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PNG govt. ordered to stop interfering in SDP

Source: Radio New Zealand

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has ordered Papua New Guinea's government to stop interfering in the management of PNG Sustainable Development Program.

The dispute arose in late 2013 when the Peter O'Neill-led government moved to assume complete control of the 63 percent share of the lucrative Ok Tedi mine that SDP had held until then.

Solomon Islands PM embraces crooked Chinese company based in PNG

Picture: Prime Minister Sogavara and China Habour GM in Honiara

Source: PNG MIne Watch

A crooked Chinese company based in PNG is reaching out to the Solomon Islands government in search of new contracts. The General Manager of China Harbour Engineering Company recently met with the Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare - see news report below.

Damning Oro forest report released

Source: Post Courier

A government report on logging operations in the Yema Local Forest Area (LFA) in Ioma sub-district, Northern Province, has highlighted shortcomings in the implementation of forestry, environment, water resources and logging practices.

Although preliminary, the report said there were indisputable and undeniable evidence of inconsistency and negligence in the management of the Yema forest project.

5 million hectares is dead serious!

Source: "Red Soil"

The Land Theft of more than 5 million hectares of Papua New Guinea is a huge deal overseas, but not in Papua New Guinea. It’s funny how foreigners walk into the country with that knowledge at the back of their minds but upon spending some time realize, no one’s serious, as seriousness should have gotten.

A young Papua New Guinea girl holding a poster: Land is Life.