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Friday, 10 August

04:30

Is Chinas timber from Papua New Guinea illegal? "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

China, as the main destination for Papua New Guineas timber, could help tackle illegality in the island country's forestry sector with stricter enforcement, according to a new report from environmental watchdog Global Witness.

02:07

High risk that Chinas timber from PNG is illegal: New report "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Papua New Guineas timber industry is plagued by illegality, including lax enforcement of forestry laws, the misuse of logging licenses and the sidelining of local communities, according to a new report by the watchdog NGO Global Witness. But China, as the largest export market for timber from Papua New Guinea (PNG), could help catalyze seismic improvements to the countrys forestry sector, said Lela Stanley, a policy analyst with Global Witness. If China were to enact some kind of measure prohibiting the import of illegal timber, that would force some really dramatic changes in PNG across the board, Stanley, who wrote the report, said in an interview. Whats more, she added, the companies that buy wood from PNG where nearly one-third of Chinas tropical timber comes from are putting themselves and their customers, notably in the United States and the European Union, at risk of trading in illicitly sourced products. A logging road cuts through the forest in East New Britain, PNG. Image  Global Witness. In an analysis combining timber statistics and satellite data, Global Witness found evidence that much of the timber harvested in PNG could be considered illegal. Forests cover more than 70 percent of PNG, and theyre vital to the livelihoods of most of the 8 million Papua New Guineans, as well as host to many plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. Global Witnesss investigators found that companies can circumvent the provisions in PNGs 1991 Forestry Act, using much older licensing mechanisms not designed to

00:41

Ecotourism and blockchain in Papua New Guinea "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"


By Staff Writer
VERY few people can imagine their daily life without digital gadgets, which have already turned into the best friends and have become absolutely irreplaceable.  People are used to comfort and expect to find it wherever they are. Social media platforms were developed to connect friends who are distances apart.
Internet was developed by US Army for the primary purpose of having a defense network that could function in the time of a nuclear war. But later the technology was used on other platforms and now is the global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities that become everyday use and provides daily reliance of things. 
Blockchain is then a growing list of records on the internet, which are linked using cryptography or cryptology. Cryptography is then being understood as the practice and study of techniques for secure communication in the presence of third parties called adversaries or enemies.
So blockchains which are readable by the public are widely used by crypto currencies or virtual currencies. Bitcoin is one example of a virtual currency or crypto currency.
Blockchain was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 for the use in crypto currency or virtual currency and is a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure transactions and to control the creation of new units. Satoshi Nakamoto sounds like some Russian name but in fact is not the name of a real person but is a name used by an unknown person or a group of unknown people who developed Bitcoin within the Blockchain. 
Crypto currencies are a division or subsets of alternative currencies, or specifically of digital currencies.
Bitcoin become the first decentralized crypto currency in 2009, a year later blockchain in 2008.  Since then, numerous crypto currencies have been created and are still creating. One might wonder why crypto currencies are continuously being created. Well, think of it in fiat currencies or banknote currencies of each nation. Fiat currencies are created and distributed to aid the ancient barter system within a calculated geographical location under a sovereignty or autonomous governance or control.
 As it is circulated within a confined system, the fiat currency is issued, centralized and controlled by the administration and its bank. So fiat currencies are created and issued by the administration which is...

Thursday, 09 August

16:33

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

090818BECH DE MER BUYER CONCERNED
New Dawn FM News
One local BECH DE MER buyer HELEN TEVIRI is concerned at the buyers going directly to the remote villages and buying BECH DE MER from the locals at very low prices.
MS TEVIRI told New Dawn FM that she met some overseas buyers at MAMAREGO and MARAU in the BANA district at the weekend and was not happy as local buyers pay better price than what they are offering to the fishermen.
She said that Exporters must be ready to buy from the local buyers at better prices at the main centres like Arawa Buka and Buin.
MS TEVIRI also questioned of these overseas buyers had the license to buy BECH DE MER from the locals.

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16:32

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

090818ABG HOUSE TO MEET FOR SEPTEMBER SITTING
New Dawn FM News

The Bougainville House of Representatives will sit for the September session of parliament on Tuesday September 4th 2018.
This was announced by the Speaker SIMON PENTANU today when fixing the date for the sitting.
This now calls for all the ABG members to get ready and make sure they are in Buka one day before the House sits.
The meeting will start at 2pm.
As usual New Dawn FM will carry Questions without notice live from Kubu to its listeners in Buka North Bougainville and Buin and South Bougainville.
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16:31

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

090818MASIU ON DEVELOPMENT
New Dawn FM News

The member for South Bougainville and Deputy Opposition leader, TIMOTHY MASIU says that his office in Buin is still operating for anyone who wants to see the member.
Speaking on New Dawn FM last night MR. MASIU said that those people who want to see the member concerning anything can see him at his Buin office.
He said he has an open door policy and does not restrict his office to certain individuals.
The member said he is willing to talk to any South Bougainvilleans who have good ideas on how they can move South Bougainville.
He said that the Five Year Development for South Bougainville will be launched later this year.

