Monthly Archives: August 2014

Solomons mine lays off hundreds

Solomons mine lays off hundreds

Hundreds of workers at the Solomon Islands gold miner, Gold Ridge Mining Limited, have been made redundant. The Australian based company says in a statement more than 400 of its 570 strong Solomon Islands workforce have now lost their jobs. ...

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Proposed organic law to tighten up PNG MP movements

Proposed organic law to tighten up PNG MP movements

Papua New Guinea’s Registrar of Political Parties and Candidates says a proposed new Organic Law would stem the flow of defections of MPs from opposition to government. Alphonse Gelu has expressed concern at the latest spate of defections which has ...

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American Samoa Govt. agrees to pay outstanding overtime

American Samoa Govt. agrees to pay outstanding overtime

American Samoa’s government has agreed to pay nearly 200 thousand US dollars in back wages to more than 100 employees. The US Labour Department says that following an investigation, the territory’s government owes 177 thousand dollars to 111 employees for ...

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Le Point accused of Tahiti defamation

Le Point accused of Tahiti defamation

The French Polynesian president has lodged a complaint for defamation against the French magazine, Le Point. Gaston Flosse’s office says the complaint has been lodged in Papeete after Le Point’s latest online edition carried an item about the proposed Mahana ...

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Ukraine fighting: Rebel official resigns; shells fall on Donetsk

Ukraine fighting: Rebel official resigns; shells fall on Donetsk

A pro-Russian rebel leader in one eastern Ukrainian city resigned and shells reportedly rocked another rebel-held area Thursday as the Ukrainian military kept up its deadly offensive to retake separatist strongholds. The latest developments come after weeks of heavy fighting ...

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Madang MP joins PNG government to get funds

Madang MP joins PNG government to get funds

One of the latest MPs to defect to Papua New Guinea’s government says he had no choice because securing central public funds allocated to his people depended on it. The newspaper, The National, reports that the Madang Governor Jim Kas ...

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