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Fire Downs Three Shops 03 June 2015

Fire guts down three shops at the China Town in East Boroko as early as 4am this morning.

An eye witness says the fire took the former Q and Q, the Bakery and Jasemire.

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Oil Search Pacific Games Relay In The Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province 02 June 2015

Today the Oil Search Pacific Games Relay landed in the friendly isles of the Trobriands. The day’s Relay started at Kaibola Primary School, on Kirawina, where hundreds of students were dressed in traditional Trobriand bilas to welcome the Baton. The elementary students created a paddling escort to formally welcome for the Baton, followed by the older girls performing the sago dance wi... more

Travel Ban On Australians Visiting Bougainville Is Lifted 01 June 2015

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Rimbink Pato had announced the removal of the travel ban on Australian citizens visiting the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea as of today.

This comes after an agreement was reached in a meeting between Mr. Pato, Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill and Australian For... more

Maipakai Alleges Kavo Avoids Arrest 01 June 2015

Gulf Governor Havila Kavo has been alleged to be avoiding arrests.

Member for Kikori Open Mark Maipakai says since the Gulf Disaster relief mismanagement was put to light, Kavo has been avoiding police including the media.

To date, Mr. Maipa... more

PMIZ Before NEC 01 June 2015

The PMIZ project is currently before the NEC for consideration.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neil says the project will generate K2 billion every year in economic activity to the nation with most of this being around Madang Province.

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Immigration Transit Facility 01 June 2015

The Foreign Affairs is planning to establish an Immigration Transit Facility in the precincts of the National Capital District to enable the detention of foreigners who are to be removed from the country, separate from prison or police custody.

 

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Migration (Amendment) Bill 2015 & Ors 01 June 2015

Papua New Guinea needs to be able to meet its international obligations towards asylum seekers under the Refugees Convention, and meet its obligations of duty of care to those foreigners who may be relocated to processing centre of placed in immigration detention.