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16:30

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

090818MEDICAL SUPPLIES OKAY SAYS CEO
New Dawn FM News

The Chief Executive Officer for the Buka District Hospital, SR. ANNA KORUS has stated that the Hospital has received medical supplies for the Buka Hospital and is not running out of drugs.
She told New Dawn FM that the Hospital was still operating and was in no way scaling down its operations.
SR KORUS was commenting on rumours that the Hospital has scaled down its operation because it ran out of Sterilized equipment and also ran out of drugs.
NEW DAWN FM wanted to clear the air after some people were spreading news that Doctors have also stopped work due to the drug shortage.
SR. KORUS confirmed that the Hospital was working as normal.

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16:23

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

090818HAKENA CALLS ON MOTHERS TO LOOK AFTER BECH DE MER MONIES
New Dawn FM news

The Director of the Leitana Nehan Development Agency, HELEN HAKENA is calling on the people who are benefiting from the sales of BECH DE MER to make sure they use these monies wisely on something that will benefit their families.
MS HAKENA was commenting on the BECH DE MER rush being experienced by Bougainville this month.
She told New Dawn FM that the opening of BECH DE MER season on first of August has seen many business activities all over Bougainville.
MS HAKENA called on families to use the monies from BECH DE MER this season wisely and benefit in the long run.
She said many fishermen are using these funds on gambling, drinking and other illegal activities.

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13:49

Papua New Guinea to supply its own rice by 2025 "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

The Agriculture and Livestock Minister, says Papua New Guinea is planning to replace imported rice with its own by 2025.

Rice is among cereals and meat which dominate PNG's food imports from 2012 to 2016, amounting to K560m and K410m respectively.

Minister Benny Allan says the government is promoting food self-sufficiency and import replacement on food items, to sustain PNG's food security and reduce import bills.

Speaking at the APEC University of Papua New Guinea Discussion Precinct yesterday, Mr Allan, says the country could cut the cost of rice by half if it grows its own supply.

"We have K6 on the shelves you all know.

"But if we grow rice locally we can reduce (the price) by 50%.

"We will start this. Immediately after APEC Food Security Week, we'll go up to 14 Mile PAU road and before Kinakon, we have a land prepared now for the pilot project APEC.

"So we are serious about growing rice locally, and by 2025 we want to meet our local demand, and perhaps export to other countries as well."

NBC News/PNG Today

04:58

Hardship Is Not A Competition: Supporting Our Farmers Doesnt Mean We Cant Support Our Neighbours "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

With all of NSW now drought declared, and other states fast heading in the same direction, calls for more support for farmers is welcome. But slashing spending to help neighbours weve abused for decades is not the way to get there, writes Hayley McQuire.

I support Australian Farmers. What I dont agree with is the constant argument about Why are we giving so much in foreign aid yet not supporting our farmers?

This is a common theme that arises whenever there are a group of Australians in crisis.

Why are we giving so much in foreign aid while there are so many homeless? Why are we giving so much in foreign aid while our old people are on a horrible pension? Why are we giving so much in foreign aid when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People..

Okay, admittedly, it doesnt seem to appear when First Peoples are in crisis. But for the record, the majority of our Foreign Aid budget is spent with our neighbours in the Asia Pacific.

Lets keep in mind our history with countries in this region.

A large amount of our aid goes to our closest neighbour Papua New Guinea, with $546.3m allocated in the 2017-2018 budget.

The Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea. (IMAGE: Drew Douglas, Flickr)

Every ANZAC Day we celebrate our partnership with Papua New Guinea and how they saved our arse on the Kokoda Track. However, we conveniently forget the fact that PNG was under Australias colonial rule as one of our territorys up until 1972. We conveniently forget how Australia has exploited PNG for their natural resources (heres looking at you Rio Tinto Bougainville Copper Mine).

Australia also gives aid to other Pacific countries like Vanuatu ($69.8m in 2017-2018) and Solomon Islands ($146m in 2017-2018).

So, I guess some are forgetting the time Australia STOLE people from their homes and forced them into indentured labour and built an entire sugar industry off the back of black bodies.

I sho...

