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PNG’s PM says troops will be deployed to areas of unrest

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister says Defence Force soldiers will be deployed in parts of the Hela region and Porgera to assist police curb rising lawlessness in those areas. Illegal and unlawful behaviour of individuals and groups in Tari and … Continue reading

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Mine in PNG shut down by landowners’ protest

Canadian gold miner, New Guinea Gold, has stopped work at its Sinivit site in East New Britain in Papua New Guinea after landowner groups occupied the mine site. The company says it was advised by lawyers of the Lulai Nakama … Continue reading

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PNG’s great land grab sparks fightback by traditional owners

  A LAND grab of 5 million hectares of Papua New Guinea, 11 per cent of its territory, has taken place quietly and apparently bloodlessly since 2003, half of it being signed over in the past two years. But tension … Continue reading

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Governors car torched in PNG protest

The Governor of Papua New Guinea’s Simbu province was shocked to find his official vehicle was set alight during the country’s 36th independence celebrations. Father John Garia was in the district of Gembolg to announce the funding of a road … Continue reading

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Unpaid census workers riot in PNG’s Chimbu province

Frustrated census workers in Papua New Guinea have stormed the provincial headquarters of Chimbu demanding their allowances for work they had done during the census exercise. About 3000 workers turned violent when they found out that they wouldn’t get their … Continue reading

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PNG mob rampage after death in custody

A violent mob has rampaged through a major town in Papua New Guinea, looting and burning buildings after police allegedly murdered a young man in custody. The man was allegedly bashed to death by police in Kimbe, the provincial capital … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil’s LNG project in PNG attacked -media

PERTH, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Villagers in Papua New Guinea attacked Exxon Mobil’s liquefied natural gas project late last week, burning heavy machinery and using high-powered weapons to damage construction equipment, a newspaper reported. The attack took place on Friday … Continue reading

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