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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Are these Investments really helping the bulk of Papua New Guinea let alone the Melanesian people ? How much tangible rural development can be seen ? Is the infrastructure really reaching our rural population, roads, bridges, schools, health centres? People struggle to bring their coffee beans, their kaukau bags and their vegetables to sell in towns and yet our MSG members argue for better connectivity with a MSG Travel Card. Who is this investment for ? Which Economy is growing?

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

 

Source: Post Courier

Traditional landowners in the Fly River area of Papua New Guinea's Western Province are reportedly upset that compensation payments from the Ok Tedi mine have been reduced by around half this year.

The landowners are paid money as compensation for the environmental destruction caused by the mine.

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

District administrators get more disciplinary clout with new laws

This decision gives light to ACT NOW's first pillar for a gutpela sinduan blong olgeta: Localization of Decision-Making

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Posted by rait man

By Buin Ogoi

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From a Special Correspondent

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Picture: Women of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, protesting today. Photo: World Forum of Fisher Peoples - WFFP

Source: The Ecologist

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Picture: Planning Minister,Charles Abel, recieving resolution papers

Source: PNG Loop

Universities and research institutions involved in this week’s research Science and Technology conference presented resolution papers to Planning Minister Charles Abel today.

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Elizabeth

Picture: A logging ship collects logs from the RH operation in Pomio

Source: PNG Exposed

Controversial Malaysian logging company, Rimbunan Hijau, has failed to abide by a court order to stop all logging operations in two lease areas in the Pomio district of East New Britain.

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Posted by rait man

By Lester Seri, OCEAN*

This country risks totally losing the five million hectares of customary land that has been allocated as Special Agriculture and Business Leases but which have been determined illegal by the Commission of Inquiry. The Government, especially our Prime Minister, has promised the nation that all illegal SABL will be canceled but to date, many remain to be canceled.

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Posted by Elizabeth1
Elizabeth

Source: Sam Koim, PNG's Anti-Corruption Chief Expert & Champion.

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