Category: Papua New Guinea

500 US marines, naval officers arrive in NCD

The Ntationl (POM) – FIVE hundred United States marines and naval officers have arrived in Port Moresby aboard USS Green Bay to help provide security during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Summit. The Marines are from the 469 Marine Light…
O’Neill: Aust, China are our friends

By HELEN TARAWA, the National PNG CHINA and Australia are very good friends who continue to trade with each other and are important to the Asia-Pacific region, says Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. Responding to questions on how Papua New Guinea…
PNG police stop West Papuan awareness plans

Papua New Guinea police have stopped a group of visiting West Papuans raising awareness about human rights abuses in neighbouring Indonesia. A group of around 200 people called the West Papua Interest Association crossed over the border into PNG’s Western…

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 time for 30 to…

A former Papua New Guinea prime minister, Sir Mekere Morauta, says the merger of two opposition political parties is an opportunity to force the country’s leader out of power. Sir Mekere, who is the MP for Moresby North-West, said the…

A Papua New Guinea opposition MP has written to the Ombudsman Commission and Police Fraud Squad calling for inquiries into the APEC luxury cars scandal. This comes after a public outcry over the government’s recent purchase of hundreds of luxury vehicles for…

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The people of Bougainville should present a unified front at the dawn of the referendum to secure a viable option of self-determination, says Autonomous Bougainville Government President Dr John Momis. If Bougainville can secure more than 90…

Oleh Catherine Wilson Dalam beberapa bulan ke depan, perhatian kita di wilayah Pasifik akan beralih pada Bougainville dan referendum kemerdekaannya dari Papua Nugini, yang dijadwalkan Juni tahun depan. Namun di belakang layar, proyek jangka panjang dalam pembinaan perdamaian dan rekonstruksi…
Policewomen told to rise up for conference

THE 11th policewomen’s conference will be held in Enga in 2020, it was announced yesterday. This was confirmed by national policewomen’s coordinator Maryanne Yabara in Wabag. Yabara, a first-time visitor to Enga to scout for a conference venue, said she…
China’s aid seals bond of friendship

THE Chinese government continued to add on to its generous donations to Papua New Guinea with 50 coaches, 35 mini buses and nine fire engines for Apec 2018. Chinese ambassador Xue Bing said during handover in Port Moresby yesterday: “Our…