Category: South Pacific

What to expect at the Melanesian Spearhead Group summit

Source: https://www.lowyinstitute.org The last time the leaders of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) got together was in 2016, for a special leaders summit held in Honiara. A number of key issues were left unresolved after that meeting, most notably whether to endorse the next iteration…
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…
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…

Preparations are in earnest in Port Moresby to welcome Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders for their 21st biennial summit on Wednesday (14 February). Senior officials from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the FLNKS in New Caledonia were meeting…

reparations are in earnest in Port Moresby to welcome Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders for their 21st biennial summit on Wednesday (14 February). Senior officials from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the FLNKS in New Caledonia were meeting…
Tonga capital suffers widespread damage from Cyclone Gita

By John Mair, EMTV WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Emergency services in Tonga were working to reopen roads on Tuesday and assess what assistance they may need after Cyclone Gita tore across the Pacific island nation in the middle of the night.…
Tonga braces as powerful Cyclone Gita bears down

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Pacific nation of Tonga braced for destructive winds and potential flash flooding from Tropical Cyclone Gita on Monday after the powerful storm pummelled Samoa over the weekend. The Category 4 storm was moving south across the…
ULMWP confident PNG to support membership

The Executive of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) has complied with the request of the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill, to unite and is confident that as the Chairman of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG)…
Gereja Pasifik : Tidak masuk akal apa yang dilakukan diplomat Indonesia!

Jayapura, Jubi – Sekretaris Jenderal Konferensi Gereja Pasifik, Rev. Francois Pihaatae menyebutkan respon dan sikap diplomat Indonesia, Frans Albert Joku saat konferensi pers di Apia, Samoa dalam pertemuan Forum Kepulauan Pasifik (PIF) sangat tidak masuk akal. Selain disampaikan dengan suara tinggi,…