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THE Government is looking at merging the National Lands Commission and the Land Titles Commission under a new organisation which will be called Lands Tribunal Commission, Minister for Justice and Attorney-General Davis Steven says. Steven presented a statement in Parliament yesterday on the National Lands Commission (NLC) and said the commission was established under the […]
Papua New Guinea’s prime minister says Australia and New Zealand must join his country in protecting Pacific islands from climate change impacts. Papua New Guinea’s prime minister says Australia and New Zealand must join his country in protecting Pacific islands from climate change impacts. James Marape has returned home after his first official visit to […]
The National PNG – POLICE have stepped up patrols at the Koki and Badili bus stops in Port Moresby as they clamp down on petty crimes committed there. National Capital District and Central Commander Chief Inspector Fred Tundu said anyone found to be in possession of knives, screwdrivers, iron bars and other dangerous objects would […]
Francis echoes growing body of international law and standards on the right to ‘prior and informed consent’ In the 15th century papal bulls promoted and provided legal justification for the conquest and theft of indigenous peoples’ lands and resources worldwide – the consequences of which are still being felt today. The right to conquest in […]
By TREVOR WAHUNE, The National PNGA 46-YEAR-OLD man who raped his daughter for 12 years was jailed for 80 years on Friday. And Justice Panuel Mogish said: “I wish you turn 126 years old in prison, if you are lucky enough to live that long. You have been raping your daughter since she was six. […]
The NationalNational By Rebecca KukuRelatives of the grade 8 schoolgirl who said she was raped by her teacher in a Southern Highlands school accepted more than K2000 from the teacher’s family as part of “bel kol” compensation payment. However, the girl’s father told The National that the compensation was received by his family without his […]
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For the second time in six months, an environmental disaster is threatening a pristine coral reef and UNESCO World Heritage site. A cargo ship ran aground in the Solomon Islands during bad weather in February, spilling tons of oil near the world-famous reef, known as East Rennell. Now, another cargo ship has spilled more than 5,500 tons […]
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. […]
The coral reefs off Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands are likely to be permanently damaged from the latest shipping environmental catastrophe to hit the area. With authorities still assessing the scale of the environmental impact from the bunker spill in February of the Solomon Trader bulk carrier, the same remote bay in the Solomon Islands was struck by another dire […]
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