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…
Salwai Government celebrates two-year anniversary

THE Vanuatu Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has celebrated two years in power. In his official remarks on the occasion, Mr Salwai said it was not an easy task to ensure the government was stable throughout…
PM Salwai made reshuffle and appointed new ministers this morning

Prime minister Charlot Salwai has transferred Ground and Justice Party’s president, Ralph Regenvanu from ministry of lands to become new minister of foreign affairs. Mr Salwai has also transferred an other GJP MP, Alfred Maoh from the ministry of internal…
Vanuatu gives West Papua group access to land, building

Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Charlot Salwai will hand over the title to a plot of land with a building on it to the leaders of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua this afternoon. The ceremony to hand over the title…
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai: ULMWP Unity

“In order to maintain this level of engagement I ask that the United Liberation Movement of West Papua ensure there is a strong coordination of all the international activities. “I call for unity of resolve and action. Governments in the region…
Vanuatu PM accuses world leaders of ignoring West Papua

The prime minister of Vanuatu has accused world leaders at the UN of turning a deaf ear to more than half a century of atrocities committed by Indonesia on the people of West Papua. Speaking at the UN General Assembly…
Melanesian leaders condemn UN for turning ‘a deaf ear’ to West Papua atrocities

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu leaders want investigation into alleged abuses and support for independence campaign Ben Doherty @bendohertycorro Sunday 24 September 2017 03.12 BS TLast modified on Sunday 24 September 2017 03.13 BST Melanesian leaders have accused the United Nations of having “turned a deaf ear” to…
Vanuatu’s PM aims at UN over ‘sensitive’ West Papua issue

By Jonas Cullwick in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, says some South Pacific leaders at this month’s Forum in Samoa backed off making a decision about West Papua because it was a “sensitive issue”. This was in…