Papua New Guinea

Type: Country
Name: Papua New Guinea
population: 5,848,951
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

16-year-old weightlifter stripped of gold medal

CBC News Friday 1st August, 2014A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter was stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal on Friday because of a positive doping test. Chika Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning the 53-kilogram ... [Published Canada Standard - 7 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

Great big pool of sovereignty

REPRESENTATIVES of the states party to the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) gathered in Palau between July 29th and 31st with an oceanic task on their hands: to revitalise their region’s premier political organisation. This year's gathering featured a review ... [Published The Economist - 12 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 4 reports

PNG athlete's sex trial delayed

The sex assault trial of a Commonwealth Games weightlifter from Papua New Guinea has been adjourned due to the lack of an interpreter.Toua Udia, 22, was arrested on July 21 on a charge of sexually assaulting another man in the toilet of a supermarket ... [Published MSN New Zealand - 12 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

The way to Australia remains closed

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - The Australian Government continues its work with regional partners to disrupt people smuggling ventures.On 29 June 2014 a Border Protection Command maritime asset provided assistance to an Indian flagged vessel outside of Australia's ... [Published Lankapuvath - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 3 reports

Dame Meg Taylor breaks the Forum tradition, gets elected to the post of Secretary General

By Online Editor08:45 am GMT+12, 01/08/2014, PalauBy PACNEWS Editor, Makereta Komai in PalauIn an historical and unprecedented move, Pacific Islands Forum Leaders elected a woman to head its Suva-based Secretariat to replace Tuiloma Neroni Slade who has ... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 3 reports

What does the U.S. shamefully have in common with Oman and Papua New Guinea?

Out of 185 nations[1], according to Bryce Covert and Adam Peck's look into an International Labor Organization's report, Oman, New Guinea and the United States are the only ones without a guarantee of paid maternity leave. In the States, if you have worked ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 4 reports

Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad in discussion on potential sale of New Britain Palm Oil Limited

Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad:Says on July 31 sent a letter to the Board of Directors of NBPOL and the relevant government authorities in Papua New Guinea.Informing them of Kulim’s intention to sell entire equity stake in NBPOL to Sime Darby Berhad (Sime Darby).In ... [Published Reuters - 22 hours ago]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 2 reports

PNG woman named new secretary general of Pacific Island Forum

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.SYDNEY, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Papua New Guinea's Dame Meg Taylor will become the next secretary general of the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) secretariat, officials in Palau said on Friday.It is the first time the Pacific leaders ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Papua New Guinea’s online mineral tenement management system goes live

The Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) of Papua New Guinea has gone live with the first phase of its mineral tenement management project.The project, which is being undertaken by information technology company Spatial Dimension is being funded through ... [Published Mining Weekly - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 4 reports

Canberra urged to ‘come clean’

Australia's human rights commissioner said Thursday the government must come clean about conditions at offshore asylum-seeker camps after an inquiry heard of an alleged cover-up of mental health problems.The facilities have been under the spotlight in ... [Published Global Times - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 3 reports

Papua New Guinea gives 122 million USD aid to Pacific Island nations

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.SYDNEY, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Papua New Guinea will give 300 million kina (122.6 million U.S. dollars) as development assistance for Pacific islands nations, the Pacnews reported Thursday, quoting the country's Foreign Affairs ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

[Palau] O’Neill: PNG major player in Pacific

**KOROR, Palau** ---- Papua New Guinea will continue to be the major trade investor apart from being a donor agency and main regional player assisting smaller Pacific nations, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said in Palau Wednesday. ... [Published Islands Business - Jul 31 2014]

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"If we play to our potential, then those things will take care of themselves."
...Joseph Elu, chairman of the TSRA, told ABC radio that they were unsure whether to try to adapt or accept an unpalatable reality. "The biggest question is, what do people want to do with their lives? Is it good being resilient, or are we trying to stand inin front of something that will wash over us any time?"
"A potential deal will further boost the idea of spinning"
"When I went to school we were only taught about Gallipoli" said 79-year-old Ron Mullinger, Mr Williams' closest living relative. "We were never told of this first action."

