model of development

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Elizabeth

Source: "Red Soil"

The Land Theft of more than 5 million hectares of Papua New Guinea is a huge deal overseas, but not in Papua New Guinea. It’s funny how foreigners walk into the country with that knowledge at the back of their minds but upon spending some time realize, no one’s serious, as seriousness should have gotten.

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"The government is so concerned about the mineral sector and has relegated agriculture to the back burner"

FARMER: COCOA NOT GETTING ATTENTION

Picture: Growing cocoa. courtesy of the World Agriculture blog.

Source: Post-Courier

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Elizabeth

Source: 'Red Soil'

“The government’s building our country by destroying it?” That’s the question posed by Sambun, an elderly man in the middle of the Wewak town market, which heated up a discussion that broke out between customers and the venders about what type of development, mines are to our country. (Picture below-right: Freda river courtesy of mining.com)

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Large scale mine and oil production has "sparked civil strife, caused massive environmental damage, arguably distorted the economy, and brought about a range of negative impacts on communities" (PNG Mine Watch)

Violence erupts at Porgera mine.  Photo: Jethro

Source: Global Post

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A small New Zealand business is demonstrating how Bougainville can have a future without a return to large-scale mining and the reimposition of colonial-style dependence on foreign powers like Rio Tinto... (Mine Watch)

Source: PNG Mine Watch

The Wellington Chocolate Voyage

A voyage to make a unique artisan chocolate bar and a better tasting world. This is the new chocolate revolution.

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"... better strategies need to be in place to take the significant wealth generated by extractives industries and translate this into meaningful human development for citizens across the country".

United Nations calls for responsible foreign investment

Source: PNG Mine Watch via the Masalai blog

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Large-scale mining and gas projects completley defeat the five National Goals in our Constitution and after 30-years have utterly failed to improve the lives of ordinary people in PNG. Yet our Prime Minister and government are determined to

blindly continue along the same failed economic path, enriching forreign corporations and themselves while we suffer the environmental and social costs

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Picture: The Australian 

Good to see the World Bank admit increasing levels of violence are a consequence of rapid economic growth (which they have promoted incidently!). This is yet another indication that our current model of develpment has serious negative consequences for most of us while it is only our elite and foreigners who see the benefits...

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