Latest Papua New Guinea News

Guam to get over $3M to control invasive brown tree snake

Jun. 6, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam will get more than $3 million in grant money to suppress and control an invasive brown tree snake, federal officials said. U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Douglas W. Domenech said the money will also support prevention,...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is chased by reporters after reading his statement at the end of the APEC 2018 summit at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. O'Neill was arrested Saturday, May 23, 2020 and taken in for questioning over misappropriation and corruption involving the purchase of two generators from Israel. O’Neill was arrested by police at Jackson’s International Airport in Port Moresby after flying back from Brisbane,  Australia, where he had been stranded because of COVID-19 lockdowns. He was later released on bail and will spend two weeks in isolation at his home due to the same virus restrictions. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Former PNG prime minister arrested over corruption charges

May. 23, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — The former prime minister of Papua New Guinea has been arrested and taken in for questioning over alleged misappropriation and corruption involving the purchase of two generators from Israel. Peter O’Neill was arrested by police at Jackson’s International...