ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Ireland today signed agreements establishing the Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Contribution Arrangements were signed by ADB Vice-President Mr. Ahmed M. Saeed and Ireland’s Minister for International Development Mr. Ciarán Cannon on the opening day of the 52nd Annual Meeting of ADB’s Board of Governors in Nadi, Fiji.

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Papua New Guinea Host The First Mini Trade Fair for Continent Europe in Brussels, Belgium

Papua New Guinea is hosting a Mini Trade Fair for the first time in Continental Europe since trading under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union, beginning in 2009. The Mini Trade Fair is organised by the Government through the Embassy of Papua New Guinea in Brussels, Belgium, in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the National Fisheries Authority.

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ANALYSIS: The Vote and its polarising effect

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has always stated that he remains committed to focusing on the key issues affecting Papua New Guinea’s development. Over the last 24 hours, 10 members of his coalition have gone public in their resignations. It began with Tari-Pori MP James Marape resigning as Finance Minister. Then, a week later, Esa’ala MP Davis Steven resigned as Justice Minister. Those two created the hairline fracture that eventually cascaded into a wider crack as four Governors, Phillip Undialu, (Hela), William Powi (SHP), Sir Peter Ipatas (Enga), William Tongamp (Jiwaka) and Open MP Manase Makiba (Koroba-Kopiago), tendered their resignations simultaneously.

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Writs Issued For Local Level Government Elections

The Writs for 6,375 Local Level Government Elections were issued this morning, to begin the formal election process for ward councillors throughout the country. The elections, delayed by a year, seemed to be on track, with Inter-Government Relations Minister Kevin Isifu signing the final writs to allow for the commencement of the LLG Election process at 10am this morning. 

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PNG PM pays homage to the fallen in unmarked graves

As Australian New Zealand and PNG servicemen gathered  at sacred sites to pay their respects to the fallen on ANZAC Day, PNG’s Prime Minister, made special mention of  hundreds of graves throughout the country that bear no names  on their  headstones. In a statement this morning, Peter O’Neill, said ANZAC day is more than just the recognition of a tragic day in our military history.

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Working Together to Create Cleaner Cities and Provinces

The common sight of plastic, paper and aluminum wastes washed up on the beaches, thrown around in streets, public places and overloaded dump sites is an issue that does not only pose a threat to the Environment but also to public health. Phase Two of Japan’s Technical Cooperation Project for the Promotion of Regional Initiative on Solid Waste Management in Pacific Island Countries [J-PRISM II] tries to address this issue.

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