Papua New Guinea

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Rural working men are finding wellbeing on grassroots Facebook pages.

Luke Baker has worked in the most remote reaches of Australia and Papua New Guinea, but leaving his family is always a painful rupture. But Facebook is helping in surprising ways. Now based in Bundaberg, Queensland, he was sent to mining camps as a "fly-in, fly-out" worker , where he'd often spend around three weeks on-site ...

- Mashable! - US

Papua New Guinea LNG Export Plant Seeks To Sell 6 Cargos In Tender.

Exxon Mobil's Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas export facility is seeking to sell 6 cargoes in a tender.

- Rigzone.com - US

Unpaid royalties prompt protest at LNG project near Port Moresby.

Villagers in Papua New Guinea are blockading the country's biggest resources project because the government has not paid them long overdue royalties.Hundreds of people who live near the PNG liquefied natural gas plant outside Port Moresby have gathered around the main gate in an attempt to block access.The PNG Government is ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Unpaid royalties prompt protest at LNG project near Port Moresby.

Protesters picket outside an LNG plant near Port Moresby as Papua New Guinea's government withholds long overdue royalties.

- ABC News - AU

Freeport Indonesia CEO resigns after force majeure on copper exports.

JAKARTA - Chappy Hakim, chief executive of miner Freeport-McMoran Inc's Indonesian unit, has resigned, the company said on Saturday, after the parent firm declared force majeure on copper concentrate shipments from its Grasberg mine in Papua.

- Reuters - US

Freeport Indonesia CEO resigns after force majeure on copper exports.

Chappy Hakim, chief executive of miner Freeport-McMoran Inc's Indonesian unit, has resigned, the company said on Saturday, after the parent firm declared force majeure on copper concentrate shipments from its Grasberg mine in Papua. Freeport, which has been negotiating with the Indonesian government after halting exports ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Oil Search reports major lift in gas reserves, resources.

Oil Search Ltd., Sydney and Port Moresby, reported a rise in its oil, condensate, and natural gas reserves and resources. Managing Director Peter Botten said in a statement released Feb. 17 that as of Dec. 31, 2016, the company’s proved reserves stood at 62.3 million bbl of oil and condensate and 2,151 bcf of gas.

- OGJ - US

No Development Without Peace: The Solomon Islands Example  .

Why the emphasis on peace-building in the UN Sustainable Development Goals is essential.

- The Diplomat - US

Freeport declares force majeure at Indonesia copper mine.

Freeport-McMoRan said on Friday it cannot meet contractual obligations for copper concentrate shipments from its Grasberg mine in Indonesia following a five-week export ban, the second big producer in a week to declare force majeure. Production at Freeport's giant mine in Papua, Indonesia, came to a standstill last week ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Papua New Guinea's cardinal has bigger concerns than Amoris Laetitia.

Rome, Italy, Feb 17, 2017 / 02:50 am .- While many in different sectors of the Church are pulling out their hair trying to resolve the Amoris Laetitia communion debate, Papua New Guinea's new cardinal said his country has a much more immediate problem. “For us, Amoris Laetitia will always be there,” Cardinal ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia's Backyard?.

PNG has good reason to broaden its roster of partners to include China, but Australia has concerns.

- The Diplomat - US

Highlands moves to prevent PanAust from taking over its board

ASX-listed Highlands Pacific is facing a board spill after joint venture partner PanAust, which holds a 13.9% interest in the company, called for the removal of four of the company's five nonexecutive directors and the appointment of three of its own nominees. PanAust, which is a JV partner in the proposed Frieda River ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Australia pressures asylum seekers to return home, offers cash

Officials at an Australian immigration center in Papua New Guinea are increasing pressure on asylum seekers to return to their home countries voluntarily, including offering large sums of money, amid fear that a deal for the United States to take refugees has fallen through. About a dozen Bangladeshi and Nepalese asylum ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Australia offers cash to Manus Island asylum seekers to return home as swap deal with US falters

Officials at an Australian immigration centre in Papua New Guinea are increasing pressure on asylum seekers to return to their home countries voluntarily, including offering large sums of money, amid fears a deal for the United States to take refugees has fallen through. About a dozen Bangladeshi and Nepalese asylum seekers ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Exclusive: Australia increases pressure, cash offers for PNG asylum seekers to return home

By Colin Packham and Aaron Bunch SYDNEY - Officials at an Australian immigration center in Papua New Guinea are increasing pressure on asylum seekers to return to their home countries voluntarily, including offering large sums of money, amid fears a deal for the United States to take refugees has fallen through. About a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Indonesians vote in local polls after bitter fight to run Jakarta

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA - Indonesians began voting on Wednesday in local elections across the sprawling archipelago, after a bitterly fought campaign to win the prize of governing the capital, Jakarta, that has inflamed religious tensions in the Muslim-majority nation. Polls opened first in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Exclusive: Australia increases pressure, cash offers for PNG asylum seekers to return home

SYDNEY - Officials at an Australian immigration center in Papua New Guinea are increasing pressure on asylum seekers to return to their home countries voluntarily, including offering large sums of money, amid fears a deal for the United States to take refugees has fallen through.

- Reuters - US

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights displacement in Myanmar, Philippines earthquake and flooding

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, Fiji, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Solomon Islands Aid reaches the displaced in Myanmar, severe rainfall hits Fiji, Indonesia and Solomon Islands, while 9,300 people remain displaced in the Philippines after an earthquake. Myanmar At ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

OCHA spotlights flooding, displacement in latest Asia-Pacific snapshot

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Fiji, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Solomon Islands Severe rainfall hits Fiji, Indonesia, and Solomon Islands, while 9,300 remain displaced in the Philippines following an earthquake on Friday. In Myanmar, aid reaches those displaced by conflict. ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea

Uncertainty still lingers over specifics.

- The Diplomat - US

Papua New Guinea: First distribution in Enga brings relief for families

Photo gallery | The ICRC recently carried out our first ever distribution of relief items in Pilikambi in Papua New Guinea's Enga Province, where communities have been affected by ongoing tribal fighting.

- ICRC - INT

Papua New Guinea: Fight Corruption and Police Brutality

– The Papua New Guinean government has failed to adequately address gender inequality, violence, corruption, or excessive use of force by police, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. In May 2016, Papua New Guinea's human rights record came under detailed scrutiny during its periodic review at the United ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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