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Millions in tax incentives going to foreigners: Sir Nagora

Why are foreign businesses always at the top of priority for incentive handouts while local businesses are left to dig deeper for opportunities? Are we going to continue to discriminate against PNG enterprises and encourage foreigners to make extra profit at our expense? When will we give value to our PNG ways and our 100% local industries?

Source: The National

New scientific report again urges precautionary approach to experimental seabed mining

IMAGE: RELICANTHUS SP. -- A NEW SPECIES FROM A NEW ORDER OF CNIDARIA COLLECTED AT 4,100 METERS IN THE CLARION-CLIPPERTON FRACTURE ZONE (CCZ) THAT LIVES ON SPONGE STALKS. CREDIT: CRAIG SMITH AND DIVA AMON, ABYSSLINE PROJECT

Managing mining of the deep seabed

Contracts are being granted, but protections are lagging

Preserving Traditional Cultural Systems in PNG

Community, Relationships and Exchange are the three most significant values in a cuturally diverse country such as Papua New Guinea. We keep them dear to our hearts after land and life. Our system is a tradition that lives off extended relationships that survive on exchange within community for our social, economic and spiritual wellbeing. We are a spiders web conjoined by PNG culture for a 'Gutpela Sindaun' for everyone.

SABL issue explained in new Fact Sheet for communities

Even though the Commission of Inquiry into the land grab has found the SABL process was flawed, land grabbing continues while nothing has been done to cancel the leases and return the land to customary owners. Many communities are still not aware of what SABL is and how customary land is being stolen.

 The SABL issue is simplified in this Fact Sheet for use in awareness at the community level.

Economist Dr Anderson on PNG Economy

The book "Land and Livelihoods" by Tim Anderson, has been written and based on research work he and other PNG colleagues did to analyse/compare the most promoted and hyped- about, 'general economy of PNG to the smaller livelihood activities that is mostly sustainable and subsistent. Tim believes the Real economy is the people's livelihood and not LNG.

Source: EMTV online