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Monday, 07/10/17


Members of an advisory committee assessing Papua New Guinea's general election have resigned. This comes as polling is still in progress in some electorates, past its scheduled conclusion on Saturday. Polling could still take several more days to complete in an election full of disruptions. Yet counting is well advanced in a number of electorates, with at least one... + continue reading

Monday, 07/10/17


West Papuan solidarity groups have protested over reported mass arrests of Papuan activists in the Nabire regency over the past week. Tabloid Judi reported that “hundreds of KNPB [West Papuan National Committee] activists” were arrested and transported by truck to Nabire police in Bukit Meriam, according to an eyewitness.

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Monday, 07/17/17


The Ombudsman Commission is calling on election officials to ensure that people’s choices are respected because they will be effective for five years. The commission has posted its officers at the counting centres to  observe the counting of votes. Chief Ombudsman Michael Dick said in Mt Hagen counting must be transparent and leaders elected by the people must... + continue reading

Top Stories

Wednesday, 07/19/17 - 0 comment(s)


According to police about 3000 people marched in New Caledonia's capital to push for the automatic enrolment of Kanaks for next year's independence referendum.... + continue reading


Tuesday, 07/04/17 - 1 comment(s)


Will raising Gross Receipts Tax from 4.0 percent to 4.75 percent fix Guam Memorial Hospital? It will allow Gov. Eddie Calvo to borrow $125 million to make capital improvements to...

News Releases

Wednesday, 07/12/17 - 0 comment(s)


U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan announced that the commonwealth is receiving $4,518,008 more in federal funds as part of the Typhoon Soudelor recovery effort.... + continue reading

In Depth

Thursday, 07/06/17 - 0 comment(s)

Feelings of “anticipation, excitement” first gripped Papua New Guinea as polling opened last month. Auckland University of Technology doctoral candidate Stephanie Tapungu and her husband... + continue reading


Monday, 07/10/17 - 0 comment(s)


The Electoral Commission website provides progress of 2017 election results. Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato. says results may be slow because they will have to be verified... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Monday, 07/10/17 - 0 comment(s)


Hawai‘i Senator Glenn Wakai joins Pod Squad host Chad Blair to talk about his special relationship with the Republic of Palau, how he views the ongoing assimilation of Micronesian... + continue reading