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New Guinea's justice minister has told parliament he will enforce the nation's death penalty laws. Kerenga Kua told the chamber on Thursday a government task force had visited Texas in the United States, Indonesia and Thailand to gauge the mechanics
This would include additional aid funding, development and police training and defence assistance. The new coalition federal government has pledged to cut $4.5 billion from the foreign aid budget over the next four years. Bougainville, with a
PNG last week celebrated its 38th year of independence from Australia. Since then the country has been run by a single House of Parliament, where no one party has achieved the numbers enough to rule outright. As a result, PNG's parliament has been
The opposition leader said he wanted all further constitutional amendments to be subject to a referendum, and for tougher separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches of government. Mr O'Neill's proposed changes will also
On 4 April 2013, four women, including Helen Rumbali, were kidnapped and tortured after being accused of sorcery (sanguma). Three women, Helen's sister and her two nieces, remain in a local health centre serviced only by nurses and their condition is
New Guinea is expected to agree to an assistance program that will ensure Fiji has elections in 2014. PNG Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Rimbink Pato made the comment yesterday as Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama touched down in
The government of Papua New Guinea has repealed controversial laws used to oust former prime minister Sir Michael Somare and keep judges in check...A second law restricting the age of serving prime ministers to 73 years and below was also repealed.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) signed a loan worth $41.5 million to fund the Maritime and Waterways Safety Project which will help improve navigational aids, allowing ships to travel more safely through PNG'
Wednesday with his family members and former partner, Fua, present. A formidable politician, he first came to PNG as a Kiap, or provincial administrator, in 1953 at age 18. "He fell in love with the place and its women," said Institute of National
While Papua New Guinea (PNG) has maintained its position as one of the fastest growing economies in Asia and the Pacific in 2012, the gap between rich and poor is increasing. Remote and rural communities in PNG remain cut off from economic