The United States and its Pacific allies have plugged a funding gap that endangered next month's independence referendum in Papua New Guinea (PNG)'s region of Bougainville, in a strategic move that also sidelined China, two sources told Reuters.
Papua New Guinea police have issued an arrest warrant for former prime minister Peter O'Neill on suspicion of "official corruption" but he was declining to cooperate with police handling the case, the acting police commissioner said.
An American pilot whose remains were lost for decades after his B-25 bomber crashed into a mountain in Papua New Guinea during World War II is set to be buried this week at Arlington National Cemetery.
Papua New Guinea will press for
better terms from Exxon Mobil Corp on its P'nyang gas
project than the government secured in a recent agreement with
Total SA for its Papua LNG project, the country's
petroleum minister said.
Papua New Guinea plans to begin
working with foreign investors next year to review natural
resource extraction laws that are more than 40 years old, the
country's petroleum minister said on Thursday at an industry
confernce in Japan.
With a giant gas project
expansion in the tropical highlands of remote Papua New Guinea
bogged down by politics, the country's biggest company, Oil
Search, is turning for growth to the other side of the
world in Alaska's frozen wilderness.
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