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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…

Prime Minister Modi to visit Fiji and meet Pacific Leaders

Source: The Economic Times SUVA: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is excited ahead of his visit to Fiji, home to a large ethnic Indian population, this week. Modi will arrive in Fiji Nov 19 and during his visit, he is expected to meet…

PANG calls for more debate on free trade in Pacific

   By Radio New Zealand 11 November 2014  The Pacific Network on Globalisation or PANG says it wants to encourage more Pacific Islanders to engage in debate over the dangers free trade agreements pose to Pacific nations. The group has just launched a briefing paper outlining the…

Free Trade threatens custom land in the Pacific

The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) have launched a briefing paper today outlining the many complex and dangerous ways that free trade agreements can impact and undermine custom land systems in the Pacific Islands. “Custom land is so central to life in the Pacific Islands…