GUILTY AS CHARGED

THE court last Friday found former permanent secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) Henry Murray guilty of defrauding the government of more than $700,000. But his wife Rose was acquitted of 16 counts of false pretense. Murray was found guilty of 11 counts of official corruption for corruptly receiving $707,550 between 2014 and 2017 from vehicle hires. Chief […]

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Papuan uses foreign perspective in book about homeland

A former West Papuan journalist has recently finished a novel that highlights on human rights issues in Indonesia’s Papua region. Aprila Wayar’s third novel, Sentuh Papua, which translates in English as ‘Touching Papua’, is written from the perspective of a foreign journalist in Papua. Ms Wayar says the book, which is written in Bahasa, uses an informed outsider’s perspective to offer […]

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Digicel assists with earthquake affected areas in PNG and restores services as quickly as possible

Papua New Guinea has experienced one of its worst earthquakes in history with lives lost and destruction across the Enga province. Digicel PNG CEO-Valde Ferradaz, commented “Digicel is a critical part of the infrastructure during a natural disaster period where lives have been lost, and enormous property destruction has occurred. Our communication network is vital for the emergency services, the […]

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West Papuan MSG bid at a dead end, says Jakarta

Indonesia says the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s bid to be a full member of the Melanesian Spearhead group has reached a dead end. MSG leaders meeting in Port Moresby this week referred the Movement’s application to the group’s secretariat for processing under new membership guidelines. The Movement already has observer status at the MSG but the group’s leaders […]

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