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'Staggering' drop in PNG's resource sector revenue hits development  -  Asia Pacific Report
By Glenn Banks and Martyn Namorong in Port Moresby. Government revenues from Papua New Guinea's mining, oil and gas sector have essentially dried up. With the ongoing effects of the devastating earthquake in Hela province, the eruption of ...

Triple road fatality in PNG results in arrest three weeks later  -  Radio New Zealand
Papua New Guinea police have arrested and charged a woman over a car accident nearly three weeks ago in which three people died. Papua New Guinea police. Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades. Police said the woman, Lorrain Kwarara, was driving the car on ...

Countries with twice rainfall of UK still lack drinking water, charity warns  -  The Independent
Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia get around double the amount of rain that falls in the UK on average each year, yet at least one-third of the population in those countries is without clean drinking water. In Papua New Guinea, where rising ...
PNG pledges support on climate change, conservation  -  POST-COURIER
Papua New Guinea supports the decision at the Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers meeting for the “Blue Pacific” countries to collectively put forward their positions on climate change, ocean conservation, security, and economic development. August ...
Institutions should include alluvial mining training, says Basil  -  POST-COURIER
“I want to encourage MRA involve our research and tertiary institutions including University of Papua New Guinea, PNG University of Technology and University of Natural Resource and Environment in our collaborative efforts in alluvial mining and the ...

Para-Badminton Introduced To PNG  -  EMTV Online
Para-Badminton is a Paralympic sport and is being introduced to Papua New Guinea. PNG has the opportunity now to adopt the sport, and hopefully qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Para-Badminton will debut in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and is an ...

Semi-final success offers major rewards  -  Fiji Times
Tonga were next and it was a 14 goal onslaught from New Zealand to boost their confidence ahead of what was expected to be a difficult final group game against Papua New Guinea. The first half had Papua New Guinea managing their experienced ...

The Seagulls hopes of league glory have come to a shattering halt  -  Courier Mail
The key result was the clash between sixth-placed Papua New Guinea, which occupies the last finals berth, and Tweed Heads, where a Tweed win would have opened the door for the Seagulls to narrow the gap on a semi-finals berth. But PNG scored a ...

Australian Navy ship docks in Rabaul  -  Loop PNG
“This is the Royal Australian Navy's second visit to Papua New Guinea in two years under the Indo Pacific Endeavour banner, demonstrating the value we place on the long standing defence relationship between our two nations, a relationship that has been ...

PNG quake disaster response a huge logistic challenge  -  Radio New Zealand
Nearly six months since a magnitude 7.5 quake struck Papua New Guinea's Highlands region, response efforts are transiting from the relief phase into one of recovery. Affecting several provinces, the disaster presents an unprecedented challenge for the ...
 

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Women. Love in Papua | Planet Doc Express
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Papua New Guinea people and culture and rituals in Mount Hagen (pr 10)
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Papua New Guinea people and culture and rituals in Mount Hagen (pr 10)
Papua New Guinea's Hidden Nun, from  Women of the World
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Papua New Guinea's Hidden Nun, from Women of the World
A Tourist's Guide to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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A Tourist's Guide to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Independence Day Papua New Guinea
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Papua New Guinea (PNG; UK: , US: ; Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.At the national level, after being ruled by three external powers since 1884, Papua New Guinea established its sovereignty in 1975. This followed nearly 60 years of Australian administration, which started during World War I. It became an independent Commonwealth realm in 1975 with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations in its own right.Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. It is also one of the most rural, as only 18 per cent of its people live in urban centres. There are 852 known languages in the country, of which 12 now have no known living speakers. Most of the population of more than 7 million people lives in customary communities, which are as diverse as the languages. The country is one of the world's least explored, culturally and geographically. It is known to have numerous groups of uncontacted peoples, and researchers believe there are many undiscovered species of plants and animals in the interior.Papua New Guinea is classified as a developing economy by the International Monetary Fund. Strong growth in Papua New Guinea's mining and resource sector led to the country becoming the sixth-fastest-growing economy in the world in 2011. Growth was expected to slow once major resource projects came on line in 2015. Mining remains a major economic factor, however. Local and national governments are discussing the potential of resuming mining operations at the Panguna mine in Bougainville Province, which has been closed since the civil war in the 1980s–1990s. Nearly 40 per cent of the population lives a self-sustainable natural lifestyle with no access to global capital.Most of the people still live in strong traditional social groups based on farming. Their social lives combine traditional religion with modern practices, including primary education. These societies and clans are explicitly acknowledged by the Papua New Guinea Constitution, which expresses the wish for "traditional villages and communities to remain as viable units of Papua New Guinean society" and protects their continuing importance to local and national community life.

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