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Saturday, 16 June

23:25

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

160618HANNET HAS DONE HIS CONTRIBUTION FOR BOUGAINVILLE SAYS MOMIS
New Dawn FM News

ABG President Chief DR.JOHN MOMIS said one of Bougainvilles great leaders the late LEO HANNETs passing on the 15th of June, 2018 in Port Moresby which is the Bougainville Day has great meaning to his fight for freedom and empowerment for the people of Bougainville for many years.
He made these remarks in his condolence message to the family and relatives of the late HANNET and the people of Bougainville broadcasted on New Dawn FM yesterday morning.
President Momis said that the late LEO HANNET made a big contribution to the fight for freedom and empowerment to the people of Bougainville.
He said that the late LEO HANNET planned for his death to time the ABG Foundation day to give significance to the anniversary of the ABG which all Bougainvilleans fought hard for it.
President MOMIS said that the late LEO HANNET fought for the rights and freedom for the people of Bougainville since the early 1970s to make sure the government and companies like the Bougainville Copper does not spoon feed the people of Bougainville.
He said himself and those who worked with him had high respect for the late LEO HANNET.
President Momis said that many people knew his strength of expressing his ideas and wishes of the people for Bougainville in writing as he was also a great writer.
The late LEO HANNET was an outspoken writer, outspoken leader in Politics but had strong principles of equality, human rights and had respect for other people in Bougainville and PNG and at the same time was a humble man.
He was a pioneer in the fight for decentralization of powers, Autonomy and finally in Bougainville becoming a separate nation from Papua New Guinea one day.
President Momis said that looking at the day the late LEO HANNET pass on, the Bougainville Foundation Day when the people of Bougainville were in a celebration mood, it just showed that he died when the people were celebrating the result or fruit of his hard work over the years.
He also mentioned other leaders that the late LEO HANNET worked with in setting the foundation for today, leaders like the late DR. SAREI, RAPHAEL NINIKU,AMAO TATO,ALOYSIUS NOGA,RAPHAEL BELE and other great leaders of Bougainville.
President MOMIS also said that the late HANNET was a very good family man who respected his wife and family and one that did not want to use his family as a stepping stone to get what he wanted.
He called on the Bougainvilleans celebrating the Bougainville day to stop for a moment and think about him and what he has done for both Bougainville and Papua New Guinea.
May his soul rest in eternal Peace.
Ends

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21:00

After mass that Sunday, I witnessed a tribal fight at Kailge.... "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Mock battle
Kopia-Kubuka warriors in a mock charge as part of a compensation ceremony at Palimung, 1983

FR GARRY ROCHE

DUBLIN - It was while I was stationed in Ulga in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea that I witnessed a tribal fight near a place called Kailge in the Nebilyer Valley.

Kailge was on the other side of the Nebilyer River, more recently the area has been referred to as Hap-Wara (Trans-Nebilyer).

On Saturday 9 December 1972 I went to Kailge planning to have mass there on Sunday.

Father Eddie ONeill drove me as far as the road went and I walked the rest of the way.

But when I got to Kailge I discovered there was trouble brewing. The Kailge clans (part of the the Kopia Kombuka alliance) had discovered that one of their young men had been accused of sending poison to a young man of a neighbouring tribe, a member of the Teia-Dyna and Toka-Waneka alliance.

These two alliances were on very unfriendly terms already and this seemed likely to make things much worse.

On that Saturday night I talked with Numa, the Kopia Kombuka Councillor, who declared that his clan was innocent of the accusation.

On the Sunday I duly conducted the mass at Kailge. Then, soon after the mass was finished, we heard shouts coming from the kunai grassland area below the church.

It quickly became clear that the enemy alliance had come to attack the Kopia Kombuka.

20:00

Resources curse, a corrupt elite & landowners with no hope "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Torched Dash 8
"The promises contained in the landowner benefit sharing agreements with the PNG government began to languish, and frustrations simmered"

MICHAEL MAIN | East Asia Forum

CANBERRA - Two recent reports on the massive ExxonMobil-led PNG LNG project have brought renewed attention to the undesirable economic and social impacts of Papua New Guineas largest-ever resource extraction enterprise.

This research shows that PNG LNG has hurt, rather than grown, PNGs economy and that it has inflamed violence and tensions in the PNG highlands region. Papua New Guineas so-called resource curse has hit local communities the hardest.

Violent conflict in the PNG highlands, certainly among the Huli landowners of Hela Province where PNG LNG is based, has been an almost constant feature since before first contact with colonial forces in the 1930s.

Levels of violence have fluctuated markedly in response to historical conditions. The 1970s and 1980s were relatively peaceful, as PNG transitioned from Australian administration into the early independence years.

But local political frustrations combined with the introduction of guns led to high rates of violence in the highlands around the 1992 elections.

Since that decade, Papua New Guineas government services have been in constant decline.

A new generation of Huli has emerged that is less educated than the generation of its parents Huli who were educated between the 1960s and 1980s are more literate and fluent in English than those who were of school age from the 1990s onwards.

Health has deteriorated with a decline in health services and the introduction of store-bought processed food.

By the late 2000s, when the PNG government was promoting the PNG LNG project as a looming economic miracle for the country, the H...

