Papua New Guinea

Pacific Sport: The best of 2014

Peter Rees
Tue 09 Dec 2014 -

It was a remarkable year for athletes of Pacific heritage in the international arena.

High Arctic inks deal with InterOil

Thu 04 Dec 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- High Arctic on Monday signed a two-year deal with InterOil for a second heli-portable drilling rig in Papua New Guinea.

Oil Search bids for Talisman assets

Thu 04 Dec 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- Oil Search Ltd has bid more than US$300 million (K787m) to buy Talisman Energy’s assets in Western, a move that could accelerate an expansion of the Pacific nation’s flagship gas-export facility, The Wall Street Journal reported.

IMF cautions PNG over growth

Thu 04 Dec 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- With the liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and exports starting in Papua New Guinea the resource sector growth is projected to surge next year.

New Caledonia to export to PNG

Wed 03 Dec 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- New Caledonia may be on the way to making its first export to Papua New Guinea.

UNHCR urges Aust to release child refugees

Wed 03 Dec 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- A representative of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has claimed that the detention of children at the Manus Detention Centre is a breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child.

PNG and Australian Prime Ministers to meet today

Wed 03 Dec 2014 -

PORT MORESBY,PNG --- The Prime Ministers of Papua New Guinea and Australia will have an opportunity to discuss bilateral issues when they meet in Canberra today.

PNG welcomes Fiji back in the PIF

Mon 24 Nov 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- Papua New Guinea has welcomed Fiji’s return to the Pacific Islands Forum.

November 2014

PNG police chief rounds up rogue officers

Sam Vulum

THE protracted arrest of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill over alleged illegal approval of millions of kina payments to a law firm is on hold while O'Neill challenges its legality in court. This came amid a deepening split between police officers apparently loyal to O'Neill and the fraud ...

Crime restricts PNG’s economic growth

Rowan Callick

Crime is costing Papua New Guinea severely despite its rapid economic growth - due to reach 20 per cent next year- according to a series of new World Bank reports. The bank says that 81 per cent of businesses in PNG are restricting their investments due to crime concerns -with ...

Highway opposed : Papua Separatist leader

Fri 31 Oct 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ----Papua separatist leader of the 1970s Dame Josephine Abaijah has called on Papuans and like-thinking Papua New Guineans to rise in unity to oppose the planned trans-island highway.

PNG govt sets up emergency Ebola plan

Fri 31 Oct 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG -----A comprehensive Ebola emergency response plan is being developed to prepare for any threat of the deadly disease outbreak in the country.

Indonesian fugitive to remain as citizen in PNG

Tue 28 Oct 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- A final submission from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General seeking approval from Cabinet in July this year for proceedings in the National Court to revoke the citizenship of Indonesian fugitive Djoko Tjandra may have been withdrawn.

Ex-combatants want involvement in operation

Mon 27 Oct 2014 -

BUKA, PNG --- The ex-combatants from South, Central and North Bougainville have been in discussion with the Autonomous Bougainville Government last week.

October 2014

China lifts freeze to allow flagship PNG port project

Sam Vulum

Work on the flagship project of Papua New Guinea’s fisheries industry, the Pacific Marine Industrial Zone (PMIZ) in Madang will start after the China Export and Import (Exim) Bank agreed to lift its freeze on the US$74 million loan for the project. The project, among its other objectives, aims to ...

‘I was a millionaire before politics’: Namah

Wed 01 Oct 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- Papua New Guinea Opposition leader Belden Namah says he is a self-made millionaire involved in logging and palm oil in West Sepik long before he became a politician.

PM O’Neill vs Namah

Tue 30 Sep 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ----- Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said Monday the Ombudsman Commission (OC) has failed in its duty to investigate claims by Opposition Leader Belden Namah that he had spent K50 million (US$20 million) on Members of Parliament in the 2012 national election.

Miner’s seabed study ‘flawed’

Mon 29 Sep 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- The environmental impact statement (EIS) released by seabed miner Nautilus Minerals has errors and does not consider contaminants carried directly to land by water, a scientist claims.

Bougainville President Momis attacks report on Panguna mine

Wed 24 Sep 2014 -

BUKA, PNG --- Bougainville President John Momis has attacked a report on the decommissioned Panguna mine, describing it "misleading and irresponsible".

New Tuna Processing facility in PNG will generate K165m

Wed 24 Sep 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- HAILISHENG Group (PNG) Company Limited and the Papua New Guinea Government have signed a tuna project agreement where a processing facility will be built at Malahang in Lae, Morobe Province.

PNG’s Sovereign Wealth Fund: still too many loose ends

Mark Evans of the Pacific Institute of Public Policy
Tue 23 Sep 2014 -

If it’s going to proceed with it, the government would do well to announce specific plans for the Sovereign Wealth Fund before the year is out.

Digicel receives approval

Thu 18 Sep 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- Digicel has received the required approvals from Government and regulatory authorities with regard to its purchase of a submarine fibre network across the Caribbean region. The transaction is complete.

ANZ economist urges country to prepare for two risks

Thu 18 Sep 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- There are two key principal risks in the global economic outlook in the next two years that Pacific countries – including Papua New Guinea – has to be aware of, ANZ Asia-Pacific chief economist Glenn Maguire said.

Talks on PNG Power will involve all parties: PM O’Neill

Mon 15 Sep 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says he has given assurance that any changes that will be made to the ownership of PNG Power Limited will be discussed with all stakeholders.

Namah takes on PNG law on asylum

Mon 15 Sep 2014 -

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- Papua New Guinea Opposition Leader and Vanimo-Green MP Belden Namah’s legal challenge on the constitutionality of the detention of the asylum seekers on Manus Island, will begin with a directions hearing on 07 October .