Source: PNG Mine Watch
model of development
Both the SABL land grab and the growing number of violent urban evictions in Papua New Guines are the symptoms of a misguided and destructive model of development.
There has been a strong outpouring of public support for Oro Governor, Gary Juffa, amidst moves to have him ousted in a vote of no confidence by several local level government presidents and Ijivitari MP, David Arore.
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.
Source: PNG Exposed
Uncertain Futures is the title of a 2012 report on the impacts of Sime Darby on communities in Liberia. The report paints a chilling and tragic picture of human rights violations.
Sime Darby is the Malaysian company now poised to take control of NBPOL and its plantations in Papua New Guinea.
Picture: Oro Governor, Gary Juffa
Article Source: Post Courier
Large scale logging in the country has done more damage than good in the rural areas, those affected are often suppressed and threatend by foreign loggers using local police to thier benefit, Oro Governor Gary Juffa said yesterday.
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has thrown its full support behind the campaign against privatising public assets and services in Papua New Guinea, ITF said in its press release.
Three trade unions – the Energy Workers Union, Maritime and Transport Workers Union and National Airline Employees Association – have formed a coalition to keep some of the country’s biggest companies, including PNG Power, PNG Ports and Air Nuigini, in public hands.
By Dansi Oerupeu
Contrary to authority’s claim of common support, the opposition against the Panguna Mine reopening is more apparent then ever. People in Panguna, especially the women folk, who have been subtly crying against the move, are now coming out strongly and using stringent measures to stop any attempt by ABG, PLA or BCL to reopen the mine.
Panguna mine, the epicenter of continual dispute. Picture by Dansi Oerupeu
Coffee buyers in Goroka, Eastern Highlands had a field day today as coffee growers brought their dried parchment coffee beans to town by the truckloads. Buyers set up buying points from the junction near the Mendikwae building all the way down to the main market and Chuave market near Aserufa fuel depot.