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DNA of the denisovans can be found in the genomes of modern people of Asia, Australia and Melanesia. The first inhabitants of Tibet were not the ancestors of modern Chinese, Nepalese or current residents of the plateau, and the ancient humans-the denisovans, who lived there more than 160 thousand years. Write about the geneticists and […]
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By VERONICA AURE ACCORDING to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) “global climate change already has observable effects on the environment. Scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring: loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves.’ (https://climate.nasa.gov/effects/) It is very […]
Kwarea Community High School (CHS) in Malaita Province successfully hosts its fifth school cultural day under the theme ‘Culture Revitalization.’ The school is situated in the border of Fataleka and West Kwara’ae. The school first hosted the event back in 2015. Kwarea CHS pupils last Thursday put on another great show as they danced, sang […]
Geneva (AFP) – Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine stressed Friday the need for dramatic climate action and international support to ensure her people are not left as “sitting ducks” when sea levels inevitably rise. In an interview with AFP in Geneva, Heine detailed a range of projects underway aimed at helping prepare and adapt her […]
The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat in close partnership with the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) successfully hosted a Side Event on the MSG needs-based Climate Finance Strategy 2019-2021 for the MSG members (Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) on 24 June in Bonn Germany, at the margins of UNFCCC’s […]
¶ Asia Oceania (5) ‡ Climate Finance Strategy, MSG Countries¶ post | , and modified on June 28th, 2019. Length:  words.
Members of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat met with a team of officials from the Solomon Islands Government Parliamentary Task Force yesterday morning as the delegation made a courtesy call while passing through Vanuatu. The Parliamentary Task Force that was set up by the new Solomon Islands Government to look at the Taiwan/PRC issue are […]
A SEPARATE office needs to be established to deal with customary land issues, principal and director of Niugini Land and Properties Ltd Dr Charles Yala says. Speaking at a panel discussion during the 35th Australia-PNG Forum and Trade Expo yesterday on the topic of unlocking customary land in Papua New Guinea, Yala said the Department […]
Gov’t to limit round log exports THE government is in a move to reduce the round log export in the next 4 years to a sustainable rate, says Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. He stated this when highlighting the importance of the trip by Government officials to China, which is to do a timber trade survey. […]
[Photo: Lachlan Eddie] STUDENTS are encouraged to plant more trees. Japanese volunteer Honami Kanehori, 24, made the suggestion as she prepares to leave the country after completing her three-year assignment. “I wish to encourage students across the country to plant more trees as their contribution to preserving your country’s forests,” Kanehori, who had worked at […]
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IN these monthly discussions we answer one question about language in PNG and beyond. This month we are looking at the origins of words in Tok Pisin. The historical connection between English and Tok Pisin is obvious. This is why we often call Tok Pisin “Pidgin English”. But where do all the non-English words come […]
¶ Melanesia Network (10) ‡ Bislama, Pidgin English, Tok Pision¶ post | , and modified on June 19th, 2019. Length:  words.