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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…

Fiji will ratify Interim EPA with European Union

By Online Editor 3:33 pm GMT+12, 15/07/2014, Fiji Fiji’s done a back-flip and said yes to an interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA) with the EU. The Europeans have always insisted that to protect its tuna and sugar exports into the EU markets, Fiji would need…

Call to eliminate corrupt and fraudulent land deals in Melanesia

By Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance 05th July 2014 Members of the Melanesian Indigenous Land Defence Alliance (MILDA) today issued a full statement and called for an immediate review of customary land administration in Melanesia to eliminate corrupt land dealings and fraudulent land practices. The…

Land of Indigenous

By Social Empowerment Education Programme 11th July 2014 “My land is the heart that pumps the blood through the veins of our communal lives…My land is a part of my clan, family, and myself. She is the mother of our sustenance and she is extremely…