19:00

A Simple Poem About Tree Planting "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Png_rainforestJIMMY AWAGL

Tree, perhaps plain in appearance
But always marvellous in beauty
Functionally complete
Contributing selflessly
Every element unique

Our tree contributes
Flowers, leaves
Branches, shade
Moisture, fertility
Home, protection

A living bioengineer
Taking in water
Producing oxygen
The air we breathe
Purifying harmful gases

Branch, bark and trunk
Provide wood and structure
All this to us is gifted
And in return, our obligation
Its very simple to plant trees

15:36

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

MR. PAUL NERAU at todays celebrations

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15:18

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Pictures from ABG DAY celebrations in Port Moresby

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15:16

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

160618PORT MORESBY CELEBRATE IN STYLE
Bougainvilleans living and working in Port Moresby commemorated the Bougainville days today Saturday 16th June 2018.
All their groups under the Port Moresby Bougainville Association chaired by PAUL NERAU and his deputy Bruce MALA organised their group to present many items by mainly students from the surrounding schools around Port Moresby and people living and working in Port Moresby.
Like in the previous Years, association members set up stalls and sold different items including clothing and food and drinks and also traditional dishes like the tamatama was also sold.
Famous Bougainville bands like Niuage and Jordan Opeti and Ishmael Toroamas group also entertained the crowd which could have been about Five thousand.
The ABG President, Chief DR. JOHN MOMIS was the guest speaker this year as last year he attended the East New Britains celebrations.
In his Speech to the Bougainville community in Port Moresby carried by New Dawn FM in Buka, the President congratulated the organizers for making the Bougainville Day a very successful one.
President MOMIS said this is the example of what a united people can do to create activities that can help with the changes that Bougainville wants in her efforts to create a Conducive environment for all Bougainvilleans to live in peace and harmony.
Meanwhile, the Bougainville Association chairman, PAUL NERAU said that his association is organized and raises its own funds to stage activities such as the Bougainville Day celebrations.
He said that they raise funds because with no funds you cannot do anything.
The youth representative, MR. NOMUKI said that youths of Bougainville are the future leaders who will carry on from where the old will leave therefore they must not be forgotten by the government.
He called on the Bougainville youths to be proactive and participate in activities that support the development of Bougainville.

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11:07

PNG Kumuls team for 2018 Pacific Test "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The PNG LNG Kumuls to face Fiji Batis in next Saturday's (June 23, 2018) Pacific Test in Sydney was named today.
The 18 man team ( in alphabetical order by first name) is:
1. Adex Wera - PNG Hunters
2. Enock Maki - PNG Hunters
3. James Segeyaro - Cronulla Sharks
4. Junior Rau - PNG Hunters
5. Justin Olam - Melbourne Storm
6. Kurt Baptiste - Sydney Roosters
7. Lachlan Lam - Sydney Roosters
8. Luke Page - Burleigh Bears
9. Nene McDonald - St George Illawarra Dragons
10. Nixon Putt - PNG Hunters
11. Rhadley Brawa - PNG HUnters
12. Rhys Martin - Canterbury Bulldogs
13. Richard Pandia - Ipswich Jets
14. Rod Griffin - Townsville Blackhawks
15. Stanton Albert - PNG Hunters
16. Thompson Teteh - PNG Hunters
17. Watson Boas - PNG Hunters
18. Willie Minoga - PNG Hunters
Coach: Michael Marum

09:16

Melanesian Intelligence Service: Indonesia Sudah Mengunjungi Vanuatu Beberapa Kali "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Dilaporkan oleh Melnaesian Intelligence Service (MIS) bahwa Indoensia telah mengunjungi Republik Vanuatu beberapa kali dan menghabiskan waktu dengan sejumlah pejabat dan tokoh politik di Vanuatu. Tanpa menyebutkan nama-nama, MIS melaporkan kedatangan Indonesia diketauhui secara umum di kalangan pemerintah tetapi tidak diketahui di kalangan masyarakat biasa. MIS melanjutkan kedatangan Indonesia menaymapiakn banyak paket ekonomi yang ditawarkan

Melanesian Intelligence Service: Indonesia Sudah Mengunjungi Vanuatu Beberapa Kali was originally published on PAPUAPost.com

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07:40

Economics in Two Lessons, Chapter 12 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Thanks to everyone who commented on the first eleven chapters of my book-in-progress, Economics in Two Lessons.

Heres a draft of https://www.dropbox.com/s/seojgihd4mrkcrq/QuigginChapter%2012Draft.pdf?dl=0>Chapter 12 on Predistribution

Comments, criticism and praise are welcome.

Earlier draft chapters are available. These arent final versions, as I am now editing the entire manuscript, but you can read them to see where the book is coming from.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ilqwwru858rihrl/QuigginTwoLessonsDraftTOC.pdf?dl=0>Table of Contents
https://www.dropbox.com/s/d8x2dp5sbxi70er/QuigginTwoLessonsIntroductionRevised.pdf?dl=0>Introduction;.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ao6s4jaejbrzap1/QuigginChapter1Revised.pdf?dl=0>Chapter 1: What is opportunity cost?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r1k8iqcpeboosbh/QuigginChapter2Revised.pdf?dl=0>Chapter 2: Markets, opportunity cost and equilibrium
https://www.dropbox.com/s/x4umnbwj4kmihd6/QuigginChapter3Revised.pdf?dl=0>Chapter 3:Time, information and uncertainty
https://www.dropbox.com/s/s2fkdwmbmje6fdo/QuigginChapter4Draft.pdf?dl=0>Chapter 4:Lesson 1: Applications.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pmml30mkozzj9j5/QuigginChapter5Draft.pdf?dl=0>Chapter 5: Lesson 1 and economic policy.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/44b...

