Friday, July 17, 2009, 10:54 am | Reported by Daniel Challis
Mining in Papua New Guinea has been both a source of controversy and wealth for the country; since the industry took off back in 1970. The mining sector in PNG has traditionally wielded substantial clout in terms of dodging its environmental obligations; as well as taking precedence over other industries due to the countries high dependency on mining for its short-term revenue. Such recent mining projects include Lihir Gold Mine (commissioned in 1997) and Misima Gold Mine; which have been in the spotlight due to its questionable method of waste disposal into nearby seas.
Friday, July 17, 2009, 10:53 am | Reported by Kathy Quinn
There is a pressing need for quality journalism in PNG and these young students are not only aware of the current problems journalists are facing, but are determined to bring about change.
Friday, July 17, 2009, 10:27 am | Reported by Kathy Quinn
In a country where well over half the population lives in nearly inaccessible rural areas, quality health care is a major concern. For those living in the highland regions of Papua New Guinea, the nearest health facility may be difficult or nearly impossible to access when required.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 1:29 pm | Reported by Anna Chisholm
In a country plagued by the deadly lung disease, TB, many people are refusing treatment for reasons linked to superstitious beliefs; and while services are limited anyway for cost reasons, some progress is being made.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 12:51 pm | Reported by Anna Chisholm
Mental health care is too expensive and health care resources generally are so limited in Papua New Guinea, that care for the mentally ill is failing.
That’s the general verdict of just about everybody you talk to in the government or health care industry.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 12:50 pm | Reported by Anna Chisholm
Divine Word University (DWU) Madang is running a training program to prepare volunteers in PNG communities to help others who require counselling — a scheme intended to fill a great need throughout the country.
Thursday, July 9, 2009, 5:34 pm | Reported by Alex White
New money to provide clinical and education support for rural areas is said to be on its way.
Thursday, July 9, 2009, 4:33 pm | Reported by Bill Johnston
A big business and government plan to fence off 200 Hectares of land as an industrial zone for 10 fish canneries near the Papua New Guinea town of Madang has been slammed by locals who fear the impact on environment, employment and land access will outweigh economic benefits..
Thursday, July 9, 2009, 4:32 pm | Reported by Alex White
The opening of the Diwai Mart, at the Divine Word University in Madang, marks the availability of food to the community but also puts a brand-new laptop into the hands of 2500 students.