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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Are we going to define our own development pathway of just be in the "YES BOSS" mentality? Look at how World Bank and the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) have done to our beloved country and the once unique traditional and workable systems we had. Influenced and Framed to think and behave like them!! In fact we cannot. Lets us look back at how our ancestors lived!!!!

Source: Dan Jorgense

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Picture: Fly River, Western Province (Malum Nalu)

Source: The National

The Fly River in Western “is gone” as a result of the massive damage to the environment caused by mining over the years, according to Environment and Conservation Minister John Pundari.

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Elizabeth

In our traditional societies women were not treated violently in this manner. IF that happened they'd be war etc...What has changed?

Source: The Insider

Picture:  Lowy Institute, Sofia Mangai- President of the East Sepick Council of Women

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Source: Radio New Zealand

The Acting Governor of Papua New Guinea's West Sepik has called for the National Forest Act to be reviewed to ensure better returns for local people from the operations of foreign loggers.

Paul Nengai says the province still earns very little from the extensive logging of its forest, and downstream processing activities remain lacking.

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Elizabeth

Source: The National

TWO groups of women from the Ramu Nickel project areas are the first in Madang to benefit from the small grants programmes for mine affected communities.

These women from Kurumbukari and Maigari will get two new trucks to assist with their agri-business activities.

Other two from the coastal pipeline and Basamuk will receive a truck and piggery project based on their applications.

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Elizabeth

By"Special Correspondent in Lae"

Morobe Students from various tertiary institutions in Lae staged a peaceful protest on the 14th August 2014 demanding the current government to do away with the establishing of Lae City Commission. They discovered that the Commission, it would be controlled by the Morobe Provincial Government.  Revenues generated would be directed to the provincial government basket and will directly affect the 711(internal) vote of the provincial budget.

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Elizabeth

Source: Radio Australia

Papua New Guinea’s National Forest Board will consider a Malaysian company's bid to continue to logging virgin rainforest in order to plant palm oil.

Papua New Guinea's National Forest Board will consider a Malaysian company's bid to continue to logging virgin rainforest in order to plant palm oil.

The clear-felling around Pomio on the island of East New Britain has been hotly contested by some locals, as well as international groups like Greenpeace and Global Witness.

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Source: PNG Mine Watch

A controversial mining project that involves ploughing the sea floor off Papua New Guinea (PNG) is set to begin amid concerns about its impact on the marine environment.

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Elizabeth

Dancing around the issue

Source: PNG Industry News

ABOLISHING fly-in, fly-out employment would have detrimental effects for Papua New Guinea’s mining industry, an Australian junior has warned.

While applauding the PNG government’s determination to consult industry ahead of changes to the constitution regarding resources ownership, Highlands Pacific CEO John Gooding warned of potential ramifications of changing fly-in, fly-out rules.

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Source: PNG Mine Watch

Deputy Mining Minister, Wera Mori and Papindo group interested in Alluvial Mining fronted up at our gates to be served on a Sunday afternoon only to be locked out and asked to go home and return during Official working days and hours.

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