MSG boss shuffling

After months of uncertainties, the sub-regional bloc of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) may be moving to announce its new Director General early in the New Year, more than a year after the office was vacated when incumbent Ambassador Amena Yauvoli resigned to rejoin the Fijian diplomatic service. It is Vanuatu’s turn to provide a new DG, however plans to fill the office were interrupted when frontrunner Ambassador Roy Mickey Joy fell seriously ill and was medivaced to New Caledonia for urgent treatment in mid-2021. The whisper from Port Vila is that Joy is now out of the race and Vanuatu’s ambassador to the United Nations, former governor . . .

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