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World's largest sovereign wealth fund takes stand against deforestation

We all could learn a lesson or two from Norway to take action to preserve our pristine and dense forests before extractive industries eat them all away and take away the very source that services oxygen for us. If the want for money can feast our greed, greed so big we'd rather make so much profit than live, than we definetly need to re-prioritise!

We need to start thinking responsibly. Thumbs up to Norway.


Micah warns mining firms

It is amazing that Kavieng open member, Ben Micah is being vocal about puting extractive industries on notice to respect and protect the environment, when the experimental seabed mining project is in its preparation stage to begin in 2017 in waters that harbour New Irealand and New Britan.  Hopefully, this new legislative framework he is currently developing will be enough to shut down ESM in Papua New Guinea, if we really want to protect our environment.


Bougainville mine now in play, government says


Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill. Source: News Corp Australia

Rowan Callick | The Australian via PNG Minewatch

The Bougainville Autonomous Government is convinced Bougainville Copper — which owns a mine containing copper and gold worth more than $50 billion, as well as a recently ­reconfirmed exploration licence — is now in play.

What is Development?

This essay is part of a presentation made by Eddie Tanago for ACT NOW! at this week's Youth Smart Workshop organised by the Youth Against Corruption Association. The photo above shows some of the workshop participants.

What is development?

To answer this question we must understand our background/our history/our roots! Who we were as a country and region, in the past, how changes occurred and why they occurred.

Thousands of titles to be dished out for free

Is this land that is being dished out freely actually free land? Who are the birth title holders of these 1,600 land titles? No gift is free!...If these people in the Urbanization office genuinely thought about how this scheme will be providing decent homes for rural-urban drifters, than have they also prioritised in-depth thought for those (Landowners) who will be loosing thier decent homes (land) and forfieting thier childrens decencey to a home for thier own tomorrow, for someone elses today?

Momis eager to start negotiations with Rio Tinto

Never mind the war crimes, President of Bougainville, John Momis, wants Rio Tinto back. Photo: RNZI

Bougainville ready to start talking mining

Radio New Zealand via PNG Mine Watch

If Bougainville's caretaker president John Momis is re-elected in next month's elections his government will immediately begin discussions on re-opening the Panguna mine.