Governor of Indonesia’s Papua seeks connection with PNG

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalist As Port Moresby’s Governor Powes Parkop (middle) welcomed his counterpart from Indonesia’s Papua province Lukas Enembe (left) in Papua New Guinea’s capital, the Indonesian ambassador to PNG, Ronald Manik (right), also made an appearance.... more →
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PM speaks at Aust-SI business dialogue

PM Hou addressing the Business Forum which was attended by the private sector and government officials from Australia and the Solomon Islands. PRIME Minister Rick Hou on Wednesday addressed the 10th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in Brisbane, Australia. Mr Hou said the events of the forum are a culmination of a long... more →
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Australia’s funding boost to Tina Hydro Power

AUSTRALIA is committing a further $7.9 million (AUD$1.4 million) towards the Tina River Hydro Power Project. This extra funding will go towards the construction of the access road to the dam site and power station. “The Tina River Hydro Power project is a high priority project for Solomon Islands and for the Pacific,” a statement... more →
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Australian troops in PNG for APEC

Australian Special Forces soldiers have quietly been deployed to Papua New Guinea before the APEC meeting of world leaders. The ABC reported the elite Australian Army personnel were “on the ground”, amid concerns PNG’s military was not adequately equipped to control the large event in November. Among world leaders... more →
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