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Fresh OPM clash


The Indonesian military and OPM elements have engaged in another shootout on the Papua New Guinea-Indonesia border, forcing the closure of a primary school and restrictions on traditional border crossers.

OPM wants self determination

By HAIVETA KIVIA in Post Courier

An arm of the Organisasi Papua Merdeka says what happened at Papua New Guinea-Indonesian border was a symbol of representing their dislike and discomfort of been under Indonesian rule. Benny Wenda of the West Papua revolutionary army, which is also linked to the OPM, stated that this is not a war or fight against the Indonesian people or  PNG people and its armed forces.

Locally shot film on tuna industry gets international award

By Joey Tau on PNG Edge

Canning Paradise was awarded the "Best in Festival" award from the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF).

Canning Paradise is a feature-length documentary about one of the world's most prized resources, and those who pay for it.

Decades of overfishing by the global tuna industry have now pushed the final frontiers to the waters of PNG.

Photos from the protest by Pomio landowners against the lack of action on SABL land grab

Last week 400 landowners from Pomio gathered to protest against the delay by the Prime Minister in implementing the recommendations of the SABL Commission of Inquiry Report.

The landowners marched to the District Chamber with banners and placards highlighting the controversial land grabbing that is on going in their area.

The landowners were blocked by the police from staging a peaceful protest at the Drina logging camp.

World Bank accused of destroying traditional farming to support corporate land grabs

The Oakland Institute and /The Rules, along with other NGOs, farmer and consumer organizations from around the world have launched a new campaign, Our Land Our Business, to hold the World Bank accountable for its role in the rampant theft of land and resources from some of the world’s poorest people — farmers, pastoralists and indigenous communities, many of whom are essential food producers for the entire planet.

Oil palm project sets up nursery

Source: The National


THE multi-million kina Turubu oil palm project in East Sepik is working on its central nursery at Nungawa village in the Sausso area.

Landowner company chairman Aron Malijiwi said this 20ha main nursery area would supply planting material to the entire project on the SABL portion 144c in the Sausso and Turubu LLG areas.