05:59

TRWP Berdukacita atas meninggalkan Eliezer Awom: Tokoh Papua Merdeka "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Mendegar berita ini lewat Facebook: Rakyat Papua kembali berduka atas berita kepergian (meninggal dunia) pejuang Eliezer Awom, sore ini (15/6/2018). Saya kenal beliau sejak Summit WPNCL di Vanuatu, 2007 silam. Dia tegas pada apa yang benar. Sikap itulah yang membuat dirinya berani tinggalkan komandan Brimob di era 70 an, bergabung dengan gerilyawan TPN.PB. Memimpin perang

TRWP Berdukacita atas meninggalkan Eliezer Awom: Tokoh Papua Merdeka was originally published on PAPUAPost.com

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02:02

APPLYING SECURITY FORCES AGAINST CIVILIANS NOT A PANACEA - FIND ROOT CAUSE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

by DON POLYE
Whilst condemning the destruction to state properties, the solution to this incident in Mendi or similar other situations are not emotions or blaming each other!
The solution is to analyse and dig out the root cause of such unprecedented insanity in Mendi! The need to root out the main cause of such a chaotic situation must be the National cry!!!
Applying the security forces against the civilians is not a panacea. Deploying security to appease volatility is good but only a temporary and band aid solution!
The young and the old alike need to assess this situation more intelligently and rationally than emotionally.
For example, this shameful and abhorrent thing has happened in SHP where a lot of money has been going into . The SHP, including Hela Province (same) host the international standard petroleum projects...even more similar projects in the same provinces are in the pipeline.
This province has produced MPs who are now playing the stewardship role of managing PNG's affairs. SHP leaders are captaining MV PNG. This province has come under international sympathy for disaster relief supplies when earthquake struck . ..
...And the same province has horrified the whole nation and the international community when supporters of a candidate burnt down a plane, South West Air hangar, the court house, governor Powi's house and liberating the prisoners.
Commonsense tells us that there is no smoke without fire. It also tells one that in order to reap consequences of such disgrace, there must have been done certain things so detestable and ugly ... There must lie an ugly truth most don't know... that would have created a situation that facilitated a potentiality for such destruction.
The SHP people, their elected MPs, the unelected candidates, the PNG electoral Commissioner, the Returning Officer and the Security forces top hierarchy only WILL NEED to unwind this fiasco the way they patterned it. If these parties are genuine and sincere enough to fix SHP then they will. Otherwise, the spill over effects will reach far and wide.
Covering up systemic and systematic errors and defects by sending security forces will never solve such situation!!!!
Another example is the error is the incompetency and inconsistency of PNG Electoral Commissioner Patilus Gamato's decision and...

01:26

Bougainville can be a donor, says Masono "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Bougainville can be a donor to other smaller Pacific countries if it becomes a independent state and operating some major projects in the years ahead.
This was the message given to the people of NOVAH NO.2 yesterday at the gathering to retrieve the remains of a former BRA Soldier killed by PNG DF soldiers in 1995 and buried at Novah.
MR. MASONO said that Bougainville was small but had the resources to become one of the richest states in the Pacific.
The Vice President also commended on the 13th anniversary of the ABG as Bougainville has move a lot of things in the last 13 years.
He said as a child born on June 15th 2005, this year she has become a teenager ready to become an adult and become one of the major players in this part of the region.
MR. MASONO called on the people to be patriotic citizen of Bougainville and contribute meaningfully to the development of Bougainville. New Dawn FM / PNG Today

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Friday, 15 June

21:00

China-PNG friendship never been better, Chinese executive boasts "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

China in PNG
China Railway International Group in discussions with PNG officials as its starts a public relations offensive in the country

KEITH JACKSON

PORT MORESBY A Chinese executive of a major construction company says the relationship between Chinese enterprises and the local people has never been stronger.

And Wu Dongzheng, general manager of China Railway International Group in the South Pacific, told Xinhua Chinese news agency that the company's impact in the picturesque, palm-tree laden paradise goes far beyond the bricks and mortar.

With more than 2,500 local staff, the group has made it a priority to improve living standards of the employees and their families.

"I've seen too much poverty, too many jobless young men and too many families without medical care," Wu said.

That's why the company is focused on providing staff with technical training and professional qualifications, as well as offering financial incentives.

"Many families have changed their way of life because of this, and sent their children to primary schools and even universities," Wu explained.

Papua New Guinean employee Daniel Nere said the most important part of his job over the last decade has been to ensure local participation in projects

"We make sure the local people get contracts, subcontracts and are employed as we work along the corridors of the constructions path," he said.

"It has been my job to figure out the interrelationship between the company and the government here, and the Chinese understand us, they have much respect for PNG people like me."

The company says PNG is riding an economic wave of success as it prepares to host the 2018 APEC leaders' meeting.

At the end of 2017, Wu signed an agreement with Eastern and Western Highlands provincial governments to develop two industrial agriculture parks.

"I think developing agriculture is the most important thing for this country," Wu said. "But there is no road network to deliver agricultural products....

