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How an Australian Millionaire Ended up Alone and Shirtless on a Tropical Island

Photos by Brian Casey In the 1980s David Glasheen was the chairman of a Sydney-based resource syndicate specializing in Papua New Guinean gold mining. He was also active in the stock market, amassing a fortune that peaked at around US $28.4 million, which he sank into luxury harbor-view real estate. Show More Summary

Papua Remains a Killing Field Even Under New Indonesian President Jokowi

The death of five high school students in skirmishes with Indonesian soldiers demonstrate the huge task ahead for Jokowi

Military-police violence in PNG: Australia must pay attention

Just hours after Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo delivered a cautiously upbeat address to the parade marking the end of his first year as Commander of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF), a handful of his troops threatened to...Show More Summary

Quick comment: Sean Dorney on Australia-PNG relations

It's a big week for Papua New Guinea in Australia. Prime Minister Peter O'Neil is in town for talks with Tony Abbott, there's a big PNG mining and petroleum investment conference underway in Sydney, and the Lowy Institute is hostingShow More Summary

Listening to people of the Amazon during COP 20: A story of land rights

Tamshiyacu, a village on the Amazon river in the far north of Peru, is home to a story familiar to people in Cambodia, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea and many more countries. This week I got to hear that story first hand. Like in so many...Show More Summary

Changes in microbial communities in coastal sediments along natural CO2 gradients at a volcanic vent in Papua New Guinea

Natural CO2 venting systems can mimic conditions that resemble intermediate to high pCO2 levels as predicted for our future oceans. They represent ideal sites to investigate potential long-term effects of ocean acidification on marine life. To test whether microbes are affected by prolonged exposure to pCO2 levels, we examined the composition and diversity of microbial […]

Five Civilians Killed By Indonesian Security Forces In West Papua

The killing has raised fresh question about the new Indonesian President's ability to bring peace to the region. WARNING: Graphic image in text.

What's Up with All the Red Teeth in Papua New Guinea?

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

After you arrive in Papua New Guinea, it won't be long until you notice that everyone's teeth are red and black. It's not the most appealing or fashionable look, but it is the reality and aftermath of chewing betel nut, a habit along the same lines of chewing tobacco or "dipping" in Western culture. Show More Summary

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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

4 weeks agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

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

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