papua new guinea

Farming PNG premieres today

Farming PNG outlines the potential of agriculture in PNG through film in a 75-minute documentary, putting together the moments of a visual journey along the country’s agricultural sector.

The film is presented by Steven Woodhouse, who is an agronomist with decades of experience working in the agricultural sector from the Highland regions of PNG to the New Guinea Islands region.

​PNG prepares for potential El Nino occurrence

A two-day workshop is underway in Port Moresby following several global and regional climate agencies’ predictions of a potential occurrence of El Nino in the second half of 2017.

The El Nino could bring drier than normal conditions to PNG.

The 2015 and 2016 El Nino caused widespread drought and frost in PNG, which affected an estimated 2.4 million people, with 480,000 people impacted by severe food shortage.

O’Neill thanks US for help in health care delivery

The Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has expressed Papua New Guinea’s appreciation and gratitude to the United States Government for its ongoing healthcare engagement and in logistical support for APEC Papua New Guinea 2018.

PM O’Neill made the remarks during a courtesy call from the United States’ Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, H.E. Catherine Ebert-Gray, in Port Moresby.

Everyone is crying out for Gelato!

Everyone in Port Moresby have been screaming Gelato since the Italian Gelato opened on May 2, Tuesday.

Gelato is pretty much ice cream but is different from ice cream.

How?

Gelato is the Italian word for Ice cream. That’s what makes it ice cream.

But what makes it different from ice cream is what’s used to make it and how it’s made, says owner Elisa Cragnolini.

Handen’s team have adventure to a new level

They have been on the roll since and increasing their group as well.

The climb last year was to raise funds and awareness on Leukaemia in PNG. Proceeds were forwarded to the Cecilia Ali Leukaemia Foundation (CALF).

Since then, team leader Mary Handen says the group has had a weekend trip to Tufi in December.

Also in their plan are trekking Kokoda in August, Seeing Benua in September and attending the Kenu Festival in Alotau in November.

Grandfather’s trial ends

The trial started on Tuesday and all evidence came to an end at 11:20 today after lawyers for the accused and the State made submissions of verdict.

The man stood trial over allegations he sexually assaulted a minor two years ago at Nine-Mile in Port Moresby.

He pleaded not guilty which prompted a trial to take place.

The victim who is now 11 years old was the first witness called by the State who gave evidence in camera (a closed, private court session).

Cop convicted for unlawful use of vehicle

Joshua Kraip was found guilty of using a stolen motor vehicle on March 10, 2016 from the Gordon Police station to the Morata police barracks. He said he did so to retrieve his notebook that contained the details of the man who is alleged to have sold the vehicle to him earlier.

The vehicle belonging to Camilus Narokobi and was stolen from his wife on  Feb 16 last year.

The vehicle’s registration number was changed and it was only discovered at the station that the vehicle was stolen.

​Officials interfering with newsrooms

This has compelled journalists and news editors to self-censor news and consequently deny Papua New Guinean readers and viewers access to factual, balanced, impartial and objective reporting.  

Council president Alexander Rheeney said: “Last year had its challenges for media industry personnel and the first four months of this year appear to be no different to 2016, with news organisations alerting the MCPNG to two incidents of interference by those in authority.

The asylum detainee who shot a film in secret

Behrouz Boochani is messaging me on WhatsApp from Australia's offshore detention facility in Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG), where he has been since 2013 after fleeing his home country of Iran.

The Kurdish journalist has just finished his biggest project yet - a full-length feature film, shot using his iPhone and smuggled out over the internet in small clips, beneath the radar of his guards.

PNG media ban during Turnbull visit 'discriminatory'

Local journalists were excluded from attending a press conference when Mr Turnbull visited a war memorial at Bomana and a joint press conference with his PNG counterpart, Peter O'Neill.