PM travels to Vanuatu for border signing

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare will leave for Port Vila tomorrow Tuesday 4th October to sign a historic Maritime Boundary Treaty with his Ni-Vanuatu counterpart, Prime Minister Charlot Salwai. The signing of the treaty came about after 32 years of negotiations between Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu. The two Prime Minister’s will sign…

MSG Private Sector Development week

The historic Private Sector Development (PSD) Week for the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) was officially opened yesterday in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Events during this week include workshops and meetings which will be attended by Government officials responsible for business development as well as representatives of the private sector and civil society organisations. The PSD Week…

Acting PM welcomed MSG delegates

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Private Sector Development (PSD) meeting and the National Trade Fair Show was officially opened in Honiara on Monday.  Acting Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Maelanga opened where he urged participants to engage in networking to achieve the visions of the Melanesian leaders on the PSG strategy.  Attending…

West Papua wants to interact more with MSG countries

WEST Papua says it wants more interaction with members of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia. The intention was relayed today to the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara by the visiting General Secretary of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua, Octovinius Mote.…

Melanesian regional police academy proposal nears implementation

THE proposal for the establishment of a Melanesian Regional Police Academy is amongst the agendas for discussion by the Melanesian Spearhead Group Leaders at their two-day meeting in Honiara later this week. Director-General of the MSG Secretariat, Mr Amena Yauvoli told the MSG Chair, during a briefing yesterday on MSG issues ahead of the two-day…

MSG secretariat undergoes structural reorganization

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat is undergoing a major organizational restructure under the leadership of its new Director-General, Mr Amena Yauvoli as part of measures to address its precarious financial situation and ensure efficiency in carrying its mandates. Mr Yauvoli a former Fiji diplomat took helm of the organization after his appointment his appointment by…

West Papua moving away from advocacy to nation-building

VISITING General Secretary of the United Liberation Movement of West Papua, Octovinius Mote has told Solomon Islands Prime Minister in Honiara that his movement is moving away from advocacy to nation-building. He said for West Papuans to gain international support for their push for self-rule, they must be seen as building in roads into nation-building.…