20:40

Primate-rich countries are becoming less hospitable places for monkeys, apes and lemurs "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Our primate cousins have managed to colonize a broad swath of the planet, taking up residence in 90 countries. Still, the majority of monkey, ape, lemur, tarsier and lorisid species live in Brazil, Indonesia, Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and a new study finds that 62 percent of those species face the specter of extinction due to hunting and the splintering and outright loss of their habitats. It came as little surprise to University of Illinois primatologist Paul Garber that these four countries, forested bulwarks of biodiversity that they are, have been fertile grounds for the rise of unique species. The sheer proportion of the worlds primates they contain, however, was telling, Garber said. The realization that these four countries harbor 65 percent of the worlds primate species made writing our current paper a priority, he said in an email to Mongabay. He and his colleagues report their findings today in the journal PeerJ. The four countries in the study are home to 65 percent of the worlds primate species, including this red leaf monkey (Presbytis rubicunda), found in Indonesian and Malaysian Borneo. Image by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay. In 2017, Garber and 30 other primate researchers from around the world concluded that 60 percent of all primate species could be wiped out soon by human activity. It was during the research and writing of that manuscript that I first realized how critically important Brazil, Indonesia, Madagascar and DRC were to avoiding a mass primate extinction crisis, he

20:00

The importance of stories & the progress of our species "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Phil 2015PHIL FITZPATRICK

TUMBY BAY - Bear with me, this is a bit esoteric and complicated.

The Israeli historian, Yuval Noah Harari, in his 2011* book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, wrote that all animals only experience major behavioural shifts when their genetics change. That is, when they experience an evolutionary change.

There is an exception however. Humans.

Humans evolved into our modern form about 300,000 years ago but for a long time we were just one of many species of animal subject to the whims of nature.

Drought, flood, fire, famine and occasionally abundance ensured that our numbers were always in balance with nature.

Then, about 70,000 years ago, there was a dramatic change in our numbers and we began to multiply exponentially.

It wasnt genetic change or climate change that caused this. It came with our ability to tell stories.

Humans are the only organism where behaviour can radically change because of the fictions they create. Fictions so great and powerful that they bind people into larger and larger groups that can accomplish greater and greater things.

Yuval Noah Harari described these as imagined realities, social constructs and myths. Humans have the special ability to unite millions of strangers around common myths. Ideas such as freedom, human rights, gods, laws, and capitalism exist in our imagination, yet they can bind us together and motivate us to cooperate on complex tasks.

They are imagined realities because they arise in peoples minds and have no scientific basis.

The French Revolution is a good example of a myth that changed human behaviour almost overnight.

In 1789 the French people rejected the myth of the divine right of kings to rule and adopted the myth of the sovereignty of the people.

The human ability to create a social construct, imagined reality and a myth and believe in them led directly to our ability to cooperate in our thousands and then in our millions.

These constructs gave us cooperation and cooperation made us the mightiest species on earth.

For any human society to survive and progress, imagined realities, myths and social constructs need to be carefully nurtured.

This is done through stories, through literature, the telling of whic...

19:00

There is Hope for Every Child Ever Born "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Wardley Barry at work
Ward Barry - master poet

WARDLEY BARRY

There is hope for every child ever born
under city lights or kerosene lamps.
God is fair, our paths with dreams he adorns.

The homeless, recruited young to be tramps,
children scavenging among rubbish bins,
sheltering under drains or shanty camps;

the child spotting its mums eyes and dads chins,
cradled in white gossamer blankets,
garbed and magnified in lustrous satins.

Each child, at birth, was welcomed with trumpets
sounded by angels of the sacred choir,
whether they were born of saints or strumpets,

love bestowed upon us savage desire
and a long train of unspeakable dreams;
that give us wings to navigate the fire.

Our Father records every labour screams,
there is hope for every child ever born.
So smile when everything is gone, it seems.
God is fair, our paths with dreams he adorned.

15:23

"IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

A collaboration led by scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD), the US Department of Energys (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the US Army Research Lab have developed and studied a new cathode materiala modified and engineered form of iron trifluoride (FeF3)that could triple the energy density of lithium-ion battery electrodes. Their open-access paper is published in Nature Communications.

To overcome these challenges, the team added cobalt and oxygen atoms to FeF3 nanorods through a process called chemical substitution. This allowed the scientists to manipulate the reaction pathway and make it more reversible.

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Substituting the cathode material with oxygen and cobalt prevents lithium from breaking chemical bonds and preserves the materials structure.

In the doped nanorods, an energy density of ~1000?Wh?kg......

12:37

O'NEILL MUST NOT USE STATE RESOURCES TO FIGHT HIS PERSONAL BATTLES. "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

By Souths Naiko

As a concerned citizen of Papua New Guinea, I am appealing to men and women of our armed forces to please not go into Southern Highlands and attack your own people.

This is a problem best solved by Peter O'Neill and his fellow politicians. Politicians must learn to solve the problems they create through non-violent means and stop resorting to heavy-handed tactics!! It's a shame for Peter O'Neill to display such a total lack of leadership by creating one problem after another and then expecting others to clean up after him.

Have we learned nothing at all from the Bougainville Civil War??

Just as he has always done, Peter O'Neill is simply abusing his position by using state resources to fight his personal battles. This is not a national emergency but a provincial law and order issue caused by politicians themselves!!

We appeal to the police and army not to allow yourselves to be used by one man in his corrupt quest for absolute power.

Peter O'Neill already abused the legal system of this country and he is now moving to use the police and army to ensure absolute control over this country, starting with his own province of Southern Highlands. Police and army must say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and tell this madman to fight his own battles.

