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Dr Webster on PNG’s Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL) scheme

Dr Thomas Webster, the Director of the PNG National Research Institute, gives his views on the Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL) scheme in Papua New Guinea in this interview. Download by clicking on the link below (8.3Mb/MPEG): Dr Thomas Webster on Special Agriculture and…

Legal opinion obtained on deep sea mining decree

A legal opinion by New Zealand lawyer Duncan Currie on a draft decree to legalise undersea mining has been obtained by PANG. The opinion addresses International Seabed Mineral Management Decree 2013 draft of 13 February 2013. It only addresses the text of the draft decree on its…

Dame Meg Taylor is new Secretary General for Forum Secretariat

By Online Editor 01/08/2014, Palau By PACNEWS Editor, Makereta Komai in Palau In an historical and unprecedented move, Pacific Islands Forum Leaders elected a woman to head its Suva-based Secretariat to replace Tuiloma Neroni Slade who has completed his six year stint. Papua New Guinea’s…

What If I told you-West Papua’s desire to be free

By Aisake Casimira 23rd July 2014 What if I had told you that more than 4,000 years ago a group of slaves would be freed from the oppression and slavery of an empire? What if I had told you in the 1950s that the Berlin…

PANG warns against Fiji’s ratification of IEPA

By Maureen Penjueli 21st of July, 2014 For Immediate Release The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) has expressed concern that the government of Fiji has announced its decision to ratify the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (IEPA). The decision comes even though Fiji is fully aware…