Latest Papua New Guinea News

Papua New Guinea's sidelined minister to fight domestic violence charge in Sydney court next year

Jul. 17, 2024 01:27 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Papua New Guinea’s sidelined Petroleum Minister Jimmy Maladina will appear in an Australian court in March next year to fight a charge of assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute. The 58-year-old appeared in the Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday to have a...

Papua New Guinea lawmaker pleads not guilty in Sydney court to assaulting woman

Jul. 10, 2024 23:41 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Papua New Guinea's sidelined Petroleum Minister Jimmy Maladina pleaded not guilty in a Sydney court Thursday to a charge of assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute. His lawyer Margaret Cunneen entered the plea on his behalf during his brief appearance in Waverley...

Papua New Guinea minister facing domestic assault charge steps down. Opposition demands resignation

Jul. 09, 2024 04:04 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Papua New Guinea’s opposition leader urged the country’s premier Tuesday to fire the petroleum minister who is stepping down from office as he faces alleged domestic assault charges in Australia. Police in the Australian state of New South Wales...

Australia boosting aid to Papua New Guinea for landslide recovery and security

Jun. 20, 2024 05:57 AM EDT

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — Australia will provide a further 2 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million) to support reconstruction efforts in Papua New Guinea after last month's deadly landslide, the government said Thursday. The South Pacific island nation off Australia's northern...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 12, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

Altoona Mirror. June 11, 2024. Editorial: Don’t dismiss hurricane warnings Blair County residents can be excused for not becoming very concerned about the worst-ever Atlantic hurricane season predicted last month by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Papua New Guinea's prime minister visits the site of a landslide estimated to have killed hundreds

May. 31, 2024 06:36 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea’s prime minister on Friday visited the site of a major landslide, which is estimated to have buried hundreds of villagers in the South Pacific island nation’s mountainous interior a week ago and left the ground too unstable for heavy earthmoving...

Papua New Guinea landslide survivors slow to move to safer ground after hundreds buried

May. 30, 2024 04:08 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Traumatized survivors of the massive landslide estimated to have buried hundreds in Papua New Guinea have been slow to move to safer ground as the South Pacific island nation's authorities prepare to use heavy machinery to clear debris and risk triggering another...

Authorities in Papua New Guinea search for safer ground for thousands of landslide survivors

May. 29, 2024 04:43 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Authorities in Papua New Guinea were searching on Wednesday for safer ground to relocate thousands of survivors at risk from a potential second landslide in the South Pacific country's highlands, while the arrival of heavy earth-moving equipment at the disaster site...

Fears rise of a second landslide and disease outbreak at site of Papua New Guinea disaster

May. 28, 2024 22:46 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Authorities fear a second landslide and a disease outbreak are looming at the scene of Papua New Guinea’s mass-casualty disaster because of water streams and bodies trapped beneath the tons of debris that swept over a village. Thousands are being told to prepare to...

At least 2,000 feared dead in Papua New Guinea landslide. These are some challenges rescuers face

May. 27, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Papua New Guinea government said more than 2,000 people are believed to have been buried alive in a landslide in the South Pacific island nation, after the side of a mountain came down in the early hours of Friday morning when the village of Yambali was asleep. ...