Tei Abal knew that independence came too soon
THE ACCOMPANYING CLIPPING from the Post-Courier of 1 December 1973 was based on a Tok Pisin interview with Tei Abal, then Leader of the Opposition in Papua New Guinea.
West Papua push gains strength in Melanesia
JOHNNY BLADES reports that the election of New Caledonia Kanak & Socialist National Liberation Front spokesperson, Victor Tutugoro, as chairman of the Melanesian Spearhead Group coincides with a push to help the self-determination aspirations of Melanesian peoples including West Papuans FURTHERING THE KANAK BID for independence from France was a ... (more)
MSG celebrates 25 years
THE Melanesian Spearhead Group celebrated 25 years of existence on Monday at the University of the South Pacific's Laucala campus in Suva.
Pacific needs emergency response unit
"Fiji's role in the MSG cannot be underestimated". Those were the words of former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare in his opening address of the Melanesian Spearhead group silver jubilee celebrations at USP this morning.