MSG chair condemns assassination

The Chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group and Spokesperson of the FLNKS Political Bureau, Mr Victor Tutugoro has condemned the assassination of Martinus Yohamewho who is responsible for the West Papua Independence Movement in Sorong. Mr Tutugoro made the statement after regional media announced the discovery of Martinus YOHAME’s body in the region of Sorong,…

Island issues, global problems

The problems affecting Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S.) are as far removed from the idyllic tropical holiday as the picture perfect postcard that is sent home by the tourist. But how does one capture in a photo for a postcard the rising seawaters that are affecting our aquifers, the increasing intensity of extreme weather events…

FFA regional op nets three vessels linked to illegal fishing

FFA HQ, Honiara – Legal investigations are underway in Kiribati and Papua New Guinea with three vessels now potentially facing charges linked to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The vessels caught the attention of maritime authorities during the regional surveillance and enforcement Operation Island Chief across the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of PNG, Palau,…

MSG chair launches MSG Trade Mission in NC

Chair of the MSG and FLNKS Spokesperson, Victor Tutugoro and a senior member of the FLNKS Political Bureau Yvon Faua officially launched the First Trade Mission of the Melanesian Spearhead Group last week in Noumea, New Caledonia.             In the presence of representatives of various institutions and companies from brother-countries around Melanesia who gathered in…