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Monday, 08/08/16


Papua New Guinea does not need an independent bilateral arrangement with Australia and New Zealand to achieve its trade goals. This is according to the Chief Trade Advisor to Pacific Island Countries on the regional free trade agreement PACER PLUS.

The comment was in response to statements from PNG's Trade Minister Richard Maru to his Australian counterpart... + continue reading

Tuesday, 08/09/16


The State on Monday afternoon deployed about 57 police mobile squad personnel from Port Moresby to Komo to beef up security at the US$20 billion PNG LNG project sites.

The police were deployed to protect the well pads, Hides conditioning plant, employees and assets belonging to developer ExxonMobil (PNG) Ltd led consortium. Hides PDL1 landowner leader Moses Mekeya... + continue reading

Wednesday, 08/17/16


Difficulties with negotiating the PACER plus trade agreement for Pacific islands have come to light at a public presentation in Auckland. The Chief Trade Negotiator for the Pacific Islands, Edwini Kessie, defended the negotiating process and the level of transparency from participating countries, but lamented Papua New Guinea's exit from the discussions. In the face... + continue reading

Top Stories

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Speaker Theodore Zurenuoc has been given five days by a three-man Supreme Court bench to recall Parliament and deal with the existing notice of a motion of no-confidence in... + continue reading


Wednesday, 07/06/16 - 1 comment(s)


On the 2 July 1998, the West Papuan Morning Star flag was raised on top of a water tower near the harbour in Biak. Up to 75 people gathered beneath it singing songs and...

News Releases

Monday, 08/15/16 - 0 comment(s)


The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) is taking a bold step towards designing a policy framework that will see traditional governance an integral part of the... + continue reading

In Depth

Tuesday, 06/21/16 - 1 comment(s)


Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama used what would normally have been a bland official speech in Suva earlier this month to bluntly air continuing grievances over the... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Monday, 07/18/16 - 0 comment(s)


60 Minutes Australia: If you're thinking of holidaying in Samoa, you'd be wise to think again. The brochures show an idyllic South Pacific paradise and... + continue reading