04:27

PNG Hunters team for Round 22 match against Tweed Heads Seagulls "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Hunters coach Michael Marum has named Watson Boas to the  Hunters side to play the Tweed Heads Seagulls  on Tuesday  despite being in doubt with a right shoulder injury.
Assistant coach Nigel Hukula named an unchanged squad fresh off their rousing 18-6 win over the

Souths Logan Magpies last Sunday where halfback Boas was injured in the second half.
We thought that Watson (Boas), who suffered from a right shoulder injury during the win over Magpies, would miss this weekends match but the injury was not as serious as we initially thought so weve included him in the side, Hukula said.
Boas will undergo further scans on his shoulder today before a decision is made before the team travel to Brisbane tomorrow.

Hunters Team:
 1. Edene Gabbie
2. Junior Rau
3. Thompson Teteh
 4. Adex Wera
5. Brendon Gotuno
6. Ase Boas (c)
7. Watson Boas
 8. Enoch Maki
9. Wartovo Puara Jr
10. Moses Meninga
11. Willie Minoga
12. Nixon Put
13. Stanton Albert;
Reserves:
14. Charlie Simon 15. Ila Alu 16. McKenzie Yei 17. Dilbert Isaac 18. Rhadley Brawa 19. Patrick Morea 20. Paul Wawa.

02:17

O'NEILL KEEPS LYING THROUGH HIS FALSE TEETH ABOUT THE ECONOMY AND LOANS "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

Most Papua New Guineans watched the telecast of Wednesdays Parliament seating with utter disgust and disbelieve. I for one was very sickened to hear a response from the Prime Ministers mouth on the floor of the honourable house on the question put to him both by Lae MP John Rosso and Madang MP Brian Kramer. In his responses, he did three reckless and senseless things:
1. He LIED in broad daylight about the total sum of loans
2. He THREATENED to suffocate an entire district from development funds
3. He FORCED everyone to only trust what comes out from his mouth and not from any internationally independent organizations and observers
This write-up is a comprehensive analysis that will not only maintain that ONeill has lied, but will go ahead and expose ALL loans for everyone to calculate and confirm whether ONeill loan figure of K24 Billion is correct or the reports from International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank of K70 Billion and K60 Billion respectively are correct.
Now, before we go further, here are few points to consider. Firstly, some of the huge loans we may have heard of are procured outside of the National Budgets gazette and outside of Parliaments approval. All these loans are not recorded with the Department of Treasury. They are regarded as Off Balance Sheet debts. They may not necessarily be a source in terms of hard cash money but is flexible and can come in the forms of projects, (like most of the Chinese Infrastructure loans).
...

02:10

FAKE PASTOR ROBIN ISAAC EXPOSED AS A SUGAR DADDY AND PORNSTAR "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

by TONY JOHN
(Rumors has it that there are some or most young women who have been and are members of the Kanamanda Apostolic Division are being pregnant (unwanted) or were and are likely to be and are single mothers with bastard child/children Suspected outcome of fornication and adultery amongst church members, and Robin himself as a result of Robin's distorted and fabricated revelations boosted by disco like stimulating shows and half naked presentations that aroses sexual desires in the pretext of Christianity)

This post answers Robin ISAAC's question to my earlier post titled
His response to my earlier post: " Is Polygamous family sin?" "Is Polygamous geneological biblical history a will of God?" Rather than using shortcut conclusive judgmental evil words like: satanic, demonic, Antichrist, adultery, cult, porn, fornication, false prophets, etc. These words are not the Truth. Even the Truth does not know these words. They never hurt God's people for the Truth defines them all.

My Response; IS POLYGAMY SIN? Quick answer to his question is, YES Polygamy is Sin!! Is POLYGAMY A WILL OF GOD? Hahaha! No Robin, it's not a will of God but of men!!

In your response I don't see any logic to go along with my post but it's good you have raised two sensitive questions that I am obliged to answer, and have already provided quick answers. Since I see you're lacking common and Biblical understanding to support your poorly conceived evil lifestyle against the will of God, I am eager to provide detailed explanation with Biblical references to my quick answers so that you know exactly where you are when Truth prevails.

I will clarify and explain that Polygamy is Sin and morally not accepted by God in the Bible. We will explore God's approach towards Polygamy by his Laws and finally his Grace. Then we will conclude that Polygamy is adultery and adultery is sin.

GOD ALLOWED, CONDEMNED AND THEN REGULATED POLYGAMY IN THE BIBLE

God never encourages or planed for polygamy in his creation, polygamy is a men made idea and practice, and not of Gods will.

