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Posted by Elizabeth1
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Source: MY Land, My Country Blog

As a vote of no confidence against Oro Governor, Gary Juffa, looms, he writes about the successes and challenges he faces against the old guard.

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Posted by Effrey

The Papua New Guinea Forest Authority (PNG FA) will not cancel the Forest Clearance Authorities it has granted allowing logging inside Special Agriculture and Business Lease areas and thus is not defending the rights and interests of customary landowners.

This was made clear in a recent meeting of NGOs with the PNGFA. 

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Source: Post-Courier

MANY in Bougainville are wondering why Bougainville Copper Limited’s (BCL) parent company Rio Tinto wants to make the domang minta (bel kol) payment.

The payment will be a compensation for loss of lives and properties during the decade-long conflict.

The period for bel kol has lapsed, say some, adding that Rio Tinto-BCL should now pay compensation outright.

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Picture: Notice board at Mizoram

Source: The Epoch Times

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Chatham Rise seabed hearing: the absence of evidence

Source: Scoop NZ

The phosphate on the seabed, 450m down on the Chatham Rise, has a particular quality that other phosphate doesn’t have: uranium.

The toxicity of this uranium was the focus of yesterday’s seabed mining hearing, and the evidence from a range of experts hasn’t filled us with confidence.

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Source: Radio New Zealand

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Elizabeth

Source: The National

A NATIONAL court judge has cautioned landowners to be wary of land hijacking.

Stephen Oli highlighted this during a court user forum in Kokopo last Friday.

He said with due respect, the Special Agriculture Business Leases (SABL) were a hotspot for corruption.

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Source: PNG Mine Watch

The President of the Vanuatu National Council of Women (VNCW) Mrs. Blandine Boulekone, has said that women in Vanuatu totally disagree with the Deep Sea Mining in Vanuatu Waters.

In a statement to the Daily Post yesterday morning, Mrs. Boulekone strongly expressed the Vanuatu Women’s opposition to such projects.

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Picture: French journalist Thomas Dandois, who has been held in prison since August 6. Image: Reporters Sans Frontieres

Source: Pacific Scoop

The Indonesian government has banned West Papuan activist groups from holding a rally in West Papuato demand that French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat be released by the Indonesian authorities.

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