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Morea, Reva lift PNG to third place

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Vani Morea's maiden List A century and John Reva's all-round effort led Papua New Guinea to a 21-run win over Kenya in their World Cricket League Championship match on Monday

Pacific Island links: PNG protests, InterOil takeover, Vanuatu's female MP quota and more

[youtube:o3Xasz8FyQs] Student protests across Papua New Guinea continue as Prime Minister O’Neill has refused demands to step aside. Four weeks of protest has forced UPNG to suspend the teaching semester, with the Vice-Chancellor demanding students vacate the premises in 48 hours. Show More Summary

Exxon Mobil Considers A Reaction To The French Oil Company Total Moving Into Its Backyard

A $2.2 billion liquefied natural gas deal in the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea would not normally attract the interest of an oil industry super-major such as Exxon Mobil -- if it wasn't for corporate pride and a desire to keep the French out of Exxon Mobil's backyard. Until [...]

Oilmen fix smart $2.2 bln deal in Papua New Guinea

Oil Search’s offer to buy InterOil is canny and opportunistic. The buyer will only pay later for future gas discoveries. An agreement to sell a big chunk straight on to France’s Total also cuts the chance of a rival bid. It leaves InterOil investors with an unattractive choice.

Pacific Island links: PNG students protest, Senate aid inquiry, Fijian politics, MSG Leaders Summit and more

By Alastair Davis, an intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program. Police are patrolling the two main campuses of the University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby following a two week protest by students calling for the resignation...Show More Summary

Papua New Guinea Bullish on LNG potential

A new wave of investments in Papua New Guinea’s energy sector could see some $19bn of projects launched in the coming years, boosting the country’s liquefied natural

Standoff in PNG: Students take on PM Peter O'Neill

Students at the University of Papua New Guinea are the latest in a long list of those in the firing line for denouncing the leadership of PNG’s seemingly impregnable Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. The students have been on strike against the government since the end of last month. Show More Summary

Manoeuvring on Manus

On 26 April 2016, the highest court in Papua New Guinea held that the detention of refugees and asylum seekers in its Australian-funded 'processing' centres was unconstitutional. This was based on Section 42 of the PNG Constitution which sets out a right to liberty. Show More Summary

The Road to Freedom for West Papua

A historic step on the road to freedom for West Papua took place in London last week. At a meeting of the International Parliamentarians for West Papua in the Houses of Parliament, a new declaration was signed calling for an internationally...Show More Summary

Guns and arrows: Portraits from Papua New Guinea

From gang members to basketball players - a visual journey through a society and culture undergoing rapid change.

Lawyers for Manus Island refugees file compensation claims

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Lawyers acting for 900 people held in Papua New Guinea on behalf of Australia asked a court on Friday to hasten compensation claims for their illegal detention, kicking off the first stage of legal action that could see the refugees return to Australia.

Papua New Guinea releases asylum seekers during day only

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea has relaxed restrictions on nearly 900 asylum seekers held on behalf of Australia, allowing them to leave the detention center during the day, a lawyer said on Thursday, but a rights group dismissed the move as "window-dressing".

Rugby League player gets obliterated with brutal shoulder charge

It's being called the "Hit of the Year," and we're only in May. That's what happened when Fiji and Papua New Guinea played a Rugby League test match over the weekend. Fiji's Brayden Wiliame broke up the middle and found himself bearing down on Papua New Guinea's David Mead. Show More Summary

Pacific Island links: PNG student protests, fraud squad returns, islands vanish and more

Students at the University of Papua New Guinea continue to hold peaceful protests against government interference in ongoing corruption cases. If the protests do not end soon, the full semester will be suspended. The Ombudsman Commission has built on the students protests by also calling for leaders facing charges to step down. Show More Summary

Australia says talks on fate of PNG asylum seekers could take months

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The fate of nearly 900 men held in an Australian detention center in Papua New Guinea is unlikely to be determined for several months, Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said on Monday.

Pacific Island links: Manus Island, PNG's constitution, MSG postponed, Pacific Islands Forum and more

By Alastair Davis, an Intern in the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program. Following the unanimous ruling by the Papua New Guinean Supreme Court that the detention of people at the processing facility on Manus Island is illegal, the question of responsibility for the 850 asylum seekers and refugees is under negotiation. Show More Summary

Supreme Court ruling shows PNG needs new asylum seeker laws

It is timely to consider the legal implications of last week's ruling by the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea which held the detention of asylum seekers at Manus Island Processing Centre (MIPC) breached their constitutional rights to...Show More Summary

Cheating death: Papua New Guinea's snake man

An Australian scientist is on a quest to find an affordable treatment to combat deadly snake bites in Papua New Guinea.

HPV infection can be identified in self-collected vaginal swabs

High risk, potentially cancer causing human papillomavirus infections are common among women in Papua New Guinea. But self sampling with vaginal swabs may provide materials that screen as accurately as the more labor-intensive approach using cervical samples obtained by clinicians. Show More Summary

Newswire: New weevil named after Chewbacca, probably has a bounty on its head now

Scientists in Papua New Guinea were recently able to tie in their love of science fantasy with their research, naming a newly-discovered species of beetle after Chewbacca. According to Discovery News, the Trigonopterus chewbacca weevil...Show More Summary

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