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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Komodo Dragon Park being renovated to receive IMF-WB meetings` participants

The Komodo Dragon National Park`s facilities and infrastructure are currently being renovated or improved to receive thousands of participants of the IMF-World Bank (WB) Annual Meetings to be held in Bali in October 2018. “The stairs on Padar Island are being repaired, the pier is being renovated, and more toilets are being built,” Sudiyono, director of the Komodo Dragon National […]

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Pato backs MSG’s growing prominence on world stage

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) is becoming prominent on the world stage because of concerns raised by member nations on climate change, plus the hosting of Apec by PNG this year, Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Rimbink Pato says. Yesterday, he took over the chairmanship of the MSG Foreign Ministers Group from his Solomon Islands counterpart Milner Tozaka. “The prime […]

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