Papua New Guinea
Picture: Bad road conditions are halting transportation and business progress yet the K780 million stolen from the Finance Department could have paid for 80 sealed double lane feeder-roads and more.
This is a good read for understanding the model of development that Papua New Guinea has adapted and the pros and cons of what we are dancing to today. This enlightens the forge of struggle tangled by a growing system of class and the thrive for profit making breathing life to corruption at all "elite" levels.
Source: JOHN FOWKE via PNG Exposed Blog
Two more new studies confirm growing medical concerns that western lifestyle and highly processed diet destroys trillions of generally beneficial bacteria in our bodies, making us susceptible to lifestyle diseases :)
An argument that strengthens the position of land alienation causing dependency on western food? etc...
Source: FT Magazin
Photographs: Andrew Greenhill; iStock
Pictured: Former Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Sir Julias Chan
Source: PNG Blogs
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.
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.
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?
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.