MSG Secretariat Concludes Virtual SOM 2021

PORT VILA, VANUATU (28 May 2021): The third virtual Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat concluded last week. Among the many discussions was the endorsement of the 2021 Work Programme and Budget. The Senior Officials…

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…

Vanuatu leaders want the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to take a more active role in putting the focus back on the fundamental founding principle of political self-determination of the Melanesian people. Presenting his statement at the 21st MSG Leaders Summit in…

Vanuatu leaders want the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) to take a more active role in putting the focus back on the fundamental founding principle of political self-determination of the Melanesian people. Presenting his statement at the 21st MSG Leaders Summit in…

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has the capacity to resolve the issue regarding West Papua, says the United Liberation Movement for West Papua. Movement chairman Benny Wenda was yesterday invited to speak at the MSG leaders’ summit in Port Moresby…

THE 21st Melanesian Spearhead Group Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM) concluded in Port Moresby on Tuesday with a number of decisions to be considered by Leaders, who will convene today for their Retreat. Key amongst the decisions are the reform of…

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…

THE 21st Melanesian Spearhead Group Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM) concluded in Port Moresby on Tuesday with a number of decisions to be considered by Leaders, who will convene on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 for their retreat. Key amongst the decisions…

By LUKE KAMA – PAPUA New Guinea will take over the chairmanship of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) when the Leaders’ Summit begins tomorrow. This follows a series of pre-summit meetings among senior officials over the weekend. PNG is taking over…