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Let the Games conclude [Published Irish Times - 2 hours ago]
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Collections of tribal and oceanographic artifac... [Published Prlog - 5 hours ago]
2 Glasgow: While you were sleeping - Day 9 [Published New Zealand Herald - 6 hours ago]
Nigerian lifter Amalaha stripped of gold [Published Oman Observer - 6 hours ago]
Falcons hope to avoid the spoon [Published Gympie Times - 6 hours ago]
16-year-old weightlifter stripped of gold medal [Published Canada Standard - 7 hours ago]
Rush hour [Published GroceryHeadquarters.com - 7 hours ago]
Dame Meg Taylor, the new Forum Secretary-General [Published Matangi Tonga - 7 hours ago]
Nigeria Weightlifter Chika Amalaha Stripped Of ... [Published Channels TV Nigeria - 8 hours ago]
Forgotten plight of Australia’s Torres Strait i... [Published The Independent - 8 hours ago]
Exxon Mobil - Correction Warranted As The Under... [Published Seeking Alpha - 9 hours ago]
CWG 2014: Santoshi Matsa Gets Silver, Bronze fo... [Published Rediff Realtime News - 9 hours ago]
Commonwealth Games: Amalaha stripped of gold me... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - 10 hours ago]
‘Small capex for Sime’s PNG foray’ [Published New Straits Times - 10 hours ago]
Nigeria weightlifter Chika Amalaha stripped of ... [Published Guardian.co.uk Sports News - 10 hours ago]
Six questions & answers about first contact wit... [Published Toronto Star Online - 10 hours ago]
Nigeria’s Amalaha stripped of weightlifting gold [Published Special Broadcasting Service - 11 hours ago]
New Britain deal 'could herald Sime Darby split' [Published Agrimoney.com - 11 hours ago]
Teen weightlifter stripped of gold [Published Sydney Morning Herald - 11 hours ago]
Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Productions Volum... [Published InsiderMonkey.com - 11 hours ago]
CWG2014 update: Ghana’s Omar wins second bronze... [Published Citifmonline - 11 hours ago]
Great big pool of sovereignty [Published The Economist - 12 hours ago]
Paying tribute to Billy Williams, first among A... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - 12 hours ago]
LYDIA KELLNER DEFENCE REPORTER Glorious chapter... [Published Townsville Bulletin - 12 hours ago]
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Global LNG-Asian Prices Remain Depressed; Float... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - 13 hours ago]
Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) remained at depressed levels this week amid weak demand, but traders were looking for floating storage to take advantage of an expected pick-up in prices ahead of the winter heating season. Prices were mostly ...
Great big pool of sovereignty [Published Banyan - The Economist - 13 hours ago]
REPRESENTATIVES of the states party to the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) gathered in Palau between July 29th and 31st with an oceanic task on their hands: to revitalise their region’s premier political organisation. This year's gathering featured a ...
Chart(s) of the Day: What does the U.S. shamefu... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 31 2014]
Out of 185 nations , according to Bryce Covert and Adam Peck's look into an International Labor Organization's report, Oman, New Guinea and the United States are the only ones without a guarantee of paid maternity leave. In the States, if you have worked ...
World: IFAD’s approach in Small Island Developi... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 31 2014]
Source: International Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentCountry: Haiti, Papua New Guinea, World Executive summary This paper outlines IFAD’s strategic approach to enhancing food security and promoting sustainable smallholder agriculture development ...
Niue (New Zealand): Adapting to climate change ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 31 2014]
Source: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment ProgrammeCountry: Niue (New Zealand) Teach a man to fish and he can feed his family, teach a man how to build and maintain water tanks and he can ensure continuous water supply for his family. ...
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Asylum seeker dies in PNG camp riot [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Feb 18 2014]
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InterOil to Buy Back Shares [Published Financial Services - Jul 22 2014]
First Counter-Trafficking Law Comes into Force ... [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - Jul 11 2014]
InterOil sells downstream businesses for US$525... [Published Financial Services - Jun 30 2014]
InterOil 2014 First Quarter Results [Published Financial Services - May 14 2014]
Helping Cyclone Victims in Papua New Guinea [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - May 09 2014]
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