P2-MCK on the ground at Goroka in the New Guinea Highlands – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter This is part of a series about visiting Papua New Guinea. In part one, Bernie reviewed flying Air Niugini. In part two, he visited (New) Ireland and (New) Britain via a Q400. In part three, he checked [...]Show More Summary
In a recent blog post (see Mining the Abyss) on deep ocean mining, I described a project off the coast of Papua New Guinea where a multinational corporation was engaged in scouring the ocean floor to recover gold, silver, copper, and...Show More Summary
In this post I interview Greg Greenlaw, a friend of mine who served as a missionary to the Nakui tribe in Papua New Guinea and developed their writing system. (Nakui is pronounced like “knock we.”) JC: When you went to … Read more ›
by Jia Tolentino Maria von Trapp died last week at age 99 of natural causes, near the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont. She was the third of seven von Trapp children, and she had previously been a missionary in Papua New Guinea and an Austrian dance teacher at the lodge. Show More Summary
Gary Sauer-Thompson pulls no punches in his assessment of the latest crisis at Papua New Guinea's Manus Island asylum seeker detention centre. It is part of the so-called Pacific Solution. In a post for his blog Public Opinion, it's getting real ugly, he calls it a concentration camp… designed to...
An asylum seeker was killed and at least 77 injured in the second riot this week at a detention centre in Papua New Guinea used to process asylum seekers, Australia's Immigration Minister said on Tuesday.
Conditions in the Manus Island camp have been declared 'inhumane' by the UN Briefing LAST UPDATED AT 11:23 ON Tue 18 Feb 2014 A RIOT in an Australian immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea has left one asylum seeker dead. Thirteen...Show More Summary
One person is dead and more than 70 injured after a riot erupted at an Australia detention center in Papua New Guinea, where asylum seekers are growing increasingly hostile to Canberra’s controversial immigration policy. According to...Show More Summary
One person killed and 77 injured in unrest at Australian asylum seeker detention centre on Papua New Guinea island.
A crashed A6M2 Reisen on display at a museum in Kokopo – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter This is part of a series about visiting Papua New Guinea. In part one, Bernie reviewed flying Air Niu. In part two, he visited (New) Ireland and (New) Britain via a Q400. This is part three of [...]Show More Summary
Boarding P2-PXS at Jacksons Domestic Airport – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter So, while Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea, or PNG) may not be a holiday treat, it is certainly better than it has ever been since independence. If you want a tropical holiday, you are going to have to leave the ravenous guard [...]Show More Summary
On her first visit to Papua New Guinea as Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop has reconfirmed the high priority the Australia-Papua New Guinea relationship has for Australian foreign policy and declared her deep affection for the...Show More Summary
by Thaddeus Baklinski PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, February 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A spokesman for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands said that an increase in population, far from being a "nightmare," could mean social and economic growth for the country. "[Papua…
Post by Jenny Erikson. Mark and Britt Sherman are not only a super adorable couple, they're actually pretty inspirational as well. They've served as missionaries in Papua New Guinea and Tanzania, and plan to head back to east Africa as soon as possible. Show More Summary
Betty McAleenan, 94, gave her class ring to her new husband, Robert when he went off to war to remind him of her while he was deployed in 1942. Sadly, Robert was shot down over Papua New Guinea in 1944. She was reunited with his spirit when her class ring was returned to her 70 […]
EngageMedia has uploaded a video about a Papuan woman's love letter to an Indonesian soldier who was once stationed in the border patrol unit in a village near Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The video also highlighted the sexual assaults allegedly committed by some Indonesian soldiers in the border. Written...
I spend some of my childhood in Papua New Guinea. There was no Winter, only the wet season and dry season. “The rain marches across the sky,” my mum used to say. I’ve never seen anything like it in Australia. The rain did, indeed, march; you could see it from a way off — you [...]
“I always say what brought me to Papua New Guinea is the tree kangaroo, and what keeps me there are the people,” said Lisa Dabek. While steadily encroaching deforestation has significantly reduced forest cover in many parts of the world, about 70 percent of Papua New Guinea’s rainforests remain intact. This provides an opportunity for […]
Economist John Maynard Keynes called gold the "barbarous relic"—and it has a lot in common with Bitcoin, writes Paul Krugman in the New York Times. Right now, both are being collected at high cost. In Papua New Guinea, the Porgera open-pit gold mine is a leading producer worldwide, but...