Apart from the betelnut obscenity around us, another looming problem is the amount of plastic waste being disposed in the wrong places. Not only is littering unattractive but it is also hazardous to the environment. We are so used to seeing plastic everywhere that it somehow does not seem like a problem anymore.Read more
The number of tourists visiting Papua New Guinea has seen a steady and healthy growth since 2005. But there is so much potential for the tourism sector in PNG. This has seen the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has partnered with the Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) of Papua New Guinea to undertake market research, in the next five months, that will help the government develop tourism and realise the sector’s potential over the next ten years.Read more
Some unfortunate voters in Kambaramba village in Kerem LLG of Angoram District in East Sepik Province were not able to vote in this election. Simply because they had other domestic duties to take care of and when they had returned polling for their ward had ended.Read more
For some parts of the city, voting was smooth and calm. The polling station at Aviat in Moresby South electorate was calm as voters stood in line to cast their votes. Lines were short and the crowd was not as rowdy. As for the polling station at Bagita Barracks, there were a few frustrated voters who had already been to one or two other polling venues.Read more
Papua New Guineas cybercrime law was formulated and drafted in 2011 as part of the general drive within the Pacific region to reform and develop the regions ICT laws. In September 2016, Parliament passed the Cybercrime Code Act.
The Cybercrime Code Act is defined as acts or omissions constituting offences committed through the use of information and communication technology, and for related purposes.Read more
The Media Council of Papua New Guinea in a press release today stated that they will be getting legal opinion on the effects of the O’Neill Dion Governments 2016 Cybercrime Act on press freedom, freedom of expression and public access to government information in PNG.Read more
The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was first observed on June 15, 2012. The United Nations marked this day to shine light on physical, emotional and financial abuse that elders face. It also seeks to highlight the challenges and opportunities faced by the ageing population of the world.Read more
Betel nut was a commodity in coastal communities of Papua New Guinea where it was grown and used. As per traditional mandate, a person would start using betel nut in their later teen years where the coming of age into adulthood is bestowed. The use came with responsibility, and moderation, as adults and the elderly exclusively use it to suppress hunger and for traditionally sanctioned activities. It was also considered the “food” of sorcerers.Read more
Petty crimes in Port Moresby are a concern for most of the city dwellers. People especially women and girls want to live in an environment where they do not always have to be on guard; where they feel vulnerable in public places.Read more
I am not the only one that turns to the internet for information on vendors and basically any question that needs answering, International Telecommunications Union (ITU) reported that globally more than 3.2 billion people are using the internet.
The National Information, Communication and Technology Authority revealed last year that the number of internet users in Papua New Guinea had massively increased since 2007.Read more