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MIL-Evening Report: PNG governor may block Australian naval base bid on Manus

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Geopolitics, KB, Lombrum naval base, MIL OSI, Military, Naval port, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United States  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG governor may block Australian naval base bid on Manus

Manus Governor Charlie Benjamin … critical of Port Moresby government’s lack of consultation. Image: RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific The governor of Papua New Guinea’s Manus Province has hinted that he could obstruct Australia’s bid to build a naval port on Manus Island. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on November 1 that his country […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Chinese officials kick out EMTV, foreign media from APEC events – allow Beijing state media

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, CTF, Development, DJF, Economics, EMTV, English, Evening Report, Featured, Geopolitics, Human Rights, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, scott waide, Trade, United States  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Chinese officials kick out EMTV, foreign media from APEC events – allow Beijing state media

Some critics say that China’s latest behaviour toward foreign journalists casts doubt over its vow to treat neighbours with “respect”. Image: Natalie Whiting/ABC News/My Land, My Country By Scott Waide Papua New Guinea’s freedoms of speech, expression and access to information were challenged yesterday when Chinese officials barred both local and non-Chinese media from attending meetings at three Asia-Pacific […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Scott Waide: How China is several moves ahead in Port Moresby

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, China, CTF, Development, DJF, Economics, EMTV, English, Evening Report, Featured, Geopolitics, KB, Media, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, scott waide, Trade, US  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Scott Waide: How China is several moves ahead in Port Moresby

Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Prime Minister of PNG Peter O’Neill shaking hands. Image: Solomon Kantha/My Land My Country COMMENTARY: By Scott Waide In November every year, the Papua New Guinean National budget usually takes centre stage. But not this year. This week, the 2019 budget came two days before the start of the biggest […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Chinese President Xi’s early PNG arrival upstages APEC rivals

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Development, Diplomacy, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Chinese President Xi’s early PNG arrival upstages APEC rivals

News headlines with the arrival of the Chinese president in Papua New Guinea for APEC. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Port Moresby last night to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit and is poised to steal a march on rival world leaders. With the […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Chinese president bound for PNG as controversy mounts over APEC 2018

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Development, DJF, Economics, English, Evening Report, Featured, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reportage, Reports, Security  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Chinese president bound for PNG as controversy mounts over APEC 2018

APEC officials prepare to welcome foreign delegates from 23 countries. Image: Apec.org Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing today for state visits to Papua New Guinea, Brunei and the Philippines – and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in Port Moresby. During Xi’s stay in Papua New Guinea, he will […]

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MIL-Evening Report: FijiFirst scores head start on social media for election, says journalist

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Democracy, DJF, Elections, English, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji elections, Justice, KB, Media, MIL OSI, New Caledonia, New Caledonia referendum, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Qorvis, Reportage, Reports, Social Media  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: FijiFirst scores head start on social media for election, says journalist

Pacific Media Centre journalist Sri Krishnamurthi … returning to Fiji for the general election after earlier special reporting with Wansolwara in Suva. Image: Rahul Bhattarai/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai in Auckland Fijians are counting down for their general election on Wednesday after early voting that started on November 5. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s ruling FijiFirst party […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia sees PNG as a top ‘non-traditional’ market priority for APEC

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Business, CTF, Development, DJF, English, Evening Report, Featured, Indonesia, KB, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Indonesia sees PNG as a top ‘non-traditional’ market priority for APEC

President Joko Widodo … Madang keen on taking advantage of Indonesia’s trade interest in PNG. Image: TodayOnline Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea has been placed as one of Indonesia’s top non-traditional market priorities as the country leader President Joko Widodo prepares for his visit Port Moresby next month for the Asia Pacific Economic […]

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MIL-Evening Report: Scott Waide: Let’s be honest! Nearly every PNG public health facility is facing medicine shortages

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, DJF, English, Evening Report, Health and Fitness, health care, Health services, Human Rights, KB, Medicine, Medicine shortage, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG health, Politics, public health, Reportage, Reports, Self Determination, State of health  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: Scott Waide: Let’s be honest! Nearly every PNG public health facility is facing medicine shortages

Merut Kilamu being given the last bottles of Amoxycillin suspension for her baby. Image: Scott Waide/My Land, My Country blog COMMENTARY: By Scott Waide In Lae City, Papua New Guinea’s second-largest city, there are seven urban clinics, each serving between 100 and 150 patients a day.  They get their medical supplies form the Government Area […]

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MIL-Evening Report: PNG to host first Pacific APEC – but is it leaders’ hoo-ha before people?

By   /  October 28, 2018  /  AM-NC, Analysis, Analysis-Reportage, APEC 2018, APEC Haus, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, CTF, Development, DJF, Earthquakes, English, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Justice, KB, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Open Source Intel, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG health, PNG politics, Politics, Reportage, Reports, RNZ Insight, RNZ Pacific, Self Determination  /  Comments Off on MIL-Evening Report: PNG to host first Pacific APEC – but is it leaders’ hoo-ha before people?

RNZ’s Insight visits Papua New Guinea, which is due to host an APEC Leaders Summit next month. Video: RNZ Pacific Papua New Guinea is about to host some of the world’s most powerful leaders at the APEC summit. But as PNG’s moment in the spotlight approaches, RNZ Pacific journalist Johnny Blades asks in a special […]

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MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Opposition Boycott of National Economy is Nonsense, Public Service to be Business as Usual

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, AM-NC, APEC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, CTF, Culture, DJF, Economy, Employment, English, Government of Papua New Guinea, Investment, KB, Melanesia, MIL OSI, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Politics, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: Opposition Boycott of National Economy is Nonsense, Public Service to be Business as Usual

Source: Government of Papua New Guinea Headline: Opposition Boycott of National Economy is Nonsense, Public Service to be Business as Usual The Chief Secretary to Government, Ambassador Isaac Lupari, described the antics of a few opposition members telling people to boycott the economy as self serving. “It goes without saying that all public servants will […]

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