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Asylum Seekers Want Obama to Save Them From Australian-Run Internment Camps

The refugees say they are being treated like animals at an Australian-run detention center in Papua New Guinea

Milne Bay: These Over-Water Bungalows Show How Pretty PNG Can Be

2 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

The Nuli Sapi Lodge outside of Milne Bay and Alotau So far, we've talked mostly about how difficult it can be to travel in Papua New Guinea, both in terms of finances and logistics. Yesterday, when we presented you with one of the more...Show More Summary

One of Papua New Guinea's Most Prized Attractions is for the Birds

2 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

One of Papua New Guinea?s main tourism markets is centered around the beautiful Bird of Paradise, which is only found in PNG and parts of Australia. Its brightly-colored features and dramatic presence draws the international birding crowd to PNG, from organized tours to research and educational focus groups. Show More Summary

This Chain of Lodges is Your Best Bet When Exploring Papua New Guinea

3 days agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Trans Niugini Tours' new Lake Murray Lodge If a road does exist between two towns in Papua New Guinea, it is most likely unpaved and goes through jungles and across rivers. When it rains, these roads can flood and become unpassable, leaving travelers stuck to wait it out. Show More Summary

Port Moresby: Visit This Abandoned DC-3 Airplane, Now a Hotel Bar

3 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

View from the Vue Restaurant at the Airways Hotel, Port Moresby In our initial article on the new visa requirements for Americans visiting Papua New Guinea, we mentioned that Port Moresby carried a cost of living on par with cities like New York and Paris. Show More Summary

Linkage: Italian Chalet for $1.3M; Rolling Stone Founder Lists; More!

Photo via Curbed Ski · Live in a former Cracker Jack factory. · Papua New Guinea's rustic bungalow "hotel". · http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/11/24/rolling_stone_founder_lists_nonrock_n_roll_house_for_18m.php">Rolling Stone founder lists townhouse for $18M. Show More Summary

Port Moresby: How to Get a Visa to Visit Papua New Guinea

4 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

When it comes to new opportunities in tourism, Papua New Guinea might be the latest and greatest travel destination not named Myanmar. The latter?s recent surge is due to, among other political improvements, a complete restructuring of its tourism policies in 2013. Show More Summary

Meet The Startup Building Drones That Could Save Lives

When Andreas Raptopoulos and his team got stuck in a 20-truck convoy completely marooned in mud while navigating between villages in Papua New Guinea, it was incredibly frustrating. It was also a validation of his work. Raptopoulos is the cofounder and CEO of a startup called Matternet, which makes drones, though he refuses to use that word. Show More Summary

Drawing Back the Curtain on Papua New Guinea's Hotel Scene

When it comes to new opportunities in tourism, Papua New Guinea might be the latest and greatest travel destination not named Myanmar. After nearly four decades of struggling to find its footing as an independent country, PNG has been...Show More Summary

When life hands you a coffee plantation, make espresso

I started a new article recently on the life and thought of Bernard Narokobi, one of Papua New Guinea’s most influential thinkers. The paper grew out of my book, which has a significant section on Narokobi at the end. Expanding the material in the book into a whole article has involved digging deep, deep into the stacks and […]

Meet The Startup That's Using Drones To Change The World

When Andreas Raptopoulos and his team got stuck in a 20-truck convoy completely marooned in mud while navigating between villages in Papua New Guinea, it was incredibly frustrating. It was also a validation of his work. Raptopoulos is the cofounder and CEO of a startup called Matternet, which makes drones, though he refuses to use that word. Show More Summary

Polaroids from Papua New Guinea's Weed-Growing Highlands

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Major earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake reported off coast of Papua New Guinea's New Britain island, reports Reuters.

Jokowi's 'Business As Usual' Cabinet Is Bad News For West Papua

The Indonesian president's new leadership team is not as fresh as hoped. Human rights groups are justifiably concerned.

Whitlam's visionary leadership on Indonesia

As commentators rightly eulogise Gough Whitlam's foreign policy achievements, most of the attention has focused on his grand outreach to communist China and the independence of Papua New Guinea. These two acts were conspicuous hallmarks...Show More Summary

Chinese navy: A soft-power win in the Pacific

China's Peace Ark hospital ship is finishing up its four-week visit to the Pacific islands. Its tour covered Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea and was an important step in improving China's image in the region. Part of the People's...Show More Summary

Mars Sustainable Palm Oil 57% Traceable

Mars says 57 percent of the palm oil it sources can be traced back to a known mill in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Thailand, as of as of Aug. 31. The announcement comes as part of an initiative Mars launched in March that requires all of its suppliers to have a fully sustainable […]

Fires in Papua, Indonesia and New Guinea

According to a NASA story from 2009, "human activities in this area of the world have contributed to the growing fire emissions issue. Palm oil is increasingly grown for use as a cooking oil and biofuel, while also replacing trans fats in processed foods. Show More Summary

Daily 2 Cents: Witch Hunts Target Men -- 'It disappeared into a doorway in the sky' -- Possible Exposure to UFO Radiation

Modern-Day Witch Hunts Target Men In Papua New Guinea, a type of violence usually committed against women has increasingly targeted men: attacks on people accused of practicing witchcraft.Witchcraft accusations and the subsequent attacks on the accused have plagued communities in Papua New Guinea for years. Show More Summary

Gay Asylum Seekers In Australia Could Be Resettled In Anti-Gay Papua New Guinea: READ

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Several gay asylum seekers in Australia who fled persecution in their home countries could be resettled in Papua New Guinea, where homosexuality is punishable by up to 14 years in prison

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