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By MARJORIE FINKEO, The National PNGAt least 40 women and children a month flee their homes in Port Moresby because of sorcery-related violence and incest by stepfathers and uncles.Haus Ruth Crisis Centre for Abused Women and Children revealed that cases of sorcery and incest have increased markedly in the past decade.The number of women seeking […]
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 […]
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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 […]
By CLARISSA MOI. the national PNGDepartment of Petroleum acting secretary Lohial Nuau, pictured, says one of his key performance indicators (KPI) for this year is settling landowner issues at project…
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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 […]
The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu this week has ended in open division over climate change. Australia ensured its official communique watered down commitments to respond to climate change, gaining a hollow victory. Traditionally, communiques capture the consensus reached at the meeting. In this case, the division on display between Australia and the Pacific meant the only commitment […]
Source: RNZ Pacific leaders have declared a climate crisis in the region and are demanding an end to coal mining. The declaration was signed by several regional leaders at the Pacific Islands Development Forum in Fiji on Tuesday. The declaration expresses grave concerns about the impacts the climate crisis will have on the Pacific. In […]
BY FOREIGN AFFAIRS REPORTER MELISSA CLARKE IN TUVALUUPDATED FRI AT 1:36PM Australia has stymied efforts by small island states to get Pacific-wide consensus on their declaration for stronger action on climate change. Key points: Australia expressed reservations about emissions reduction, coal use and the Green Climate Fund Scott Morrison said he understood sensitivities in the Pacific region but […]
The office of Nei Tabera Ni Kai (NTK), a film unit based in the town of Taborio, in the small island nation of Kiribati, is a small concrete building situated two metres above sea level, 30 metres from the lagoon on one side and 45 metres from the ocean on the other. Stacked under the […]
Friday, June 21, 2019Cook Islands News, Pacific “Conservation is in our blood. By protecting our ecosystems we conserve our cultural heritage and ensure that we can pass that heritage to future generations” Those were the words of Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna while opening the 11th Pacific Community (SPC) Conference of Ministers in Noumea […]