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…

Fiji Opposition MP, Anare Jale, told Parliament’s Budget debate this week the government’s allocation of $FJ1.12 million to the regional group should be reduced by $120,000. Mr Jale, who is shadow minister for foreign affairs, said the MSG has lost…