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Malaita support for free West Papua intact

MALAITA provincial government has maintained its support and stand for a free West Papua. This was highlighted during a dialogue held in Auki last month between representatives from the national government, civil society, Indonesian government and Malaita provincial government. The…
Govt unhappy with Rumbiak’s comment

The Government has expressed dismay at attempts by West Papualeader Jacob Rumbiak, to interfere and meddle in the country’s national affairs. In a statement on Tuesday the Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change Government (SIDCCG) said it strongly disproves the…
Lessons from OPM Experience in Senegal

Jayapura, 25/5(Jubi)–– Free West Papua activist Filep Jacob Semuel Karma, commonly called Jopie Karma already warned that the experience of OPM (Organisasi Papua Merdeka – Free Papua Movement) in Senegal should not be repeated now. This warning is important in…
PM set to chair PIDF in July

PRIME Minister Rick Hou will chair the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) meeting in Honiara in July this year. Last Friday, the Prime Minister was briefed on the progress of arrangements by the Secretary General of PIDF Francois Martel. Mr…
Pacific journalist launch environment network

Pacific journalists have formed a network that will act as a platform for the exchange of stories and news content on environment issues in the Pacific. The Pacific Environment Journalist Network was officially launched in Nukualofa, Tonga on Monday night…
Trump for Apec

By GYNNIE KERO, the National PNG United States President Donald Trump’s attendance at the Apec meeting in PNG will be a “great honour”, Foreign Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato says. Speaking at a business forum in Australia this week, Pato said:…
DSE: we are not part of West Papua trip

SolomonstarNews.com – DEVELOPMENT Service Exchange (DSE) has rejected claims that it is “officially represented” in a government delegation that visited West Papua last week. The delegation, led by the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister, John…

Civil society groups in West Papua including local non-governmental organisations, youth groups, students, women associations, church leaders and indigenous leaders are cautious about a surprise visit to West Papua by a Solomon Islands government delegation. The Solomon Islands government under…