Monthly Archives: August 2015

PNG PM visits drought-stricken areas; promises aid

PNG PM visits drought-stricken areas; promises aid

Papua New Guinea’s prime minister has visited areas affected by drought and frosts as the government deploys almost US$9 million in relief funds to affected parts. This comes as drought conditions worsen and government agencies continue assessments of affected areas, ...

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Black Caps beaten in third ODI

Black Caps beaten in third ODI

The Black Caps have been beaten by 62 runs in the third and deciding one-day cricket international against South Africa in Durban to lose the three-match series 2-1. Batting second New Zealand were all out for 221 in the final ...

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Samoa appoints its first female Supreme Court judge

Samoa appoints its first female Supreme Court judge

Samoa’s first female District court judge, Mata Tuatagaloa, will become the first woman to be inaugurated as a permanent judge of the Supreme Court. She will be sworn in before the head of state on Thursday. Mata Tuatagaloa was appointed ...

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Donald Trump: Jorge Ramos ‘like a madman’

Donald Trump: Jorge Ramos ‘like a madman’

Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to give an inch, not to the media at large and especially not to Univision’s Jorge Ramos, whom he had escorted out of a press conference the night before. “I will tell you, he was ...

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United back in Champions League

United back in Champions League

Manchester United ended their one-year Champions League hiatus in emphatic style when captain Wayne Rooney struck a hat-trick in a 4-nil destruction of Club Bruges that sent the three-times winners through 7-1 on aggregate. As the playoffs for Europe’s elite ...

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China contagion: How it ripples across the world

China contagion: How it ripples across the world

Beijing has a big problem. And that’s a big problem for the rest of us too. The world’s second largest economy is slowing down, many fear, much faster than the Chinese government is admitting. What’s worrisome is the breadth of ...

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Vanuatu’s oldest school to receive major facelift

Vanuatu’s oldest school to receive major facelift

Vanuatu’s oldest English senior secondary school, Malapoa College, is to receive a major facelift with plans for US$9 million worth of renovations paid for by China. A Vanuatu Government delegation led by the Minister of Education, Alfred Carlot, has just ...

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PNG central bank paints positive picture of economy

PNG central bank paints positive picture of economy

Papua New Guinea’s central bank says the country’s economy is still growing fast, even though forecast growth levels have dropped from 15.5 percent to about 11 percent. But the Post Courier reports the Bank of Papua New Guinea’s Governor, Loi ...

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