Paddling in Papua
/ 27 October 2011

Paddling in Papua

Tiny fish flashed across the bows of our yellow kayaks as we paddled across a tropical sea. Our destination was a sliver of white sand.

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/ 22 November 2007

Strong earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6,7 rocked eastern Papua New Guinea on Thursday, causing some damage and plunging parts of the coastal city of Lae into darkness, officials and witnesses said. The quake hit just before 6.48pm local time with the epicentre about 400km north of the capital, Port Moresby.

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/ 28 August 2007

Papua New Guineans with Aids ‘buried alive’

Police and health workers in Papua New Guinea launched an investigation on Tuesday into reports that people living with Aids in the rugged South Pacific nation were being buried alive by their relatives. Romanus Pakure, deputy director of the government’s National Aids Council, said the allegations were ”a wake-up call”.

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/ 29 April 2007

Quake topples houses in Solomon Islands

A moderate earthquake toppled several houses on Sunday in the Solomon Islands near where a quake and tsunami killed 52 people early this month, an official said. The United States Geological Survey reported that a magnitude-5,4 quake struck mid-afternoon local time 40km south-east of the region’s main town of Gizo.

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/ 15 December 2004

Papua New Guinea rejects SA telecoms bid

A bid by a South African joint venture to acquire a 51% stake in telecommunications group Telikom PNG has been rejected by the Papua New Guinea government, it was announced on Wednesday. Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare said the national executive council had decided not to proceed with the partial sale of Telikom and that the government would re-examine its options next year

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/ 11 December 2004

Race to rescue volcano islanders

Several thousand people remain stranded without adequate food, water or shelter on a remote south Pacific island following repeated volcanic eruptions, local authorities said on Friday. Five people have already died after drinking ash-contaminated water on Manam in Papua New Guinea.