PNGDF swore an oath to protect the people of PNG from external attacks while police swore their oath to protect lives and property or provide internal security. Both forces are not mandated to be private security forces of one man!!

PETER O'NEILL IS THE CAUSE AND SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEMS IN SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS PROVINCE.

Why should hundreds and thousands of innocent civilian lives including those of our armed forces be placed at risk and sacrificed to serve the whims of one stubborn man? It is better to remove one man and restore normalcy to this country than to wage war against our own people and suffer unnecessary casualties in the hundreds and thousands!!

Peter O'Neill has been rejected by his own people, therefore, he no longer has the trust and the mandate of the country to continue as Prime Minister. MPs in government must come to their senses now and dump this man!!

REMOVE PETER O'NEILL AS PRIME MINISTER AND SAVE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS AND PAPUA NEW GUINEA!!

O'Neill's reign of destruction over this...

10:47

Veteran pilotNo national pride in Papua New Guinea "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

by CAPTAIN PAUL BOGA

As an aviator and a former soldier, I am totally disgusted but also sorry for our nation.
Captain Paul Boga

There is NO national pride and patriotism shown by people who call themselves Papua New Guineans.

Aeroplanes have built this nation and stand to be our flag carrier around the world.

Before we point fingers, we must remember that every problem has a root cause.

After 42 years of Independence, the educated know that our Constitution is nothing but a joke.

Laws are too weak to deal with crime and our natural resources are used against us to kill ourselves.

National security?

Well we need to open our eyes now.

09:40

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

150618BOUGAINVILLE DAY CAPTURES THE HOPES, DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS
New Dawn FM News

The ABG President Chief DR. JOHN MOMIS says as the President of Bougainville, Bougainville day captures the hopes, dreams and aspirations of all Bougainvilleans.
All of us must play a role in securing Bougainvilles long term future.
He said by working together and moving ahead with a common goal there is much that we can achieve.
The challenge for us all is to embrace change, huge change that will bring equitability, justice and fair play and contribute to the journey.
He said united there is much that we all can achieve.
As the President he pledged to serve each and every Bougainvillean to achieve our goals and that is to create a better society for the people now and in the future.

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09:05

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Pictures from the ABG Day celebrations at KUBU

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09:04

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

150618PRESIDENT MOMIS ON BOUGAINVILLE DAY
New Dawn FM News
The ABG President Chief DR. JOHN MOMIS when addressing todays ABG Day celebration at the ABG House, KUBU said that today marks the anniversary of the day when Bougainvilles political aspirations were first recognized with the formal establishment of the Autonomous Bougainville Government.
This is a day that should be celebrated by all Bougainvilleans.
The past 13 years has brought many challenges for Bougainville as we continue our journey towards political self-determination we have faced obstacles, these includes lack of funds, limited capacity and constraints on our ability to deliver effective services to our people.
Despite this President MOMIS said that he was proud with what Bougainville has achieved so far.
He said that Bougainville has demonstrated through the establishments and operation of democratic institutions that we can indeed manage our own affairs.
The President said that Bougainville has implemented important reforms established enabling laws and developed public service institutions and structures for the future.
And through the finalization of our strategic development plan we have a road map for the future that includes the referendum and beyond.
President MOMIS stressed that Bougainville cannot become complacent as we mark the anniversary of the Autonomous Government we must also continue to recognize the continued issues that we face.
He said we must remain vigilant in our fight against corruption and in our desire to ensure that our affairs are conducted according to the highest standards of good governance.
At the same time we must continue to grow our economy, empower our people and lay the continued foundation for lasting peace and prosperity throughout Bougainville.
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08:49

Declaration of state of emergency in Southern Highlands "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Prime Minister Peter ONeill has announced that the National Executive Council has approved the declaration of a state of emergency for the Southern Highlands Province, and a call-out of the Defence Force in the province.
The National Executive Council has agreed to a course of action that will restore order
in the Southern Highlands, ensure all Leaders with potential involvement in unlawful behavior are held to account, and prevent further unlawful activities.
The actions of reckless individuals damaging property in Mendi has disgusted the nation, the Prime Minister said.
The state of emergency in Southern Highlands Province will be in place for a period of nine months, and Mr Thomas Eluh is being appointed as the controller of the SOE.
Put simply, I have had enough of this nonsense that has been manipulated by people who would call themselves leaders.
Police will investigate every agitator, and every person who was involved in the unrest we saw yesterday.
No person is above the law and all involved will face the full force of the law and answer for any crime they have committed.
The Southern Highlands Province has so much going for it, so many natural resources and agricultural potential.
We will not let this potential be undermined by people who have failed in politics and want to cause disruption.
The Southern Highlands Provincial Government has been suspended, and I will oversee the operations of the Southern Highlands Provincial Government on behalf of the National Executive Council.
It is important that we place the actions we saw yesterday into context.
The ridiculous behavior by an unruly group is all about local level politics and attempts by failed politicians to vent their anger over their inability to be duly elected.
If there is any group who thinks they can continue cause trouble, they will find out very quickly that their actions will not be tolerated.
The Decision by the National Executive Council includes:
- Suspension of the Southern Highlands Provincial Government with
immediate effect for the duration of the state of smergency.
- Thomas Eluh to be appointed as the controller of the state of emergency,
with powers, duties and functions as prescribed by the Constitution and
Emergency Acts and Regulations.
- Deployment of police personnel, mobile squad and criminal investigators
(CID) to the Southern Highlands Province with immediate effect.
- Directing the Commissioner of Police, and the Commander of the PNG Defence
Force, in consultation with the controller, to immediately develop an operational
order for the deployment of troops (police and military) to Southern Highlands
Province for the SOE.
- Delegation of p...

