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PORT MORESBY - The World Food Programme announced that it has concluded its food distributions in Papua New Guinea, having reached over 246,000 people in the highlands as well as Western and Milne Bay Provinces.

The Papua New Guineas minimum wage currently stands at K3.50, this is according to Ms Mary Morola, Secretary for the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations (DLIR).
LGBTI community members in Papua New Guinea are seeking a thorough police investigation of the death of openly gay man who allegedly was killed by a relative.
Times are undoubtedly tough in Papua New Guinea's mining and petroleum sector, but as the industry prepares for its biennial conference in Sydney in December, the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum's Greg Anderson tells Business Advantage PNG ...
Stand-in captain Assad Vala scored an unbeaten 144 in the first innings to set up Papua New Guinea's 199-run win over Namibia at Port Moresby in PNG's first Intercontinental Cup match on home soil.

At a Senate estimates hearing on Monday night, the head of immigration and border security, Michael Pezzullo, said the fate of gay and bisexual men held in Australian offshore processing is a matter for Papua New Guinea. Earlier this year, immigration ...
Paul Palosualrea Pavol of New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has won the Alexander Soros Foundation's Award for Environmental and human rights Activism.
In this 2014 photo provided by Father Peter Malone, Archbishop John Ribat of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, smiles for the camera at the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart house in Sydney, Australia.
No.1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966-2016 presents work by artists from Papua New Guinea created from the mid-1960s, through Independence in 1975, until today.
The region includes Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. The report maps the contribution of the ocean to the region in new ways and finds that the overall value of the ocean and coastlines in Melanesia is at least ...
Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu are among the top 15 highest risk countries in the world because of frequent floods, drought, tropical cyclones, earthquakes, and tsunamis.
The Papua New Guinea government has said construction will start soon on a new detention facility for asylum seekers being sent back to their country of origin.
government authorities are rolling out a number of new initiatives in PNG's tourism sector to foster growth in the non-extractive industries.
While market conditions continue to challenge junior mining companies working in Papua New Guinea, some small mining companies such as Gold Mountain and Frontier Resources are experiencing encouraging results from their exploration programs in ...
Mathew Moihoi, an official at the Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby, said there was no tsunami or immediate reports of damage.