God first allowed, then condemned and then regulated polygamy as soon as Adam and Eve began to multiply on earth. Probably, Polygamy must have been usef...

01:20

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

080818FIJI TRADE COMMISSIONER TO VISIT BOUGAINVILLE.
New Dawn FM News

The Fiji Trade Commissioner to PNG NAVI TUI VUNIWAI will be visiting Bougainville from the 13th to the 17th of August, 2018.
According to the travel itenary, he will be arriving on Monday the 13th of August to Buka and will head straight to Arawa where he will host the first seminar in Arawa at the Arawa Youth Centre on Tuesday 14th August, 2018.
He will be hosting another seminar in Buka on Thursday 16th August 2018 at Club Oasis in Buka town.
The theme of the seminar is Bula wantok investment awareness and interested individuals are invited to attend.
The office of the Deputy Speaker and member for women North, Francesca Semoso is facilitating this visit to Bougainville.

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01:20

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

080818SECOND AUTONOMY REVIEW UNDERWAY
New Dawn FM News
The second joint review of Bougainvilles autonomy arrangements has begun, providing the two governments with an independent report ahead of Bougainvilles independence referendum.
ABG Chief Secretary, JOSEPH NOBETAU said that the review was the second since the formation of the Autonomous Bougainville Government and would look at autonomy implementation from both sides of the government.
MR. NOBETAU said that the review team have provided their work plans to him and the National Governments Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari and will soon travel to Bougainville to undertake consultations.
He said that he is looking forward to a review with practical outcomes that set out the way forward for autonomy and the referendum.
He said that implementing autonomy is a joint responsibility, not just for Bougainville, therefore the review team will verify our joint progress as well as make recommendations to overcome obstacles that stand in the way of Bougainville fulfilling its high level of autonomy and conducting the referendum.
The review is supported by the United Nations at the request of both governments, with leaders at the joint supervisory body meeting endorsing a team of independent experts to conduct the review.
The team will be led by former provincial parliamentarian from Canada,
KEVIN DEVEAUX and will meet a wide range of people from the National and ABG Ministers and members, government officials across a range of sectors, civil society, ex combatants, youth and women groups.
MR. NOBETAU said that the team will look into four areas of autonomous authority handed to the ABG, Financial arrangements, delivery of public service, technical and legal aspects and good governance.

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01:20

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

080818REVIEW TEAM TO VISIT AT THE END OF AUGUST
New Dawn FM News

The Chief Secretary for the Autonomous Bougainville Government, JOSEPH NOBETAU says that the Independent review team will visit Bougainville in the last two weeks of August, 2018.
And they are expected to complete their report by the last quarter of this year for the Joint Supervisory Body meeting for deliberation.
MR. NOBETAU made this statement whilst commenting on the second autonomy review that will take place this month.
He said that establishing the Bougainville autonomy has been a new journey for both governments.
MR. NOBETAU said that blockages, stumbles and disagreements are expected during this journey.
He said 13 years since the formation of the first Bougainville Government considerable progress has been made with many challenges yet to be addressed.
The Chief Secretary said that the autonomy review requirements are set out in the Bougainville Peace Agreement and the Constitution of PNG and Bougainville.

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01:19

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

080818MASIU ON SOUTH BOUGAINVILLE
New Dawn FM News

The member for South Bougainville in the National Parliament and Deputy Opposition leader, TIMOTHY MASIU today called on the people of South Bougainville to continue to toil their land and harvest during these difficult times.
He made these comments on NEW DAWN FM when updating the people of South Bougainville on development projects in South Bougainville.
MR. MASIU said that despite the economic difficulties the country was facing South was building capacity for Schools, Health Centres, building roads here and there to make sure South Bougainville continues to progress.
The member for South Bougainville said that plans to build the KANGU BORDER POST BUIN AIRPORT and Power and water and sanitation programs for Buin town will be rolled out soon.
He also mentioned high profile visitors who have been visiting Buin this year and more have given notice to visit Buin and South Bougainville this year.

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01:19

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Niugini"

080818SOLI ON SAVINGS CULTURE
New Dawn FM News

A Buka businessman LEO SOLI today called on the people of Bougainville especially mothers at the market to learn to save their hard earned cash for use on things that matters most in their homes.
Speaking on New Dawn FM today, MR. SOLI said he was starting a savings project with interested groups who want to join him.
MR. SOLI said the project will carry awareness on women and other people who sell their garden produce at the markets everyday.
The aim is to encourage them to save their takings instead of spending everything after their sale.
He said his group have started by selling water at the market and this will continue with people who sell other produce.
MR. SOLI said garden produce if sold is purely profit and the program will really help the mothers at the market.

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