Image by TheMorlock via Deviantart Many years ago Josh Gates from Destination Truth visited Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea in search of an alleged extinct dinosaur. The locals refer to it as a Ropen... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The 18-year-old acted after repeated rapes by her father in Papua New Guinea. Dei District leaders in the Western Highlands Province say the man’s grisly death is justified for his “evil” crimes and they will not turn his daughter over to police following the discovery of his decapitated body Wednesday. “The daughter did what she [...]
“All through Papua New Guinea, in every province, there is logging and mining, but we are the first conservation area,” says Lisa Dabek in this week’s podcast. Dabek is the director of the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Project (TKCP), an effort of the Seattle Woodland Park Zoo that works to protect tree kangaroos while empowering communities [...]
As some readers out there may know, Ward Goodenough passed away this week. A Micronesianist who had done a little work on Papua New Guinea, his death prompted an spate of remembrances on the Pacific Anthropology list I belong to. By any account he was a remarkable man — a prolific author, a careful fieldworker, a mentor […]
SeaDream Yacht Club expands its cadre of expedition-style journeys with a Papua New Guinea voyage in 2014.
The earliest evidence for somebody cultivating banana trees identified so far is in Kuk Swamp, a site in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, where bananas have been growing for over 15,000 years, and people have been deliberately planting them for at least 7,000 years.... Read Full Post
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — On a tropical island in Papua New Guinea where most people live in huts, a mob armed with guns, machetes and axes stormed a wooden house by night. They seized Helen Rumbali and three female relatives, set the building on fire and took the women away to be tortured. Their alleged crime: Witchcraft.
The international spotlight is on the small Melanesia nation of Papua New Guinea where the level of violence against women is among the highest in the world. 70 percent of women in Papua New Guinea will be raped or physically assaulted in their lifetime, said...
Magnitude M 4.7Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.Date time 2013-06-06 14:33:25.4 UTCLocation 6.56 S ; 150.53 EDepth 61 kmDistances 119 km S of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea / pop: 18,847 / local time: 00:33:25.4 2013-06-07
Magnitude mb 5.0Region BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.Date time 2013-06-06 08:16:19.4 UTCLocation 6.40 S ; 154.65 EDepth 81 kmDistances 92 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea / pop: 2,916 / local time: 18:16:19.4 2013-06-06
Magnitude M 5.3Region PAPUA, INDONESIADate time 2013-06-05 11:55:13.1 UTCLocation 3.30 S ; 139.00 EDepth 65 kmDistances 1131 km NW of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733 / local time: 21:55:13.1 2013-06-05 207 km SW of Jayapura, Indonesia / pop: 134,895 / local time: 20:55:13.1 2013-06-05 190 km SW of Abepura, Indonesia / pop: 62,248 / local time: 20:55:13.1 2013-06-05
One step forward and several giant steps back. That’s how the U.N.’s human-rights office described the reintroduction last week of the death penalty in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the concurrent repealing by parliament of the country’s bizarre 1971 Sorcery Act. Show More Summary
Magnitude mb 5.1Region NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.Date time 2013-06-04 22:55:29.0 UTCLocation 4.54 S ; 153.03 EDepth 80 kmDistances 87 km E of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,273 / local time: 08:55:29.0 2013-06-05
Papua New Guinea has expanded its list of capital offences to deal with a surge in violent crime. If Australia is to uphold our responsibilities to the region, this must not be tolerated, writes Benedict Coyne
Magnitude M 4.7Region NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEADate time 2013-06-03 10:36:32.0 UTCLocation 4.08 S ; 142.56 EDepth 46 kmDistances 36 km NW of Ambunti, Papua New Guinea / pop: 2,073 / local time: 20:36:32.0 2013-06-03
Magnitude mb 4.7Region BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.Date time 2013-06-03 08:03:42.0 UTCLocation 6.60 S ; 154.19 EDepth 30 kmDistances 146 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea / pop: 2,916 / local time: 18:03:42.0 2013-06-03
Magnitude mb 5.1Region EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.Date time 2013-06-02 08:08:36.0 UTCLocation 6.33 S ; 147.48 EDepth 80 kmDistances 52 km NW of Finschhafen / pop: 1,054 / local time: 18:08:00.0 2013-06-02
Magnitude M 5.4Region SOLOMON ISLANDSDate time 2013-06-01 17:32:54.0 UTCLocation 7.09 S ; 155.76 EDepth 80 kmDistances 90 km S of Panguna, Papua New Guinea / pop: 2,916 / local time: 03:32:54.0 2013-06-02
Magnitude M 4.8Region BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.Date time 2013-05-30 18:49:34.0 UTCLocation 6.45 S ; 154.51 EDepth 80 kmDistances 108 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea / pop: 2,916 / local time: 04:49:34.0 2013-05-31
Magnitude M 5.0Region NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.Date time 2013-05-27 11:29:29.0 UTCLocation 3.52 S ; 152.59 EDepth 467 kmDistances 23 km NE of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea / pop: 1,376 / local time: 21:29:29.0 2013-05-27