvoli said the judgement was a landmark one. “This judgement […]

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Ratu Inoke”I think Sogavare is either suffering from memory loss or trying to play politics with his own constituents,”

Fiji has hit back at the deputy prime minister of Solomon Islands over criticism about the Melanesian Spearhead Group. Speaking in the Solomons parliament yesterday, Manasseh Sogavare said Fiji should apologise for bringing Indonesia into the MSG. He said Fiji’s prime minister Frank Bainimarama breached MSG procedure by forcing the other four full members to accept Indonesia as part of […]

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