The flag of Papua New Guinea was adopted on July 1, 1971. In the hoist, it depicts the Southern Cross; in the fly, a raggiana bird of paradise is silhouetted.
Papua Guinea is not only an island but is also a territory of fully independent people thus calling the island the Republic of Papua Guinea.
Culture Diversity, Colors, Culture Face, Annual Festivals, Traditional Dance, Traditional Costumes, Singing Dance.
Monday, 31 August 2015
Consequently the operator, Total E&P PNG obtained approval from the PNG Department of Energy to re-enter the well. The side-track was initiated at a measured depth of 862m (2828ft). As at 1530 hours (PNG time) the side-track well was drilling ahead at a depth of 895m (2936ft). InterOil Corp.
Friday, 28 August 2015
PNG and India Discuss Resource Exports, Education and Healthcare Support, UN Security Council Membership
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
"We are seeking to further clarify the PNG government's reasons for the ban, including whether these are World Trade Organisation consistent," an agriculture department spokesman told AAP on Wednesday. Items affected include Irish potatoes, bulb onions, cabbages, carrots, tomatoes, capsicums, pumpkins, peas, zucchini, eggplant, pak choi, French beans, lettuce and celery.
The spokesman said the ban is in effect until biosecurity protocols are established. Australia has been a safe and reliable supplier of fresh produce to PNG for a number of years without biosecurity issues, he said.
Australian produce exports to PNG totalled $3.8 million in 2014-15. The department is in talks with its PNG counterparts to have the ban removed as soon as possible. Horticultural body AUSVEG said it was concerned about the unexpected nature of the ban.
The timing will impact Queensland growers now in season, with southern state producers likely to be affected later in the year, it said. Australian vegetables commanded a premium price in PNG and were usually destined for the retail sector and expatriate-staffed industries such as mining.
When Mr. Ward returned to the area this summer, he and his colleagues feared the “living fossil” had maybe gone extinct, endangered as they are by shell hunting, and environmental changes. He was delighted to catch another glimpse of the rare mollusc. With the understanding that nautiluses are superior searchers, the research team submerged bait – fish and chicken – between 500 and 1,300 feet below the sea surface, and filmed the action around the lure in 12 hour increments. When the nautilus first seemed on the biologists’ screen this past July, the creature had not been spotted since 1986.
“We not only found them, we captured the first digital images of them alive in the wild, and attached tracking devices that are revealing some of the oldest and deepest secrets of their survival,” Ward wrote in a guest blog post for National Geographic.
Ward and a colleague first discovered the rare critter off of Papua New Guinea's Ndrova Island. Nautiluses are small, distant cousins of squid and cuttlefish from an ancient lineage whose shells appear over the fossil record over a 500 million year period. Ward says this summer’s sighting means that there is still more to learn about these creatures.
Illegal fishing and “mining” operations for nautilus shells have already ruined some populations, Ward said. In September, the US Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to advocate for nautiluses to become a protected species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wildlife.
“As it stands now, nautilus mining could cause nautiluses to go extinct,” said Ward. “This could be the rarest animal in the world. We need to know if Allonautilus is anywhere else, and we won’t know until we go out there and look.”
Monday, 24 August 2015
“We must seek global action to deal with the impact of climate change on our communities.
Best Practice in Tourism Development – Shared Attributes for Developing Indian and Papua New Guinea Tourism
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
The companies travelling with the delegation represent a range of sectors including energy, infrastructure development, and broadcasting, as well as regional business organisations.
In Port Moresby Mr McCully says he will meet with PNG's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and other ministers to discuss bilateral cooperation and regional issues, including PNG's hosting of this year's Pacific Islands Forum summit and New Zealand's support for their hosting of APEC in 2018.
Mr McCully says the visit to Honiara will be his first opportunity to meet with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare since he came to power late last year.
The talks are to focus on Honiara's plans for economic development, particularly in the fisheries and tourism sectors.
Monday, 10 August 2015
Mr O'Neill has dismissed them as critics with vested interests - who are talking about potential scenarios that would only eventuate if his government did not attend to global economic challenges.
He said the PNG economy was stable and robust enough to ride out the current dip in commodity prices.
He has emphasised that, unlike many other countries, PNG has good cover in foreign exchange reserves - and that most of its debt is domestic.
He said cuts would be made to non-priority areas but not health, education, law and order, and infrastructure.
Monday, 3 August 2015
"As a developing country we don't want handouts, we don't want Australian taxpayer money wasted and we don't want boomerang aid. Papua New Guinea is changing, we are growing and as a nation of 8 million people we want to move beyond handouts and work with our partners to strengthen capacity," he said.
The prime minister also said there needs to be a better deal for the taxpayers of contributing countries like Australia, saying that one of the biggest obstacles to effective support were middlemen who take commissions on aid expenditure.
"Development assistance has become a billion dollar 'industry' where so much of the goodwill ends up in the pockets of middlemen and expensive consultants," Mr O'Neill said.
"I wonder if the people of Australia realise how much of the money they give to help Papua New Guinea and other countries is actually paid to middlemen and lawyers."
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the two countries regularly discuss how to achieve the most effective development outcomes for PNG with Australia's support. Aid Watch director Thulsi Narayanasamy lately stressed that aid focusing on tackling corruption may in fact be "benefitting" from ongoing corruption in PNG.
"Australia has done nothing to bring these companies to account ... despite them being Australian. We would see that as Australia benefitting off the corruption in PNG."
In the statement, Mr O'Neill stressed that he believes better arrangements were possible and was looking to implement them. The prime minster added that PNG would review its current support arrangements, and regulate how money and capacity building can be implemented more efficiently. Mr O'Neill suggested funding positions for PNG citizens to occupy in government to be a better alternative than simply sending foreign advisers to fill the positions themselves.
"The current support delivery sees foreigners occupying positions where they are actually doing the work that should be done by Papua New Guineans," he said.
"This is not good for Papua New Guinea or the donor country ... as when they end their contracts they do not leave behind capacity or skills."