08:02

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

150618BOUGAINVILLE CAN BE A DONOR SAYS MASONO
New Dawn FM News
Bougainville can be a donor to other smaller Pacific countries if it becomes a independent state and operating some major projects in the years ahead.
This was the message given to the people of NOVAH NO.2 yesterday at the gathering to retrieve the remains of a former BRA Soldier killed by PNG DF soldiers in 1995 and buried at Novah.
MR. MASONO said that Bougainville was small but had the resources to become one of the richest states in the Pacific.
The Vice President also commended on the 13th anniversary of the ABG as Bougainville has move a lot of things in the last 13 years.
He said as a child born on June 15th 2005, this year she has become a teenager ready to become an adult and become one of the major players in this part of the region.
MR. MASONO called on the people to be patriotic citizen of Bougainville and contribute meaningfully to the development of Bougainville.

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08:01

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


 

150618ABG DAY STARTS WITH DAWN SERVICE

New Dawn FM News

The Bougainville day celebrations in Buka started with a dawn service held at the ABG Parliament house at 6am this morning.

Then later teachers and students from the Bishop Wade Secondary School, Tarlena Vocational centre and the Asitavi Girls Secondary School and MABIRI High School participated in activities that included speeches by the ABG President Chief DR. JOHN MOMIS the ABG Speaker SIMON PENTANU the Womens Representative for North Bougainville and Deputy Speaker, FRANCESCA SEMOSO and one other speech came from the President of the New South Wales Legislative Council JOHN AJAKA whos team has been on Bougainville since Tuesday.

The ABG members later went and joined the main Bougainville day commemoration ceremony at the Hutjena Oval

The team from the New South Wales Parliament returned via Port Moresby this afternoon.

New Dawn FM Bougainvilles Community Radio Network which celebrates ten years of operations at the end of this year wishes the people of Bougainville best wishes on the 13th anniversary today.

 

Ends               

07:48

Jaringan solidaritas West Papua buka desk baru di Selandia Baru "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Auckland, Jubi - Akibat kuatnya jaringan solidaritas akar rumput, sebuah desk khusus untuk West Papua telah dibuka di Selandia Baru. Desk itu secara resmi dibuka Senin malam (11/6/2018) di Auckland, oleh salah satu pemimpin Partai Hijau, Marama Davidson, dan rekan anggota parlemennya, MP Golriz Ghahraman. Menurut Davidson, desk itu akan menyelenggarakan berbagai kegiatan, menjadi tuan rumah

Jaringan solidaritas West Papua buka desk baru di Selandia Baru was originally published on PAPUAPost.com

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07:04

Hilton Hotel in Port Moresby is on track for APEC "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

PNGs Star Mountain Plaza, which will host leaders from around the world at the APEC forum, is expected to open ahead of its planned schedule according to developers.

The landmark Star Mountain Plaza conference, accommodation and retail development is a multi-use facility, designed to help PNG attract more overseas visitors in future generations.

Mineral Resource Development Companies (MRDC) managing director Augustine Mano says construction on the venue is now expected to be completed in September - two months prior to the start of APEC.

Mr Mano says the project is on schedule due to the efforts of more than 800 team members who have worked in shifts 24 hours a day to ensure its early completion.

This workforce is expected to increase by a further 200 over the next six weeks as the interior fit out progresses.

It has been truly humbling to see the passion and national pride that our local workforce has brought to this project. Their dedication has helped us bring to a life a project which will showcase the best of PNG to the worlds leaders later this year, he says

Mr Mano made the comments during an onsite event with local press and stakeholders who also had the opportunity to tour the venue and hear about the handover of the first phase of construction - the hotel and convention centre.

Our project will be delivered in multiple phases enabling Hilton to gradually assume control, It is with great pleasure that we can officially handover the the first area of the new five star hotel and Kutubu convention centre to Hilton.

Over the coming weeks, more areas of the development will be handed over in the lead up to the final construction completion date on 13 September 2018, he says.

Mr Mano says in addition to the conference venue the introduction of the Hilton Hotel brand to the PNG market marks a coming of age for the nation.

The opening of the 212 room Hilton Port Moresby will have wide ranging and long term benefits for the country.

The first guests will be welcomed at the hotel soon after the construction is completed, he says.

Data from independent reports project the Star Mountain Plaza development to bring in more than $235 million Kina in tourism revenue and other economic benefits over a 20 year horizon.

We are creating a legacy asset for future generations of Papua New Guineans. Along with the economic benefits of building th...

04:08

TRUTH REVEALED "Decision Altered" "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

 by MOSES WESO

The presiding Judge Gibbs Salika DCJ has had the decision and was ready to deliver at 1:30pm on Wednesday 13th June 2018 when he was called into to see the Chief Justice to be briefed on the matter following and after
a meeting between Rimbink Pato and William Powi at Airways Hotel VIP suit on Wednesday Morning.

