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O’Neill: PNG grateful for China’s support

PAPUA New Guinea would not have achieved the successful hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders Summit in Port Moresby without China’s support. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was thanking Chinese President Xi Jinping on his two-day State visit to PNG…
Peter O’Neill: Enjoy PNG

By HELEN TARAWA PAPUA New Guinea is the “last paradise on Earth”, and “one of the best countries in the world”, according to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. Responding to recent overseas media reports which rated PNG as one of the…
7 MOUs and Cooperation Agreements with China

The Vanuatu Government signed seven different Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) and Cooperation Agreements with the Chinese Government in the lead-up to the APEC meeting in Papua New Guinea. The signing took place in Port Vila on Friday, 9 November 2018 and…
West Papuans granted PNG citizenship

The National PNG – Immigration and Border Security Minister Petrus Thomas yesterday awarded Papua New Guinea citizenship to 62 West Papuans residing in Vanimo. Thomas, in his speech to the former West Papuans, said: “You have waited for all this…
Vanuatu raises West Papua at UN

The issue of West Papua, was raised by Vanuatu at the United Nations 72nd General Assembly with exchanges of the Right of Reply between Vanuatu and Indonesia. Vanuatu Ambassador to the United Nations, Odo Tevi, made the following statement as Vanuatu…
Bougainvillean remanded for possessing firearm, live rounds

A MAN believed to be a Papua New Guinean (PNG) national has been remanded in custody yesterday by the Honiara Magistrate’s Court for allegedly possessing a rifle gun and live rounds. Dilys Tulosoi of Bougainville has been charged with one…
Eyes of the world will be on PNG during APEC, says PM

The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister has used Monday’s Independence Day address to promote what he calls the biggest meeting in PNG’s history, the 2018 APEC Summit. During a flag raising ceremony Peter O’Neill said in two months will the…
PNG and Indonesia cooperating on border development, says Pato

Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Minister says economic and social development is already underway in the area around the border with Indonesia. Rimbink Pato was responding to comments by National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop that PNG had not co-operated enough…
Vanuatu Makes History in the Hague

For the first time in the history of Vanuatu, last week the Government made submissions in a case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). The purpose of this ICJ case is to…
Rolling protests in West Papua

A SERIES of protests has taken place in West Papua in support of Vanuatu’s plan to address human rights abuse by Indonesia. The protests in Sentani and Jayapura led to some 80 arrests by security forces. Vanuatu has promised to…