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, . Peter O'Neill , has extended the nation's its sincere condolences to the government of Thailand following the passing of the Late King of Thailand, His Majesty, Bhumibol Adulyadej.
A new mission airplane has been inaugurated in Papua New Guinea with a traditional dance from the Asaro Mudmen and a prayer of dedication by a local Seventh-day Adventist leader.
Host Papua New Guinea and Namibia brace up for their upcoming ICC Intercontinental Cup and ICC World Cricket League Championship fixtures hoping to make the promising contests in Port Moresby count.
Paul Komboi, managing director of PNG DataCo, said: "This new system is very important to Papua New Guinea as it includes not only a new submarine cable network but also internet gateways and data centres.
Australian National University researcher Anthony Swan explores how Australians' perceptions of Papua New Guinea are influenced by the Australian media.
The U-20 women National Team, Falconets' preparation for the 2016 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea is being threatened, following the incessant demand from clubs in the Nigeria Women football League (NWFL) for their players for ...
The land in Papua New Guinea is almost entirely controlled by local communities with very little private ownership. Yet a legal loophole has allowed foreign companies to log and export tropical wood from the country against the wishes of the customary ...
I'm the only foreign journalist based in Papua New Guinea and I admire the sacrifices local journalists make for their jobs.
Papua New Guinea's rainforests are being torn down at an alarming rate, and the people whose lives depend on them are facing intimidation and abuse when they try to speak out, says Global Witness.
"Papua New Guinea will continue to work with the Asia Pacific Group on money laundering and Counter Financing terrorism to prevent criminal activities from occurring in our country and around the region.
Asaro Mud Men from the Asaro Valley in Papua New Guinea's eastern highlands perform, for the first time outside their home, their rituals for visitors at the Australian Museum in Sydney on September 29, 2016.
FILE - A worker inspects timber quality in a wood yard in Yuanjiang, in China's central Hunan Province. China has become the world's leading importer of wood from developing countries such as Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, where illegal logging is ...
Papua New Guinea's national airline has sacked eight pilots who took part in a protest action against Prime Minister Peter O'Neill in July.
ROBERT NILKARE: The palm oil industry in PNG has been suffering from the lack of infrastructure affecting the overall agricultural sector.
The national airline of Papua New Guinea, Air Niugini, and the telecommunications company Telikom PNG have been announced as National Supporters of the FIFA U-20 women's World Cup, which will be held in the country's capital, Port Moresby, this ...
Korea Southern Power Co., LTD (KOSPO) has set out on developing hydropower generation in Papua New Guinea. The administrative support from the Papua New Guinea's government agency will give a boost to its pushing the project. KOSPO said that it ...
A small clinic constructed through a Thirteen Sabbath offering just two years ago has resulted in two baptisms, requests for 23 more baptisms, and the establishment of a Seventh-day Adventist congregation in a remote area of Papua New Guinea. A ...
22 September 2016 - Calling for reform of United Nations institutions, Papua New Guinea today deplored from the General Assembly podium the lack of democratic principles shown by the pre-eminence of the 15-member Security Council over the ...
Weaker commodity prices and lower government revenues have prompted Papua New Guinea's current administration to revise its growth forecast and release a supplementary budget in late August.
A lot has changed over the past 60 years right around the world - and perhaps nowhere more dramatically than in Papua New Guinea's rugged highlands. Even in the 1950s, hundreds of tribes were living in total isolation from the rest of the country, let ...
Major multinational oil and gas companies are looking to expand in Papua New Guinea, taking advantage of the country's low production costs, despite a global oversupply and slump in energy prices.
Oil Search (PNG) Limited has entered into agreements with Gini Energy Limited, ultimately owned by CNOOC Limited, to acquire a 40 percent interest in PPL 374 and PPL 375, offshore Papua New Guinea. The licenses are located approximately 93 miles ...
Bag snatching and pick pocketing are two common petty crimes that happen frequently at the Gordons market and Bus Stop. A similar incident took place yesterday morning when thugs at the Gordons Bus Stop stabbed a woman with a knife in an attempt to ...
The Vanuatu Association of Non-governmental Organisation (VANGO) has expressed its firm solidarity with the Pacific Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) on West Papua.
Commonwealth nationals may now apply for a number of specialist roles in the British Army thanks to new rules introduced by the government.
Eight students who were prominent in protests at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) earlier this year have been permanently excluded from further study.
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Hon. Peter O'Neill , said he expects the economic returns from the fisheries sector to improve through the work undertaken by the Pacific islands Forum.
[THE investor] Korea Southern Power (KOSPO) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Papua New Guinea's Department of Works and Implementation for development of PNG Hydro Power, it announced on Sept.
Seventy per cent of children in Papua New Guinea suffer physical abuse and 50 per cent face family violence, according to a new report that raises fears for the ...
The Papua New Guinea government has released its 2016 Supplementary Budget to adjust to 'tough' economic conditions.
Bank Leumi (TASE: LUMI) will provide $37 million in financing for setting up a cow farm and dairy in Papua New Guinea. Israel's LR Group, controlled by Ami Lustig & Roy Ben Yami, will found the venture.
PANGUNA, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Sep 7 2016 (IPS) - The Panguna copper mine, located in the mountains of Central Bougainville, an autonomous region in the southwest Pacific Island state of Papua New Guinea, has ...
"The moment has finally arrived for you to receive your citizenship certificate and to stand tall and proud with your fellow citizens, citizens of our great and beautiful country, Papua New Guinea. I do hope and trust that you will honour your ...


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