After the meeting between the two politicians, Rimbink Pato called the Chief Justice and advised him of then decision that was to be handed down at 1:30pm and that he was to do anything and everything to have the matter dismissed, following which the decission got altered that made the presiding Judge looking like stupid on the bench when delivering the Decission, at times confussed.

The body of the Decission and in Fact 99% of the Decission was in favour of the Plaintiff CJK, the Judge in his statement agreed that By LAW the Declaration under Special Circumstance was Wrong... and When it is a Wrong, How can you write a Decission RIGHT.

Well, this is the whole senario:

William Powi's Fijian wife lived in a K5000 a fortnight Tougaba Hill Residence paid for by SHPG and owned by Rimbink Pato. Throught that also, William Powi's First wife when Pato was Minister for Foreign Affairs, Powi asked him to transfer to to Canberra to be a staff at our our PNG High Commission thats where there relationship was established.

Then Rimbimk Pato happen to be Chief Justice's brother and the Chief Justice is a staunch supporter of Rimink Pato, who even override the decision of the Electoral Commssion through Judge Harrision to set aside two ballot boxes for Miki Kaoek in tje last election to have Rimbink Pato declared.

The decision of 15th May 2018 that led...

03:37

O'Neill gov't orders deployment of Troops to restore Law and Order in Southern Highlands Province. "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Prime Minister Peter ONeill and his government has ordered deployment of  additional police and Defence Force persennel to Mendi, Southern Highlands province to restore law and order. He announced this after the National Executive Council made the decision this morning to declare a state of emergency in Mendi.

Former Southern Highlands Provincial Administrator Thomas Eluh has been appointed SOE Controller in the province.  A 6pm to 6am curfew has been imposed to curtail further trouble in Mendi Southern Highlands Province.

The leaders both political and local who are behind inciting the latest violence will all be arrested and charged within a 21-day period.


The riot in Mendi follows a National Court decision yesterday dismissing the election petition by Joseph Kobol who was challenging the election result declaring William Powi as Governor.

An Air Niugini, PNGLink Dash 8 aircraft was set on fire at Mendi airport, the District and National Court Building as well as Governor William Powis residence were set alight in the election related violence to hit the Province.

AIR Niugini Chief Executive Officer Durani Tahawar said this morning that the Captain & Crew of the torched Link PNG Airline have safely arrived in Mount Hagen from Mendi under  escort and are now being checked in at a safe Hotel.

Our HGU staff is with them and we are grateful that they are safe, they shall return tomorrow to Port Moresby.

03:14

Resources curse PNG communities future "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Michael Main | East Asia Forum | 15 June 2018

Two recent reports on the massive ExxonMobil-led PNG LNG project have brought renewed attention to the undesirable economic and social impacts of Papua New Guineas largest-ever resource extraction enterprise. This research shows that PNG LNG has hurt, rather than grown, PNGs economy and that it has inflamed violence and tensions in the PNG highlands region. Papua New Guineas so-called resource curse has hit local communities the hardest.

Violent conflict in the PNG highlands, certainly among the Huli landowners of Hela Province where PNG LNG is based, has been an almost constant feature since before first contact with colonial forces in the 1930s. Levels of violence have fluctuated markedly in response to hi...

03:02

The shame of a Southern Highlands woman "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

by JACQUELENE TANDA

I am so ashamed to be a Southern Highlander right now.
Jacquelene Tanda

Riots over court decision related to "rigged election" allegations result in the burning down of a plane belonging to our flag carrier.

It begs the question WHY?

Why are we as a province allowing people from two or three districts to engage in acts of terrorism and tar us all with the same paintbrush?

 Why are we acting like Peter O'Neil/Michael Nali/William Powi etc own Air Niugini so we burn it down?

Why are other districts looking at this like a Mendi/Nipa problem and distancing ourselves?

Why do supporters feel the need to burn our historical buildings because their candidate did not make it?

 Are these the kind of leaders we want representing us?

 Plis mi sem ya.

 Yumi tok Souths Pawa na where stap pawa blo yumi? 

We have just declared war on Papua New Guinea by burning the one thing that unites us PNG people.

We need to think hard about our destiny as a people and make some hard decisions.

Time blo sackcloth and ashes lo mekim traipla repent because we are no longer Souths Pawa.

By our complicity and passivity, we have become Souths Pawa-less

Shame, shame, shame!

01:39

20,000 hectares set for oil palm by 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

14 Jun 2018 | Post CourierMalaysia's Bewani Oil Palm Plantation Limited is set to complete planting of 20,000 hectares of palms by 2019 in West Sepik province, Papua New Guinea

00:33

WHICH IS MORE TRAGIC? BURNT PLANE OR RIGGED ELECTION? "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


by GOVERNOR GARY JUFFA

WHICH IS MORE TRAGIC? THE BURNING OF ONE PLANE BY FRUSTRATED PEOPLE IN ONE DAY OR THE RIGGING OF AN ELECTION BY CROOKS TO INSTALL THEMSELVES IN POWER OF 5 YEARS??

