News - Papua New Guinea

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Sep '14

9 Sep 2014

Papua New Guinea

Family planning push to address the issue of maternal deaths in Papua New Guinea

Politicians and health service providers in Papua New Guinea are working to increase access to family planning services. A fresh endeavour is taking place in Papua New Guinea to boost access to...

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29

Aug '14

29 Aug 2014

Papua New Guinea

Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea

A volcano erupted Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed, officials said. ...

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01

Aug '14

1 Aug 2014

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea gives 122 million USD aid to Pacific Island nations

Papua New Guinea gives 122 million USD aid to Pacific Island nations Papua New Guinea will give 300 million kina (122.6 million U.S. dollars) as development assistance for Pacific islands...

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08

Jul '14

8 Jul 2014

Papua New Guinea

Rotary giving books for kids in PNG

It's amazing what can happen when you least expect it. From a simple word at the right time. During a conversation earlier this year in Pittsworth, Queensland, between Rotarian Aub Schulstad...

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17

Jun '14

17 Jun 2014

Papua New Guinea

Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) nations to increase fees for tuna fishing

The eight nations that make up the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) have agreed to raise the fees they charge purse seiner tuna boats to enter their waters by 33 per cent. The Pacific island...

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15

Jun '14

15 Jun 2014

Papua New Guinea

NZ To Help PNG Develop Energy Policy

THE New Zealand government will be sending a team of energy experts to help PNG develop an energy policy to harness about 20,000 megawatt of energy source opportunities in the country.Public...

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08

Jun '14

8 Jun 2014

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea teachers consider industrial action over salary underpayments

Teachers in Papua New Guinea are threatening to strike over pay discrepancies. They are demanding the scrapping of the system used to pay their salaries, saying it is leading to too many...

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27

May '14

27 May 2014

Papua New Guinea

PNG gets large solar project

The World Bank, through its commercial arm the International Finance Corporation or IFC, has unveiled plans to get solar generated electricity services delivered to about half a million people in...

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20

May '14

20 May 2014

Papua New Guinea

Minimum wage increase for PNG

Papua New Guinea's cabinet has endorsed increasing the country's minimum wage to US$1.10, an almost 30 cent rise from the current rate. The Post Courier reports that after 12 months the wage...

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24

Apr '14

24 Apr 2014

Papua New Guinea

Teenage pregnancies in the Pacific still cause for concern, says United Nations

The United Nations has called for more services to support pregnant teenagers in the Pacific. Although the number of pregnant young women across the region as a whole is falling, the The UN...

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01

Apr '14

1 Apr 2014

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea targets transport upgrades

The transport networks serving Papua New Guinea (PNG) are set to receive a $1bn overhaul as the country moves to install the infrastructure needed for the next phase of its economic development. ...

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26

Mar '14

26 Mar 2014

Papua New Guinea

Pacific unlikely to meet Millennium Develoment Goals for 2015

UNICEF New Zealand says four years after the Millennium Development Goals' global target for safe drinking water was met, the Pacific is still lagging far behind. As World Water Day was marked...

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