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Last asylum seekers held in Papua New Guinea detention centre released
The Guardian - 1/24/2020 3:15:00 AM
Final 18 men moved from Manus Island to the Bomana facility are now in hotels but some are so ill they can not eat

Human Rights Stagnate Under New Leadership in Papua New Guinea
The Diplomat - 1/21/2020 1:28:00 PM
Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape came to power last year with a promise to set straight the country’s troubled legacy of corruption, economic mismanagement and widespread human rights abuses, but progress remains slow according to a damning report released last week by Human Rights Watch. The organization’s annual report ...

Earthquakes today: Turkey, Peru and Papua New Guinea rocked by HUGE quakes
Express - 1/24/2020 8:14:00 PM
Papua New Guinea also hit by a strong quake, with one measuring 5.0 shaking 37 miles north-west of Finschhafen. DON'T MISS Taal volcano eruption: 466 earthquakes as volcano continues to erupt [INSIGHT] China earthquake: Monster 6.4-magnitude quake rocks Chinese region [MAP] NASA reveals Puerto Rico earthquake damage in satellite images ...

Barrick Gold forges ahead on Papua New Guinea mine in face of local backlash
Reuters - 1/16/2020 1:24:00 AM
Barrick Gold Corp is set to elevate its troubled Papua New Guinea mine to its top-tier assets, despite landowner and government demands to cede a larger stake and deteriorating security at the joint venture with China’s Zijin Mining With a 20-year lease renewal application in the balance,

Bishops and Caritas Sound Alarm Against Human Trafficking in Papua New Guinea
Zenit News Agency - 1/24/2020 3:59:00 PM
This is the warning launched by Caritas of the Country together with the “Justice and Peace” Commission of the Episcopal Conference of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands, sent to Fides News Agency. The Church of the Country has declared that it wants to collaborate with the police forces already involved in this sector and said it ...

Papua New Guinea Defence Force lends a hand in our time of need
ReliefWeb - 1/14/2020 3:59:00 AM
Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Women Australia thanks Papua New Guinea for its support to Australia’s emergency bushfire response through the provision of military personnel from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF). Around 80 military ...

Opinion: Improving health outcomes in Papua New Guinea
Devex - 1/16/2020 11:21:00 AM
Photo by: DFAT Provincial and Local-Level Governments Program. Papua New Guinea has historically been of key strategic importance for Australia. As the country’s closest neighbor, PNG has represented a key line of defense by maintaining a social and political balance between Australia and the South Pacific region. As a result, successive ...

2020's top new festival trips: Papua New Guinea, Tibet and beyond
Wanderlust - 1/22/2020 9:22:00 AM
bright coral reefs and the history and traditions of Papua New Guinea. Immerse yourself in local culture as you’re welcomed into a homestay in Vunga village and experience the spectacular Baining Firedance Festival, where traditional dance is performed around a fire. During your adventure you’ll also get to visit the Duke of York Islands ...

CORRECTED-FOCUS-Barrick Gold forges ahead on Papua New Guinea mine in face of local backlash
Reuters - 1/16/2020 11:55:00 PM
With a 20-year lease renewal application in the balance, Barrick has faced backlash from Papua New Guinea (PNG) landowners and residents. Critics say the Porgera mine has polluted the water supply and created other environmental and social problems,