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New PNG police powers

Wednesday 5 July 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Papua New Guinea’s amended Criminal Code Act will give police the power to deal with what they are calling ‘domestic terrorists’, RNZ reports. The impetus for the new legislation has been the rash of kidnappings carried out in a remote part of the Southern Highlands. In Bosavi, gangs of youths have captured at least three groups, held […]

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Lethal force to be used by Papua New Guinea Police

Friday 23 June 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Papua New Guinea police will be able to use lethal force to deal with crimes that come under Domestic Terrorism through the amendments to the Criminal Code Act.

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Papua New Guinea Police say net is closing in on kidnappers

Monday 19 June 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Papua New Guinea’s Police Commissioner says they are identifying the suspects involved in kidnapping 17 girls earlier this month.

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Two-way highway: PNG-US pact signed

Tuesday 23 May 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Papua New Guinea prime minister James Marape says the increased United States security involvement in Papua New Guinea is driven primarily by the need to build up the Papua New Guinea Defence Force and not US-China geopolitics.

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Dame Meg Taylor: Pacific needs to sit up and pay close attention to AUKUS

Wednesday 22 March 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

A Pacific elder and former secretary general of the Pacific Islands Forum says Pacific leaders need to sit up and pay closer attention to AUKUS and the Indo-Pacific Strategy and China’s response to them. Speaking from Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, Dame Meg Taylor said Pacific leaders were being sidelined in major geopolitical decisions […]

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Education crucial to curbing growing numbers of diseases

Thursday 9 March 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The occurrence of vector-borne disease in the Pacific is growing and people are being asked to do more to counter it.

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Watchdog wants abusers of women to face justice system

Monday 16 January 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

A rights group wants to see the Papua New Guinea government make real progress in dealing with violence against women, writes Don Wiseman, RNZ Pacific Senior Journalist.

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PNG's budget expectations high

Thursday 24 November 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The Papua New Guinea Government is due to present its 2023 National Budget next week, and there is an expectation of increased commitments in critical areas.

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PNG leader creates Minister for Coffee role

Tuesday 23 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The new Papua New Guinea Cabinet will include a Minister for Coffee.

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Ex-commander urges gun ban to curb violence in PNG

Friday 5 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The former Papua New Guinea military commander who drew up a plan 17 years ago to try and end gun violence says the first thing he would do is ban the public from owning guns.

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PNG police hunting candidates who they say tried to derail election

Tuesday 2 August 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Papua New Guinea Police claim they are closing in on 15 candidates in Enga Province who allegedly used guns to threaten civilians in their attempt to derail the General Elections. The Post Courier reports the Police Commissioner David Manning saying police have the candidates names and know where they are hiding and has called on […]

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MP blames Commission for election chaos

Thursday 28 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Re-elected Papua New Guinea MP Tim Masiu says much of the blame for the country's election fiasco can be directed at the Electoral Commission.

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PNG's Governor-General to delay return of election writs

Wednesday 27 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea Sir Bob Dadae has accepted a recommendation from the Electoral Commission to delay the return of writs in the country's general election.

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Commonwealth observers call for big changes in PNG electoral process

Tuesday 26 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The Commonwealth group that has been observing the Papua New Guinea elections has called for an urgent review of the election process.

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Moresby governor shocked at election violence

Monday 25 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's National Capital District has condemned the violence in the middle of Port Moresby on Sunday afternoon.

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UN deeply concerned about 'heinous violence' during PNG election

Friday 22 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

The United Nations has "unequivocally" condemned the escalation of violence across the Highlands of Papua New Guinea which erupted during the national election.

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PNG election: police call for return of 50 stolen ballot boxes

Friday 15 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Fifty stolen election ballot boxes must be returned, Papua New Guinea police have told candidates in Lagiap.

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Marape wins re-election in first PNG election result

Monday 11 July 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Papua New Guinea's caretaker prime minister James Marape has been re-elected as the MP for Tari-Pori in the country's Hela Province.

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PNG election woes continue

Friday 8 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Election woes in Papua New Guinea continue to pile up with the sudden resignation today of a returning officer for Port Moresby Northeast and the indefinite suspension of voting in the National Capital District electorate.

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Papua New Guinea voters head to the polls

Monday 4 July 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Papua New Guinea, Regional

Voting in the Papua New Guinea general election begins today.

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