Tag Archives: PNG

Pacific News | Kokonut Pacific: An Example of Non-Capitalist Commerce

Based in the Solomon Islands, Kokonut Pacific works in partnership with local communities to improve their lives by building sustainable value chains and revitalising the smallholder coconut industry with innovative technology. Founder, Dr Dan Etherington, shares the story of his coconut odyssey. Sri Lanka has been called the land of ‘serendipity’ – meaning a surprising, delightful, unexpected discovery.…
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Pacific News | Women & Children Under Siege in PNG: Part 2

In part one, we looked briefly at the troubling increase in homelessness and violence against women and children in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake in February. The estimated death toll from the quake is 100, although some reports place it as high as 150. Unfortunately, the situation continues to…
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Pacific News | Women & Children Under Siege in PNG: Part 1

On 26 February, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake wreaked devastation across the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG), killing 125 people and displacing an estimated 35,000. On Saturday 5 April, the highlands suffered another earthquake of magnitude 6.3 at a depth of 10 kilometres. These natural disasters are being compounded by severe outbreaks of tribal violence…
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