West Papuan Liberation Movement applies for full MSG membership

The United Liberation Movement of West Papua has officially submitted an application for full membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The Liberation Movement already has observer status in the regional group whose full members are Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon…

The United Liberation Movement of West Papua has officially submitted an application for full membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group The Liberation Movement already has observer status in the regional group whose full members are Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon…

The United Liberation Movement of West Papua has again applied for full membership in the Melanesian Spearhead Group. The ULM hopes that new leadership in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea may improve its chances .ListenListening…1:30 The United Liberation…
Melanesian Spearhead Group spat about Indonesia spills over

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalist, Radio NZ johnny.blades@radionz.co.nz 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…
Sogavare queries MSG brotherhood

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Sogavare has questioned the true spirit of the members within the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG),  by stating that non-granting of the 5th Freedom Right by Fiji to Solomon Islands is an issue. DPM said this…
Solomonn Islands DPM says Fiji should apologise

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Sogavare says Fiji Prime Minister (PM) should apologise to the member countries of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) for admitting Indonesia as an associate member. Speaking on the floor of parliament yesterday, DPM says Fiji…

Press Release: ULMWP United Liberation Movement for West Papua in Port Moresby fulfils prerequisites for MSG Membership United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) expresses deep gratitude to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and the PNG Government for inviting the ULMWP to…
ULMWP Can Pass Muster: Foreign Minister

In a brief message yesterday, Vanuatu Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu responded to an Indonesian spokesman’s claims by Indonesia’s First Secretary for Political Affairs in Australia that West Papua‘s ‘game is up’. Radio New Zealand reported earlier this week that Mr…
West Papua membership issue still unresolved at MSG

Leaders of Melanesian Spearhead Group countries have referred a West Papuan application for full membership in the group to its secretariat for processing. The leaders had their summit this week in Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby. A long-pending application…