No one said shit when ballots were printed in INDONESIA and the stage was set for a rigged national elections..we were but sheeple who bleated meekly and followed the shepherd that would feast on our flesh...ahh but now we are so outraged about a plane being burnt..weigh the costs...the damage caused by those who are in parliament fraudulently via rigged elections and the decisions they make for 5 years or those who damaged a plane and buildings in one day....add it up..add the misery and the deaths from dwindling heath services and inaccessible roads...law and order...missed opportunities..unpaid royalties...add it up..5 years..the monetary cost is huge and the death toll doth rise somewhat..
Sheeple...stop bleating from your comfort zones..stop.. think..be outraged at the burning of a plane for sure...but more so about the rigged elections and the damage inflicted upon a people for 5 years and express that outrage constantly and continuously and consistently..
Stop bleating about this only and then tomorrow talk rugby and go about life with no thought about our oceans being illegally fished, forests being raped and plundered, transnational crimes that own politicians and benefit from inflated contracts diverting public funds to overseas coffers..about closing schools and unpaid teachers and dying ex service men without their entitlements paid..about debt that your children and grandchildren will be paying off...about the sale of your nation to foreign interests and the quiet insidious shackling of your freedoms to speak and dissent and protest..the list is endless...focus..stop bleating..stop following the shepherds..find the solution..find freedom..

00:28

Mendi in flames as rioters threaten more destruction "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Dash 7 torched
The Air Niugini Dash 8 totally destroyed after its undercarriage was shot out by gunfire and it was torched by rioters

MATHIAS KIN

KUNDIAWA -  Mendi town is in chaos after disgruntled supporters damaged the undercarriage of an Air Niugini Dash 8 aircraft by gunfire then burnt the plane to ashes.

It seems a national court decision on the disputed return for Southern Highlands regional MP William Powi, a member of Peter O'Neill's ruling People's National Congress, angered the numerous supporters of losing candidates Joseph Kobol and Bernard Kaku.

The rioters also burned down the local court house and William Powi's residence.

We are hearing through our bush drums that this is the beginning of other serious destruction today and in future days.

I will keep readers  posted on further developments.

Meanwhile, Radio New Zealand reports that the PNG government is set to declare a state of emergency in the Southern Highlands.

The situation in Mendi is tense and the town was in lockdown overnight.

According to police, it was yesterday's national court ruling upholding Mr Powi's 2017 election which sparked the rampage.

O'Neill said a state of emergency will be declared and additional security forces deployed to the area.

"The actions we have seen today in Mendi are an absolute disgrace," O'Neill said last night.

"There is no place in in politics for this type of behaviour, and leaders involved with this activity will be held to account."

00:11

ONUS IS WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE JUDICIARY SYSTEM OF PNG "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

by JACKLYN R KARL

Government is one that can be blamed for this burning of one of the aeroplanes of Air Nuigni. Government must not hide and put blame on those culprits who have burned down the plane in Mendi town, Southern Highlands Province.

The involvement of Government for playing technical means on the appointment of Southern Highlands Regional Seat has caused this incident. Government has no right to intervene politically to handpick a leader or favouring a leader to be SH Governor. It is the Government that politically involved at first sight by picking William Powi has the Governor of SHP without completing uncounted boxes. The Government through Electoral Commission prematurely appointed William Powi based on ghost votes. The real votes supposed to be counted were not counted, why did they leave other boxes out? Why did the Government or Electoral Commissioner (Paul Tomato) to appoint William P without considering remaining ballot boxes?

Those questions are necessary and very useful to be answered by this Government. The rationale behind this burning of Airplane is known only by the Government. Not any tom, dick and harry. The failure of Government has caused this incident or even the deaths of few people plus properties worth millions of kinas had been destroyed last year, are the results of this Governments nepotism and biased action.

Government must not hide, come out and tell the truth before things get from bad to worse. People need a leader like a sheep needs a shepherd for directions. They will not give up until they have a leader. Government, therefore, must impartially find necessary solutions for SH people to have a leader.

Furthermore, Judicial System in Papua New Guinea seems to be compromised with the Government. Many actions or omissions recently performed by Justices and Magistrates who are supposed to maintain rule of law have instead, crippling the rule of law. We find uncooked decisions in the court, when we seek for justice; we find biased decisions, when we think justice will be served; we see laws are against us only and in favour of those in powers. All these happening because of our Judicial System is compromised.

As clearly provided by our Constitution or mama law that Judicial arm of the country is allowed to operate independently to dispense justice for this nation. Peoples trust is bestowed upon the judicial system, in times of problems, they...

Thursday, 14 June

22:07

Air Niugini general-manager reflects on a sad day "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

by DOMINIC KAUMU
Air Niugini General-Manager Commercial

Air Niugini has been in existence for 45 years serving this country with pride.

It has always been for me a symbol of unity, a unifying factor in bringing our country together for the past 45 years.

 For a country with very limited road infrastructure, it was the airline that brought our people together.

 From East to West or North to South, it was PX that brought us together.

When you traveling in from overseas and you board an Air Niugini aircraft in one of our overseas destinations, you get a sense of pride as you see the bird of paradise on the tail of the aircraft and you know you are home.

For over 2000 staff who work day and night to ensure our airline flies and continue to serve our people every day, despite criticism at times and the fact that many routes are non-profitable but we have to continue to operate as part of our obligation to our country, today is indeed a very sad day in the history of our airline and country.
I am saddened to see the picture below and it breaks my heart.

For me after serving our airline for 36 years,  I am in tears.

 I am sure many of our staff who are so committed to this airline and our country are asking themselves WHY?

After the incident of today, our first priority was to get our dedicated crew out of harms way.

Am pleased that no passenger was harmed but the aircraft, WHY?

This post is my personal reflection of todays event and is not necessarily of the airline acknowledging I hold a senior post in the airline.

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