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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…

Marshall Islands: National Seabed Minerals Management Board launched

Secretariat of the Pacific Community October 13 2014 The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) formed an Interim National Seabed Minerals Management Board (INSMB) on 2 October 2014. The board members, consisting of a small team of government officers and non-governmental representatives,…

Pacific Bearing Weight in Regional Trade Negotiations

Adam Wolfenden 7th October 2014 The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) says ongoing negotiations for the controversial free trade agreement known as PACER-Plus are creating an unbalanced agreement against the interests of the Pacific Islands. “Australia and New Zealand are again using PACER-Plus to get…

Moana Nui calls on the Vanuatu Govt. to ban seabed mining

Moana Nui 07th October 2014 Moana Nui Action Alliance (US/Los Angeles) calls on the Government of Vanuatu to ban seabed mining and to lead us towards protecting our solwara, our oceans.