PNG’s Parkop pushes for referendum for West Papuans

The newspaper The National reported that Powes Parkop wants PNG to push for a legitimate independence referendum for West Papuans He said this was needed because 1969’s so-called Act of Free Choice referendum, through which West Papua was incorporated into Indonesia, was…
The Attack on the Sanctity of Parliament Condemned

MEDIA RELEASE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2018 THE ATTACK ON THE SANCTITY OF PARLIAMENT CONDEMNED PORT MORESBY: National Capital District Governor, Hon. Powes Parkop this evening condemned the rampage being done to the Parliament by the disgruntled APEC security officers and…
Powes Parkop: Key point from Xi Jinping Speech

“Global growth is shadowed by protectionism and unilateralism. …key engine driving global growth…however not all are success story…WW2 for instance…..not far from where we are meeting today was a scene of bloody battle….ancient Chinese saying …..one should clean the mirror…
PNG, China sign K150 million scholarship grant

MORE Papua New Guineans will be able to receive scholarships to study in China following an agreement between Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and Chinese President Xi Jinping. O’Neill said a grant of K150 million was signed to release about 2500…
Memorable visit for Xi

CHINESE President Xi Jinping says he will take back home lifetime memories of the warm welcome he received from the people during his historical two-day State visit. He will especially mention how the children at a school welcomed him by…
US pledges to help Aust build naval base

THE United States will partner with Australia to develop the naval base at Lombrun on Manus island, says Vice-President Mike Pence. “It’s my privilege to announce that the United States will partner with Papua New Guinea and Australia on their…
Xi: No hidden agendas

PRESIDENT of China Xi Jinping says China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is not designed to serve any hidden geopolitical agenda, nor target against anyone, or does it exclude anyone. He told the Chief Executive Officers’ Summit on board the…
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…